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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 TWEETS9401
    Hello there,
    I was so happy to hear from you! Please don't ever feel just cuz you stopped hangging out with a group we might both belong to or even if your off eating everything you can get your hands on, I will not judge you or rag on you about it. I'm not that kind of friend. I have been with sparks almost a year and trust me I have gained and gained and lose and lose and gain but my friends have always been there for me. As I will be for you Mandy:)
    We didn't get fat over night and we aren't going to lose it over night!! The more people rag on us the more we eat just to show them or to make yourselfs feel better. I just want to get to know you as a person......

    4892 days ago
  • v TWEETS9401
    Hi there my friend,
    Where are you I haven't heard a thing from you in a very long time. No matter what we are doing with our weight we still need to keep in touch.
    4893 days ago
  • v TWEETS9401
    Hello there,
    I haven't heard anything from you in over a week. Is everything going okay? Drop in and say hi

    4962 days ago
  • v TWEETS9401
    Hi there girl friend,
    I was just wondeing how your day was. Most of all just to tell you I'm thinking of you. If you need anything please just drop me a line.
    4968 days ago
    Hey girlie! Thank you for the congrats on the wedding. :)

    We actually have quite a bit in common I have a 7 y/o step daughter (who thinks shes 16 lol) and am going for elem. ed. at night. I work full time as a legal assistant during the day. I understand where you're going from about being around for your kids' future. It also teaches them healthy eating habits by using you as an example so they never have to experience what we are going through.

    I'm so happy you're on my team...feel free to message me if you are ever one inch away from an ice cream binge or if you just need to chat.

    Good luck!
    4968 days ago
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