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Welcome and here is a little about myself...... I'm 48 years old, I have a wonderful husband and 3 children.

Like most moms, I lost myself while trying to be "every thing" for everyone else...... I've been on and off this road to rediscovering who I am. Things happen in life that I allow to derail my efforts. It seems like I've tried to find my focus and start again many times over the past several years.

However, today is a new day and a new beginning. Time to pick myself backup, dust off the doubt, lack of confidence, get motivated and back on track. As long as I don't stop and keep moving …. my goal is never unreachable.

So...here I am again trying to rekindle my inner motivation to be healthy for me. Because I'm worth it!

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Member Since: 3/1/2007

Fitness Minutes: 3,241

My Goals:
Lose Weight -- 140lbs
Become Healthy
Positive Self-Image
Help my kids get and stay healthy

I need to make my health a priority. I want to be around a long time for myself and my children. I want to teach my children the importance of a postive self image and good heath. By example and not just words....

My Program:
* Monitor my nutrition
* Cardio - 5X a week
* Strength Training
----Total Gym: 3x a week
* Log into SP everyday
* Drink water, drink water, and drink more water......

Personal Information:
Pamela Chavis
DOB: 8/23/70
State: North Carolina

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Quotes I found and like:

Nothing tastes as good as being healthy feels....

Your alive....do something

I'm responsible for my health and well being...no one else. To be strong for my children, I have to first be strong for myself.-

If you fall seven times, get up eight.....

Never Give In....

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    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    537 days ago
    Welcome and best wishes!
    2026 days ago
    emoticon To the Wonderful World of SparkPeople emoticon
    You have chosen to embark on a great journey to health and fitness and you'll make some great new Spark Friends along the way!
    And it's easy if you follow these guidelines...
    *Join teams that will interest and inspire you emoticon
    *Get your Spark Page set up so we can drop by and encourage you emoticon
    *Drink your emoticon
    *Eat your five servings emoticon
    *Track your food and fitness emoticon
    *Get in an extra 10 minutes of dancing emoticon
    *Get plenty of emoticon
    *Believe that you are worth it emoticon
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    You are not alone on this journey. We do not stand in front or behind but beside each other. You can do this. Don't get down if you make a mistake but get back up and do it again and again until you get it right. It will happen. Maybe not today or even tomorrow but you will do it if you believe in yourself. Find that strength deep inside and bring it out. Don't jump into a decision to quit and then regret it. Even a small victory is a step ahead.
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    2026 days ago
    2027 days ago
    Write down why you want to lose weight. List all the reasons why those extra pounds are burdensome. That is your motivation. Post them by your phone, in your car, on the bathroom mirror, next to the kitchen sink....

    Part 2 is determining whether wanting to reach that goal is worth the effort needed to do so. If you do not think it is worth it, nobody else can help you to get there. If you DO think it is worth the trouble and hard work, nothing can stop you! We can encourage you, we can help you through the temptations and hard spots, but we cannot give you the motivation to do something that you do not want to do.

    Part 3 is your plan. How do you plan to lose the weight that you have decided is worth the effort to lose? Will it be dieting? How? Calories? How many? Atkins? Weight Watchers? What kind of exercise and how much are you prepared to do at this point? If you don't have a plan, you will continue doing the same thing you are doing now and that isn't helping you to get to where you want to be..... which brings us to step 4...

    Part 4- What is your goal? You can set an ultimate goal, but 50# is a lot to look at. You need to set smaller measurable goals. Not all of them should or have to do with weight. Perhaps it is to move for 10 minutes straight. That movement might be walking, dancing, jogging or marching in place. You might want to get below a certain milestone number (those over 200# tend to strive for ONE-derland). Or look at a 5% weightloss. YOU decide the goals.

    Now put these all together and get this plan in motion.

    MEASURE YOU SERVINGS! Our minds are sneaky and we vastly underestimate what we are eating.
    TRACK EVERYTHING THAT GOES IN YOUR MOUTH! If you write it down, it is real. Don't try to remember at the end of the day. DO it immediately after you eat if not before.
    MOVE! It probably won't be much at first. 15 minutes on the bike was hard for me at first and I had to ice my knee afterward. After several week I tried the elliptical trainer. I couldn't do a minute. Now I can do an hour without any problem.

    The fact is, you CAN do this! I am proof of it.
    2027 days ago
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