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First blog of 2016!

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

I think it's so important to blog when we are on a weight loss journey (eating healthy for life journey!) So that brings me back to sparkpeople :) Plus the community that has always been so supportive.
I find myself needing sparkpeople! :)

2015 wasn't a good year for me. I had more downs then I did ups. But I can say that I never once stopped fighting. I may have been off course for a few weeks or even months but eventually I would pick myself back up and get right back to diet and exercise.

My thought process right now is to set goals for myself and to work my butt off to reach them. I have a 1 month goal and a 4 month goal. In 4 months I will be at goal!

But before I say much more about that I need to talk about 2015....
The toughest thing that ever happened to me.. (The horrible thing that shook my world).. is I lost my brother who was only 36. I cant really say much more about that right now other then just getting it off my chest.

My brother and husband co owned a business and my husband decided that with out my brother he would sell it.... AND we decided to move my family from Florida to Indiana......... I've been living in Indiana since the end of Dec...

My entire world has been rocked but I'm fighting.. I'm still believing that I can get to my goals.. I can be healthy.

My children need me to be healthy.

I heard a stat the other day that literally made me physically ill. It stated that if both parents are over weight their children have an 85% chance of being over weight as an adult...
That means that I have 6 people, 6 humans that are looking to me to show them how to be healthy.. If I don't get my eating habits under control I'm dooming them for a life of obesity and health problems. if that isn't enough to get me moving I don't think anything is.

So back to my goals. In one month I am going to GA for my kids spring break (my family is there).. I plan to be at a good place, emotionally and physically. I've been working my butt off with exercising again and I even had hubs by me weights so I can add dead lifts to my exercise routine.

My 4 month goal (by July 4th) is to be at goal weight! Here I come 146!!!!

If you read this, thank you.
I know I haven't been around in a long time but I plan to be active on here! I hope to form new friendships and renew old!

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    I was very sorry to hear about your loss. It was a very difficult year for you but as you said the important thing is that you never stopped fighting. Wishing you success with your goals. Glad you're back.
    1780 days ago
    So sorry to hear about your loss.
    Welcome back!
    I'm sure you will do well.
    Stats get even worse: having obese friends can also raise your chances of being obese by over 50%

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    1780 days ago
  • no profile photo CD16353434
    I am just back and posted my first blog the other day. Your page says it all. Dieting is a full time job for anyone. How working Mom's can juggle kids, work, extra curricular activities and play dates and try to stay on track with their food - I will never understand.
    1780 days ago
    Sorry for the loss. We are all here for you.

    One of my big motivators to lose the weight was my kids. I could see they were picking up some major bad habits from me (snacking too much, no movement. going for chocolate over healthy foods etc)

    I'm hoping that now they're picking up on healthy habits. They love to go out on their scooters with me while I run :D

    and wow! You are transforming! I remember reading your blogs from the beginning, such big changes!! emoticon
    1780 days ago
    OMG, I had to look twice to make sure it was you. So glad to have you back with us. Sorry about your brother, and I hope everything is going good for you in Ind. How did you enjoy winter? I know the kids enjoyed the snow, from FB. Hope they all got over the gunk. Good luck on your goals, I know if you put your mind to it, you are one that will do it.
    1780 days ago
    So sorry for your loss and so many changes for you. emoticon
    Glad you are back, great to be a healthy example to our children.
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    1780 days ago
    So very sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. You certainly have been through a lot. Welcome back and I know you will achieve all of your goals.

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  • KITT52
    So sorry
    You have had a lot goi g on
    But you can do it...
    We are here for you
    1780 days ago
    Sorry for you brother.... emoticon
    1781 days ago
  • ARAZA30
    Welcome back Sweetie
    1781 days ago
    So sorry for your loss. You really have been through a lot!! You are right, your children need you to be healthy. You can have a strong 2016.
    1781 days ago
    emoticon I am so happy to see you. I have been looking for you and wondering where you were. I am so sorry to hear about your brother and will pray for you and your family. I am happy you are getting back on track. You have had a rough year for sure and a move on top of it all. Have you been doing anything with your photography business since you moved. I hope that your business will also help motivate you. You are strong and I know emoticon . You do have those 6 little cuties to care for. I am wishing you the best and I am truly happy you are back and "working your butt off".

    Hugs to you and your dear family 2016 is going to be the turn-a-round year for you.

    1781 days ago
    Welcome back! I'm so sorry to hear that you lost your brother! You have certainly had a lot of changes and tough times lately. I hope things are calming down and you are able to find some stability and peace!
    1781 days ago
    emoticon Sorry for your loss.
    Glad you're getting back on track!
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    1781 days ago
    I wish you the best I lost my daughter in 99 and raised our grandson I am trying to get thinner and healthy for myself and my family. My kids are adults and my grandon now too but I want to be around for a long time.
    1781 days ago
  • no profile photo CURVYELVIESAYS
    I'm glad your back. Sorry to hear about your troubles. Props to you for exercising and eating healthy. I really admire you and look forward to keeping up with your progress. 😀
    1781 days ago
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