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**Hello fellow Sparkers! I have officially been MIA for almost 2 years to the day (based on my last weigh-in.) In these last two years, I gave birth to the most amazing little boy ever, and have married the love of my life. We are now trying to conceive baby #2, and it's time we learn to bring up a healthy family.

My husband doesn't have as far to go as I do, at least not where numbers are concerned, but he is a diabetic and we want to work together on improving our health. I wish to learn how to cook appropriately for a diabetic lifestyle, and we want to be more active! As parents to a toddler, I'm sure you know we find ourselves low on energy at the end of the day and getting up to exercise will surely be a challenge. BUT WE CAN DO IT!

To keep as a reminder of where my journey began:

I feel like being a 300 lb girl is taking away from my experience of being a 24 year old girl. I don't even know who I am, mainly because I know I'd be someone different if I were thin.

It's not hard to decide "today is my last day to be fat" but actually making that your last day to be fat is one of the most difficult things ever.

For as long as I can remember I've been choosing random days, starts of months, starts of years, say "today is my last day of being fat"

Well I'm not saying that anymore.

From now on, I'll be saying "Today is my first day of being thin."

I'm so tired of trying and failing. I'm not going to TRY anymore, I'm just going to DO. Forget being fat, it's holding me back. I've got 0 confidence and I'm sick of it.

so long, fat me.

Member Since: 8/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,384

My Goals:
I'm starting with a goal that's less than half of my ultimate goal...I don't want to overwhelm myself! I can't get instant results and I know I'll just get discouraged if I set the huge goal all at once. Baby steps :)

My Program:
-exercise as often as i can whether it be walking, wii games, exercise videos, etc.
- learn to eat/cook healthier!
-watch the portions

not a strict "program" i know, but it's something.

Personal Information:
Small town New England girl, here. Not exactly sure what I'm doing with my life other than being a loving wife and mother. I currently work as a para-educator in kindergarten and the kids are a hoot! My husband and I are on a path to a healthier lifestyle :)

Other Information:
"What gets us into trouble is not what we don't know, it's what we know for sure that just ain't so."- A.G.

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    Hi, I hope you don't mind I added you as a spark friend or buddy or whatever it is called. You sound like an amazing person. You know what you want and what to do about it. You also recognize it won't be easy or fast (although we all wish it would be). I see a lot of myself in you and hope to see us both at the finish line. Good luck to you. Just tell yourself "I CAN DO IT" because you know what? You can! emoticon
    3840 days ago
  • v no profile image MARLADIA
    Thank you I hope I get the job also.
    Thanks for your suggestion. I have already applied at the schools and their is nothing so far.
    I live in Beaver Dam Az. It is a very small town. It has a post office, schools, convenience store with out a gas station, and a golf course with a restaurant , bar and a golf pro shop. Wow.
    Beaver Dam is in what is called the Arizona Strip. I am 34 miles from St George Ut. and 8 miles from Mesquite Nv.
    Jobs in any part of Nv. are few ad far between right now since this is the slow season because it is so hot here in the summer. I hope jobs will start picking up in the last part of september.
    3840 days ago
    Hi to the Done team!!! Hooray for your decision of life changing! We are here for you! You can count on that. If you need a emoticon just send me an sparkmail telling me more about what you are doing and we can share experiences. I, like you did all the diets on the planet. However, here I'm finding a way out. I read your thread DYKT and think you can change all of that! It's all in your hands! I'll be happy if I can help you in anyway! emoticon
    Have a skinny/healthy day!

    3840 days ago
    emoticon to Team Dandy Lions!! You've come to the right place for motivation and encouragement. Be sure to get involved in our daily, weekly, & monthly posts and challenges.

    Carrie (chardister)
    Co-Leader Team Dandy Lions

    3840 days ago
  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to the Done team emoticon
    3840 days ago
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