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1/27/12 12:12 P

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Hi, I am so excited to join this challenge. I have been struggling to work out after work and with two little ones it is especially challenging. Hope to keep up the motivation!!

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1/24/12 8:13 P

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emoticon to the team wow 188 pounds gone that is really awesome I am a cashier at a department store so I can relate how crazy the work schedule can be and at times makes it difficult to get a workout in Best wishes on your journey I hope you will join us on our monthly challenge

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1/23/12 2:15 P

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I will say that this is a wonderful idea to suggest.

When we work out we lose the fact that sometimes we're in automatic drive and just trying to get things done for where we work without focusing on sometimes the little "tweaks" we need to give ourselves to relax and wind down. Stress and some times even the work drama can also weigh in as well as what is available to eat or drink to get us through the day causes sometimes additional weight gain that we don't always realize. I've found that to be true.

My name is Jean, I am a Beauty Advisor for the Cos Dept at Walgreen's. I work full time, am on my feet for 10 hrs a day with 2 breaks (15 mins) and 1 30 min lunch/dinner (depending on when I go into work). I am 51 (52 next month). I've had an RnY Lap Gastric Bypass in March 18, 2010. I've lost 188 lbs so far in my journey.

I am taking it one step further for 2012 in adding the working out after work. We have a treadmill given to us recently so I can use that time as well to grab my nook and open up a book to read while relaxing since we're in a winter period of Michigan at the moment so I can't get out and walk otherwise.

The other option I also have is my Wii. Work has me rather strapped right now, so I think Yoga is out, but eventually I will be adding that as well, as I tend to get stressed on my back from being on my feet and it is a good way to help ease the tension that we get between our shoulders and spine from standing for long periods of time.

This summer also, I also hope to get over to Curves to work in some toning and muscle building with their equipment to keep myself limber and my body back into shape before my son's wedding in August this year.

I am a mother of 4 sons, and my husband and I will have been together 20 yrs this August, celebrating also our 18th wedding anniversary. In other words, I want to look HOT for myself and for him by August, though he tells me already I do. (Husband's are wonderful like that).

We are living the GI Index diet by Gallup due to my husband's High Blood pressure and Diabetes. This is the year also that we're going to look more into different spices and recipes to be tweaked to get the best nutritional value out of fresh foods and whole grains.

We've already started cleaning out the cupboards and fridge of things that no longer suit our life style. Sadly, the Jack LaLaine Juicer I bought last year will be stored due to the fact that due to our eating habits of that of a diabetic, it processes things too swiftly and in turn shoots up our system to not having opportunity to break down the foods in which to provide more energy over time, but instead it causes me spillage and his sugar to almost reach towards the 300 mark which is a big no no. By changing our eating habits and how we prepared foods though, I can thankfully say now that he's been able to lower his sugar down to 89 to 150 depending on what we have.

Life is a learning journey. Embrace who you are, learn what works for you, and always remember...with any masterpiece, we're always the creation in the making. Never stop to question why, in a negative way, but embrace the fact that you are open to change and a new 2012 year before you to learn all that you can about what works for you and celebrate!

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