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I'm a working mom of 2 children...a 12 year old girl and a 6 year old boy.  I try really hard to make "me time" - painting my nails, wearing cute clothes (grew up a tomboy) and to eat right and exercise. I'm getting healthier and giving my kids a run for their money!!! I'm working toward my goal weight and loving the changes in my life. I have more energy, sleep better and have more confidence!

Best of luck to everyone in reaching your goals!

Member Since: 1/19/2008

Fitness Minutes: 35,091

My Goals:
I would like to hit my target weight and remain there, be more active and possibly become a fitness instructor (or something along those lines)! I'm a secretary and no longer enjoy sitting for long periods of time!

My overall goal is to live a long, healthy life and enjoy my kids while they enjoy their mom!!!

I reduced my cholesterol to OPTIMAL, WooHoo and took myself off the meds. Now I can have grapefruit again!!!

My Program:
I walk every chance I get throughout the course of the day and track my food making sure that I get all of the vitamins and minerals I need from the foods I eat while staying in my calorie range.

I quit smoking in September 2007 and went from NO exercise in my life (save the 20 oz coke curls) to walking at least 5 miles a day but usually aim for 6-8 miles! I walked my first 5K in May 2008 and look forward to doing many more!

I'm also (inconsistently) doing strength training and (consistently) eating low cal/fat/sodium foods and fruits, veggies, and a LOT of water!!!

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Michigan but hoping to move south to warmer weather in the next few years!  I am TOTALLY hating snow!!!

Other Information:
I love to make cards, read (all kinds of stuff - science fiction, mystery, FBI, romance, etc.), I knit, walk a lot and play with my kids!!! 

I'm a secretary and used to sit on my butt most of the day. Now, I take every fitness break I can sneak in!!!

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    Hey girl you still alive out there? It's been to long! Lead, follow or get out of the way? Have you been making it happen? I and the team would like to know! Let's hear from you! What do you need girl? Where are you in your journey? What kind of support and motivation do you need? Got any vices or habits that need changing? Clue us in girl so that we're all (me and the rest of the team) on the same page. emoticon I know you can! Together we can!
    3493 days ago
    There is little we cannot do when we are motivated to succeed because we are willing to take whatever actions are necessary to bring about the results we so ardently wish to achieve.
    3653 days ago
    Your affirmation for today: I believe in my ability to improve my health, my attitude and my life. I am wor­thy of the best that life has to offer and today I have the opportunity to get closer to realizing my dreams and goals.
    3754 days ago
    Hey girl whatchya up to? Just wanted to pop in and say thanks for letting me be a part of your journey!

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