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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: 16,279

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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    "I believe in waking up every day and taking a good step toward health, and honoring your body." -Troian Bellisario
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    “In terms of days and moments lived, you’ll never again be as young as you are right now, so spend this day, the youth of your future, in a way that deflects regret. Invest in yourself. Have some fun. Do something important. Love somebody extra. In one sense, you’re just a kid, but a kid with enough years on her to know that every day is priceless."
    -Victoria Moran
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    Just stopping by to encourage you to make the most of each day, my beautiful young Sparkfriend! Keep your goals in mind, and do something every day that will move you one step closer to attaining them. Don't ever forget that you are always worth your best effort!
    Have a healthy week!

    1746 days ago
    "I believe that we are who we choose to be.
    Nobody's going to come and save you. You've got to save yourself.
    Nobody's going to give you anything. You've got to go out and fight for it.
    Nobody knows what you want except for you.
    And nobody will be as sorry as you if you don't get it.
    So don't give up on your dreams."
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    Just stopping by to encourage you to keep doing your best, Sparkfriend! You don't have to be perfect in order to make progress. Be your own hero today and every day, and keep fighting to reach your goals. It isn't easy, but you are worth the effort!
    1754 days ago
  • v ELISARA2005
    I saw your post on the day 4 forums of the Spark Solution page. I saw that you were craving tortilla chips. I wanted to let you know if you go on the Spark Recipes page you can look up a recipe for home made tortilla chips. I make them often for my son and I.They really aren't bad (as in tasting like store bought). They are kind of chewy sometimes and others they are crunchy! You can top them however you want. We like garlic. Hope your week is going well.
    1762 days ago
    "Transformation is not five minutes from now; it's a present activity. In this moment you can make a different choice, and it's these small choices and successes that build up over time to help cultivate a healthy self-image and self esteem."
    -Jillian Michaels
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    “Make a pledge to yourself right now, to declare that you are worth your time and energy."
    -Deborah Day
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    Just stopping by to wish you a happy, healthy and fun Summer, Sparkfriend! Keep making those daily choices that will help you move closer to your goal, one step at a time. Right now there are just a little over 90 days until the first day of Autumn. Imagine how much progress you can make by then if you just keep doing your best each day this Summer! Don't are worth the effort!
    1768 days ago
    "Every day of our lives we are faced with a choice.
    The choice to BE, or to be truly AMAZING.
    Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.
    No matter who you are, or what you do, you absolutely, positively do have the power to TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE."
    -Lorna Jane
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    Hey Sparkfriend, I hope your week is going great so far. Make the most of each day as it comes, and choose to be amazing! Put forth your best effort....because you are worth it!
    1778 days ago
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