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I created this sparkpage at the beginning of 2012, and due to some really stressful events in my life, I lost focus around May. It's 2013 now, I've gained back about 10 of the 21.5 lbs I lost last year, and it's time to get back on track...

I've started to really notice how much my size/weight affects every aspect of my life. When I've let myself go, I'm grouchy and have less patience with everyone around me. I dont want to go anywhere, I dont want to see our friends and family, I dont want to do some of the fun things with my family (like going to the pool), I change in the dark if my husband is in the room, because I'm ashamed. Every time I'm invited somewhere or to an event, my first thought is "how much weight can I lose by then?"

When I really sit down and think about that, it's kind of silly to be living like this. If only I could stay on track, I could fix most of the things in my life that seem to be getting me down. I know it wont be easy, if it were, I'd already by the size I want to be. I've yo-yo'd up and down so many times, I've almost made it a lifestyle.

It's time for a change in my lifestyle. No more excuses. No more tomorrows, or next weeks. No more staying at home so no one sees I've gained weight again. No more holding my kids back from swimming and trips to the lakes. No more changing in the dark.

This is the year that I want to set my goal and I want to achieve it. I know I'm going to slip up here and there, but I'm going to work on getting right back on track instead of giving up because I ate a cookie.

My profile picture is a picture of a place all of our friends go camping each year. We always turn it down because they all hang out on the beach, and I'm too embarrassed to wear a swimsuit around all of them. I want to look at this picture every day as a reminder of what I've been missing out on. I've committed to going this year, so I'm either going fat or thin. UPDATE: We went the summer of 2012, and I was no where near my goal, and I was so embarrassed to go swimming in front of my friends. But I had to. We camped two weeks lake side, and my kids wanted to go swimming every day. This is motivation for this year, because I want to go back this summer and show them my progress!

2013 is my year!

Member Since: 1/1/2012

Fitness Minutes: 4,114

My Goals:
To lose 40 lbs by the end of July. To lose 50 lbs by the end of October.

My Program:
Stay within the calories SP has allotted me.

Drink more water and less pop and juice.

Be active every day.

Personal Information:
I'm 35 year old. I've been married for 14 years and have three children (6, 5, and 5).

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    Hi there! It was good to hear from you. I am defintely still around. I'm just not as active as I was in the beginning. You know how it goes. You can't put everything else on hold forever. :)

    How is your program going. I know you have been crazy busy. Are you taking care of yourself and eating well? Are you getting exercise in? Is that pesky scale cooperating yet?
    3380 days ago
  • v ANGELA12372
    Thank you so much for the comment you left on my page!! I hope that I can do this honor justice!!! Stay POSITIVE, FOCUSED and MOTIVATED!! You can reach all of your goals!!! emoticon
    3382 days ago
  • v ANGELA12372
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    Thank you so much for adding me as a friend, I added you too!!

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    3382 days ago
  • v no profile image MARY58ELIZABETH
    Thanks so much for your nice comment, Congrats on the 20 lbs. You are doing great!
    3404 days ago
    Ha ha ha ha

    Thanks for the jeans!!!!! emoticon

    How did you know I am still wearing my way-too-baggy, can-pull-on-and-off-without-unbuttoning, not-at-all-flattering, old jeans?!?!?!?

    I just know that I have to have some that fit me somewhere, but all I can find in my closet are jeans that are too big or still too small.
    3414 days ago
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