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She's my reason, I want to be around for a long time, a set a good example.

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One of the few pictures of just me that I could find.

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Can I look like this again, please? Me at 20.

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My weight likes to go up. Sometimes it goes down, but it takes a lot of work. I've been struggling with my weight for about 17 years now, it just creeps up higher and higher. I have had some success in the past with a lot of hard work, but I it's hard and I let life get in the way. Recently my doctor warned me that I am on my way to diabetes. If I don't get my a1c under control by February I am looking at medication. My primary care has been threatening me with cholesterol lowering medication for years. So now I'm trying yet again. Stress, emotion and time are my two biggest enemies. My husband likes to comment on how easily I make excuses, so that's going to be something for me to work on. I just need to make a permanent lifestyle change if I want to win this war and be ready to fight for the rest of my life.

Member Since: 11/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 2,499

My Goals:
I want to be a healthy weight, I'm only aiming for the top of my weight range. I'm 4'10", so any extra weight shows! I also want to be more content with myself. And of course, I want to be healthy.

To go to others for support when I feel alone.

To not let my depression get the best of me.

To get out of the house - it's better for me!

To commit myself fully, and not let stress, laziness or depression get in my way.

To get my cholesterol and BMI into healthy range.

My Program:
I was successful on Weight Watchers, so I am watching my points on a plan similar to South Beach phase 2.

Going to the gym. 3 days a week, working up to 5. Starting my just going, then working up to specific goals.

Take it one day at a time. One mistake doesn't ruin a day, one ruined day doesn't ruin the whole week. Just pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and keep going.

Personal Information:
I am from San Diego CA, but currently live in the Baltimore MD area. Almost 10 years, and I'm still not used to the weather. Humidity kicks my asthma in high gear, which makes exercise difficult. But the more I do it, the easier it gets. And I love those days that aren't humid!

I love photography, and recently got a DSLR. While I'm not very good at it (yet), it's something I look forward to spending time on. Mostly I take pictures of my little girl - talk about a moving target!

Other Information:
My current motto - You have to work hard everyday to see success. But you won't see success every day.

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  • v SPORTY_1
    YEAH!! congrats on the 2lbs lost .. keep up the great work

    have a great day!
    3534 days ago

    Poem by Audrey Hepburn

    For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.
    3545 days ago
    A Great Day

    "Today is a great day to be alive. The world is filled with positive possibilities, and those possibilities grow more numerous with each passing moment. Sure, there are challenges and disappointments and frustrations. And within those challenges, within those disappointments, are some of the greatest possibilities.

    Today is a great day to be alive because today you can make things happen. You can set a goal, chart a course, take stock of your situation and use it to create new value. Pay no attention to those who claim to know how things will be. Your future is yours to determine, and this is the day to make it great.

    You don't need anyone's permission to live with joy and fulfillment. You don't need to wait for certain circumstances to line up in a specific way. For today is a great day to be alive, to be productive, to be effective and to fulfill your best possibilities. And now is the moment to enthusiastically get busy making it all happen."-- Ralph Marston
    3553 days ago
    I borrowed this from another SP pal...

    Ask yourself this the next time you reach for a not so healthy food choice:

    What is more important to me--eating this food or being thinner?

    Makes you think, huh? Continue to stay positive and spread the Spark: )



    3556 days ago
    "Thousand of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."-The Buddha
    3561 days ago
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