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My twins born 2/26/2012, need to lose weight for them!

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The name is Crystal!

I am a Mommy to boy/girl TWINS who just turned two! They are my everything and definitely keep me busy. I want SO badly to be a healthy mommy for them. I would love to be a healthy and active Granny to their kids someday. My husband and babies are the inspiration for everything I do, I can't imagine a life different than the one I have now. I am so blessed to wake up each day seeing and feeling a kind of love that I never knew was possible. I just recently finished my CMA program and moved to my husband's home town. I work as a medical assistant at a family practice part time, and spend the rest of my days doing what I love most, being a Mom and Wife.

I've been the fat girl all my life, and I'm just now starting to believe that I deserve something more. In a lot of ways I had given up and settled on the fact that I am just doomed to be overweight. What kind of attitude is that?! I have an awesome husband who treats me SO good and will support me on this journey.

I need to remind myself everytime I am tempted to use food to satisfy my frustrated desires, build up my injured ego, or dull my senses, I will remember:
That even though I overeat in private, my excess poundage is there for all the world to see.

I'm here to make myself the girl I've always wanted to be, because the girl I am now is DONE!

-I am DONE being the girl who always has to choose what fits, not what she likes.
-I am DONE being the girl who is always too tired.
-I am DONE being the girl who makes excuses.
-I am DONE being the girl who is overlooked because of her weight.
-I am DONE being the girl who shys away from the world because she doesn't want anyone to see her "like this".

I want to be the girl to hold her head high and be proud of who she is. I want to feel like I can take on the world and accomplish anything.

With all your wonderful help and support, I will be the person I want to be!

4/28/2014: 242.2

Highest Weight: 249

You will never find time for anything. You must make it.
- Charles Burton

Make it happen, help it happen, or get the hell out of the way. –
- Unknown

Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
– F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have not failed; I have just found 10,000 ways that don't work.
- Thomas Edison

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
- Chinese proverb

Being fat is hard.
Losing weight is hard.
Choose your hard.

If you don't want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.
- Yiddish Proverb

The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.
- Unknown

The definition of insanity: Doing the same thing while expecting different results
- Unknown

It's never too late to be what you might have been
- George Eliot (1819-1880)

"You can quit if you want to, but no one will notice, and no one will care."

"Your excuses may explain something, but they don't excuse it."
"If you have time to complain, you have time to change."

Member Since: 5/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 7,282

My Goals:
Take it one step at a time and don't get too caught up in the numbers. If I start restricting myself too much and take on the "diet" mentality, then I binge. Ultimately I would like to see myself at a weight of 150 or lower. Going to take some hard work and dedication!

My goal is to get a good start! I am making progress to a healthy lifestyle, and this time I want something that will stick with me. Last year I lost 25+ pounds and have since gained it all back. This is a change I want to make for myself and my future!

My Program:
Tuesday- Abs N' Buns Class

Wednesday- Intermediate Step Class

Thursday- Cardio machines and strength training.

Friday- Zumba!

I usually incorporate some kind of strength training switching between upper and lower body each day I'm at the gym.

Personal Information:
Height: 5'7"

Other Information:
I love to go hiking!
I am addicted to myspace and facebook
Family and friends are my world.

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  • v BETRHO48
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    I borrowed this from another Sparker (SHARON10002), and decided to share with my SparkFriends as these are great thoughts for February:

    F - Forge ahead no matter how small the step.
    E - Each new day offers the chance to start anew.
    B - Believe in yourself and all that you are, and wish to be.
    R - Remember the reason why you started this journey.
    U - Unless you move, the place where you are is the place you will always be.
    A - A bad day is only as bad as you let it be.
    R - Roll with life's punches, and rise again.
    Y - You are loved . . .

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    Hope you have a fabulous February!
    1966 days ago
  • v LETYAK
    Hey girl. I see you haven't been on lately. I'm just getting back myself. I hope to hear from you soon. Hope all is well!!
    2401 days ago
  • v BETRHO48

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful SPARKER Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you might want to consider "playing it forward" and pasting it on the page of 7 other Sparkers.

    Share the Spark!


    2590 days ago
  • v BETRHO48

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

    2593 days ago
  • v LOVEFIT30
    Aww no problem! I'm doing good. It's been crazy busy week. I've hit 20 weeks so I'm half way there. So excited to meet our little one. What do you have planned for this weekend? Anything special for Mother's Day?
    Happy early mother's day!! emoticon
    2599 days ago
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