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My journey has begun with simple steps, over and over

I hope that by being relentless here, and keeping myself accountable- to myself! will help me stay on top of bad habits before they go too far...and will encourage me to strengthen the good habits!
I am at a point where despite my many set backs and "slips" I am actually seeing progress in the right direction! I am getting more involved, staying on SP and posting on a more regular basis. I believe being involved here is making a big difference. After a setback in May (poison ivy!) I am determined to pick up my exercise regime, in a way that I enjoy, not a "OMG I HAVE to do WHAT?!?" sort of way- which is entirely possible! I think by being here, and being involved, keeps me closer to staying on track than sheer determination!

Member Since: 6/23/2006

Fitness Minutes: 8,837

My Goals:
My goal right now is to get below 350 by June 6, so I have incentive to renew my gym membership! When that goal is reached, I will set my next goal at 10% of what I weigh.

My Program:
~eat well, local, organic, and moderately clean/unprocessed.
~3xweek strength training
~3xweek aerobic (walk/jog until I can run!)

Personal Information:
I live in Southern Ohio. I have one adult son who has moved back home, and while it is great, it is still an adjustment. I work from home and find it way to easy to sit on my butt all day...I want to be fit, and healthy...I need to be- the best years of my life are still ahead of me!!!~

Other Information:
I stress eat. When I don't, I am finding all these weird and disgruntled emotions come out, and even through my tears I can laugh, because I am FEELING things again!

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    Glad you are having a much better day! Hang in there! PERSEVERE! you CAN and WILL do this!! Keep on keepin' on! :)

    4433 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog! :)

    You can do this, no more excuses! You are paying for a gym membership right??? You don't want that money to go to waste right? I plan on getting a gym membership, once i have more energy to be able to get there lol

    I am down 14 pounds now, woohoo! lol Talk to you soon! xoxo
    4434 days ago
    Thanks for the comment to my blog... you are not alone! I am here now :)
    Too bad you don't live in Ottawa, we could be friends and stuff, and get together to do things.

    Good luck on your journey! We can do this :-)
    4440 days ago
    Hello Amber. I'm Esther. I want to welcome you to Spark People New YOU Bootcamp Program. I'm pleased to meet you.
    4472 days ago
    Hi Amber, I saw a post on a message board about binge eating. You said that you eat to fill up the emptiness you feel inside. I can so relate to that. I did that after my mom passed away. I wanted to stop and say hey. Good luck on your journey.


    PS You really have the most beautiful eyes I have seen in a long long time.
    4712 days ago
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