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I am a mom to a boy who is 12 y.o. and a daughter who is 14 y.o. and i have been married 21 years already (feels like yesterday). Both kids participate in competitive sports so we are constantly on the go. I also work part time but my priority is my family.

I have always felt inadequate due to my weight. I have allowed that to dictate how i felt about myself. I don't want this to continue. I have been on Spark now for over 3 months. I have never recorded my food or any activity longer than a week so recording my food and activity for over 3 months is amazing for me. Have I lost a lot of weight since starting? - NO. That's ok. I now have identified my triggers and I now know what i need to do to get where I need to go.

1. Organize my kitchen to incorporate the tools i need and minimize temptations.
2. Meal Plan - including the kids and hubby. Open freezer space.
3. Exercise plan - 5-6 days/week.
4. Id. triggers and replace with positive behaviours. i.e. what to do while watching t.v.?

Member Since: 9/8/2016

Fitness Minutes: 24,737

My Goals:
My longer term goal: 40 lb weight loss.
Medium term goal: 10 lb/month approximately - 2 lbs/week
January 30, 2017 - 10 lbs
February 28, 2017 - 10 lbs
March 30, 2017 - 10 lbs
April 30, 2017 - 10 lbs.

My Program:
Each day - 7 days/week - 30 minute walk first thing in the morning.
Monday/Wednesday - 8 to 9 pm - workout with my friends using weights
Tuesday/Thursday - 30 minute HIIT with trainers
Friday - workout dvd - i.e. Jillian Michaels - 30-60 minute

Meal plan - each week created to follow along with making meals with kids.

Personal Information:
I turned 47 in November 2016.
I love to read.
I have an issue about exercising. I was raised to think as exercise as a luxury not a necessity so i will put work over exercise. It takes a lot of energy for me to think otherwise. I will make it a priority.
I love dogs but won't have one until i am home - we are never home as a family.
i always put others before myself - need to change that.
i love shopping but don't feel good about myself even if i wear the clothes. i will change that once i start really applying my changes.
i love to weight lift but again getting myself to do that.

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    The leaves they will fall.
    and the weather turns cool
    There's so many reasons
    To enjoy this season.
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    1122 days ago
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    1122 days ago
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    ~~ emoticon ~~ADVICE FROM A PUMPKIN~~ emoticon ~~

    emoticon emoticon Be well-rounded emoticon emoticon
    Get plenty of sunshine
    Give thanks for Life’s bounty
    emoticon emoticon Have a thick skin emoticon emoticon
    Keep growing
    Be outstanding in your “field”
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    ~Ilan Shamir~

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ""HAPPY FALL"" emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1123 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - emoticon emoticon
    ~~Erma Bombeck~~~(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

    I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth
    would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
    I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
    I would have talked less and listened more.
    I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
    I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less
    about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
    I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
    I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
    I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day
    because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
    I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
    I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
    I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
    wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
    Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy,
    I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing
    inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
    When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said,
    "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more
    "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."
    But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...
    look at it and really see it,live it .and never give it back. Stop sweating the small stuff.
    Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
    Instead, I would cherish the relationships I have with those who do love me.
    I would think about what God HAS blessed me with, and what I am doing each day
    to promote myself mentally, physically, emotionally.

    After reading this, I realized how many more "I would" add to this list.
    "I would" share this with my friends, because my life is pretty wonderful with them in it.
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    (I know I've posted this before, but I believe it's worth posting it again)
    1123 days ago
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    Learn to listen. Opportunity could be knocking at your door very softly.
    Frank Tyger
    Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble.
    Frank Tyger
    If animals could talk, the world would lose its best listeners.
    ~Robert Brault
    "Silent" and "listen" are spelled with the same letters.
    ~Author Unknown
    We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak.
    Home is where you can say anything you like cause nobody listens to you anyway.
    ~Author Unknown
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