ANNROW0354   25,518
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Making myself a priority in 2014!



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Member Since: 6/11/2013

SparkPoints: 25,518

Fitness Minutes: 9,250

My Goals:
Long term goal for 2014: Embrace this journey to a healthier lifestyle that has me releasing excess weight and enjoying every day as a new opportunity.

Long term weight loss goal: 35 pounds by June 2014.

Long term fitness goal: Run a 5k in 2014

My Program:
Daily meditation and prayer; positive affirmations; keeping my goals in front of me.

Track food daily and stay in calorie range by eating processed foods.

6000 SparkActivity steps daily....
Get out of the house and to the gym 4 times a week.

Personal Information:
I live in Naperville, Illinois which is about 35 miles west of Chicago. I have 5 children but only 1 is living at home at this time. I have a wiener dog named Mia. I volunteer at a homeless shelter, write articles for a website and enjoy Chicago sports teams Bears, Bulls, Sox and Blackhawks!

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Member Comments:
3/14/2014 10:30:07 AM

“Stop wasting so much energy hating your body; it makes you weaker.
Everything good in your life begins from the moment you begin accepting, understanding, respecting, and loving your true self.”
-Harry Papas
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Thanks so much for commenting on my "Back On Track" blog. Have a great day!

PS: Good luck on your journey! I last weighed myself over a month ago, and I probably won't weigh myself again for a very VERY long time. I've only weighed myself 4 times since 2012. I prefer to gauge my success by NSV's such as how my clothes feel and how much stamina I have during workouts. When I get on the scale, I tend to obsess over the numbers and I'd rather not do that.

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3/12/2014 5:13:41 PM

"You must take personal responsibility.
You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself. That is something you have charge of."
-Jim Rohn
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Thanks for commenting on my "Clothes" blog. Have a healthy day!

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2/17/2014 7:22:48 PM

"You are capable and worthy of being and doing anything.
You just need the discipline and determination to see it through.
It won't come instantly, and you may backslide from time to time, but don't let that deter you.
Never give up. Life is an ever-changing process, and nothing is final.
Therefore, each moment and every new day is a chance to begin anew."
-Barbara Cage
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Thanks for commenting on my blog, "The Scale and Me." Have a healthy, active day!

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2/13/2014 8:02:38 PM

“How would your life be different if…You didn’t allow yourself to be defined by your past?
Let today be the day…You stop letting your history interfere with your destiny, and awaken to the opportunity to release your greatest self.”
-Steve Maraboli
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "The Scale, The Steering Wheel & Elastic Waistbands." I hope your week is going great!

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2/6/2014 10:20:11 AM

thank you for the comment on my sparkblog! I agree, it sounds so easy yet we are so inherent to body shame! its time to turn this ship around, and we can do it! :)

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