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I am enjoying my life and trying to stay positive while I become a healthier person with more energy.

Well, back when I fit into the little black dress with a rhinestone belt I was a very healthy and fit woman in my mid thirties; or so I thought...Little did I know that my life would take an extremely crazy turn very soon.

I found out that I had a brain aneurysm and I would need a craniotomy/brain surgery to have it clipped. I had to quit my fulltime Assistant Manager's job and relax. I also decided to get into the best shape of my life. Which I did.
Hence, the little black dress. Can you believe that I didn't even take a picture of myself in it? I could kick myself. I wore it on New Years Eve 1999-2000 to bring in the new year..

So I had my surgery, which went fine. I had a stroke that night and lost part of my vision in my left eye. I have been on a very successful recovery program with a great deal of support from family and friends. I had all my leg and calf muscles atrophy down to nothing. I have regained the muscle and I am now trying to get back in to better shape.

I have gained over 56 pounds. One of my medicines I am taking causes me to gain about 10lbs. a year. So I have to keep that 10 lbs. off and work extra hard to get the new weight off too. It is frustrating, but I am determined. I weighed less than that when I was pregnant with my daughters. My goal is to loose a good portion of the weight before June of 2016 when my daughter, Dominique graduates.

So please support me on this next journey I am embarking and give me any advice you have to help me on my way. I love the quick start exercises. That is my kind of workout because with my two daughters, my husband and I are always on the go taking them somewhere.

As my daughters are growing older I am realizing that it is okay to carve out more time for myself. I feel that it is important to teach them that it is okay to "Take time to smell the roses and enjoy life."

Changes I have made to improve my life:

Taking time to be still.

Reflect daily on my life and the wonderful family and friends that surround me.

Logging my nutrition to ensure I am taking care of my body.

Exercising regularly-sometimes this means that I need to get into the garden or do some heavy cleaning if I do not feel like actually heading to the gym.

Rewarding myself for doing a good job and staying on track.

Telling myself tomorrow is another day if I fall off track.

Most importantly, I do one thing every day that makes me happy!

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.

- Louisa May Alcott, author

Member Since: 2/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 31,346

My Goals:
I would like to become more healthy, fit into my old clothes and have more energy.
---Excercise Daily
---Nutrition log
---Lower the fat content in my diet

My Program:
I have been using the South Beach diet principles, riding my stationary bike, doing mini work outs and walking. I had fallen off the program and thought that I would do a better job of keeping track with all of the great tools here.

Personal Information:
I live in the Beautiful pacific northwest. I love to walk with my friends on a 3 mile path with views of mountains and water for inspiration.

I started my own hobby business with my two daughters & we are
having a lot of fun.

I do not like to sit still so I love to garden, craft almost any type, camping and reading.

Other Information:
I love to read inspirational and uplifting books. Do you have a favorite? Let me know.

I also enjoy the camping with my family, going to the beach, gardening, home improvement, sewing and any other type of crafts. Believe it or not I love to cook when it isn't a mandatory chore. LOL

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    336 days ago
    Hi there, so good to see you on Camping SP'ers ! You've done good on your weight loss. Keep up the good work!
    We sure hope to see a lot of you now. We need active members. ; }

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    336 days ago
    337 days ago
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Fall? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early September. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Summer Fitness Tune up, Hopscotch and Bowling. I hope that you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Fall challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    1083 days ago
    Glad you are a part of the Brain Buddies TEAM!

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