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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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  • v BECKY49
    Hi Amber thanks for my spark goodie, you brighten my day.
    4728 days ago
  • v BECKY49
    Hey girl, I am from Greenup Ky, near Greenbo Lake. You are such and inspiration. Keep it up. Loosing weight has been fun this time around, ever since I found SP and all of these neat folks like you.
    4812 days ago
    wow! you're such an inspiration. :) good luck on everything!!
    5108 days ago
    hey sweetie! thank you for sharing your food and excercise log! I looked at the past week or so and have a few suggestions! Stay away from anything 'battered' it just adds back what you have worked so hard eating healthy for. Also two simple switches i just made that have made a big difference - replace white rice and bread with whole wheat, and the other thing is replace ground hamburger with ground turkey! oh the difference!!!! and you can hardly tell :) keep up the good work, you're doing great!!!!
    5190 days ago
    Hey Amber! It is GREAT that you got those pictures up. That will totally keep you motivated! I need to do that!
    5194 days ago
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