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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 LADYBUG459
    I'm SO proud of you for joining Spark, it's the first step to becoming a more healthier YOU!! You can do it!! I think it was great that you already joined some teams and started some challenges, because it REALLY helps to keep you on track and keep you motivated, plus wonderful support.

    By the way, I'm Krissy..and I'm on the Blue Team with you, I have been a Sparker for almost a year now..and I owe ALL my weightloss to spark!!

    5034 days ago
  • v LITTLE412006
    Thanks Mandy for added me to your friend list. Hope you got my email and hope I will be able to chat with you soon. Also welcome to our team and hope you will get lots of support.

    5034 days ago
    I know what you mean! Somehow putting it in writing though helps! I think I've always been in denial because nobody knew my "number" Which is silly cause people see it on me everyday! I haven't had the courage to put up a full body shot yet lol i'll see if I can work on that one! You're on the right track though! This is a great start and people here are very encouraging! I haven't lost anything due to some personal issues but things are finally back in place and I'm ready to start with "Biggest Loser!" I'm SO excited and I can't wait to see how we all do! Please let me know if I can help you in anyway!
    5034 days ago
    This was a giant step for me to include both my weight and picture.....what was I
    5034 days ago
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