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...I am just as determined as I was when I began.

My journey began on July 28, 2009. I had an annual GYN appt and while getting my blood pressure checked I was told that my BP was high. Even though my dad suffered from high blood pressure I, myself, never had an issue with it. The doctor proceeded to point out that I was weighing more at the time of that visit than when I gave birth to my 5 year old. OMG!!!!!! It was then that I had my infamous 'AHA!' moment.

I immediately began "googling" weight loss sites and on August 1, 2009 I decided that I would do something about my weight. After 4 days of online searches I saw where my local recreation center was offering free evening Step classes twice a week- how could I pass that up??? I signed up and went to all the classes. I couldn't keep up half the time, however, I was determined to keep going.

After 3 weeks, they had to stop the classes. At that point I decided to join the gym at work. No excuse NOT to work out. I started out slow by using the machines for about 15-20 minutes a day. I also started taking classes - Step, Kickboxing, Spinning.

I also changed my eating habits. I added fruits & vegetables and started drinking water. I had to cut back on all those unhealthy, processed foods that I'd eat ALL the time.

Here it is, a year and a half later and I'm STILL working out and eating healthy. When I started working out I weighed about 236 lbs. I am now 170 lbs. I have another 25 lbs before I reach my maintenance level.

Member Since: 8/16/2010

Fitness Minutes: 20,828

My Goals:
- To lose another 33 lbs
- To be a good example to my 3 boys
- Document EVERY bite!!!! Now that I have an app on my phone, there's no reason why I can't remain consistent.

My Program:
*Cardio 4x a week
- 60 to 90 mins
*Strength Training 2x a week
- 60 mins

Nov. 2009 - 48 mins
Mar. 2010 - 33 mins
Mar. 2011 - ??

Personal Information:
33 years old
Mother of 3 boys (13, 11 and 5)
Married since 8/05

Other Information:
"When you think of quitting, just think of why you started."

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    Hi love! Missed you on Spark, I know you spinning that wheel! LOL How have you been? How's the family? What have you been up to lately?

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    2896 days ago
    What have you been up to these days mija? Hope all is well! Hugs!
    3021 days ago
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    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL

    Libra is not a "fat" sign as it puts her out of balance. Staying slim and fit is natural for you. When Libra over eats it is because she is out of balance in her emotional life. She needs to talk about her feelings to someone. Yoga and dance can be wonderful ways to get exercise and relieve stress.
    Remember, no decision is a decision. Make one and stay with it.
    In Libra the Sun is tolerant, affectionate, and well balanced. You are a courteous and agreeable person who is considerate of other people's feelings. You have a personal charisma attracting friends. Functioning well when working in harmony with other people, you are an excellent team player. You like being on the winning team.
    You get along well with Aries, Gemini, Sagittarius, Aquarius, and Leo.
    Your health issue can be your kidney area and skin problems.
    You are a "steel fist in a velvet glove" so know you can accomplish anything you set your mind to do. You are an excellent student and can excel in math.
    You become unhappy in ugly surroundings. Don't stay in a bad situation as it can make you ill physically. You are frugal and want to get quality for your money that you work hard for.
    You prefer working in a pleasant and very orderly atmosphere, with people who don't put undue pressure on you. You like to see your role as that of peacemaker. Peace and tranquility are so important. The least sign of hostility or discord is very upsetting to you. You refrain from speaking your mind if you fear your thoughts would alienate or start an argument. Always ready to compromise or mediate, you need to be careful not to appear wishy-washy or less than reliable.
    In many ways, you are dependent upon the approval of others. Libra is the sign of relationships. You think of yourself as half a partnership rather than an individual. Because of this feeling of dependence, you put your mate's needs and desires ahead of your own. You may become confused as to what you want at any particular time, versus what your partner wants. Your partner's goals and ambitions become your goals and ambitions. You are the true helpmate. Because of this attitude, Libra is very stable and dependent in a relationship, even a bad one.
    As attached as you are to your partner, you may not really show it much. In your quest for balance and harmony, you rarely have or express strong emotions of any kind. Yours is a very dispassionate demeanor that is detached. You don't invest much passion or feeling in your relationships, loving with your head instead of your heart.
    When cast in a supervisory role you may have some difficulties. This is because you weigh each decision before choosing your direction. You can experience problems if you are called on to make frequent snap decisions for the group. You are an excellent go-between, and not as good at being the leader or boss. Unfortunately, such a balanced view of situations sometimes makes decisive action more difficult. You have a hard time making everyday decisions of little or no consequence. On the big issues, you may vacillate indefinitely.
    One of your main personality traits is a love of justice. You are insistent on fair play. In this too, you have a very balanced and unbiased way of looking at everything in your world. Accordingly, you are often called on to be mediator in family disputes or in disagreements at work. Your impartial judgment can always see both sides of a matter. You can be very cool and detached, keeping your feelings well under control in pursuit of fairness.

    Your love of balance and harmony allows you to appreciate music and the arts. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet closely associated with artistic endeavors. If you don't have talent yourself, you probably to do have an interest and excellent taste in these matters.
    Courteous and refined, good manners are important to you. You exhibit them and you expect them. You are especially repelled by vulgarity and coarseness. Tactful, diplomatic, refined and socially successful, you strive to say and do the right thing. It is always so important for you to make the right impression.
    3021 days ago
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    Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you. Hope the celebrations was DONE just right!
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    3028 days ago
    Hope your birthday was wonderful. emoticon
    3030 days ago
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