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If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won't, you most assuredly won't. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.

We are all given this one life and it is up to us what we choose to do with it. There may be some things that happen to us that we do not choose, but we can choose our attitude in dealing with those things and we can choose what steps to take from there.

When I was young I liked to read those "choose your own adventure" books where you could choose where the story goes next and each person reading the book gets a slightly different story. In my life I want to choose my adventure.

In my psychology classes I recall learning about the importance of believing that you have the power to make choices to achieve a desired outcome. Somewhere since then I became discouraged and felt like no matter what adventure I chose, I would end up on the same page. I cognitively know the importance of believing I can achieve my goals, and I am fighting to keep that optimism and positive thinking alive and central. Staying positive and believing that I can reach my goals does not come natural for me. Therefore, I intend to keep these thoughts ever before my eyes and flood my spark page with positive, motivational and inspirational quotes.

Member Since: 5/11/2012

Fitness Minutes: 4,288

My Goals:
My long term goal is to lose 128 lbs.

A pacer goal is to lose 10 lbs. by July 11 (birthday). (reached 7/26/12)

A second pacer goal is to lose 40 lbs. by December 25, 2014 - Merry Christmas to me!

Have the ability to run a 5K

Have more energy and less anxiety.

My Program:
Minimum of 2-15 minutes daily cardio workout

700 fitness minutes/month

Be a faithful food logger and work to stay within the set limits

Have an active presence on SparkPeople

Pounds lost
10 - haircut and style (7/26/12)
20 - new pair of shoes
30 - mani/pedi
40 - $40 i-tunes spree
50 - Rosetta Stone Spanish program
60 - day trip to Chicago
70 - $150 clothes shopping spree
80 - Vitamix blender
90 - bike
100 - data plan for phone
110 - 2 new pairs of impractically fun shoes
120 - Paddle board
128 - 10 Day Vacation!!!
maintain loss for 2 months - $500 shopping spree

Personal Information:
I try to live by the words "love God, love others"

I am an avid NY Times Crossword Puzzle solver.

The smell of coffee makes me smile (the consumption of it makes me smile even more)

I enjoy travelling and experiencing other cultures and languages.

I welcome new spark friends! We are in this together and encouragement is key!

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  • v KK10TM
    I wish it was that easy!
    3184 days ago
    Thank you for the welcome. I appreciate it. emoticon
    3189 days ago
  • v KK10TM
    Thanks for the encouragement. It definitely helped. It just gets difficult sometimes. Especially working in a place where I'm surrounded my snacks. It really is eight hours of torture, five days a week.
    3192 days ago
    Thank you for adding me and commenting on my page, it's amazing how awesome so many of the people around this site are. Good luck, and we'll do great!!
    3194 days ago
    Hey there! Thanks so much for adding me as a friend! I like where you say "We are in this together and encouragement is key!", that is so true! I love making new friends on here knowing that we are all just a huge support system for one another. Congrats on starting your Spark Journey! You are doing so well! This is definitely the program that is going to help us get to our goals and start living a healthy lifestyle! I am so excited for you and look forward to seeing all your amazing progress!


    3200 days ago
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