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I want to look like this again, and then even better. 5/14/11

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There she is, up there on the mountain. I see her brown hair blowing in the wind. She looks confident up there as she surveys the ground below. The bright fall leaves only add to the wonder of seeing her up there. I need to get up there. I have to get to her. She has the secrets that I need to know. She can tell me how to get where I'm going. I'm going to have to climb. Can I do it? Will I fall? "Come on." she beckons. So I climb.

My will is strong. I'm going to make it. My body begins to grow tired. My muscles are sore. My feet are slipping. I fall. I need to rest, but how long will she wait. I can't lose her. I dust off my hands and begin to climb again. Once again I'm climbing. There's a voice calling me. Is it her? No it's someone on the ground. They're screaming that I'm up too high, they want me to come down. Maybe I am up too high. Maybe I should climb down. This is a big mountain and I am tired. I don't want to fall again. So I inch down.

As I slowly step backwards I begin to wonder. What about the girl at the top? Don't I want to find her? What did she have to tell me? I look up and see her looking down at me. "Come on, you can do it." she says. She seems farther away than the last time I looked. Can I do it? Am I really strong enough to climb all that way? Will I be able to get back up if I fall again? Yes! So I climb again.

Every step brings me closer to her. Every step makes me feel better, happier, and stronger. I still hear the voice from the ground it's just a little quieter. I'm trying not to listen to it. I just want to focus on getting to the top of the mountain. I'm going to do it this time. I'm going to slip. I'm going to fall. But I'm going to get up and keep on going. I need to get to that girl on the top of the mountain. She is everything I want to be. She is me, at my best. She's what I'm working for. She is... me.

Where am I? I'm working my way up that mountain. Every step changes me. Every breath fuels me. She is waiting for me and she says the view is amazing.

Member Since: 10/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 51,249

My Goals:
I just want to start losing the weight again.

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Personal Information:
Everyone says you have to do this for yourself, and you have to want it. I'm confessing now I'm not doing this for myself, not totally anyway. I'm the mom of two girls who are quickly picking up my bad habits. I want them to grow up happy and healthy. I need to make changes now so they can feel good about themselves later. Along the way I hope to retrain and start feeling better about myself. I've spent so much of my life overweight and unhappy, I don't want that for my girls.

Other Information:
I am a dork, and I am done being a fat dork!

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  • v JULESANA8818
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