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I want to be Fabulous By 40!!!

Hi! I'm Rebecca. I'm 39 years old, a Christian (Lutheran), married almost eight years to a wonderful man, and step-mom to an awesome 12 year old boy.
I've fought with obesity since childhood. When I graduated high school I was 220 lbs, and my weight steadily climbed year by year. By the time I was 30, I weighed 275 lbs. God brought a great man into my life in May of 2004, and I married him in November of that same year. We immediately began trying to expand our little family, to ...
Hi! I'm Rebecca. I'm 39 years old, a Christian (Lutheran), married almost eight years to a wonderful man, and step-mom to an awesome 12 year old boy.
I've fought with obesity since childhood. When I graduated high school I was 220 lbs, and my weight steadily climbed year by year. By the time I was 30, I weighed 275 lbs. God brought a great man into my life in May of 2004, and I married him in November of that same year. We immediately began trying to expand our little family, to no avail. The next eight years brought failure, grief, devastation, fertility drugs, depression, stress and two babies taken to Heaven. I have a hormonal disorder known as PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) and several blood-clotting disorders (Lupus Anticoagulant, Anticardiolipin Syndrome and Compound Heterozygous MTHFR mutation). All of this contributes to my infertility and the blood clotting disorders led to my miscarriages. PCOS also is one cause of my weight problems. That, and honestly, I like good food and I like to eat!
I've had quite a few wake up calls recently, and I've come to the realization that I have to change the way I'm living (or rather, existing...I haven't been truly LIVING for a long time) or I won't see my 40th birthday.
I have a little over 200 lbs to lose.
I'm looking forward to meeting new people who understand just how hard this journey is and creating a support system for this adventure.
I love to read and knit, I work crazy hours as a 9-1-1 dispatcher, and I love God who gave me life and redeemed me through His son Jesus Christ!
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Member Since: 6/15/2012

SparkPoints: 1,513

Fitness Minutes: 377

My Goals:
Lose 50 lbs by Christmas.

Be more active.

Feel better about myself.

Run a 5K.

Long term: Lose at least 200 lbs and be healthy enough to carry a pregnancy full term.

My Program:
Daily tracking with SP Android app and website.

Measuring and weighing food.

Consistently drinking 10+ 8oz glasses of water daily.

Eating more fresh veggies and fruits, less processed and packaged foods.

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EMMABE1
10/15/2012 6:16:48 PM

Just dropped by to say - Hi. and welcome you to The “Chair Exercise” Team
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Welcome to the most friendly, most supportive team in SparkPeople land!! - Please feel free to jump in and join in the message boards. It has been proved that people who contribute to message boards and blog regularly lose more weight, more easily than those who don’t, so come on in.
It is a great place to be and you will find lots of friends, ideas and links to help and support you at all stages on your journey.
I hope you succeed in all the goals you set.
Enjoy the journey
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7/24/2012 11:23:05 AM

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Today you have the choice to be amazing. Today you can do more than just try. You can succeed. You can be victorious. Today, you can rock your world. You can look yourself in the eye and smile... because you know that you are fighting for an amazing cause: YOU. And YOU are absolutely worth fighting for.

You can also do the same thing tomorrow.

"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

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In honour of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games this Saturday in London, I give to you the Olympic Creed which is as true for the games as it is for achieving our own goals and dreams each and every day:

"The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

Today, you are a superhero, a survivor, a warrior, and a beacon to others for honouring yourself, your mind and your body; for making the choices that will make you an even better person tomorrow.

Today you are one step closer, because you decided to be. Fight strong, fight well, fight fair.

"Never, never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill

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BECOMING_HOLLY
7/12/2012 9:06:37 AM

emoticon every 1/4 mile adds up and makes you stronger!



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DEBPRE16
7/11/2012 6:35:23 PM

I am a Christian too. Have you heard of Shawl Ministry? It is when some people who knit or crochet form a group and make shawls to give to people who are ill or grieving or need to be wrapped up in God's because of difficulties. I enjoy my group at church. I am a Methodist. We also make baby blankets for babies who are struggling or sick. I am crocheting a blue and yellow baby blanket right now. There is info on the net about it and if you are interested I bet you could find a group or start one if you wanted to. Just thought I would share.

Hope you are having a great day!

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BECOMING_HOLLY
7/9/2012 6:20:44 PM

Thank you SO MUCH for commenting on my blog!

It really feels like that, doesn't it? The whole workout, my mind just wants me to stop and sit on a couch... but when I keep pushing through, I am SO CONFIDENT in myself and could take on the world!

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Holly



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