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I have been struggling with weight since my early 20's. January 1st of 2020, I hit a all time high of 342 pounds and that was my breaking point. My life needed to change and it did. I took on 2020 and focused on my diet, my fitness, my mental health, and my business dreams.

Little about my personal life: My name is Michelle but I also go by Chell. I am 47 years old, happily married, have 2 grown children. I have a 2 dogs (Rottie & Dorkie) and a cat (who thinks she is a dog).

I was born and raised in Iowa but have called Florida home for over 25 years, with a small 7 year time in Arkansas thanks to the military.

I am a full time college student working on my bachelors degree in business and I graduate this Spring of 2021. I am also a life and health coach.

My hobbies include working in the yard, doing crafts, woodworking, and listening/reading to books. I am also a MAJOR personal development and numbers nerd.

If you want to connect feel free to reach out to me, add me as a friend. There is always room for more friends.

Member Since: 10/27/2018

Fitness Minutes: 24,563

My Goals:
To continue to lose weight, eat healthy, and exercise daily.

Weight goal is to get down to 170ish pounds but I also want more muscle so I am flexible with the number on the scale.

My Program:
I use the basic calories in / calories out method. I love walking and try to do that daily. I also enjoy doing strength training workouts. I'm working on trying to enjoy yoga but that's a work in progress.

I use Sparkpeople to the groups, education, challenges and can't imagine being successful without it and all the friends I have made on this site.

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My reason for getting healthy is like others, I want to be around for family. I want to ride a bike again (weight limit on mine is 300 pounds). I also want to go to an amusement park and ride all rides, I want to fit in the seats at concerts, movies, etc. I want to go to a restaurant and sit at a booth instead of the table. I want to enjoy life to the fullest.

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    Great to read your message!! Thank you for your kind words. It is good to be around supportive and accountable type people!! emoticon

    Wonderful you got to see your son and receive a hug!!! We do miss those things.

    Actually I have been on furlough for the past 3 weeks! I can't do any work for the school!!
    It came as a surprise as I have 6 students working on their diploma level Health and Safety qualification. I am praying that this situation changes soon so I can resume working with them. I wrote them all to let them know the situation and would be in touch as soon as the college gives me back my status.

    So...I am using this time to work on me! Getting things done around the house and personal projects. (like the bags in my blog) So glad I am able to take my "mental health walk" every evening to balance out the day.

    Keep being amazing and so glad to be able to touch base with you. emoticon
    241 days ago
    How the heck are you doing?????? emoticon
    244 days ago
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    Thanks for the SparkGoodie! That was so sweet...I am excited to get started. Please keep sending me Fitbit day I WILL beat MA!
    257 days ago
    Always here for you GF!!! emoticon
    259 days ago
    Thanks Chell! Love being in CAMO-land with you!
    373 days ago
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