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Everyday is a new adventure. It's a new opportunity to start over; to try again; to be a bit better. My weight lose journey has had many ups and downs, but through it all I am still here. I began my weight loss journey nearly 8 years ago. I was very successful, with the help of sparkpeople. I learned how to eat, how to cook, and most importantly how fun and fulfilling exercise can be. After 2 years of great success and nearly obtaining my goal, I was blessed with my 3rd son, Corbin. After his birth my life was turned upside down and I know longer had the time to dedicate to myself. My priorities changes, some of the better and others for the worse. It was during this time that I started slacking on tracking my food. I still maintained my exercise, but I stopped tracking it.

Very gradually I neglected my sparkpeople friends and stopped using the tools completely. I grew lax and began to slowly resort back to my old habits. It took 5 years, but I am now at the point where I have nearly undone all the great success I accomplished to long ago.

A few months ago I realized that I needed to pull out my "Fat" clothes from the attic. It was then that I knew I needed to do something. However the time to start was pushed off again and again. Now my body is telling me that I no longer have time to procrastinate. So, once again I have come back to my tried and true friend. It works! It takes effort to change, but with small simple things you do everyday big changes occur. The nice thing is that often they occur without you even realize it. However, they don't come without effort, forethought, and action.

Member Since: 1/22/2006

Fitness Minutes: 13,635

My Goals:
Pray everyday for the Lord's divine help along my journey.

Short term goal: Lose 5 pounds by my birthday. Reached 2-18-13

Be 10 pounds lighter by my birthday (March 12), so I will have more energy to play.
completed 3-25-13

To be 15 pounds lighter by 4-22-13

Long term goal: 145 by March 2015

My Program:
I measure my food, log it, and plan for the next meal everyday.
I exercise at least 4x's a week, listening to my body to determine the intensity.
I seek the Lord's help everyday to make good choices for my body and my family.
Pat myself on the back at the end of a successful day and be patient with myself for the days I don't do things perfectly.
One bad meal doesn't mean I've blown the whole day.

Personal Information:
I am a married mother of 3 boys. I love to garden. I have a very large vegetable garden as well as flower perinenal garden. I also have a large potted annual garden, wherein most of the flowers I've grown from seeds. I'm a college graduate hoping to be accepted into a doctorate program in the up coming fall. I love how a person's surrounding so strongly effects a person. Other hobbies include: canning, sewing, reading, and camping.

Other Information:
I have a family history of obesity and I really want to overcome my body before my body overcomes me.

When I achieve my goal I want to go on a vacation with my husband to Italy and Greece.

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  • v RIQUI1
    Hello! How is your 2012 starting? I hope it is off on the right path! Are you able to find time for movement and for yourself? :) Stop by the team page (Mothers and More) to get in some games, motivational support - for yourself or someone else or just some friendly banter. I look forward to hearing from you!! Stay true to your goals!

    "Rather the pain of discipline, than the pain of regret."
    3382 days ago
  • v RIQUI1
    Hello! I wanted to come by and invite you to stop over at the Mothers and More team and set up your 3 personal goals for the week - it's not too late! There’s no better way to reach them than with the support and encouragement of a team of people that want to see you succeed!

    Remember to stay true to your goals!!

    “Rather the pain of discipline, than the pain of regret.”
    3558 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement! I really can't say that mine is baby fat any more either. You sound a lot like me. I was on here several years ago, at a slightly lower weight, trying to lose. Seems like I will lose a few pounds and then them back + a couple more. It just adds up over the years and is harder to lose.

    Best of luck on your journey! You have a beautiful family!
    3938 days ago
  • v NJA1953
    Hi Star!
    Just wanted too say how nice too have you walking with us!!
    Are you working still?
    Hope you are having a great Thanksgiving Holiday...
    I can't wait too hear the Christmas Devotional... It will be strange not too have Pres Hinckley their though...after so many years...
    Well have a good weekend...
    4519 days ago
    We miss you on Idaho Living, come back and visit us please.
    4626 days ago
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