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I would rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.

Julia Roberts, Steel Magnolias

Now that I am officially over the hill, I decided that at least I don't have to look the part, so here I am, trying to show my bad habits some positive alternatives. Looking forward to this next chapter of my so called life.

Member Since: 2/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 705

My Goals:
When I started this journey I weighed 140 and so far I have lost 10 pounds. I would like to wear a size 6/7 by summer and stay there. Currently, I fluctuate between an 8/10. I'm short, barely 5ft. 2", so although a 10 may look fabulous on a tall person I look dumpy in it. Looking forward to rewarding myself with a mega shopping spree. Sometimes, I'll buy clothes because I have to but I don't enjoy clothes shopping anymore because I buy clothes that conceal my middle rather than clothes because I like them. Does that make sense? I want to buy an article of clothing that shows I have a waist line. That will be a victorious moment for me.

My Program:
I have a good friend who is a personal trainer, she is working with me and a group of friends during the week. I am a member of a gym near our home because it is where my husband wants to workout, but I don't like it. I use two items, a treadmill and the bike. The gym doesn't offer classes, if it did I would sign up for yoga or weight lifting. It wouldn't kill me to take aerobics except that I hate all that jumping around. I may buy some workout tapes but am not sure if I would honestly use them. I have a hard time getting motivated at home because I can always think of something else I could be doing instead. Also cutting back on what I eat, drinking lots of water, switched to splenda instead of sugar, fat free creamer, diet soda instead of regular, hoping all the small changes turn into big ones.

Personal Information:
I'm a Texan at heart but hang my hat elsewhere. I love the philosophy, Keep Austin Weird. I prefer a hole in the wall or a mom and pop place to a franchise anyday. I have lots of friends, all shapes, sizes. religions, ethnicity and prefer it that way, but my personal belief is that Jesus is a cool radical and I try to be kind to all and nonjudgemetal. If there is such thing as a conservative liberal that would be me. Makes my world spicy which is good because I love to cook. My favorite sport is special olympics because my son is an amazing athlete and he is so darn cute to watch. I also love the theater because my daughter is a thespian of the arts. I am like any other mother in the world. I think my kids are the smartest, cutest, most wonderful kids ever. I have become a pro photographer since they were born. I can't take enough pictures because I think everything they do is absolutely brilliant.

Other Information:
I have never met a coffee house or a bookstore I didn't like. I attend bookclub faithfully and have a few novels in my head that I wouldn't mind putting on paper someday. Other than that, I'm just your average girl next door. I enjoy hanging out with my friends and family and enjoying the simple things in life.

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  • v KELLYLE62
    Thanks for your comments on my blog! Hey-on your page is says you're from Texas, but where are you living now? Just curious. I know what you mean about having to find some kind of exercise that you don't totally HATE- last night I rode my Lifecycle and only made it 13 minutes. I guess I gotta do it at an easier level and for longer. Sigh.
    4458 days ago
  • v KELLYLE62
    Thanks for the welcome and the sparkgoodie! I agree that eating the food in Greece will be fun- and so I must lose weight now in order to indulge while I'm there!
    4466 days ago
    Thank you for your comments on my blog and for adding me to your friends! I added you back! I like your Sparkpage, and that picture is beautiful! I want to go there!
    4466 days ago
    Uhmmmmm, at what age are we officially over the hill? No one has ever told me. I may be farther gone than I realized!!! LOL
    I hope you have a great day!
    4472 days ago
  • v no profile image LLAMA*OF*OLY
    Those were such a GREAT answers on the 2 posts about a favorite thing & Say something nice I started!! I wanted to thank you for answering on them! I'm here as much to get support as to give it so if you need ANYthing reach out to me!!!
    4498 days ago
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