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My 3 little blessings! Gracie, David, Sophia

This is me with my family: Dec, 2011.

Me, Jim, Crista and Caitlin on Easter 2011.


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I am a mother of 4, married since 1986 and in need of a serious makeover.

My Health Journey

I'm starting this journey for the one hundred and first time it seems. I've always had a little weight problem, but I was able to keep it in check in high school. After I got married that changed. I began gaining weight when my husband went to basic training, about 14 pounds, and I kept telling myself "I'll get it back off soon". But that didn't happen before I gained more weight being alone all the time while he worked such long hard hours at training school.

Then I gave birth to twins weighing in at over 9 lbs. each I kept an added 30 lbs after that and I weighed in at 174. Two more babies over 9 lbs and my weight was up to almost 200. After that I couldn't blame my pregnancies, I added another 35lbs. During those 23 years I tried many ways of weight loss, none very successfull, not for long anyway.

I have decided that it is time to get very serious about becoming a healthy person. I KNOW what I am suppose to do nutrition and fitness wise, I just need to discover HOW to implement what I know.

So TODAY is the beginning of My Health Journey. I am creating a new attitude to go with the knowledge I already have and inviting My LORD in on this journey with me. I can do all things through HIM....
Update 1/8/15

I have been inconsistent. I am sad about that. BUT...Life has given me some strong motivation to get healthy and fit.
My middle daughter got married in Jan and had our first grandson in November.
My middle son married a young lady who already had 2 daughters.
So I am a Grandma!!
Also, my dad needs someone in his life to be a good health example for him, he is not doing well. I want to be that person.
5/2/2012 232 lbs
1/3/2013 235.5
10/15/2013 233
1/8/15 241
1/23/15 234
4/21/15 241
5/28/15 234
8/4/15 220
12/12/15 217
12/31/15 223
1/20/16 220
3/1/16 214

Member Since: 7/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 13,420

My Goals:
My goals for March:

*Have a green smoothie 3-4 times a week. Eggs 3-4 x week
*Drink 8 cups of water daily and add hot lemon water and a fiber drink with ACV
*Strength Train twice/ wk
*Aerobic Exercise 4 x wk
*Use rebounder for 10 min.
*Track my food (no matter what I eat)!
* Eat at least 4 Fruit/Veggies a day.

Weight Goals:
Lose 5 lbs check ;)
Lose 10 lbs check ;)
Lose 15 lbs check ;)
*Lose 24 lbs 10 % (218)
check ;) 9/17
Lose 30 lbs
*Get to Onderland
Lose 50 lbs ( 192)
*Lose 25% (182)
Get to 170
*Lose 30% (169)
Get to 160
Lose 80 lbs (162)
Get to 150
Lose 40% (145)

Physical Goals:
Jog 1 min
Jog 5 min
Walk a 5K
Jog a 5K
Hold a plank for 90 sec.

My Program:
I am utilizing Sparkpeople to track calories and exercise.

My motivation:

1) My dad won't eat right, exercise or lose weight if I don't lead the way.
2) I want to be able to be active with those little ones in the summer and for decades to come.
3) I want to be proud of the person I see in the mirror!

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I don't need easy, I just need possible. --- Soul Surfer

Dieting is hard, Being Fat is hard. Choose your hard!

My one word:
2015 Discipline!!
2016 Intentionality / Self control (I couldn't choose just one)

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    "You have failed only when you stop trying. Until then, you're still in the act of progression.
    So, never quit trying and you'll never be a failure."
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    Hi Laura, thank you for the was so nice to hear from you! I'm sorry you got overwhelmed with things and stayed away from Sparks. I'm glad you clicked on that email today! I hope you'll stick around. I am here anytime you need support.
    420 days ago
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    Welcome to Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    467 days ago
  • v BRENDA0170
    Hi Laura this is Brenda another member of the 90 day challenge. You are an inspiration to me. Our stories are so similar. We can make those healthy choices and take those unwanted pounds off emoticon
    492 days ago
    Hi there! I'm Lisa and I'm with you on the 90 day challenge team that you recently joined. Great to have you here. This is a very supportive team and I'm sure you will like it.
    One of my favorite quotes is "We all stumble every one of us, that's why it's such a comfort to go hand in hand"
    You have a beautiful family. Have a great weekend and Just make one healthy choice, then another. emoticon
    493 days ago
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    508 days ago
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