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My kiddos growing up way too fast! Fall 2010

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My name is Mandy and I have decided to change my life. I am currently 33 years old, have 3 children, I am just graduated from college with my Bachelors in Education. We are, needless to say, very busy and find it's hard to focus on health issues.

Because of that I have gained an insane amount of weight in the last 10 years. I want to be around for my future and the future of my kids. They mean everything to me and I want to be there for them. Now that I have my teaching license I want to be able to stand and teach with the best of them. I know I can do it, but I want to be able to play with the kids and set a good example of what healthy is.

So with that said, let my new beginning begin!!!

Member Since: 9/10/2007

Fitness Minutes: 65

My Goals:
I just want to be fit and healthy. I want to be able to run, feel the wind on my face. My first goal is 415 lbs. I want to eventually weigh around 140 lbs. But for now it's all about the small steps.

My Program:
I have a 5 year plan. Hey, it took 33 years to accumulate this mass and I think taking 5 years to get healthy is well worth the time and energy. This is my plan:

5 lbs a month x 12 months= 60 lbs

60 lbs x 5 years = 300 lbs

I will reward myself every 20 lbs. That's 3 rewards per year, more if I'm doing great! Some of my first few rewards are manicure, pedicure, haircut/style, new shoes.

My last 3 goals are big ones! Go to an amusement park AND ride the rides, get a pair of high heels and a dress, and lastly, go on vacation! That's going to be a huge year for me. I'm excited.

Finally, I feel I have a "do-able" plan. Something that doesn't require me to starve, binge, throw-up, drink cabbage water, take diet pills, or deprive me from all of God's delicious foods. Moderation and wiser choices, loving myself and knowing I'm loved and lovable will be a big part of this journey.

I can change. I am NOT broken.

Personal Information:
I love the Fall season. I love the way the leaves dance around my feet and how the smell of apple pies drift past me as I walk down the street. I love the way I feel when I sit on a bench in front of our lake and soak up the last 45 minutes of sun, sometimes I feel as though I'm a sugar cookie baking to perfection (Gunn)

Other Information:
I love music. I love to listen, sing and create music. I've got my own internal rythmn going on.

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  • v ANDYBUGG2000
    Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you for being a SP friend! I am now a 35 yr old stay-at-home mommy to a giggly 19 month old baby girl and a 4 yr old step daughter and 6 yr old stepson. I am also a former 3rd grade teacher. I was in desperate need of active and positive spark people friends. I sure miss seeing you here :) Together, we can do this! WOOT*WOOT :)
    3254 days ago
    YAY!!! Hi Mandy..I'm so glad you found me. I have really wanted a spark friend that lived close!! Thank you so much for taking a second chance at being my friend!! You'll be glad you did!! :) emoticon

    3328 days ago
  • v ANDYBUGG2000
    hey girlie. just checkin in on ya. :)
    3625 days ago
  • v LORRIN53
    Happy New Year! or should I also say Happy March!

    Thanks for asking about how I am doing. Being very blessed by Our Lord I am still mobile and taking care of myself. My hospice nurse is taking care of the pain as it increases and I feel so blessed. I have been given such a gift to have this time to reconnect with my brother and his family and reconnect with my friends while I am still looking as good as I do. Right now you wouldn't have a clue I am so close to going home with My Lord. Since most people pass over within 3 months of their birthday I am guessing that my time on this earth is limited. I am so thankful for the blessing and gifts I have already been given.

    I am happy and looking forward to this upcoming week because my BFF is flying down to visit and another close friend (actually my ex-husband -div in '78- is driving in and Saturday night we are having a reunion celebration with my friend who lives here in town and we have all know each other for 37 yrs. It is also my birthday so it is very special everyone is getting together for some laughs and sharing of love.

    I hope you and yours are all well and happy and healthy. May God bless you and yours daily with all his love.

    Keep smiling, Lorin
    3725 days ago
    :) I was beginning to think you had fallen off the face of the earth! Nice to know you are still here!!! :)
    3795 days ago
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