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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 ...
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....
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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.
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5/2/2012 232 lbs
1/3/2013 235.5
10/15/2013 233
1/8/15 241
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Member Since: 7/31/2011

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My Goals:
My goals for Jan:

*Have a green smoothie daily
*Drink 6 cups of water daily
*Walk my dog every day for at least 10 min.
*Do strength training 2-3 times a week
*Use rebounder for 10 min.
*Track my food (no matter what I eat)
* Eat at least 5 Fruit/Veggies a day.

Weight Goals:
Lose 5 lbs check ;)
Lose 10 lbs
Lose 15 lbs
*Lose 24 lbs 10 % (218)
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.


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

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

I love this!!( From a Dolly Parton song.):

You better get to livin', givin'
A little more thought about bein'.
A little more willin' to make a better way.
Don't sweat the small stuff
Keep your chin up
Just hang tough
And if it gets too rough
Fall on your knees and pray
And do that everyday
Then you'll get to livin'.

My one word: Discipline!!





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4EVER21B
11/26/2013 4:22:25 PM

Thanks so much for the goodie. I love goodies!



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11/24/2013 8:03:41 PM

Hi Laura,
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11/21/2013 12:41:17 AM

I hadn't tried hooping in years. I don't know if I can do it still. With my back problems I am not sure if I can maneuver it. I should be able to though. I am trying belly dancing exercise right now. LOL Now that is a site to behold. I am like a deranged octopus. LOL



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