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I have a good life and have always been a pretty healthy eater, but haven't been consistently, physically active for a couple of years. It's time to get motivated and make a commitment and set attainable goals. I am hoping this site will help me to do this!

I am pretty tall (6 foot) and tend to not look as heavy as I am. This is both a blessing and a curse, as I put on a lot of weight in the past few years without really realizing it. Now, all of the sudden, the weight is really showing and I can't wait to got rid of it! I have never really been overweight before this and it is hard to think of myself that way. Some days I feel really good and am happy with how I look, but other times it is a whole other story.

My favorite motivational quote right now is this:
“Real change is an inside job. It starts with our attitude, our efforts, and our energy. It takes intention and action on a daily basis.”

Another quote that has been very meaningful and true to my life is this:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you NOT to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some of us, it is in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
~ Marianne Williamson

This is something I have struggled with and continue to struggle with in my life. But, I am getting there!

Thanks for reading this and have a wonderful day! Feel free to add me as a friend or contact me if you need some support!!

Member Since: 12/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 12,949

My Goals:
I know this says I've been a member of this site for a few years, and that is technically true. I joined this site but never used it at all, other than to read a couple of articles.

My true start date was on January 2, 2012! I have been going strong since then and plan to keep it up!!

My Program:
I am tracking my food and nutrition daily and aiming for 1200-1550 calories a day. I'm also drinking 8 cups of water a day - which is a huge change for me!!

I am doing cardio and strength training at least 3 times a week. This is pretty much all done at home and seems to be going well so far!

Tracking my progress online has been a great motivator so far and has really kept me accountable and on track with my goals!!

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  • v NIXY72
    Wanted to stop by and wish you a very Happy New Year! I'm finally back (it's been soooo long!) and just wanted to let you know that I've missed you and that I look forward to reconnecting. Hope you are doing well and that 2014 will be your best year yet!
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    I just wanted to say hi and tell you that even though I've been away from SP for the past several months (bogged down with work and stress) I am looking forward to ending the mighty-year-of-challenges that has plagued me this past year and start fresh soon... I may be still a bit scarce around here for the next little while but I did want to let you know that I've been thinking of you and hope you are doing well in life, in happiness, and in your journey.
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    Today you have the choice to be amazing. Today you can do more than just try. You can succeed. You can be victorious. Today, you can rock your world. You can look yourself in the eye and smile... because you know that you are fighting for an amazing cause: YOU. And YOU are absolutely worth fighting for.

    You can also do the same thing tomorrow.

    "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

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    In honour of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games this Saturday in London, I give to you the Olympic Creed which is as true for the games as it is for achieving our own goals and dreams each and every day:

    "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

    Today, you are a superhero, a survivor, a warrior, and a beacon to others for honouring yourself, your mind and your body; for making the choices that will make you an even better person tomorrow.

    Today you are one step closer, because you decided to be. Fight strong, fight well, fight fair.

    "Never, never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill

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    2809 days ago
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    Today is the unofficial "take happiness into your own hands" day. It's unofficial because I just made it up! (*grin*) But it seems like a great idea, right? Today, try not to be controlled by others... decide to be happy, decide to be great. Move forward as if all your dreams could come true today with no barriers standing in your way. Smile, laugh, and be amazing...

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    “I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it.” - Groucho Marx
    2824 days ago
  • v NIXY72
    It's JUNE! Where has the time gone?

    Please forgive the blanket letter but there were too many people to thank and simply not enough time to write personal notes to everyone...

    Thank you so much for your support and friendship. I am happy to say that I am pretty much back up and running full steam and only have a couple more hurdles to jump to finally put this cancer battle behind me. Now I can look forward to concentrating on my original goals again and come the fall will (fingers crossed) be well on my way to being heathy and happy.

    Coincidentally, this Friday, June 8th, is Best Friends Day. So for all those in your life that you are thankful for, please take a moment to reach out, give a hug and share a smile. Where would our lives be without the amazing support and friendship from someone like you?

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    As we are entering into the summer season (for those, like me, in the Northern Hemisphere), I would like to send this wish to you:

    May you enjoy an everlasting renewal of energy and passion, for this is a time to celebrate the great potential you possess. May the sun shine upon you and fire up your heart to reach all of your goals and find joy in yourself and the world around you. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may you find energy, confidence, vitality and strength. This is the time to shine bright and show the world how beautiful you are. Embrace the summer-lit brilliance of each day and you will create a new life where all your wildest dreams come true. ~ Michelle

    Happy summer :)
    2857 days ago
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