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The Whole GANG! Carissa, Tiffany, Riley, Justin, me, Emma, Jerry and Abby 12.24.06

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My beautiful son, Justin. Your spirit and memory live on, forever and always. You are loved and missed. 3.31.82 - 11/02/07

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Jerry, Abby, Emma and I at Cade's Cove, Smoky Mts, Nov 06

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::January 12, 2009::

I am truly starting over. I have gained all of the weight I lost back, plus! I have tried to start over a couple times already. This time I will do it!
I have allowed myself to eat, eat and eat. I am an emotional eater and that has truly been tested. For those of you who don't know me from before I have fallen off for a major reason.
Last November 2, 07 my oldest child, my only son, my dear boy Justin was murdered. He was shot to death leaving work.
Needless to say, I have been a mess ever since. I fell apart, I stopped taking care of myself and frankly just stopped caring. But I have 2 young daughters at home and a family who need me. I have to take care of myself to be of any good to anyone.
It is time to try to focus on me in a different way.
This will be harder than ever before I think. I have to succeed.
I am doing a challenge at my YMCA called Move to Lose. It starts the 12th so that is why this is dated that date. 12 weeks / 3 per team. I am hoping to get back to good habits and exercise by joining in on this challenge. I hope to lose a decent amount of weight as well. Get back on track.
Wish me luck!

Member Since: 6/21/2006

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My Goals:
To become much more fit and healthy! I have never been fit in my adult life, even when I was thinner.

Make exercise a part of my life, a habit.

Lose the weight!
I want to lose around 40 pounds and tone everything!

My Program:
Watching calories - going by SP range, Elliptical, WATP, and strenth training.

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From the Dayton OH area.

I love SCRAPBOOKING!! My addiction, my thing. Just need more time to do it!

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Wife, mother, grandmother, friend, daughter, sister, sister - in - law. I work FT , have 2 young kids at home, and an ornery puppy. I am a grieving mother, I lost my first-born son 11.2.07. I have been struggling, and I know that will never go. I am learning to live life now, without one of my children.

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    Happy New Year, Micki!!!! So good to see you! I'm glad you are starting back at the Y!! Sounds like a great plan! I'm wishing my much success on your new journey! emoticon
    4035 days ago
    (((Hugs))) I'm glad you found our group on moving through the grief & loss. We are here to support you.
    4169 days ago
    I saw your message on the Welcome page and thought Id stop by to say hi! Hopefully you recieved my welcome email already! I was shocked to read about your son in your first paragraph here! I am so sorry that you have had to deal with the loss of a child! My prayers are with you and your family and I just want you to know that you have lots of people here who will lend an ear and a shoulder to lean on so to speak! Blessings and hugs Tina.
    4169 days ago
    Hi Micki!!! emoticon I actually just started here really, and found it because I remembered clicking on a link in your signature a while back and seeing your profile on here. I was curious but at that point didn't investigate too much, but realized recently I really need to do something about this weight, and decided to search around and see what inexpensive tools might be out there! I had a little "spark" of memory about this place from your profile and decided to join! SP is incredible!!! I am really hoping this will be the one that does it for me, and keeps me motivated to keep going!
    4170 days ago
    Hi Micki! I see that you returned on spark a couple months ago and I missed it!!! How are you?!! Keep in touch! (((hugs)))
    4210 days ago
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