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Here I am again. I had great success with SparkPeople in 2011. I slid a bit in the final months but did not regain everything I had lost.

I'm ready to dive in and make a healthy lifestyle my focus for 2012.

Update 8/9/2011-

I am 7 months into my weight loss journey and down almost 35 lbs. That may not seem like much but I am only about 15 lbs from my ideal weight and have really concentrated on adding lean muscle.

I have ramped up my activity by supplementing my workouts with fun things like windsurfing, stand up paddleboarding and kayaking. I love my newfound energy!!

While I still have more weight to lose I certainly feel lean and slim. I can see muscle definition in my legs arms and back. It has been an exciting process.

Update 3/28/2011-
I am almost 3 months in and still going strong. I've lost 20 lbs and seen major changes in my energy levels. I'm proud of the progress I've made with nutrition and exercise and look forward to fine-tuning my healthy lifestyle as I continue on this journey.

Since I started in Janurary, I have enrolled in Grad school and paid off a lot of debt. I really feel that this journey is all-encompassing and has helped me improve all areas of my life.

I will be 40 this year and I am ready to shed my extra weight for the last time. I feel confident that now is the time for several reasons:

1. It's a new year!
2. I've just earned my degree.
3. I've recently landed my "dream' job.

What does any of that have to do with losing weight? I've just successfully completed the biggest challenge of my life- earning my college degree in 3 1/2 years while working full-time and raising my two kids- by myself. My confidence is high and I am ready to take on a new challenge.

Member Since: 1/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 19,351

My Goals:
I want to get active and lead a healthy life. Hopefully, along the way, I will shed some weight, make new friends, and form lifelong healthy habits.

My Program:
Finding new ways to exercise and cook. Trying to keep things fresh, fun and interesting.

Personal Information:
I live in Maryland and love everything about the Chesapeake region.

Other Information:
My three wishes for 2011:

1) Regain control of my health by the end of the year.
2) Repaint my living room and make it a haven for relaxation.
3)Learn to play the guitar.

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  • v MARTY728
    Hoping all is well with you!

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    3043 days ago
    Happy Hump Day..
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    3220 days ago
    Hi there, glad you found my blog. I love your wish #2 on your Sparkpage. I think I may add something like that too, great idea!
    3431 days ago
    Thanks for a lovely goodie. That was very nice of you and cheered me up on a winter day! You and I are exactly on the same page. This was and will be my last diet. I am making a life change and going to do it.
    You have accomplished so much..getting your degree, a job and raising two kids. Now you are taking on your health! Wonderful.

    Have a great day!
    3441 days ago
  • v ANEWME626
    Hello, Thanks a million for the add! Being only days old to this site, it is so encouraging to have someone offer you such a kind welcome. I've added you as well. If you ever need an ear to bend of a virtual hug, just drop me a line!! Thanks again, Nancy
    3448 days ago
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