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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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    I'm so happy you joined our Lions, dont forget to introduce yourself so the ladies can welcome and add you...You will see a titled section that says introduce yourself, you click on that and then create a new topic and everyone will come say hi
    In the titled section that says General team discussion there are several topics geared toward learing about and sharing with each other. And beneath the intro section there is a Check in area for weigh in and exercise posts.. dont be bashful this is a great team and you will recieve a lot of support and encouragment from it....
    3806 days ago
    Hi, I'm happy to see you added me, I have added you as well. I am here several times a day so Plz dont hesitate to drop by my page or send me an e-mail if you need anything...... If you'd be intrested in joining a ladies group plz check out Dandy Lions, it is a small, friendly and active bunch of ladies. It can be reached from my page by clicking on the team link or by searching Dandy Lions on the main team page...... TTYS, Sheryl
    3806 days ago
    emoticon Welcome to Spark!
    I've been here since Nov. 9, 2009 and have really learned a lot about myself, food, and exercising. I truly feel joining Spark was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
    One of the best tools is the nutrition tracker. You will be shocked when you enter a typical day's food! Try to track everything you eat and stay within your limits. Don’t panic if you slip - we all do! Just put it behind you, you can’t change it, and move on. One of the main concepts at Spark is to take two steps forward for each step back!
    The fitness tracker is also a great tool. You can track your steps, mileage, cardio exercise, and strength exercises. It will tell you how many calories you have burned.
    Take time to make lots of Friends and tell them when you reach a goal or are having a hard time. They are here with praise and support all the time! Don't be afraid to ask any question, no matter how silly you think it is.
    Take time to explore Spark. Read and respond to message boards, blogs, and other members' pages. The help, support, inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and friendship you will receive is awesome! The site can be confusing at times but just keep looking around. There is really a lot of valuable information here!
    emoticon Feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way. Drop by my page to say hi.
    Stay focused, determined, and positive - you will be successful!

    3806 days ago
    Hello and Welcome to Spark... this site is amazing and it offers all the tools you need to reach your goals. I would recommend joining a few teams... making friends is a great way to stay motivated and supported. Beyond that I would just use your trackers daily and remember to track your sodium.
    Under the "My Tools" tab you will see a link for Sparkpoints, doing the things you can to get your points daily will help keep you active and learning and the more you are here the more connected and invested you will feel. If there is anything I can do to help you Plz feel free to come by my page and msg me, or if you'd like to be friends you can read my blogs and see if you'd like to add me.... Best of luck to you on this new journey, Sheryl
    3806 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon Welcome to the Sparks! emoticon emoticon

    And, Super Best Wishes to you!

    *And, feel free to check out my profile page for a few awesome teams that may be of interest to you, as we’re all here to help you on your journey to that fantastic health & happiness!

    3806 days ago
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