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Payton Elizabeth...1 day old

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Just Me...Kelly D. That says it all.

I am a slow walker, but I never walk backwards.

- Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President

Taking two steps forward

Slow and steady has not always been an inspiring concept. It's not as sexy as speed and sharp turns of direction. But it may be just the thing to keep you from running out of gas, while still moving you forward. Abe is telling us that the most important thing is to keep walking forward, no matter how slowly. Sometimes slowness can be frustrating. You might become impatient; you might get discouraged with a setback. But a setback doesn't have to set you back. Simply using it as a learning opportunity can leapfrog you ahead again. From now on, try paying attention more to your direction and less to your speed. Be patient, focus on a little bit at a time, and soon enough, you'll be further than you ever thought. Besides, it's a good bet that by always looking forward, Abe rarely looked back in regret.


Starting weight=195
For the past couple of years I have been gaining and losing the same 5-10 pounds. I am going to focus on eating healthy and exercising to lose the weight and keep it off!

I will no longer beat myself up when I fail at something. But I will also give it 110% instead of only half doing it on some days.

Reward System:

I believe it is better to reward than punish...therefore...I will reward myself with every 5 pounds I lose.

Member Since: 10/5/2006

Fitness Minutes: 17,442

My Goals:
I would like to be more healthy...eat healthy, exercise on a daily basis, and look good. I would like to shed at least 50 pounds, which I feel would be a healthy weight for me. My goal is not to look like the pencil thin models, but to be happy with the way I look.

My Program:
Eat low carb which has been working for me!!!

Get at least 30 minutes of cardio Monday through Friday.

Work on "me". Do this for me not for the approval of someone else.

Personal Information:
I am happily married to a wonderful man who has always loved me...when I was small and while I am big.

I have a son who is marrieed with 2 children The oldest is a little boy named Aiden and the youngest is a girl named Payton.

Other Information:
I enjoy doing crafts...crocheting, knitting, scrapbooking, jewelry making, counted cross stitch. I also like to read, and I am involved with many activities at church. I also enjoy music. I play the piano, french horn, and flute, and I sing. Music is one of my passions! Without music what would life be like?!?!

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    I'm a teacher and I'm in Kentucky! Just thought I would say hi!
    5361 days ago
    From one teacher to another....welcome!
    5404 days ago
    WELCOME to Sparks and CB!
    You're no longer alone!
    You’ve most definitely come to the right place!
    You’re about to make many a new friend!
    All of whom are also turning their lives around and will be there to support, and
    motivate! I wish you nothing but the best of success! So glad you have joined us!
    1.If there was ever a time to dare, to make a difference, to embark on something worth doing, IT IS NOW. Not for any grand cause, necessarily...but for something that tugs at your heart, something that's your inspiration, something that's your dream.

    You owe it to yourself to make your days here count. HAVE FUN. DIG DEEP. STRETCH. DREAM BIG. Know, though, that things worth doing seldom come easy. There will be good days. And there will be bad days. There will be times when you want to turn around, pack it up, and call it quits. Those times tell you that you are pushing yourself, that you are not afraid to learn by trying.

    PERSIST. Because with an idea, determination, and the right tools, you can do great things. Let your instincts, your intellect, and your heart, guide you.

    TRUST. Believe in the incredible power of the human mind. Of doing something that makes a difference. Of working hard. Of laughing and hoping. Of lazy afternoons. Of lasting friends. Of all the things that will cross your path this year.

    The start of something new brings the hope of something great. ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE There is only one you. And you will pass this way only once. Do it right.

    1. Your presence is a present to the world
    2. You're unique and one of a kind
    3. Your life can be what you want it to be
    4. Take the days just one at a time
    5. Count your blessings, not your troubles
    6. You'll make it through with whatever comes along
    7. Within you are so many answers
    8. Understand, have courage, be strong
    9. Don't put limits on yourself
    10. So many dreams are waiting to be realized
    11. Decisions are too important to leave to chance
    12. Reach for your peak, your goal, your prize
    13. Nothing wastes more energy than worrying
    14. The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets
    15. Don't take things too seriously
    16. Live a life of serenity
    17. Not a life of regrets
    18. Remember that a little love goes a long way
    19. Remember that a lot goes for ever
    20. Remember that friendship is a wise investment
    21. Life's treasures are people together
    22. Realize that it's never too late Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way
    23. Have health, hope and happiness
    24. Take the time to wish upon a star
    And don't ever forget for even a day how very special you are.

    5405 days ago
    Welcome to Teachers Learning to Lose! We will give you lots of support with both your weight loss and any classroom issues. Glad to have you with us.

    5406 days ago
    Welcome and good luck with your goal! I noticed Mercedes and had to smile! I'm meeting more Boxer-lovers on here too! Hope your fur-babies can give you the motivation you need!
    5413 days ago
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