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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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    I think the gym is hitting back! Funny, I don't remember getting into a brawl... Why do my legs feel like I've been beaten! Oh well... pressing on... :)

    Hope you had a lovely time with your family over the holiday weekend. We were able to sneak away with the kiddies and spend some nice family time together...

    Things are going well so far. I've been really making an effort to track what I eat and get to the gym as often as possible. What's a half-hour out of my day versus years off my life!

    It is so nice to hear from you... How is everything going on your side of things?
    3858 days ago
    I'll have to admit, I'm not a very good example of the positive things Spark can/has done for people. While I've been on here for awhile, I haven't done much in terms of weight loss.

    That being said, there are a lot of awesome tools and I've made some great friends along the way and the encouragement I've received has been great.

    While I haven't come a long way in terms of actual weight loss, I have completed two half-marathons and have made huge improvements in my cardio health.

    Have a great journey and hope to stay in touch.
    3990 days ago
    It's "Spinning through SPARK" Saturday on the ((((Sending SKINNY Vibes!)))) Team!


    I’m spinning my way through some SparkPages today. I stopped to Hi and see how YOUR RIDE was going.

    Happy trails to you and keep on ROLLING with one small change at a time! You can do it!!

    ((((Sending SKINNY Vibes!))))

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    3993 days ago
    Hey there, another K-Falls person here! Glad to see you on the site.
    3997 days ago
    Hey Gorgeous Graduate! Way to go! Glad to see you "around" again! Hope all is going well. Drop a line when you have a sec to breathe. (I know, what is a sec, right?)

    4012 days ago
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