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Hi, I'm Monica

I have been fighting with weight issues ever since I can remember! My memories of first grade are summed up mostly with the voices of other children singing, "fatty-fatty-2X4... can't get through the bathroom door"!! I've never been considered obese, but always over-weight. It has affected my self-esteem tremendously and I have made some very poor life-choices because of it. I have drowned myself in self-pity and allowed myself to become depressed about it to a point of almost ruining my marriage.

I've been a member of SP since May 2007 but it was not until May 2008 that I finally made up my mind that enough is enough!! So I joined WW on-line and the real journey began. I'm SO DONE with being FAT! (oh! I said a BAD word!!)

The road has not really been that rough since I joined WW, though I have fallen down many times. But I will keep getting up, shaking off the dirt, and going on ahead. I will NOT look back and I will NOT give up! (Did I say I'm DONE???) It's time for a lifetime lifestyle change.... IT'S ALL UP TO ME! I'm the only one who can do it! And... NO MORE EXCUSES!! : )

With all that said... HAPPY TRAILS!

ULTIMATE goal: Healthy food choices / regular exercise

Starting weight: 191.2 (May 08)
First goal: 171.2 (10%)
Second goal: 161.2
Third goal: 150 (+/-) and maintain


Now, for some inspirational stuff.....

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results."
- Kenneth Blanchard

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.
-- Napoleon Hill
(I think this is true!!)

To get what we've never had, we must do what we've never done.
-- Anonymous

I've come to realize that the difference in success or failure is not how you look, how you dress, or how you're educated.
It's how you think! -- Mac Anderson

I always wondered why somebody didn't do something about that, then I realized I was somebody.
-- Lily Tomlin

We can do anything if we stick to it long enough.
-- Helen Keller

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins…not through strength but by perseverance.
-- H. Jackson Brown

Never ignore a gut feeling, but also never believe that it's enough.
-- Robert Heller (adaptation)

If you will spend an extra hour each day of study in your chosen field, you will be a national expert in that field in five years or less.
-- Earl Nightingale

Life doesn't require that we be the best, only that we try our best. Strive for excellence, not perfection.
-- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value.
-- Albert Einstein

Member Since: 5/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 4,906

My Goals:
*Good health
* Regular exercise
* Self-satisfaction
*To be a loser rather than a quitter!
*By October 2009, I want to run in a 1/2 marathon in preparation for a marathon

My Program:
I started with Weight Watchers on-line 25 May 08. I'm doing the CORE program.

I have just started doing a "Gym-less" interval workout that I plan to do every other day. The other days, I will continue to walk and do strength building exercises.

I give my goals to God each day in prayer and ask for His strength to do what I need to do to make my body be a more presentable temple for Him.

Personal Information:
I love God and I love my family and friends. Now, I just want to love myself!

Other Information:
I met my Canadian husband while on vacation in Cancun. It was the best vacation ever! Our children are grown, so it's just the 2 of us now. When I met my DH, I weighed 148 lbs, but had been doing the diet pill thing. I will never do that again.. it's just not healthy! But I do want to get back to that weight again and I WILL! It's a DONE deal!

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    3101 days ago
    Happy 49th Birthday!! Where are ya, Done Girl!? I hope no matter where you find yourself in life, you are definitely enjoying it this birthday!!

    All the very best,

    3832 days ago
    Hey Monica, Haven here, just friended you and I am on the same journey!! I am in Sptbg now!! where are you living?? I need real encouragement and you are looking GREAT!!! Hope to talk to you soon!!! Sincerely Haven
    4085 days ago
    Thank you Monica for your kind words on my 2009 Review blog! I am truly grateful for the day I found SP...It changed my life!

    Always remember never give up on your get healthy as your health has to be more important than any obstacle that gets in the way....One of my favorite saying is:

    "The chief reason for failure and unhappiness is trading what you want most for what you want right now."

    Here's to living a SPARKED Life and to a great 2010!


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    4113 days ago
    Hey there Monica! Nice to see you again. I've also been MIA for quite awhile. I gained back almost 10 pounds and am at my heaviest in years:( I'll be joining WW again!! Good luck to you hon!!! Let's keep in touch:)
    4120 days ago
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