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Fall seven times, stand up eight. ~Japanese Proverb Or 20, 30, 100x as long as we keep getting back up, because if we don't we quit and if we quit eventually obesity will kill us. It killed my mother from diabetes, end stage renal failure, stroke. I see it kill my patients I know this. But it doesn't make the changes easy. So I was getting there 4 years ago I had lost 60lbs, I was working out 3-5 days a week, lifting weights feeling good. I had plateau but was still doing well. Well work got in way, stress got in way, life got in way and slowly the pounds crept back on. Then I hurt my back at work on a patient and spent last 2 years in pain not working out. Now after a recent health scare ended up falling on ice and getting a mTBI and now my balance is off and everything. I have made up my mind to get back on the horse. So, now I have to get back on track. I have to loose weight. Diabetes scares me. My mom when I was 19 died from kidney failure related to diabetes. I want to be here for my kids and my husband.

Member Since: 7/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 7,071

My Goals:
I am going to for 10 minutes everyday no matter what.

I am going to complete stage 1 of spark people diet to stage 2.

I am going to do something active everyday.

We are going to become a more active family doing things together like bike riding, walking, hiking, skating, laser tag, etc.


My Program:
I am currently on the sparkpeople's couch 2 5K walking program. So right now my goal is complete that and move on to the couch 2 5K walk/run program either that or re-do couch 2 5K walking and improve speed.

Goals/rewards
Finish week 1 C25K - new scale.
Finish week 2 C25K- hair cut.
Finish week 3 C25K- New sports bra.
Finish week 4 C25K- 2 hours away from the kids.
Finish week 5 C25K- Used jogging stroller.

I am tracking my calories my goal is to track 5/7 days still working on that. I am finding it hard still to keep in calorie range breastfeeding makes that hard but I trying to reach for healthier low calorie options when hungry.



Personal Information:
I just moved to Salem, NH I live with my wonderful husband and my 8 year old son and 4 month daughter. I am currently a SAHM but was a visiting nurse.
Reasons I want to lose weight:

1. I want to be healthy.
2. I don't want to have to worry that I am not going to fit in a stall, chair, furniture and always scared that I am going to break something.
3. I want to be more then a pretty face.
4. I want to buy regular clothes for the first time since I was 14. I am tired of spending extra money on plus size clothes that never really look good.
5. I want to be active with my children and have energy, instead of always being tired.
6. I want to be active as a family and do active things together.
7. I want another baby and be healthy for my children.
8. I want the old me the real me back.


Other Information:
I am currently a SAHM with a new baby who needs to find a way to balance work, family, personal time. Need to find a way to nurture my mind, body, and spirit. I need to find time for it all. One way right now is to make exercising a priority.

I need to find a new job as a nurse that allows me to balance work, family, and personal time.




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    emoticon Happy Belated Birthday, DONE GIRL

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    Happy Birthday, Done Girl! !! Hope you have a fantastic day, and a wonderful year ahead of you. May all your birthday wishes come true! Woot!
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