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Progress from January to the end of March 2012

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Golden Birthday June 2011 My arms are looking so much better! Thank you Jillian Michaels.

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A lot in my life needs to change and I'm going to make sure that 2012 is the year for it. No more looking back. Time to start over and make myself into the person I had always hoped I would become. Losing 30 pounds is not the mountain that I've made it out to be nor will it fix everything there is to be fixed about me, but it's a good direction to start. Looking for new friends so feel free to add me.

"I am not the number on the scale, I cannot be measured by the measurements of my clothing, I am beautiful, strong, and dammit, I get what I want.," me in a moment of fury on the treadmill lol

"Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you"~Maori Proverb~

"People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within" ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross~

Member Since: 4/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 29,415

My Goals:
July Goals

1-Walk 3 days a week @ 3.5 mph pace for 45-60 min

2-Eat clean

3-Pilates 3 days a week 60 min

My Program:
Eating as clean as possible and keeping active

Personal Information:
I'm a prairie girl through and through. The wind stirs my soul and the scent of cut alfalfa and muddy river reminds me of who I am. I'm attending USD this fall for my masters in social work, I have two dogs, and I love reading, writing, and being generally geeky.

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books-suspense, horror, poetry, philosophy and calvin and hobbes. movies-What Dreams May Come, All This and Heaven too, shawshank redemption, and Shrek. tv-mad men, walking dead, and old school nicktoons. music-the killers, Foo Fighters, Mumford and Sons, Avett Brothers...too many to list really

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    Stopping by to say hello to "my inspiration". How are you feeling? Are you able to do the exercises you want to do now? HUGS!
    3194 days ago
    Good to hear from you, Brados! Yes, that is a tree behind me in the photo-one of the wonders of living with a parent is not getting a say in the decor lol It's not exactly a christmas tree just a fake pine tree decorated with lights and birds currently.

    I'm getting my masters in Social Work and I plan on becoming a licensed clinical social worker and be able to do family counseling down the road. There are many opportunities with this masters so I'm very pleased that I'll be starting in the fall and it's only a 2 year program. Thanks for your interest and good luck with your own drinking buddy battles ;)
    3291 days ago
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    First, I apologize for taking so long to thank you for the sparkgoodie you sent me - thanks for thinking of me. Much appreciated.

    Secondly, great progress photo, you can certainly see your work paying off as you look great and nice blog update as well (as far as the drinking buddies - I admit to struggling with the work buddies weekly trips after work on Thursdays to the bar for Beer & Taco Bar night - life is a struggle, its all about balance I guess :)

    PS - is that a Christmas tree I see in the background of your progress photo :) anyway, it sounds like you are definitely making inroads to your goals - wish mine were advancing like yours - keep up your good work WICKED - sometime you will have to share (if you want) what the Masters degree you are pursuing is like - how many years, etc - I stopped after my bachelors degree - what will you do with your Masters - teach collegiately? etc - anyway, just a topic if you are even bored

    have a great weekend WICKED - and sorry again for taking so long to get back to you
    3291 days ago
    Now close your eyes and repeat after me...

    Today I AM the priority!
    Today I have decided to take the path of change.
    Today I CHOOSE to improve my quality of life.
    Today I am a success, even if it is only for today!
    Today I am BEAUTIFUL!!
    Everyday is MY Today, because I am just that wonderful!!!

    emoticon Take Time To Do Something Nice For Yourself Today, Even If Its A Small Something
    3342 days ago
  • v BRADOS
    thanks for the goodie WICKED - how is your grad school plans going? evrything working out? - hope so. Have a great day - supposed to be awesome today before getting cold again tomorrow
    3374 days ago
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