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Me without glasses! I REALLY want to have only ONE chin! ;)

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My beautiful twin daughters

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My eldest daughter and her best friend. Aren't they cute?

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I'm 45 and it's time to finally lose this weight! I have three amazing children and I have been gaining steadily since my twins were born. (I wouldn't trade my beautiful children for a toned tummy for anything in the world...they're such a blessing to me.)

I want to lose 50 pounds so I'll be around for a long time to enjoy life with my husband and our girls, and also...someday...after the girls go to college, see the world, find perfect men (LOL) and have children of their own (if they decide to), I want to be a wonderful Nana to my grandchildren.

I've tried pretty much everything (short of surgery) to lose this weight. I'm hoping the friends I meet here will help me stay motivated. Seems I can be really motivated for about 3 weeks at a time and then I just slowly creep back into old habits. Last week the doctor told me my blood pressure was up and that was a kick in the behind that I needed. I started looking for help online and I found Spark!

I'm looking forward to meeting you all!


"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense." Ralph Waldo Emerson

Member Since: 4/19/2008

Fitness Minutes: 1,610

My Goals:
To not have two chins...

To feel confident in clothes

To wear a dress again

To have pretty knees

To not cringe when someone wants to take a photo

On a serious note: to lower my blood pressure!

My Program:
Tracking all my food! (Easier said than done! But so far, I'm doing it!)

Cardio three times weekly.

Weights every other day.

8-10 glass of water daily.


Trying not to speak negatvely to myself about my weight!

Personal Information:
My husband and my daughters are AMAZING! I'm so blessed and so thankful for them!

I love the "thought" of exercising but have a very hard time motivating myself to do it! I'm a workout video addict...really, I have a whole stack of them...in my closet collecting dust. :(

I've also been a member of four different gyms. Who knew that carrying around that gym ID card wouldn't work for me?? LOL!

Other Information:
Love Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, the ocean, the forest, the rivers, snow, a good Oregon rainstorm, swimming, cooking, beachcombing, books, MUSIC, people...LIFE!

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    Thank you for the pedicure! I just adore my children, but my teenager has gotten into the yelling phase and it just gets to me some days. I am feeling better now and she has calmed down and apologized. It is so beautiful out I think I'm going to go for a walk with them!

    4290 days ago
    Thanks for goodie! Your daughters are beautiful. 15 year old girls are alot of fun aren't they! Mine are looking forward to driving. EEK!
    4337 days ago
    Lorraine, Where have you been? I've been thinking about you and missing you. Give me a shout!
    4489 days ago
    Hi Rai, I decided it's been too long since I visited my spark friend so I just want to say hello and I'm thinking of you! Hope you are having a good week. Take care of you!!!
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    4512 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/21/2008 9:45:41 PM
    Thank You for Being You

    Thank you for your kindness.
    Thank you for being the person you are:
    kind and thoughtful,
    sensitive and considerate,
    a generous and thoughtful giver.
    You are unselfish always,
    putting others before yourself,
    making me feel special and important.
    It is a privilege and a pleasure to know you.

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    4524 days ago
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