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I am currently working on changing my lifestyle. I am overweight and have blamed it on pregnancies for years. Now my youngest child is 9 and the excuse is old.

When I was younger, I always said I did not want to be overweight like many of the people I know. However, here I am weighing more than those people do. I have seen the stress the weight has put on their bodies and the health issues they have had due to that weight. I don't want to go through the same thing.

I have recently noticed my children picking up my same eating habits and immediately want to break these habits. The best way...be an example.

I took a break due to some illness and injuries but am back and ready to go!

Member Since: 8/19/2011

Fitness Minutes: 12,456

My Goals:
My overall goal is to lose 75 lbs.

My short-term goal is to lose 1% of my body weight each week.

I have 2 very active children and I want to be able to keep up with them and be a role model for them and their fitness.

2015 Resolutions Summary:

1. Spiritual: Grow a deeper relationship with God.
2. Financial: Pay off all debt excluding mortgages. Refinance mortgages. Start saving for future purchases/events.
3. Personal: Have a better attitude about my job. Explore education opportunities. Become more organized. Become better equipped to defend myself.
4. Physical: Treat my body as the temple that it truly is. To have body that is pleasing to my husband. (Lose @ least 35 lbs this year with ultimate goal of 75. Exercise 5x's a week. Eat healthier. Drink more water.)
5. Family: Hold kids responsible for their actions. Reconnect w/family. Organize my home. Finish kids' rooms.

My Program:
I will accomplish my goal by increasing my physical activity, improving my eating habits and drinking water as I should.

SW: 196.2
GW: 125.0

Lose 5lbs (191.2lbs): Clothing Item

Lose 10lbs (186.2lbs): Girls Night Out

Lose 20lbs (176.2lbs): movie night w/hubbie

BMI to Overweight (174.0lbs): workout clothes

Lose 30lbs (166.2lbs): Clothes

1/2 Way to Goal (160.6lbs): Manicure

Lose 40lbs (156.2lbs): Book

Lose 50lbs (146.2lbs): Amazon Carfd

BMI to Healthy (145lbs): Makeover

Lose 60lbs (136.2 lbs): Clothes

Goal Weight (125lbs): Tatoo???

Personal Information:
I am 40 years old, married and have 2 kids ages 9 and 11. My children are very active in sports and I want to be active with them. I am married to a wonderful husband of 14 years that supports me in all ways.

I have started and stopped my attempt to lose weight so many times it is ridiculous. I am commited this time to making a lifestyle change.

Other Information:
I love music of all kinds. I play the piano and would love to learn guitar but haven't managed that yet.

I love to read, to the point it could be called an addiction, which does not lead to an active lifestyle.

I am tired of being fat and the effects it has had on my life.

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    Thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog! It's encouragement such as yours that keeps me on track! emoticon emoticon
    2138 days ago
    Wishing you and yours a happy & healthy holiday season. As we close out 2014, take a few moments to reflect and review your successes and make any renovations necessary to ensure 2015 is your BEST year yet!

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    2168 days ago
    emoticon Janet! Let’s make October the month to renew and refresh ourselves! Fall is the season to rejuvenate our body, mind and spirit! Let’s enjoy the colorful sights, autumn scents and wildlife sounds of October! Fall for outdoor fitness fun! Find healthy recipes with autumn flavors! Embrace positive modification for inner well-being! Enjoy October’s journey of improved health! Have a happy and healthy month! Blessings and hugs to you always.

    emoticon O = Our journey is about self-improvements and personal growth!
    emoticon C = Conquer obstacles by turning setbacks into comebacks!
    emoticon T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions!
    emoticon O = Open your mind to new ways of doing new things!
    emoticon B = Bring out the very best in you and your abilities!
    emoticon E = Embrace each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
    emoticon R = Reduce stress, eat healthy, drink water, exercise regularly and have fun!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2248 days ago
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    “Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”
    ― Steve Maraboli.

    ...."and eat your veggies." – My Mother.

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    Happy Monday! Here's to an awesome week. Be fierce! Be fabulous.

    2250 days ago
    emoticon Janet! Join me as we WELCOME the First Day of Fall! With the start of the autumn season, let’s continue to strive for healthy nutrition, fitness fun, emotional growth and improved health! Always remember, you are never alone in this journey of ours. I am right by your side, embracing you with support, encouragement and hugs from my sparkpage to yours. TOGETHER, Let's Turn Our Autumn Goals into Amazing Results!

    emoticon A = Anything is possible when you believe in the power of you!
    emoticon U = Utilize positive thoughts, decisions and actions in all that you do!
    emoticon T = Take action! Be productive! Make progress! Achieve results!
    emoticon U = U CAN commit to healthy nutrition, fitness fun and emotional growth!
    emoticon M = Maintain focus on each goal, daily commitment and follow-through!
    emoticon N = Never give up from conquering setbacks into mastering comebacks!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2256 days ago
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