My brother Brad, my sister Jenny and me in Atlanta, GA -- February 28, 2009

Russell and me (cool us) at Lee's Ice Cream in Old Towne, Fredericksburg, VA

My family at Belhaven College in Jackson, MS


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Ever since I was a little girl, I have always struggled with being "chubby." As a teenager I was pretty slim and trim, but my sometimes carefree personality and need for immediate self-gratification led me in the wrong direction. I have had some successes in loosing weight over the years. I have lost 50 pounds twice in my 44 years of life. This time I want to be realistic and lose the weight as an example of hope for my children in their adult years. I want to be healthy and strong for them and continue an exercise and eating wise way of living for as long as I live. I have high hopes that Spark People will be a big help along the way.

God's blessings to you on your weight loss journey!

Member Since: 5/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,222

My Goals:
To stay within the parameters of what I should be doing -- eating a reasonable caloric intake and thinking about what I'm grabbing to eat before it gets in my mouth! Developing a lifestyle change and different mindset. Naming 5 things I'm thankful for every day!

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I'm participating in this fall's challenge with the Families Fighting Fat team and hoping for extra motivation from it. I'm excited about doing something new!

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I live in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, and I love it here! I have a marvelous husband and three wonderful children! God has been very good to me!

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I love a good story and love to read. It's hard for me to read motivational-type books, although I do learn from them when I take the time. I enjoy a good movie very much, and my favorites are The Lord of the Rings Trilogy and Jane Austin movies. I do love hiking and I love to travel!

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    Hey, thanks for the slippers. sorry I was complaining but it hurts more than usual. It will be better soon and then my pain will subside for at least 6 months! Thanks again Wes! xo, Lynn
    3296 days ago
    ....today was a lil' better, I'll have to blog about it soon. Thanks for checkin' on me!!
    3296 days ago
    ....and I don't know you from Adam either, but I appreciate you stopping by with kind words on my blog. Thank you!
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    3297 days ago
    Wes,thanks for the comments on my precious and very very busy granbabies(who you will see I refer to them as grandmunchkins).They are our pride and joy!And we have the last one coming in June!!I'm so excited!!!We have daffys,tulips and lillies coming up.They have gotten snowed one 1 time with the 2nd time coming tonight into tomorrow!Poor Robins are frantic when it snows.Hope to see you in the next challenge which will start tomorrow.

    Many hugs,
    3302 days ago
    How are U doing? Sure miss U posting. Bootcamp is over 2day, & a new challenge will start NEXT wkend. Not sure who's in charge of that 1. Hope to see U popping in more.

    3308 days ago
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