There's no butterfly without change, no change without struggle, and no beauty without both.




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Dreams are only thoughts that don't come true. Make your dreams a reality by believing in yourself and by moving forward - pushing until you get it.
Embrace who you truly are and know that it's not about numbers, looks, status, prestige, credit rating, and possessions. Yes, not even the number on the scale.
I'm a 30's something married woman looking to live a better life. Been there, done that, and now I'm going back. I might get the t-shirt too. :)
I have lost weight multiple times. I lost 65-70lbs once. It found me. I then lost over 100lbs. Yep, it found me again. So, can I do it? Yes, I can. What makes this time different? My heart and my mind became one and I'm doing this for me. I'm doing this for God, who gave me this body. Let's face it. I haven't actually been a good steward of it.
I have a long list of medications and conditions to go along with it. I'm too young for these problems. I've struggled with depression off and on for years. I've come to grips with that. I had to realize that it's not bad to have a medical condition. It's not always a 'down in the dumps' mood or a woe-is-me attitude. And I get frustrated/somewhat angered with those who have a "pull up your big girl panties and deal with it" mentality. I like to have fun and I'm pretty much like an open book.
As I do this, I want to help others. I want to be an example as well. I may seem like an ugly caterpillar now, but wait, you'll see the butterfly in time. I'm just a butterfly in the making.

Member Since: 1/29/2010

Fitness Minutes: 488

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to reach 120lbs. This is the low end of what I should weigh.

My Program:
I'm just taking it day by day in my new lifestyle journey.

I keep track of my progress on my own spreadsheets. I have tapes and CDs for my workouts. I am watching my portions, keeping within calorie range, drinking lots of water, and asking God for his help. It works.

Personal Information:
Texas girl, born & raised but living in Missouri now. I've been married since '91.

I work at a non-profit organization as executive support (fancy title for admin asst).

I am a Christian, meaning Christ follower. Denominations aren't what's important; it's who you know and who you follow. When we are standing at the judgment seat I don't think I will hear, "Which denomination did you belong?". Instead, I will hear, "Who is my Son to you and what did you do with Him?"

Other Information:
Let's see, I like to read, watch TV, make new friends, and just hang out at home. I do go to church where I manage the website. I also taught an adult Bible study class for a few years.

I am currently trying to put together a Bible study called Chrysalis: Butterfly Within (title subject to change). It is about releasing the beauty within us all and making an impact in our family, community, and world. Sometimes that true beauty can only be done thru struggles and change.

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