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I am trying once again to lose weight and be a healthier happier version of myself. I have overcome a lot of obstacles that were preventing me from accomplishing my goals. Now I am recommitting to those goals and I am determined to reach them this time.

Member Since: 1/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 17,135

My Goals:
Long Tern Goal:
By April 1, 2014, I want to lose 79 lbs. so that I will have a normal BMI; my knees will hurt less; I will feel better physically, mentally and emotionally; I will have more self-confidence; and so that I can hopefully have a healthy pregnancy and be a fit and active mother.

How am I going to do it?
Eat more fruits & veggies

Exercise at least 10 minutes a day

Continue to drink at least 8 cups of water a day

My Program:
Sunday: Rest
Monday: Elliptical & Strength Training
Tuesday: Walk
Wednesday: Elliptical & Strength Training
Thursday: Walk
Friday: Elliptical & Strength Training
Saturday: Walk

Personal Information:
I live in Southaven MS.

I love to be outside but I sunburn very easily and its usually very hot where I live so I don't spend as much time outside as I would like.

I have been overweight since I was about 9 years old. I have tried to lose weight several times. I have managed to lose a few pounds only to gain back more. This time I am not trying to lose weight; I am trying to be healthy. I am trying to be stronger and eat right so that I will have more energy to do the things I love and live longer. I would also love to everntually complete marathons and triathlons. I have never been athletic (always last picked for team sports in school if I even played-- sometimes I faked sicknesses or injuries) so completing any type of race is a lifelong closet dream of mine. I would also love to be able to play tennis. I have no idea why I picked tennis of all of the sports but that is what I dream about.

Other Information:
Because I am worth it.

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  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    2786 days ago
  • v BARCLE
    Hi and welcome to the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge team emoticon Have a super day emoticon
    2789 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    “The difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is not in the event itself but how you think about it and what you do after it.
    Every failure and setback can become part of your success or an excuse for quitting or failing.
    People who develop the discipline of positivity are both happier and more successful."
    -Michael Josephson
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    Just dropping by to say hello, Sparkfriend! Remember, you don't have to be perfect on this journey in order to make progress! As long as you keep trying...and never are already a success! Keep doing your best, because you are worth the effort!
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    "Part of abandoning the all-or-nothing mentality is allowing yourself room for setbacks.
    We are bound to have lapses on the road to health and wellness, but it is critical that we learn how to handle small failures positively so that we can minimize their long-term destructive effects.
    One setback is one setback—it is not the end of the world, nor is it the end of your journey toward a better you.”
    -Jillian Michaels
    2817 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
    It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
    It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
    ~Jo Coudert
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    I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
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    "My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
    Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
    -Robert White

    2835 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    "One of the most difficult parts of changing how you live and how you eat is believing that change is possible.
    We all say we believe that, but many of us, deep down in our hearts believe that it's possible for other people, but not for us.
    That other people can do it, that the glowy warm life we imagine is for other people, not for us.
    We have an unconscious belief that we can't do it, it's hopeless, and so, on some level, we stop making an effort.
    We lapse into the way it always was or is. But change really is possible.
    And it really does take a fierce kind of longing, and a fierce kind of love for yourself.
    For the life you know is possible. Ask yourself what you love most of all.
    Do you love your life? And are you willing to take action on your own behalf?"
    -Geneen Roth
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    TGIF, Sparkfriend! I hope your week was a good one and that you're ready for a fit, fun and fantastically healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind and keep taking steps towards them. Remind yourself that you are capable...and love yourself enough to know that you are worth the effort!
    2871 days ago
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