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So this is me today on my 44th birthday...I think I'm doing alright for my

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My Wellness Vision:
~I will have a healthy & strong body.
~I will overcome my physical limitations to achieve my wellness vision.
~I will educate myself on exercise & proper diet.
~I will eat healthfully & learn what foods are fuels for a healthier body.
~I will feel better mentally, as well as physically.
~I will hike to places I've only seen through other people's photos and take my own photos.
~I will dress again in my beloved vintage clothing.
~I will enjoy traveling without the restrictions of my current size & physical ailments.

To start, I am 44 yrs young. I live in beautiful NW Montana, near Glacier National Park. I've been divorced/single for 11 yrs. I have a 19 yr old Daughter and a 17 yr old Son who are amazing! I've realized that i've spent so much time making sure their every need has been met to help them to become the amazing young people they are that i've neglected myself in the process. It is now time for me to take time for myself. Before i know it, they will both be out on their own and i'll still be sitting 100 lbs overweight and wondering the why's and how's of it all. It is MY time for ME now...and I wont feel bad for it. I've recently quit working in the line of work I've been in for the last 20 yrs...tired of sitting on my butt and watching myself become more and more uncomfortable as time goes on. Crazy as it sounds, this chubby mama got herself a job in a gym!! The people i work for are amazing and are the best cheerleaders I could ever hope for. They believe in me and that has helped ME to believe in ME too! They are who introduced me to SparkPeople and i'm so thankful they did!

My hope is to meet people like me through this site. To educate myself in ways i've always wanted to be educated in. To be able to educate others in the process as I learn too. I have submerged myself in an environment that, I feel, will ensure success to reach the goals i've set for myself. This is real. I'm going to do this. I've tried and failed too many times with too many other programs and processes...but not this time. That proverbial wall people always talk about hitting??? Ya...i may have hit it....but i knocked that SOB to the ground and it wont get the best of me ever again.

I look forward to new friendships and support and i hope to offer the same to others. Hit me up and....

Let's DO this!!

Member Since: 10/17/2016

Fitness Minutes: 7,069

My Goals:
To be that weight loss success story I've always dreamed i could be.

My current long term goal is to be below 200 lbs (it's been 25+ yrs since i've felt what that feels like...i am currently at my highest weight of 243 lbs).

My current weekly goal is to work out a minimum of 4 days per week (after all, i work in a gym 4 days per i really have no excuses.) I have completely revamped my nutritional intake and I cant believe how much better i feel!

My Program:
Just getting started.....again...New goals, new challenges, new cheerleaders in my corner....

I recently started working for an amazing company that puts me in constant contact with people who live successfully healthy lifestyles and they are teaching me so much just in being in the same environment every day.

Personal Information:
Single Mom of 2 amazing teenagers...yes, I really said that. I use humor to hide my self loathing. I'm the chubby lady who happens to work at a fitness center. I also work as a Karaoke DJ (or a KJ).

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    The only way to get what you really want is to know what you really want.

    The only way to know what you really want is to know yourself.

    The only way to know yourself is to be yourself.

    And the only way to be yourself is to listen to your heart.
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    1402 days ago
    It's easier than you think to live well.
    There's a way to lift life from so-so to satisfying
    and from good to great that is practically effortless
    and almost instant.
    In fact, all it takes is making a choice:
    the choice to count your blessings.
    Once you begin,
    you'll discover more and more to count!
    ~from Woman's World Magazine 12/26/16
    1410 days ago
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    Pick whichever smile you need to get through the day!

    "Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect.
    There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions.
    So what. Get started now.
    With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful."
    -Mark Victor Hansen
    1411 days ago
    I am also MIA on SP but not lacking activity! New semester started yesterday and I have big load of reading and intensive writing classes!! Now comes the time when I need to effectively manage my time!
    1411 days ago

    This is your year. Your year to take giant steps and leap ahead. emoticon

    Your year to see your vision and passion make things happen. emoticon

    Your year to finally start living your dreams. emoticon

    When this year is done, you'll look back and be amazed at how far you've come. emoticon

    And you've already begun! Have another wonderful week!

    1414 days ago
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