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She's my reason, I want to be around for a long time, a set a good example.

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Can I look like this again, please? Me at 20.

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My weight likes to go up. Sometimes it goes down, but it takes a lot of work. I've been struggling with my weight for about 17 years now, it just creeps up higher and higher. I have had some success in the past with a lot of hard work, but I it's hard and I let life get in the way. Recently my doctor warned me that I am on my way to diabetes. If I don't get my a1c under control by February I am looking at medication. My primary care has been threatening me with cholesterol lowering medication for years. So now I'm trying yet again. Stress, emotion and time are my two biggest enemies. My husband likes to comment on how easily I make excuses, so that's going to be something for me to work on. I just need to make a permanent lifestyle change if I want to win this war and be ready to fight for the rest of my life.

Member Since: 11/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,499

My Goals:
I want to be a healthy weight, I'm only aiming for the top of my weight range. I'm 4'10", so any extra weight shows! I also want to be more content with myself. And of course, I want to be healthy.

To go to others for support when I feel alone.

To not let my depression get the best of me.

To get out of the house - it's better for me!

To commit myself fully, and not let stress, laziness or depression get in my way.

To get my cholesterol and BMI into healthy range.

My Program:
I was successful on Weight Watchers, so I am watching my points on a plan similar to South Beach phase 2.

Going to the gym. 3 days a week, working up to 5. Starting my just going, then working up to specific goals.

Take it one day at a time. One mistake doesn't ruin a day, one ruined day doesn't ruin the whole week. Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep going.

Personal Information:
I am from San Diego CA, but currently live in the Baltimore MD area. Almost 10 years, and I'm still not used to the weather. Humidity kicks my asthma in high gear, which makes exercise difficult. But the more I do it, the easier it gets. And I love those days that aren't humid!

I love photography, and recently got a DSLR. While I'm not very good at it (yet), it's something I look forward to spending time on. Mostly I take pictures of my little girl - talk about a moving target!

Other Information:
My current motto - You have to work hard everyday to see success. But you won't see success every day.

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    The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

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    Hope to see you over on The Healthy Lunch Club!!

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    Just stopping by it's been a little while -- happy Saturday ... have a great weekend emoticon
    3680 days ago
    Well, another month has come to a close; were you happy with September's progress? Let's start October with a emoticon and go back to the basics: write down your goals and rewards; keep a food log; commit to daily exercise; stay hydrated; record your measurements (along with your weight); continue to Spark and start a journal. You'll be amazed with the results= )

    As always, sending ((((Positive and Skinny Vibes)))) your way, my friend!!!

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