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One can never consent to creep when one feels the impulse to soar! ~Helen Keller
Jan 20, 2016... I am now 39 years old and not a lot has changed weight wise but health is worse. Stress is overwhelming. I feel like my life is fading away and so I am back AGAIN in search of a way to finally do this and get some much needed support from some of the best cheerleaders I used to know and love. I'm back... I hope...

2014 Hello. My name is Marisa. I am 37 years old. I am addicted to food, laziness and self loathing. I am here to change that...

2/1/2013.... starting over... gotta do it! Will! Must! Somehow, someway!
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired!!!
I want to run with my kids without feeling like I am dying after 2 minutes of playing!
I want my doctor to look at me in astonishment & tell me that my sugar levels are on track & eventually my diabetes in remission!
I want to go dancing & swimming & running (yes, I said running!) & just experience the world!
I want to live for the first time in my life!
I am ready!!! I can do this! WE can do this!!! :)

Member Since: 5/14/2011

Fitness Minutes: 6,523

My Goals:
Lower my blood pressure.
Control my blood sugar.
Lower my cholesterol.
Lose a LOT of weight.

My Program:
I am taking baby steps... baby steps are still steps in the right direction...

WALK EVERYDAY!!! Some days I walk for 20 minutes, some days I walk for 2 hours. It all depends on what I have to do that day and how I am feeling. I am discovering that when I take my camera with me I go farther and stay out longer, I may not go as fast but I'm still getting out there! That is more than I can honestly say I did before!

PORTION CONTROL!!! I have a gigantic problem with portion control! I must resist those urges for seconds and thirds...

This is where I plan on starting... GO! GO! GO!

Personal Information:
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 18 years and we have two wonderful sons. One of which is a United States Marine. The other is a totally fabulous tween.
Seattle, Washington is where my roots are.

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    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
    -Winston Churchill
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    2333 days ago
  • v M0MTH3W1TCH
    Thank you for the bear hug. I always love a feel good momement. Makes my day. I can't see the writing on this so I don't know what I'm typing or if it makes sense! Have a great weeke!
    2341 days ago
    emoticon A bolt of Yellow Lightening to energize the rest of the season! Keep going you are worth it!
    2367 days ago
  • v CAT125
    Wishing you the best on your goal to a healthy lifestyle!

    Proud member of the White Tiger Team

    2370 days ago
    Tips to beat that summer heat!
    1. Exercise early morning or later in the day.
    2. Hydrate! Increase your fluid.
    3. Ditch the salt: Watch anything with sodium including soft drinks.
    4. Summer fruits and veggies are plentiful. Enjoy some new ones!
    5. Pop yogurt in the freezer for a cool treat.
    6. Fruit smoothies: use frozen fruit in a blender for a great smoothie. You can add a little ice or milk to taste.

    Let's stay cool Sapphires!
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    2370 days ago
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