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Colleen's journey

I have had some pretty terrible eating habits, and been pretty much sedentary, all of my adult life. I am tired of being tired, and I don't want to be a spectator on the sidelines of life anymore.

I want to love myself as much as I love my family and friends, and I would NEVER treat any of them the way I've treated myself for the past 15-20 years. I want to eat REAL food, not this processed crap that is all around us, and I want to get out into the REAL world to get my activity ...
I have had some pretty terrible eating habits, and been pretty much sedentary, all of my adult life. I am tired of being tired, and I don't want to be a spectator on the sidelines of life anymore.

I want to love myself as much as I love my family and friends, and I would NEVER treat any of them the way I've treated myself for the past 15-20 years. I want to eat REAL food, not this processed crap that is all around us, and I want to get out into the REAL world to get my activity - I've tried gyms and videos, and they just don't do anything for me. ((UPDATE: I've learned to tolerate the gym - Yay!))

I have realized that it wasn't being fat that was making me unhappy, it was being unhappy that was making me fat. I don't think I've ever focused on me, taken care of me, or done things that I needed to do for ME. I have to be happy and healthy to be a good mother, a good wife, a good friend. It's real this time. :-)
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Member Since: 1/1/2010

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My Goals:
1. Lose 52 pounds before the end of 2010. (DONE 2-9-11)

2. Raise $2300 to walk in the 3-Day in Phoenix in November. (DONE)

3. After finishing #1 and #2, get tested for kidney donation. (DONATED 1-21-12)

4. Grow my hair out to donate to Locks of Love sometime in 2011. (DONE 10-26-11)

5. (NEW) Reach my doctor-prescribed TOPS goal weight of 150 pounds by 1-1-12. (DONE 2-1-12)

My Program:
I am paying attention to what I eat, and trying not to fall into my old emotional-eating habits. I joined a local TOPS group for weekly accountability and support. I have become MUCH more active - exercise is no longer a 4-letter word or something I'm allergic to!

Personal Information:
My name is Colleen, and I am 38 years old. I am married, with 2 children (ages 5 + 9) and only 1 dog right now, a Boxer! In late 2009, we relocated from Phoenix AZ to Deming NM, and I lost my entire support system. I am looking for help in keeping motivated to reach my goal.

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I taught for 12 years before leaving Phoenix. I adore Jesus and my new church family. I am an admitted TV junkie :-) who is trying to unlearn 35 years of terrible health habits!

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LIFE-FAITH
1/19/2014 10:27:10 AM

My inspirational quote of the day:

SparkGuy says:
It's easier than you might think to be a positive force in your world.

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LIFE-FAITH
11/10/2013 12:16:39 PM

SparkPeople's Coach Tanya says:
Get the nutrients you need from foods, not supplements. Including a variety of foods and beverages in your diet ensures you get everything necessary for good health.



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LIFE-FAITH
10/8/2013 2:46:24 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog.
I appreciate your continued support.
Take care of you! Love your kidneys!
Jean



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DEFENDERDARKSUN
10/5/2013 8:07:03 PM

Thank you so much for the welcome! We have been here in Deming about a month, and are looking for a church. Husband and I will have to stop by and check it out. We would really love to find a church family in town. Look forward to seeing you around! ^-^



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GARDENQE2
9/24/2013 2:14:25 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog...my son says I should write another book!
Best wishes to you on your journey and to "hubs" on his half marathon!



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