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My name is Marijo, and I have been a member of SparkPeople for 6 years. During that time, I have come and gone several times, and really struggled with truly commiting to making the lifestyle changes needed to be healthier. I love the idea, I love the planning, I love the potential...I just fall short on execution. It seems I have a knack for coming up with reasons why it is ok to "not" instead of building myself up to "doing."
This is the year I want to change that.
Not because it is a New Year and time to make resolutions. Not because it is the "right thing" to do.
Because I want to...because I need to...because I can.

It will be baby steps, but there will be progress.

Starting with setting new goals, creating plans, and holding myself accountable to those plans.

Member Since: 1/11/2010

Fitness Minutes: 28,734

My Goals:
Overall, my goal is to be healthy so I can be around to see my babies have babies of their own one day.

In order to get there, I need to:
*reduce my BMI-it is borderline between Overweight and Obese
*shed some excess pounds-I'd like to take it 10 pounds at a time until I reach the 165-170 range (As of 5/1 @ 222)
*increase my level of activity

Weight Goals:
215: ETA 6/2016

My Program:
In order to reach those goals, I am doing the following:

1. Calorie Range of 1200-1550 calories per day
2. Incorporating more freggies into my nutrition plan
3. Getting up and moving throughout the day instead of just sitting at my desk
4. Getting out and being active with my kiddos

Personal Information:
I live in Cooper City, FL, just west of Fort Lauderdale. I moved here in 8/2013 from the Tampa area, where I had lived most of my life prior. Officially I was born in Michigan, but I was 3 when we moved, so I don't really remember much of it.

I was divorced in 2008 after a year long separation didn't provide my ex with resolution and was a single Mom for my two older angels until July 2013, when I married a wonderful family-oriented man and moved to South Florida.

Other Information:
I'm a gemini, so of course, I am a little bit crazy...have a huge heart and love being involved in community activities. In my spare time I love reading, writing, cross stitching, photography, crafts with the kiddos, and just enjoying the great outdoors that we have the pleasure and luxury of being able to be out in the majority of the year.

I was a surrogate in 2006 and delivered triplet boys for my dear friend and her husband, so all in all I have my three children and then three boys that I helped bring into this world. It is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done and don't regret it for a moment.

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    "If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.” ~Jack Dixon
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    1778 days ago
  • v SUN66SHINE
    Awww...I'm so happy you're getting back into SP and I'm very happy to hear from you!!!!
    1976 days ago
  • v SUN66SHINE
    Your new job is someones old job.
    Your new excuse is someones old excuse.
    Your new health plan is someones old heath plan.
    You may not be chartering new waters in finding the new you, but you can be positive and have fun along the way.
    1987 days ago
  • v SUN66SHINE
    Evening Marijo! If you give up now, how will you ever know you could have succeeded? No matter the cost or sacrifice, keep pushing yourself beyond your own boundaries. Make this minute the minute of decision and break free of your self-made limitations!!
    1988 days ago
  • v SUN66SHINE
    Hello Marijo. I thought I’d share a personal observation that seemed to have been a popular one. I hope you don’t mind if I share it again:

    Every fat cell acquired through life is accompanied with either a good or bad memory. No wonder losing weight is such an emotional journey!

    1992 days ago
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