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03/18/2012 - Wow, this page gives a lot of perspective. No use feeling bad. Here I go!

01/23/2011 - Here I am almost a year later and still overweight and scared and struggling. But you can tell I stopped checking in because I am heavier than before and need to get back into a regular workout schedule. I went to church last night and heard a great message about how you know when you have matured. Three of the points sum up as: you are mature when you do when you need to, what is expected, and are not held back by fear but are instead motivated by it. I want to be mature and this is the beginning. I weigh in at 218lbs. I am a mother of two and wife of nearly 8 years. My goals here are to take this shorter-periods at a time, to learn to appreciate the slow-and-steady, and to finally BELIEVE that I REALLY can do this. It has never really sunk in that I REALLY can, because I have failed in the past. But that was all just seasoning and marinade. Let's burn off this fat, get off these medications, and just get healthy.

I realize now how intimately tied to my emotions all of my overeating is. It is kind of scary! And I see now just how much I need the help and support of others. I tend to turn inwards when things get rough, but this is all part of my journey. Over the next 12 months, I want to not only lose weight (58lbs) but I just want to get my inner belief, confidence, and goddess back. Here I come!

02/2010 -- It's been tough. But I'm back and ready for the next challenge. This might be, mentally and emotionally, the hardest thing I've ever had to conquer. But I won't give up. I can't continue to be afraid of failure. I wanna look good. And frankly, I just wanna DO IT and not have to constantly be "working on it". To paraphrase Kirk Franklin:

I'm ready for my sign...for my miracle.
It's time to stand up and fight. This is it!
You can't mess with my mind anymore.
I'm smarter, see I've been here before.
This is it!

12/2009 -- I am a 32-year old mother of two and wife of 6.5 years. I have been struggling with my weight since I was in 5th grade. That's when I became "aware" of my weight being a problem in my goal towards being a cheerleader. Well, I am tired of it being an issue at all. And I can't stand to be cutting my life short while making my list of doctors and daily pills longer! So I am giving myself over to the process and taking my own ego out of it. I need this. I am ready.

Member Since: 5/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 4,393

My Goals:
- 3lbs per week:
30lbs by May 20th
40lbs by June 10
72lbs by Dec 15th

- Run:
10k -- May12
Half-Marathon -- Oct12

My Program:
Exercise (times/week)
- Jog 3-4
- Resstance 3-4

Track food daily


Personal Information:
Two children: 5 & 3 yrs

Married to my best friend - a fellow fatty who has lost about 60lbs to date. He is beating me and I don't like it!!

From the South and love southern, Greek/Mediterranean, Thai! Food etc.

Now balanced in my approach towards food, goals, and my overall life

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    Thanks for celebrating with me. It makes me feel so much better than celebrating on my own!. And I AM still celebrating!!!!

    I had a look at your page and I relate to having to start over. I've lost so much weight over the years and put it all back on again and then some but from the moment I joined SP I've felt like this time is different and I've been really determined to make it work this time and then to keep it off. I'm happy that this time it's a life style change not just a weight loss diet. What I really like about SP is that I don't have to be perfect. It's about hanging in there and making progress not about never getting it wrong, or worse, getting it wrong and throwing in the towel. I know that if you make small sustainable changes then you too will make the changes you want in your life.
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    3511 days ago
  • v KAREN_NY
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The responses I got were so re-energizing... I really appreciate it!
    Rock the day,

    3795 days ago
  • v DRTAMM
    Hey there! I really hope things are going great for you! Don't be nervous about starting over. One thing for sure... we have ALL been there. Maybe it has been longer for others but we all played the yoyo game before. You are in it to win it .... RIGHT! Keep using the spark tools as motivation and before you know it you will have something nearly perfect. Maybe start with a fitness goal and slowly add in nutrition Or Vice Versa.... either way slow changes add up too.

    Take care!

    3796 days ago
    Thanks for the additional added you in return...
    3799 days ago
    thank you for reading/commenting on my latest blog...I appreciate the feedback & support...I love your attitude that 'it's time to fight'! emoticon
    3973 days ago
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