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Hello! My name is Colleen and I am from Wisconsin. I joined sparkpeople because it was suggested to me by my doctor when I told her I wanted to lose weight.

The road has been long. I get excited and motivated and think I am going to make this work and then there is no weight loss so I lose the fire. I know that if I was following a good plan that the weight loss may not happen right away... but I actually think I am cheating too much. Apparently I haven't found my rock bottom.

And then something happened to me recently. My job offered to pay for me to finish my degree - I am very close. And tomorrow (9/30/13), I will have finally made my way to 1st shift after working my way up at this small company. Some have spent 20+ years there and are not on 1st shift. So doors are opening for me and I think this is a sign that I need to get healthy.

I definitely think the exterior does not make the person but I do think that there is a confidence that comes with looking good. I want to try my hardest to make a fresh start! Please add me as a spark friend so that my network and yours can grow!

Member Since: 10/11/2011

Fitness Minutes: 33,889

My Goals:
Lose 100 pounds.

Walk a 5k, run a 5k.

My Program:
I am going to take all the advice I can. I used to think I knew everything about health and that I had a lot to share. I know now that I should listen more and talk less.

Personal Information:
I love food and the path of least resistance. However, I am very afraid of that day when I am 60 years old and I can't walk because I didn't take care of myself earlier in life.

Other Information:
When you know better, you do better. -Maya Angelou

Losing weight is hard.
Maintaining your weight is hard.
Staying overweight is hard.
Choose your hard.

Yesterday you said tomorrow. -Unknown to me

Sweat is fat crying. -Unknown to me

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    A Healthy and Happy New Year to you! Wishing you GREAT success in your 2014 goals.
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    2519 days ago
  • v COOKIE_AT_51
    And a Happy St. Patty's day to you emoticon emoticon emoticon ... hope you have an awesome week!
    2809 days ago
  • v SHAR8676
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon May the road rise up to meet you.
    May the wind always be at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face,
    and rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the palm of His hand. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2809 days ago
    I Colleen, I'm from WI too! Still recovering from the Packer loss! emoticon Hey, I read what you wrote on "The Spark" and I was REALLY, REALLY encouraged!

    "This is why I haven't been able to change it overnight, this is why it takes practice, and this is why I have to like what I am doing or it is not going to stick. For me, I can think of it as old me vs. new me. Unhealthy me vs. healthy me. Diet is temporary, lifestyle is long-term. If I want long-term effects, I have to take long-term actions."

    Thank you for writing this! I SO needed to read it! I hit goal in April 2011, and now have gained 20#'s back. REALLY downer, but your words really helped me!!!

    Thanks, Susan
    2859 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/26/2013 5:38:33 PM
    Thanks so much for the friend add. I added you as a friend too. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog and the goodie! You rock!
    Ooooh George is a cutie pie!
    2864 days ago
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