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It really pays to make changes in manageable increments... oh, how I have learned this the hard way. This time slow and methodical is the way to go. My focus will no longer be on my shortcomings, but will highlight my lengthening baby-steps. No more gimmicks, no more eating disorders, no more excuses... I can do this! It''s been difficult to stay motivated through the chaos that is my life, but my goal is to keep trying. I can''t lose if I don''t quit. I admit, I''ll need extra help sometimes but I''m getting closer and closer to a healthy me each day. I''m so excited to be that version of me, inside and out!

Member Since: 5/31/2009

Fitness Minutes: 19,511

My Goals:
Me: The Healthy Version

150-ish pounds
regular exerciser

I want to be down 150 pounds by September 2014.

I want to ride in a bicycle race...somewhere, September 2014

I want to celebrate the end of my RN program with a trip to a beach...and wear a swimming suit and shorts without feeling self-conscious!

My Program:
I've begun again with SP and am working on logging in every day, earning lots of points, carefully monitoring my food intake and keeping a close eye on meeting daily goals.

Due to knee issues I will make modifications to my exercise/activity regimen as needed, but I will strive to be active each day!

Personal Information:
I am a wife and mother of 2 teenaged daughters. I have been through a lot in my life and have finally come through the worst of it. I feel like I am deserving of happiness and cannot wait to have my physical body reflect what I feel inside!

Other Information:
Completed LPN in May.
Starting RN in January.
Finishing BSN in 12-18 months :)

Hopefully by the time I'm 40 I'll finally have my bachelor's degree :)

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  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon (sorry I missed this) Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL
    In Virgo the Sun is orderly and thoughtful. With the Sun in Virgo you are predisposed to be hardworking, conscientious, and well-organized. Modest, discriminating and thorough, everything you do, you do well. Practical and down to earth, you are a diligent worker with a competent, discriminating intellect. You are highly analytical and exacting, especially adapted to handling projects with painstaking perfection. Thus, you are fond of good workmanship and the utmost in quality. You are dependable because your approach is always one based on common sense and a realistic and analytical assessment of the problem.
    The Virgo child is born to a mother who isn't happy with the money the father makes and she is turned off romantically to him and she becomes very critical. He is a good but somewhat passive man. The Virgo child learned to be critical to "get them before they get me." The child is shy by nature and likes to work behind the person who is the leader. Virgo makes a good accountant, nurse or teacher as they like to set the standard for others to follow. Their health issue is their intestines.
    You give much attention to detail, but you can carry this to extremes, becoming fussy and critical, sometimes interfering. Large-scale projects can overwhelm you because of your insistence on perfection. Unless you can deliver such quality, you may become frustrated and discouraged. There is always the tendency and danger with Virgo that the big picture idea will be missed in search of minute details. You expect yourself and everyone around you to be perfect, often setting yourself up for disappointment. Your outlook is too negative and picky sometimes.
    Modest and unassuming, you are usually content to live in the background. Your attitude, at times, can become puritanical and prudish. You consider yourself an ordinary person, and you are never given to any airs of pretentiousness or showing off. There may be a tendency for you to see your role as one of service and "behind the scenes" support activity.
    You have a serious attitude toward refining your mind and acquiring knowledge. With your highly varied interests, you can gain a remarkable amount of data about different subjects. You instinctively know that you must grasp all parts before you can fully understand the whole. Systematizing and detail organization are your strengths. You are idealistic, but always practical and reasonable. You're not likely to make general statements based on too few facts.
    You may be somewhat health conscious, for you have an instinctive sense of balance in diet. You're very sensible in taking care of your health, and for that matter, the health of others. Often, the Virgo becomes exceptionally neat and orderly, even a bit neurotic about cleanliness. You're likely to be susceptible to stress related problems because you do tend to worry too much.
    293 days ago
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  • v PLB0217
    emoticon I hope your day was a groovy one!! emoticon

    LOVE your page!
    339 days ago
  • v CHERYLA2012
    Happy belated birthday, DONE GIRL!
    Here's to another 365 days around the sun!
    340 days ago
  • v SHELLE13
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    Happy Belated Birthday, Done Girl! Hope it was fabulous!!! All the best for the year ahead! !!
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    340 days ago
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