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I am 29 years old and live with my wonderful husband and our two cats. I love my life. I've always felt pretty good about myself, but I'm really ready to stop the yo-yo dieting and really make some positive changes in my life to be healthier and more active long term. I have a lot of weight to lose, but I'm confident I can do it. My sister said to me, "There isn't any food that will taste better than losing 10 pounds feels" and I want a waistline more than I want a doughnut!! So here I am, determined to lose the weight and committed to be a better me!! :)


I'm aiming to be a healthier me -
I will not be a slave to the scale.

I will be more active.
I will not be a couch potato.
I will make exercise a priority -
It will become routine in my new lifestyle.

I will try to eat the right types of foods
And I will measure out my portions.
I will track everything that I eat.
I will not overeat
And I will not eat out of boredom.
I will try new foods - Yes! Even vegetables!

I will drink lots of water.

I will celebrate my successes
And focus on the positives.
I will work hard to stay on track.
I will get right back on track if I get off track.
I will not let pitfalls and plateaus get me down.
I will push through the pain.

I will do it for my family.
I will do it for my friends.
I will do it for my future.
I will do it for my self-esteem.
I will do it for my well-being.
I will do it for me.

I will visualize a thinner, healthier me
Instead of eating the cookie.

I will be inspired.
I will be ambitious.
I will stay motivated.
I will reach my goals.

I am on my way to being the me
That I always wanted to be.


Member Since: 1/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 8,382

My Goals:
I want to be healthier. I want to be more active. I want to lose at least 100 pounds. I want to feel good about myself on the inside and outside everyday.

My Program:
I am eating healthier and trying to incorporate more fresh produce into my diet. I am working out for at least an hour six days a week.

Personal Information:
Name: Ryan
Location: Virginia
Status: Happily Married
Children: Not yet

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Favorite Quotes:

"When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change." ~Albert Einstein

"It's not that some people have will power and some don't. It's that some people are ready for a change and others are not." ~James Gordon, M.D.

"Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved." ~William Jennings Bryan

"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well." ~Josh Billings

"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do." ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Missing you!!!! I hope someday your inner spirit will be rekindled and you will once again "Spark" with us!!!

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    ******H*A*P*P*Y*** N*E*W*** Y*E*A*R!!!!!******

    It's a "SPARKling" New Year---2010!!! Today is emoticon and you can make this a healthier year!!! It's emoticon to challenge yourself to make your goals!!! I'm your emoticon and here to support and encourage you!! This can be our emoticon year!!!

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    3867 days ago
    Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.
    ~Gail Devers~

    Always know that I believe in you! It is important to live a healthy lifestyle. Your actions today will reflect your future!

    The snow is gently falling which means it will be indoor fitness time today except for some snow shoveling! :) Please feel free to come and join me---we can make a snowman!

    The Joy of Christmas Begins at Home!


    3886 days ago
    Hello "Mind~Body~Soul" Team
    ( ``*• ¨`*•.¸ ♥ ¸.•*´¨ ¨`*•.¸ ♥ ¸.•*´¨
    `*•.¸¸ )• If my mind can conceive it
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    ( ``*• ¨`*•.¸ ♥ ¸.•*´¨ ¨`*•.¸ ♥ ¸.•*´¨
    `*•.¸¸ )• And my heart can believe it
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    ( ``*• ¨`*•.¸ ♥ ¸.•*´¨ ¨`*•.¸ ♥ ¸.•*´¨
    `*•.¸¸ )• I KNOW I can achieve it
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    ( ``*• ¨`*•.¸ ♥ ¸.•*´¨ ¨`*•.¸ ♥ ¸.•*´¨
    Your "Mind~Body~Soul" Friends...
    ¸¸.•´¸.•*¨) ♥¸.•*¨) -DEBY- ♥ PRUPLEBEAR
    3893 days ago
    Hey!!!! Are you still around here?? I haven't been posting much lately but I'm trying to get back on it!! Dropping by to see how you are doing?

    3927 days ago
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    Just dropping by to say that I miss you around SP! Here's to a good start to November and well wishes towards your goals! Keep your head up and keep working hard! Think of the waistline you want, not the doughnut :D I know you have it in you- keep smiling and let us know how things are going! You're doing great!
    3928 days ago
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