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I'm a single mom who is feeling a little defeated at times. I want to lose weight and keep it off. It's been such an elusive goal for me, but I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet. Despite the setbacks, I have continued to make changes on living a healthier lifestyle so I can be a good role model for my daughter and ensure that I can do all the things I want to do with her.

Obesity runs on my dad's side of the family so I don't want her to struggle later in life like I have. ...
I'm a single mom who is feeling a little defeated at times. I want to lose weight and keep it off. It's been such an elusive goal for me, but I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet. Despite the setbacks, I have continued to make changes on living a healthier lifestyle so I can be a good role model for my daughter and ensure that I can do all the things I want to do with her.

Obesity runs on my dad's side of the family so I don't want her to struggle later in life like I have. More importantly, I do not want her to develop eating disorders like I did when I was in my teen years for fear of becoming heavy which slowed down my metabolism and makes it harder for me to become a healthy weight now.

I'm proud to have such an active, vibrant daughter, but would like to work harder to be able to keep up with her and have more fun in our lives which comes with more energy. Hoping to get it right this time. I also now have a new incentive. I have pre-diabetes so I'm trying to keep it from developing into Type 2 diabetes which took my paternal Grandma and my dad now has. He's been doing a good job getting his blood sugar down so that has motivated me to do more.
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Member Since: 11/18/2008

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My Goals:
In the past my goals were around my weight, not anymore. I'm working towards meeting small goals that add up to big changes:
1. Track how long it takes me to eat is number one short-term goal at this time.

My Program:
Small steps building to big ones.
* Time how long it takes me to eat. Work towards 30 minute meals.
* 7-9 hrs of sleep every night.
* Start exercising 10 minutes a day with an off day where all I do is stretching. Work towards 60 minutes 6 days a week with 15 minutes of stretching on my off day.
* Work towards drinking 8 to 10 c water every day.
* At least 25 Spark points every day.
* Eat 2 - 3 serv fruit daily.
* Eat 3 - 4 serv veggies daily.
* Eat 3 serv dairy daily.
* Eat 2 serv meat daily.
* Work towards 25 Grams or more of fiber daily.
* Reduce sodium to the recommended daily maximum.
* Make sure I'm meeting my nutrient requirements.

Personal Information:
I live in the Midwest and I love the seasons, but admit when it gets cold outside, I lose motivation for a bit so working on that. I think the great thing about having seasons though is it makes it easy to mix things up. I love taking my daughter sledding and would love to do more snowmobiling in the winter. Spring, I love to enjoy nature and seeing the flowers bloom and that's when I work on my flower garden. Summer is swimming and more fun. Fall is watching the leaves change and get my garden ready for winter. Always something to do!

Other Information:
* I can do anything I set my mind to.
* I got to get up and try.
* Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.
* Everything in moderation.

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GOINGTODOTHIS2
2/23/2014 6:55:59 PM

Just stopping by to say emoticon . Have a great week!



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UNSWEETMAMA
2/23/2014 3:31:40 PM

I love the idea of making the quest for balance fun.
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JUNESHOPE
2/21/2014 10:51:15 PM

I have a young daughter, so I know what you are talking about with wanting to keep up with your daughter.
I've also been recently diagnosed with pre-diabetes, so I'm focused a lot on getting healthy from the inside out.
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2/15/2014 9:25:34 AM

“If we think our job here on earth is to fix ourselves, we will keep looking for the broken places.
If we believe our job is to be kind, we will keep lavishing love on ourselves.”
-Geneen Roth
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GOINGTODOTHIS2
2/11/2014 9:09:01 PM

I'm doing ok. Trying to fight for that 1 lbs to hit my first 10 lbs. I am so sorry to hear about your job. Any prospects yet? Hang in there!!! emoticon emoticon



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