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My new lifestylfe journey began December 2009 when I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. Having to change my way of eating, cooking, exercising has been a challenge. I do, however, look forward to the future, and love that I have this site for motivation and assistance. Some days are good, some days suck, and I will be the first to admit that I am far from perfect. I recently had a baby and he is the joy of my life, and I need to continue my fight for well being for our future together. It may never be easy - but nothing worth it ever is! Some people climb mountains - my mountain is food and I have been climbing it since I was a child. I WILL REACH THE TOP! F0r me and my family. I dare you to Join step at a time.

Member Since: 3/31/2010

Fitness Minutes: 3,276

My Goals:
Just a few short goals:
1. Be the best mom & wife I can be.
2. Exercise daily!
3. Become the healthy person that I know I can be!
4. Motivate/inspire and push myself and others if they need help.
5. Eat more vegetables!

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I am living my new lifestyle called "healthy for life". , I am a beautiful mom & I am stronger than I thought I was. I'm in charge of my own results. I can see my future and my future is me healthier, happier, more energetic, medication and pain free.

Personal Information:
I reside in a small town in northern, MN. I am currently a stay at home mom. I hope this time will allow me to concentrate on my health and of course there are millions of mommy & wifely duties to help keep me busy. I love spending time with our son, being outdoors, taking pictures or just chillin by the fire pit.

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I am Confident!
I am Focused!
I am a Good Person!
I am Dedicated!
I am as Bold as a Lion GRRRRRR!
I am a Force to Reckon with!
I am a Healthy Person!

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  • v _MAOMAO_
    Hey there, welcome to SparkPeople & Fibro Friends! You have joined an incredibly supportive team. We're here for your weight loss, fitness, motivation & as you live w/ FMS. Fibro does change losing weight & getting fit - but it doesn't stop us unless we let it. Even having a day full of obstacles & not letting it stop us the next day is progress. Make it a goal to make progress every day, even when all you do is 10 minutes of slow stretching in a couple 5 minute sessions. It will make so much difference.

    This forum, including the Reading Room, is full of fibro resources. Spark's tools are fantastic, I couldn't do this w/o the trackers. There's so much to learn, articles and slideshows & videos, including Coach Nicole's workout videos.

    Enjoy getting healthy & fit!

    Lynn, FF team co-leader
    2974 days ago
    emoticon to MN Sparks Fat Kickers Official Team! It's an active team and I hope you find it fun and helpful in reaching your goals! We are all here to encourage you!

    There is a support group for Fibro as well if you are interested. The Arthritis Foundation has info on exercises on their website as well. I found the best thing for me was experimenting with different types until I found what I was comfortable with. Our local library had a lot of choices that I could check out in book, DVD and VCR tapes. Don't bypass the "senior" exercises as they have many exercises and stretches that help with arthritis. Trying some of the ones in the Sparks files helps as well. Nicole has some great 10 minute ones you can try. I also found some foods can trigger flares. As always, you can check with your doctor and see if they have a physical therapy person you can work with in your health plan. It's like a personal trainer! Best of luck with your goals!

    I am one of the team leaders with Kat7457, Squirtzie, and MattrixMSP.

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    2977 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/2/2010 7:54:27 PM
  • v JAMER123
    Sounds like we have a couple things in common. So glad that you chose to join us. I would like to invite your to the Fibro team I'm on also. You will get a great understanding of what others are going through and how we help each other. If you are interested, check out my SparkPage for the team. Great bunch of people just like on this team. (Gotta' love it!) Eileen
    2978 days ago
    Yes I too am beautiful! Regardless of size, weight or measurement...
    I know I can do anything I put my mind to
    2978 days ago