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How I will accomplish losing 70 lbs.:

• Utilize the tools and resources available on SparkPeople

• Repeat positive affirmation everyday.

• Provide support and seek out those that have figured out tips that has helped them be successful and learn from them.

• Create a calorie daily calorie deficit between calories consumed and calories burned. More on this below.

• Drink my water!!! No less than 80 oz. each day ESPECALLY ON SATURDAY AND SUNDAY

• Use the fitness DVD’s that I already have : 30-Day Shred and Tae Bo, Walk-Away-The-Pounds, Turbo Jam, and Slim-in-6. More info on these workouts below.

• Eat as clean as possible: rely heavily on the food choices that work best with my body as learned via 6WBMO, and various magazines on health & nutrition like Oxygen and Clean Eating

• Measure at the end of each month

• Have fun on my Wii and Wii Fit which is a positive option to being a couch potato.

• Drink at least 2-3 cups of herbal (green, white, roobios, black) tea a day to help me get in my water and curve my hunger which often led to mindless snacking, overeating during meals, and late night grazing. For me water is boring to drink so drinking my water in the form of tea really helps me a lot. Before I know it, I’ve got my water consumed in no time!!!

• Complete the entire 6 weeks of Slim-In-6. I’ve gotten all the way to the 5th week and would let something interrupt my flow and never finish. It’s a very good fitness program and it does get results. I’ve received compliments as early as week 3 in the past. For me…inches lost have been my result.



10 lbs. = New John Grisham book (digital format)
20 lbs. = Manicure
30 lbs. = Pedicure

40 lbs. = New outfit
50 lbs. = Massage
60 lbs. = Undecided....any ideas?
70 lbs. = Weekend Getaway!!


My Fitness Method - I seem to do well with cardio but I get bored doing the same thing. I LOVE working out at home so I choose to do a variety of fitness programs on DVD. These are my favorites:

~30-Day Shred

~Tae Bo

~Walk-Away-The Pounds


~Turbo Jams



Creating a Calorie Deficit: A calorie deficit is created when the amount of food energy (calories) taken in is less than the total calories you use up. This results in weight loss….yaaay!!!

Sounds pretty simple doesn’t it? Here’s more info..... There are approximately 3500 calories in a pound of stored body fat. So, if you create a 3500-calorie deficit through diet, exercise or a combination of both, you will lose one pound of body weight. If you create a 7000 calorie deficit you will lose two pounds and so on. The calorie deficit can be achieved either by calorie-restriction alone, or by a combination of fewer calories-in (diet) and more calories-out (exercise). This combination of diet and exercise is best for lasting weight loss. Indeed, sustained weight loss is difficult or impossible without increased regular exercise.


Affirmations: Our positive attitude is the fuel for our success.

• My body heals quickly and easily
• I prosper wherever I turn & I know that I deserve prosperity of all kinds
• I pay my bills with love as I know abundance flows freely through me.
• I know that I deserve Love and accept it now
• I give out Love and it is returned to me multiplied
• I rejoice in the Love I encounter everyday
• I am the perfect weight for me
• I choose to make positive healthy choices for myself
• I choose to exercise regularly
• When I believe in myself, so do others

Member Since: 10/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 93,372

My Goals:
To start our family - DONE!! Our little boy just turned 2 year old!!! We are so blessed!!

Future Goal:
Complete a 5k run (no walking)

My Program:
I am following the guidelines in the book "Why Can't I Stop Eating" by Debbie Danowski. This program eliminates sugar, flour, pasta, and other "white stuff" and focuses on lean protein, fruit, and veggies. My goal is that following this program (especially now – during the holidays) will help me overcome my cravings for unhealthy carbs and sweets. For exercise I am going starting the E A Active Sports 2 for the Wii. I’m excited about it and will be posting my progress reports!!!

Personal Information:
I am from North Carolina. I love to enter sweepstakes & one day soon I WILL win a major prize!! I also love movies, music, reading (mystery & thrillers are my favorite), and technology. I have a career in Information Technology & Real Estate.

Other Information:
“Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of you doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use. “ - Earl Nightingale

I feel this quote speaks to me - thank you SHERLYN-WILL!

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    Happy Birthday Done Girl!!
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    Happy Birthday! I hope today is the best ever!
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    The symbol for Cancer is the Crab, with its protective shell. People with this Sun sign are sometimes also called "Moon Children," because the Moon is the ruler of the sign.
    In Cancer the Sun is receptive and moody. You are a very sensitive person who is easily influenced by your environment. You are likely to be exceedingly protective of your feelings, as well as the feelings of those to whom you are close. Emotions are strong in your nature. You approach life with many feelings and a strong nurturing tendency. Your moods are varied and changeable. They are synchronized to the Moon, flowing in and out like the tide. You are acutely aware of the atmosphere of feelings surrounding you. You're skeptical and distrustful of people. It's not what they say, but simply the way they say it and the way you interpret their meaning.
    You need to tell your deepest thoughts. When those around you are not receptive, you can become quite difficult to reach. The "crabby" part of Cancer shows up once in awhile, as well. When these moods are in control of your behavior, you can snap someone's head off for no reason at all. People you live around have to learn that you are not really angry with them. This is just the way Moon children are sometimes. By nature you are quiet and somewhat reserved, frequently retreating or putting up a protective barrier when you feel in any way threatened.
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    You place much importance on the home and family. Your family or your "family of friends" is the center of your life. They provide you your sense of security and belonging. Your role in this environment is the source of your self-esteem and often overshadow your sense of individuality. It's hard to break away from your early upbringing and depart from the family traditions you have experienced. Cancer is the sign of motherhood. In both sexes, it produces a parenting instinct that is caring, protective, and indulging. Even unmarried Cancers adopt friends, co-workers, and neighbors in an extended family situation.
    Hardworking and dedicated, you make an excellent employee. You are loyal and respect authority. This makes you supportive and protective of the boss and rarely questioning company policy. You do find it very difficult to handle change and disruption. If you are the boss, you like your employees to be dedicated as you are. Unfortunately, sometimes you may surround yourself with "yes men" who simply reinforce your decisions. You don't take chances or risk sweeping change.
    Money is very important to you. Not for what it will buy or for the freedom it provides, but for the sense of security it provides. No matter what else is to be said of Cancer, security and having the protective shell in place, is overriding.
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