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Hi!! I'm Kim. Just a little note that hopefully lets you know that you are not alone. That you can do this. That time and determination do pay off.

It has been a long journey to reach my most recent successes but, I can honestly say the journey is worth every step! It wasn't always easy. In fact I have had many set backs.

I quit smoking for 8 months and started again. I lost weight, regained it, became borderline diabetic. I began to have High Blood pressure and struggled with High Cholesterol. But, I never gave up!

Now the blood sugar is well within normal and my blood pressure is very good. I had to have a stress test and the Cardiologist asked if I work out! What? How could he know?

Through all of the ups and downs I was determined to manage my health, take charge of my choices, and not become dependent upon more medication. It worked!

And now almost 6 months later it is still working...

Time, patience, and persistence will get you where you wish to be. If you slip, indulge, etc. it is okay! Allow yourself small splurges and than get back on track. Eventually you will experience HUGE rewards!

**Update: ** I have been away far to long. This is more than a Journey, this is a Lifestyle. I need to focus on that and keep moving, eating balanced meals, and getting rest.

This is more than a passing fancy. Once that is acknowledged than I can sustain a healthy weight, habits, and feel good about myself.

Member Since: 9/29/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,653

My Goals:
Quite simple:

Eat healthy
Keep being active
Make it to Zumba class!

My Program:
Zumba 2 nights a week.

Small splurges only.

Make healthy food choices.

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in San Jose, California and moved to Oregon in 1999.

I've never looked back!

Other Information:
I enjoy a wide variety of music.

I am snap happy with a camera and love some of the scenic pictures I am able to capture.

Most especially I LOVE my Fur Babies.

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    Hi Bebe, so glad to hear from you! I was just thinking about you recently, including today!! I hope you will be on sp for a long while once again. I think you are very lovely and also very encouraging. Let's keep in close contact with each other and help each other in our weight loss battle. Hope your day is a good one. emoticon
    3556 days ago
    Just checking to see how your year is going. We have experienced an earthquake, hurricane (delayed school opening three days), and now we have had so much rain and flooding, that it has been delayed two more days...

    I hope things are well with you! I'm trying to exercise (of some sort) every day and eat healthier. It's definitely a mindset change for me. Take Care and drop me a line when you can.

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    3573 days ago
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    Good morning, Spark friend! Just stopping by to encourage you to do your best today, one step at a time! Never, ever forget that you are worth the effort!
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    "God, grant me the Motivation to get off the couch and MOVE
    The will power to navigate a world of fried, sugary, fatty, salty temptations.
    The peace of mind to not stress about the numbers on a scale.
    And the Common Sense to chose food for fuel and accept myself as I am."
    3679 days ago
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    "You have to set goals that are almost out of reach. If you set a goal that is attainable without much work or thought, you are stuck with something below your true talent and potential."
    -Steve Garvey
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    Just stopping by to encourage you to push yourself, Spark friend! You are worth the effort!
    3686 days ago
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    "Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly,
    and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer the goal."
    -Elbert Hubbard
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    I hope you're having a fun and healthy weekend, Sparkfriend! Remember, keep your goals in mind, and keep taking those steps that will help you reach them!
    3690 days ago
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