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2/7/11 4:21 A

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I have been getting colds SOOOOO much less than before and I like not getting colds.



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2/4/11 4:07 A

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i want to do all things i used to do without breathing hard!



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2/4/11 3:44 A

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it allows me to do things I previously had almost given up on.



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2/3/11 5:40 A

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I want to be a good role model for my kids and to others in my family. (and I want to be hot again lol)



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2/3/11 3:36 A

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I enjoy seeing that spark in the eyes of female friends acquaintances.

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2/2/11 1:28 P

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I feel better when I do

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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2/2/11 12:18 P

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1. I've finally learned what to eat that makes me feel good and what to avoid that makes me feel like garbage. I have fibromyalgia and certain foods trigger pain and general malaise in me.

2. I WANT MY BLACK BELT!!! I've been doing Taekwondo for two years and am at my purple belt (just over half way there.) I was starting to get a little discouraged thinking in my current shape I would not be able to obtain my black belt (and honestly, I was feeling like I was getting too old to go for it.) After talking to my husband about it he pointed out that he'd seen a woman on TV who earned her black belt at 84 years old! So not only did that take away my excuse, it motivated me to get more serious about fitness. I am right that at my current fitness level I won't be able to earn the belt but that just means I need to get in better condition!

3. I just want to be fit and healthy enough to enjoy my life for a long time. I watched my aunt (who raised me) become a hermit and reliant on oxygen because she was over 400 pounds and diabetic. Her quality of life was pretty much zero at the end. I watched her die in the hospital at 74 years old. We had to pay an extra fee for a large flatbed truck to take her remains to a facility that could handle cremating someone her size. It wasn't the fee that made me sad about that. Sorry that's morbid but it's definitely a motivator for me. She was for all accounts and purposes my mom and I loved her dearly.

4. I want to set a good example for my kids because I want them to get the absolute most out of life.



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2/2/11 12:07 P

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I just got a pair of 16W jeans for my birthday that I want to get into.

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2/2/11 12:05 P

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I want to keep my A1c down and blood pressure. I'm happy to report this morning I received my A1c report this morning and it was 5.2. Change is good!

Progress may be slow, but it happens!
No such thing as last place only finishers.


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GBOOMER's Photo GBOOMER Posts: 7,942
2/2/11 4:34 A

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then I can rely on my clothes to keep fitting me well.



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2/1/11 4:07 P

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my life depends on it!

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"If a man really wants something he will find a way, if he doesn't he will find an excuse." Stephen Dolley, Jr

God specializes in the impossible!!!!


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2/1/11 3:56 P

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It keeps my blood sugar and blood pressure down!

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2/1/11 4:25 A

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I need to lose the weight in order to feel good about myself.



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2/1/11 3:58 A

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having done so, I can relax more deeply.



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DANIGEORGE1908's Photo DANIGEORGE1908 Posts: 3,196
1/31/11 9:14 A

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my life depends on it.

30 minutes of exercise a day keeps the doctor at bay!!!



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1/31/11 9:08 A

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I want a healthier life and lifestyle



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1/31/11 8:56 A

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I'm 44 and have a two year old son (and 9 and 8 year old boys as well).

If I'm going to be able to keep up with them and be there for them, I'll have to lose some weight and get more fit.



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GBOOMER's Photo GBOOMER Posts: 7,942
1/31/11 4:08 A

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It helps keep me from catching colds and flues.



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GBOOMER's Photo GBOOMER Posts: 7,942
1/30/11 7:18 A

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I am turning 50 next month and this is the way I want to live as celebrate and pass through this birthday.



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1/29/11 11:15 P

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I want to be able to play with my son.

Leader: Challenges for those 300+ lbs! www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
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1/29/11 11:10 P

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I want to look and feel better!



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1/29/11 11:06 P

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it makes me feel so much more positive and happy.
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STEPGONZ Posts: 32
1/29/11 10:11 P

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I want to be comfortable with my body again. When I go shopping for clothes I want to be able to buy clothes that I actually like and not just buy them because they cover up my problem spots!emoticon



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1/29/11 9:19 P

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I want to see all eight of my grandkids get married and make me a great-grandmother and be healthy enough to play with them



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1/29/11 7:35 P

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I want to be around for a long time and spend many years with the love of my life. Cheesy, but true!

-Heather

"Pursue the things that make you feel alive." - SP


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1/29/11 7:28 P

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I want to live up to my body's potential for grace, athleticism, and strength. i want to feel good about myself instead of hating the mirror and scale. And I want to avoid the heart disease and diabetes that plague my family.



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GBOOMER's Photo GBOOMER Posts: 7,942
1/29/11 7:38 A

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although it is good for the self, it actually gets one outside of one's self in a good way.



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1/28/11 4:09 P

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when I eat right and exercise I feel great!



I find hope in the darkest of days and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe.
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GBOOMER's Photo GBOOMER Posts: 7,942
1/28/11 3:13 A

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it brings me so much happiness that there is plenty to go around.



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1/27/11 10:44 A

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I really think focusing on a healthy life style, by loving yourself enough to take care of yourself, is much more important and effective than focusing on weight loss. The weight will come off (even if it seems to take "forever")as a result of taking care of yourself. If the issues that made you overweight in the first place are addressed, as you learn to take care of yourself, the excess weight will stay off. Let's all learn to truly love ourselves!

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1/27/11 10:01 A

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I want to wear actual bathing suits to the beach without feeling like a beached whale. I want to go for a long walk with my boyfriend without getting tired after a mile. I want to smile at myself in the mirror and think about all the hard work I put into making my body look good.

Sexy Beast Firecracker Challenege:

Start weight ~201
6-21-2011: 197
7-1-2011:197
Firecracker ~192
New Moon ~ 180
Fallin' ~ 174
Sexy Beast ~165

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6/14/11 - 201
6/21/11 -197
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1/27/11 9:55 A

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I have 2 young, very active boys and I want to have the energy and stamina to keep up. Heart disease, high cholestoral and diabetes run in my family so I want a healthly lifestyle so I can be around for my kids for years to come. I want to teach them that living healthy is important and can be fun!



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1/27/11 9:48 A

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It makes me feel good!



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1/26/11 5:29 A

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I want to improve my health and my chances to enjoy my grandchildren here and great-grandchildren in the future!



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GBOOMER's Photo GBOOMER Posts: 7,942
1/26/11 3:16 A

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I really LIKE exercise. It is fun, interesting and creative.



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GBOOMER's Photo GBOOMER Posts: 7,942
1/25/11 5:00 A

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Because I want to be "in the game" and able to work as long as I want to.



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1/21/11 4:24 A

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Because apparently it allows my brain to function more intelligently.



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1/20/11 8:21 P

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I want to improve my anxiety and depression, become disciplined so that I improve in other areas of my life (school, work, etc), and be the healthiest I can be for my husband.

"Courage is not about having the strength to go on, but going on when you don't have the strength." - Teddy Roosevelt


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1/20/11 7:11 P

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I want to be healthier and have more stamina.



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1/20/11 7:02 P

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I want to have more confidence! Especially to feel better when I am dressing up for work, and not always hide in a hoodie and jeans. I also want to make working out more of a hobby so I can be healthy.



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1/19/11 2:21 P

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I want to be do a 4 day strenuous hike, and feel sexy in a bikini



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1/19/11 7:35 A

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I want to run a half marathon some day.



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1/19/11 6:16 A

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I want to have more energy and less pain. And I want to be able to focus and be organised.

GBOOMER's Photo GBOOMER Posts: 7,942
1/19/11 5:45 A

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I wouldn't want to have to buy big size clothing again. I already threw out the larger sizes I had before.



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1/16/11 8:15 A

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It makes me feel good physically & emotionally.

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1/16/11 7:37 A

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i weigh almost 200 pounds at 5 foot 6 and can barely fit into 'normal" clothes, and am embarrassed to be seen in public, and i get out of breath easily having to run for the bus or go up steps, and i am a weakling when it comes to everyday chores--plus i am vain and just want to look better
--marcella

keep trying despite failure, and if you perservere, eventually you WILL succeed.


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1/16/11 6:26 A

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the line between "exercise" and the rest of my waking hours has blurred somewhat from my less fit past.



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1/13/11 10:47 A

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I am worth the time and effort, and that I should put my needs into consideration.

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1/13/11 7:05 A

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I want to be around and able to play with kids and grandkids



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1/13/11 5:21 A

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i want to live!



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