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This is the picture that has FINALLY motivated me...I mean REALLY motivated me.

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This is hilarious! My arm is posed to hide my bulk!!!!! LOL


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I am angry that I lack motivation and that I am lazy.
I am angry that I did not appreciate my body when I was younger.
I am angry that I may lose all the weight I need and still have an icky looking stomach.
I am angry that I lost weight and gained it back and then some.
I am angry that I can't commit to losing weight for more than 3 months.
So yeah...I need to take control because its not going to come off like it used to when I was younger...now I actually need to work at it. I will take this one day at a time....

Member Since: 1/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 345

My Goals:
1) To start moving....walking would be good!
2) To eat more veggies and fruit. I want to increase each by 1 (I do eat 1 fruit and veggie at least, a day)
3) To try and lose 2 lbs a week.

My Program:
To keep track of food intake.
Find an exercise routine I can stick to.

Personal Information:
I was born in New York, lived on Long Island till I was 10, moved to Cleveland Heights for 9 months and then my family settled in Traverse City Michigan where my parents still reside.
Met my husband by being 'fixed up' by my baby sister, got married and moved to Hawaii where we lived for 6 years. I had two baby girls there. Moved to Kitsap County in Washington State in 1991 had another baby girl in 1992. I'm an Aflac insurance agent and work as the Regional administrator for our Regional office on the Olympic Peninsula! Married going on 23 years. Have 1 grandson born Nov 1st. Love being a grandma...HATE looking like one! (lol)
Love to garden, read, would like to travel. My dream is to go to Tuscany one day. Just recently got hooked on the Food Network Channel, and I'm actually enjoying learning to cook more than the basics! It's fun!

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    Well, I'm glad you are back!!! It was NOT easy to lose weight over the holidays. It was hard not to eat all the goodies. I purposely didn't make very much here, so that I couldn't eat whatever I wanted :) I struggled a lot. Hopefully things will be easier now that it's the new year, but of course, my birthday and Valentine's day is this weekend... what kind of trouble could that get me into???
    4478 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/11/2009 3:53:46 AM
    I noticed you changed a few things recently are you back?? Good luck! :)
    4483 days ago
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    Yeahhh. 3 pounds is great! I need to start walking too, but I just dread it. I know I need to do some exercise though soon! I just keep putting it off. You could make your goal by August for sure. Thanks for writing!! Becky
    4715 days ago
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    Hello! Did you restart Spark People?? I have been doing it for a week and a day. I only weigh once a week, which is really hard! The first week I lost 8 pounds. But, for someone who was eating probably almost 4000 calories a day and my weight being so high, that isn't uncommon. Anyways, I hope if you are doing Spark again that you do well! Have a great day!!
    4751 days ago
    Hello on Saturday JNeill51,
    Nice to hear from you too ! I had always had a cat in the past but when the last one, Jennie, died - we thought we'd try a little dog and it worked so well I got another to keep him company. They do tie you down, though. And to board them is double $$. We do get a lot of enjoyment from them. Your wedding story is interesting. I tried to lose for my son's wedding in 2005 too, but it didn't work and I didn't have a good excuse like you. Sounds like it was rough. My husband broke his ankle a few years ago slipping in freezing rain (end of March) and he ended up with metal plate and screws in his ankle. No fun !! How is the new healthy lifestyle going? I discovered that I had lost about 3 pounds this week. Might have been a fluke but hey...I will take it. Hopefully I can stay the course this time. Gotta go we are having company for tonight. Talk with you again soon. Hang in there .....we can do it !!
    4873 days ago
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