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Enjoying time with my son Chris, Jan 22, 2011
This is where change begins!
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Hi! I joined Spark People because my son told me I MUST!!! I have never had so much fun and support and love from fellow quest followers in my life! I tell everyone about this site, but few listen. They seem to be like I was, I don't need a website, I am doing just fine on my own! I am here to give myself the gift of better muscle tone, consistently healthy eating, and consuming my proper portions of veges. The most important thing for me, is to have a new attitude, improve my mental health through exercise, and continue to grow with all my new friends, (did I say WONDERFUL, AMAZING, OUTRAGEOUSLY SUPPORTIVE friends?) I do have a tendency to "fall off the wagon" repeatedly, which is why I need to work on my attitude. I get feeling sorry for myself over something dumb, and "blow it". From now on (Jan 19, 2011 which also happens to be my son's 31st birthday!) I have a much better understanding of setting goals, and how to reach them. The only reason I want to get back to my goal weight, is because these pictures were taken at below my goal weight, and I was feeling so wonderful about myself. I want to feel that way again. I seriously think it had more to do with the exercise I was doing than the weight. But since last spring, I've had one life changing event after another which stopped my exercise cold. So now I'm ready to gradually work my way up to "muscle woman"!!!! Ha Ha I love the journey I've been on with Spark People, and I'm so happy to have so many wonderful friends who are always helping me along the way! Isn't this place just the GREATEST? I think so.
Over the last 2 years I have lost 66 pounds, and now I want to fill all that flabby skin with toned muscle, so I can get rid of those unsightly wrinkles!! Oh ya, and so I can be healthy and fit! ;-p
NEW GOAL: I want to be heart attack proof by March of 2014!
This site has motivated me to get back on the dumbbells which is what started my weight loss in the first place. Also, I have taken up aerobics, which I haven't done since I was a long distance runner 25(?) years ago!
I am a transplant from WA state, to the beautiful mountains of Montana. I came to Bozeman from Anaconda in 1995 to go to school at Montana State University. I love it here so much I never want to leave. I like to put together jig saw puzzles, quilt, clean, walk, watch movies (gotta love that Red Box!), listen to all kinds of music (except rap and heavy metal), read nonfiction and play on the computer (especially reading on Spark People!)
My favorite quote: "You are the artist who never sleeps, continually yet unconsciously rearranging the images on your life's canvas with brushstrokes of thought." Mike Dooley
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