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Earned my Level 13 trophy today!





Member Since: 5/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 10,709

My Goals:
Average sized clothes!
Lower blood pressure!
Lower cholesterol!
Lower BMI!
Younger appearance!
More self esteem!
More confidence!
More energy!
A regular and challenging workout routine!
Better relationship with food!
Improve muscle tone and definition!


My Program:
I plan to show up a to the gym at least 4 times a week.
I plan to try a variety of exercises.

I plan to conquer the elliptical machine -- I did it before; I can do it again!

I plan to make permanent changes for my sake and the sake of my family.



Personal Information:
I teach fourth grade. I have been teaching for 22 years. I have a little girl, 15.
I was a dancer and a soccer player in junior high, and a varsity cheerleader in high school. I know what it is like to be in shape and at a healthy weight. I miss it.
I lost my parents in 2006 and 2008. They both went too soon...and both form complications associated with obesity. I don't want to think that I might follow in their footsteps.
I have the support of a good doctor and lots of friends....and I have lost 65 pounds so far.


Other Information:
I spent 2010 making up for lost time. I lost 65 pounds over the course of a year and a half, and I continue to work on it. I have developed habits to take me through the rest of my life. Exercise is a reward now, not a punishment. Food and I have come to an understanding as well....
I am making goals for myself that a year ago I would have laughed at. NO MORE! I have seen what I am capable of....




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  • v SHAKENMA
    Happy Thursday!

    Wow where did this week go? Time sure does fly.
    I have to prepare my house for guest next week so I will be busy with that this weekend. My kids go back to school on Monday. We are going to meet their teachers tonight.

    Here’s a funny for ya

    Mother: Come on John you have to get out of bed or you'll be late for school.
    John: Ahh mum do I have to, all the teachers hate me, and all the students hate me too.
    Mother: Yes you do.
    John: Give me a good reason
    Mother: You're 44 and your the Principal!

    3134 days ago
  • v SHAKENMA
    don't worry, be happy
    don't worry, be happy
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    don't worry, be happy

    now there this song i wrote
    i hope you you learned it note for note
    like good little children

    dont worry be happy

    listen to what i say
    in your life expect some trouble
    when you worry you make it double
    dont worry be happy
    be happy now

    dont worry, be happy
    dont worry, be happy
    dont worry, be happy
    dont worry, be happy
    dont worry
    dont worry be happy
    don't worry, don't worry, don't do it,
    be happy,put a smile on your face,
    don't bring everybody down like this

    don't worry, it will soon pass whatever it is,
    don't worry, be happy,
    i'm not worried

    ---Sing on Bob Marley.
    3136 days ago
  • v SHAKENMA
    “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there”
    - Will Rogers

    Keep moving forward.

    Happy Monday. How was your weekend. I spent mine cleaning and packing boxes. My sweet hubby gave me two dozen roses and today my co-workers surprised me and took me out to lunch (I had a salad).

    Feeling good today.

    Goals today were water, healthy food choices and to wrap up some business I have been putting off.
    3137 days ago
  • v SHAKENMA
    It’s Friday! Last day of the work week for me. I’m not feeling super great today. A little bout of some stomach thing so I am eating crackers and drinking lots of water right now trying to settle it a bit. Weird my friend ate the same thing I did yesterday and I have been sick and she hasn’t. Any whoo

    I hope you join me in setting some attainable goals this weekend. WE can do this!

    (Non-traditional exercises you may enjoy) http://www.googobits.com/articles/p2-2061-
    exercise-routines-choosing-a-workout-p
    lan-youll-enjoy.html

    3141 days ago
  • v SHAKENMA
    Happy Wednesday.

    I have a long day planned today so I wanted to shoot by some Spark pages really fast.

    Here’s a riddle for you (now think about it)

    You have a dime and a dollar, you buy a dog and a collar, the dog is a dollar more than the collar, how much is the collar?
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    A nickel the dog cost 1.05!

    Did you get it?

    I am getting my exercise in by sorting, organizing and packing both at work and home. We are a non-profit so I spent the day in our donation room –working outside in the heat organizing Whew! And you already know I’m doing the same at home. Hey!!! I’ll take it….keeps me moving.
    I hope you’re joining me in making good food choices and drinking lots of H2O….it’s so hot here so we need our water.
    3142 days ago
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