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i have decided to take my health into my own hands and change my lifestyle for good. i am trying to become the healthy person i always wanted to be!
this will be the year i succeed!!

Member Since: 9/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 14,055

My Goals:
my goals are to finally live free of this outer shell that has been a constant in my life since i was really little. i want my kids to know that being healthy is a good thing and that healthy food is awesome and that it doesn't have to be seen as a "bad" thing. i want my whole family to be happy and healthy so we can all enjoy what life has to offer together.

My Program:
i have decided to get professional help with losing this weight for good. i struggled for a year to lose 70 lbs by myself because i didn't have much support. it is hard to do this by yourself. so now i go weigh in once a week and see a doctor once a month in a weight management clinic. it keeps me accountable.

Personal Information:
my name is shannon and i am from southwest louisiana. i am married with three kids, my son is grown and my daughters are still at home. my youngest daughter struggles with the same weight issues that i do so we are going to make this journey together.
i am also a very compassionate person. i try to help other people and animals that are in need of love and support.

Other Information:
i love to read, especially stephen king! i try to spend as much time as i can at the beach and outdoors, in general. i have become quite fond of feeding the birds and the squirrels in our yard, actually i think it is the whole neighborhood by now! try to do my best to set a good example for my kids in every aspect of our lives.

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    2213 days ago
  • v NATTY0488
    Hey! It's been awhile! I just saw your comment on my page from April. I got REALLY depressed due to all those problems with my back.

    I do have a "new" love, we got married nine days ago! Lol. We're moving to Montana in a couple weeks! No more desert life for me!

    But, I literally cried seeing the wedding pictures. This last round of medication and exercise restrictions really took its toll on me. I weigh the second most I've ever weighed and I'm sure it's going to be a struggle to get it all off, but I'm going to go slow and focus on just hitting my daily goals. I'm focusing more on FEELING like I look good than the scale. Hopefully it works, because right now I feel like crap.

    How have you been?? I'm sorry I've been such an absent friend!
    2275 days ago
  • v NEWSUE45
    Where oh where is my Shannon?!?!?

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    2281 days ago
    Shannon, WELCOME BACK to SP! Sending you lots of support and hugs from my sparkpage to yours. Together, We CAN turn our APRIL goals into the results we are striving for! Have a Sparktacular day!

    emoticon A = Attitude by believing in yourself that you CAN and WILL do it!
    emoticon P = Plan variety in nutrition, fitness activities and inner well-being goals!
    emoticon R = Reward yourself for making progress and reaching each goal!
    emoticon I = Inspire others by sharing your success!
    emoticon L = Live a healthy lifestyle because no one can replace you!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2426 days ago
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