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Knowing that the RIGHT THOUGHTS and the RIGHT ACTIONS will inevitably lead to the RIGHT RESULTS.

I've been half-assed trying to loose weight since the birth of my second child (over 2 years ago!) and finally gave up early this year. Of course, I gained! I'm 40lbs heavier than when I got pregnant with my 2nd baby, and 50 pounds heavier than when I first met my SO 6 years ago!

I've tried setting weight loss goals and goal dates, but that never works for me. The summer of 2005 (I was 16) I spent at least 1.5 hours 5 days a week exercising, I walked to the library, I stopped drinking soda during the week, and started eating healthier. I didn't track any food or exercise, and I didn't have access to a scale. But according to the scale at the doc's office, I started the summer at 176lbs, and 4 months later I was down to 136lbs. I want to get back to that weight, and I think I might do it the same way. I know I can't exercise 1.5 hours a day, and that I really should track my food, but I can totally ditch the scale. I think instead of weekly weigh-ins, I will do a monthly one.

I'm Rachel (Nice to meet y'all!). I'll turn 24 in Nov, my son will be 4 in Nov, (my SO will be 30 in Nov). My daughter is the odd one out, she turned 2 in May. I'm a stay-at-home mom, but getting an Associates of Arts in Healthcare Administration-Medical Records through the University of Phoenix online. As of Monday, I will have 24 credits (out of 60) and rocking a 3.5 GPA! My son just started our church's preschool program this last week, it's the first time he's ever been away from me or my mom for more than an hour on Sunday mornings, but he is loving it and doing very well! It's a full 7 hours on Tues. and Thursday.

Member Since: 8/19/2010

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My Goals:
My fiancee's birthday is Nov. 11, and he's turning 30. He always wanted me to do a strip-tease thing for him, but even at 135lbs, I never felt comfortable enough to do so. I will do one for him for his 30th birthday, regardless of my size, or how much weight I loose. I will do it whether I loose one pound, or 20. Talk about motivation!

My main goal is to loose about 60lbs. I will split this up into 5 and 10 pound increments. Every 5 lbs I loose, I will buy a new book, and every 10lbs will warrant a new outfit (under $30!)

My Program:
Nutrition- Eat between 12-1600 cals a day, lower my fat and sodium intake, eat a fuit/veggie with every meal
Fitness- exercise at least 20 mins 6 days a week, cardio 3 days and ST 3 days. I have the TurboJam Dvds, as well as Zumba dvds, and a couple of Jillian Micheals' DVDs.

My kids keep me pretty active too, the best cardio in the world is chasing them around the house!

Personal Information:
I live in a tiny Texas town, am attending the University of Phoenix, online, for an Associates of Arts in Health Care Admin degree. I am pseudo-married, and I have 2 young children.

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"Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results."- James Allen

“When you get to the end of the rope, tie a knot and hang on.”- Franklin D Roosevelt

"There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained." ~ Winston Churchill

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am a quote hound! I have a ton more!

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Belated Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon

    The Scorpio child is born to a father who didn't want a child for whatever reason, which may never have been discussed in the home, but the sensitive little Scorpio picks up on this and learns not to trust others. She asks "What do they want from me and what is in this for me?" Scorpio is a good sign for a woman to be since it is "fixed" water, making her very emotional, but in our culture a woman is allowed to be emotional. She can be very jealous, even of siblings when she feels she has been slighted. Scorpio being a "fixed" sign can stay with and finish what she starts but she also has a very difficult time trying to change. She can certainly have a weight problem as her emotions get the best of her. But, she can exercise and stay with a routine, so her weight issue is ALL up to her and no one else. What she is is all of her own making. She lives a life of extremes and is never center-field on any issue. She makes up her mind quickly and stays with her decision or feelings on an issue.
    She gets along with Virgo, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn and Cancer. She should avoid Sagittarius as he will be to blunt for her although she can be very sarcastic when she wants to be. It is her way of protecting herself and getting out her "sting."
    She makes a good detective or policewoman.
    Scorpio must be in control of any relationship she is in, as this goes back to her feeling unsure as a child.
    The Scorpio woman is often the "breadwinner" in the family, or she supports others such as a parent or "down on his luck" relative.
    No matter how successful Scorpio is in life, she always feels her life is a struggle. It is never easy for her from her point of view. She feels the world is against her in some way. Again, this goes back to her childhood.

    Like the other water signs, this sign is very sensitive and emotional. With Scorpio, unlike the water signs Cancer and Pisces, the emotions remain under rigid control. They may not even be apparent to those who are very close to you. When your emotions do erupt, they do so very violently, often with a strong burst of sarcasm and vindictiveness.
    The strength of Scorpio is in the methods employed to meet every challenge. You approach everything with intensity and passion. Nothing is ever halfway because you put everything you have in your work; mind, heart, soul. You are one of those people who always gives 100% and sometimes more. Many born under the sign Scorpio become classic workaholics.
    You may have an undesirable trait commonly found in the Scorpio person, holding a grudge for a very long time. The underside of Scorpio is often possessed with uncontrollable jealousies and the strongest passions. When offended the reaction is surely revenge. The higher side of Scorpio still dominates people and situations, but with much for the common good. This sign produces very few lukewarm people. You are either very bad or very good.
    In Scorpio, the Sun is intense, skeptical and secretive. There is an intensity and a secretiveness in your makeup which results in an inscrutable persona most people cannot penetrate. This trait makes the Scorpio personality hard to detect. You like to remain incognito, and do so with your very secretive nature. You are a master at hiding your emotions. You neither flinch nor blush. It's hard for you to share your inner feelings with anyone.

    You can be very critical and demanding, creating a forceful and dominating demeanor. You are strong-willed and determined, and you usually act with incisiveness. Your critical nature allows you to make shrewd and unusually accurate judgments at a rapid rate. You can penetrate the hidden agenda of those you meet. It is in your nature to protect yourself by knowing what your opponents are thinking and doing. You have uncanny intuition and accurate perceptions, making you almost psychic in understanding and making emotional connections with other people. Very few successfully earn your trust. Often, you experience difficulties with the authority figures in your life.
    At home, you may be something of a tyrant, wanting everything done your way. You think you are always right and won't tolerate dissent. There is a tendency for you to impose your will on friends and family since you feel so passionately that your ideas are in their best interest. No one takes relationships more serious than you. Although you are highly attracted to, and attractive to, the opposite sex, in many respects you function well as a 'lone wolf' type.
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    Happy Birthday to You!!

    Hope your day was wonderful, sorry I missed it!

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    3146 days ago
  • v DB1167
    emoticon Happy Belated Birthday~ emoticon
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  • v TURTLE69
    Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl! emoticon
    3148 days ago
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    Wishes for a very Happy Birthday.
    Hope the celebration is DONE just right!
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    3149 days ago
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