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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!

I recently completed the first of several career-changing steps and am about to launch into the second phase in January... I know that I need the structure and ...
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!

I recently completed the first of several career-changing steps and am about to launch into the second phase in January... I know that I need the structure and healthy habits in place before the stress builds again. I know this is the place to find the support and tools I need to make it through the next level of nursing school!
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Member Since: 5/31/2009

SparkPoints: 10,676

Fitness Minutes: 8,982

My Goals:
Me: The Healthy Version

150-ish pounds
regular exerciser
social
self-confident

I want to be down 150 pounds by September 2014.

I want to ride in a bicycle race...somewhere, somehow...by 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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9/14/2014 1:07:28 AM

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The Virgo child is born to a mother who is not happy with the money the father makes, so the child grows up with a critical parent. Virgo learns to criticize because she wants to "get them first, before they get me." She really is a shy, introverted person, who dislikes loud noises and crude people. She never can tell her mother how she really feels, and her father is most often a passive man, but a good man. She learns to be frugal with money, because she had fear about not having any as a child. She gets along well with Taurus, Capricorn, Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio. She can have health issues with her bowels. She loves to teach others how to live life well. (Dr. Phil is a Virgo.) She has few children, but makes a good mother who keeps her children on the straight and narrow. If she is done wrong in love she will leave and not think about looking back. When she is over with a relationship, it is over. She won't be made a fool of twice.
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.
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.



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9/13/2014 1:18:14 AM

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9/12/2014 9:30:36 PM

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