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My journey has begun with simple steps, over and over

I hope that by being relentless here, and keeping myself accountable- to myself! will help me stay on top of bad habits before they go too far...and will encourage me to strengthen the good habits!
I am at a point where despite my many set backs and "slips" I am actually seeing progress in the right direction! I am getting more involved, staying on SP and posting on a more regular basis. I believe being involved here is making a big difference. After a setback in May (poison ivy!) I am determined to pick up my exercise regime, in a way that I enjoy, not a "OMG I HAVE to do WHAT?!?" sort of way- which is entirely possible! I think by being here, and being involved, keeps me closer to staying on track than sheer determination!

Member Since: 6/23/2006

Fitness Minutes: 8,837

My Goals:
My goal right now is to get below 350 by June 6, so I have incentive to renew my gym membership! When that goal is reached, I will set my next goal at 10% of what I weigh.

My Program:
~eat well, local, organic, and moderately clean/unprocessed.
~3xweek strength training
~3xweek aerobic (walk/jog until I can run!)

Personal Information:
I live in Southern Ohio. I have one adult son who has moved back home, and while it is great, it is still an adjustment. I work from home and find it way to easy to sit on my butt all day...I want to be fit, and healthy...I need to be- the best years of my life are still ahead of me!!!~

Other Information:
I stress eat. When I don't, I am finding all these weird and disgruntled emotions come out, and even through my tears I can laugh, because I am FEELING things again!

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    Hey girl, still not totally sure what I'm doing here (gotta love being a noob!) but I added you as a spark friend! We can do this! :D
    3544 days ago
    Hi Amber,

    thanks for posting on my spark page! I noticed you live in Southern Ohio. I currently live in London, OH. Stop by anytime & we can 'chat'.
    3624 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/16/2011 10:39:59 AM
  • v SANDY1969
    Thanks for reaching out and commenting on my page and saying hello. It's SO true about throwing yourself in there and being more active on the sites...making you more accountable. I have been slacking for the last few months but I need to do just what you are doing, thanks for making me see that today!

    I just saw you are in southern ohio...might I ask where abouts? I am in Brown County.

    3626 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/14/2011 11:29:26 AM
    Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. It was great to hear from you. Best wishes on your journey to a healthier you!
    3717 days ago
    Dropping by again to give you all the encouragement that I can share with you. You can do anything with a positude. We are here for you. Drop me a note anytime. That is what SP is all about. Make it an absolutely fabulous week!
    3884 days ago
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