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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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    Way to Go on losing the big two-oh!!!!!!!! Congrats to you. That's awesome.

    Your recent status update on working out reminded me of this quote:

    “There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.”

    Good for you for being committed to a healthier you.
    3431 days ago
    Thank you for the jeans! It's uncanny...because just yesterday, I had to go buy new jeans because my old ones were...well...too baggy!!! Thanks!
    3436 days ago
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    Thanks for for the comment on my page...It is good to know that we all have each other for support and encouragement. Keep moving forward!!

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    3436 days ago
    Hey you!!!

    It was so nice hearing from you. Haven't been doing so well unfortunately. Today is my FOURTH attempt at this this year!! I need to keep feeling focused and motivated - I find it SOOOOO darn hard!!

    But not giving up! :D I'm back!!

    Have an awesome weekend!! xxx
    3441 days ago
    Glad to hear you are doing better. It is always a challenge to get back in the swing of things after a disruption in routine- but YOU CAN DO IT. :)

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    3450 days ago
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