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if not you will find an excuse. (Thanks to a spark friend for that great quote!) Iam going to find a way! I have had a lifelong struggle with my weight. Update time: I am five months in on Spark. I am amazed at all the changes I have made. I just started working out (more than casual walking) about 3 months ago. I already see marked improvement in my physical capabilities. I'm excited to see what I can accomplish by continuing. My current planned milestone is next Sept 12 when after completing the C25K program, I will run my first 5K.
I will finish because I am DONE being the fat girl! (update I did it!)

Member Since: 3/31/2009

Fitness Minutes: 13,084

My Goals:
I am going to lose 100 pounds. (only 80 more to go) I am going to be able to walk up and down stairs without my knees sounding like they are chewing a wad of bubblegum. I am going to work on my attitude.

New Goal: to run my first 5K in 10 weeks! September 12, 2009(complete)
New goal: to improve my run time-next 5K on May 15,2010!

My Program:
I am tracking my food. I am exercising 5 times a week. I am sparking for support. I am worth the effort to get healthy!

July 1 I told my trainer that I want to run a 5K- never tell a fitness trainer a goal unless you intend to complete it...hehe. I know I can do it because I am inspired by other Sparkers who have shown it can be "done"! I am done thinking I can't because I CAN!

Personal Information:
My greatest source of pride in life are my beautiful daughters. Each one of them is unique, intelligent, and special.

My passion in life is mission work. The people of Tanzania are such a blessing to me. I want to be the same kind of blessing in return. My next trip will be fall 2009. We hope to complete a youth center for a rural community.

Other Information:
I love movies. I see most on dvd because I don't get to the theatre much. Last night I watched Quentin Tarantino's Inglorius B's- wasn't a fan. I am currently reading Jillian Michaels book on metabolism. I think it is going to be a life changer. I am an avid Biggest Loser fan. This season meant the most to me because people with genuine insurmountable weight problems achieved unbelievable things!

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    3221 days ago
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 2012!!!
    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,
    3222 days ago
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    The Libra child is a peacemaker between the parents, so she learns to talk early and greet guests to the home. She is a very bright child, but not at all fragile as she can keep up with the boys. Venus is her ruler, so she loves all things feminine, thus she makes a great interior designer, beautician, make-up artist, artist, furniture saleswoman, judge, arbitrator, counselor, or financial planner. Libra is frugal, but wants quality for her dollar. She is a hard worker, but when she has down time, she wants quiet time to herself, thus others can think she is being lazy, but in fact, she is building back her strength to go at it again full force.
    She gets along well with Leo, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Gemini and Aries. She should avoid controlling Scorpio, who is really her opposite. She fears she will not be in control, like her Virgo sister, who plans and waits to have the best. She needs to learn to be organized, so she is more confident about her goals. She, like Virgo, hates to be criticized, so she needs to know where she is going in her life, so others don't throw her off track because of their jealousy.
    Libra isn't a fat sign, as when she is fat, her scales are off balance. Libra needs harmony in her life, so she should find time for exercise, like Yoga, dance, running, or Team sports with friends.
    In Libra the Sun is tolerant, affectionate, and well balanced. You are a courteous and agreeable person who is considerate of other people's feelings. You have a personal charisma attracting friends. Functioning well when working in harmony with other people, you are an excellent team player. You like being on the winning team.
    You prefer working in a pleasant and very orderly atmosphere, with people who don't put undue pressure on you. You like to see your role as that of peacemaker. Peace and tranquility are so important. The least sign of hostility or discord is very upsetting to you. You refrain from speaking your mind if you fear your thoughts would alienate or start an argument. Always ready to compromise or mediate, you need to be careful not to appear wishy-washy or less than reliable.
    In many ways, you are dependent upon the approval of others. Libra is the sign of relationships. You think of yourself as half a partnership rather than an individual. Because of this feeling of dependence, you put your mate's needs and desires ahead of your own. You may become confused as to what you want at any particular time, versus what your partner wants. Your partner's goals and ambitions become your goals and ambitions. You are the true helpmate. Because of this attitude, Libra is very stable and dependent in a relationship, even a bad one.

    As attached as you are to your partner, you may not really show it much. In your quest for balance and harmony, you rarely have or express strong emotions of any kind. Yours is a very dispassionate demeanor that is detached. You don't invest much passion or feeling in your relationships, loving with your head instead of your heart.
    When cast in a supervisory role you may have some difficulties. This is because you weigh each decision before choosing your direction. You can experience problems if you are called on to make frequent snap decisions for the group. You are an excellent go-between, and not as good at being the leader or boss. Unfortunately, such a balanced view of situations sometimes makes decisive action more difficult. You have a hard time making everyday decisions of little or no consequence. On the big issues, you may vacillate indefinitely.

    One of your main personality traits is a love of justice. You are insistent on fair play. In this too, you have a very balanced and unbiased way of looking at everything in your world. Accordingly, you are often called on to be mediator in family disputes or in disagreements at work. Your impartial judgment can always see both sides of a matter. You can be very cool and detached, keeping your feelings well under control in pursuit of fairness.
    Your love of balance and harmony allows you to appreciate music and the arts. Libra is ruled by Venus, the planet closely associated with artistic endeavors. If you don't have talent yourself, you probably to do have an interest and excellent taste in these matters.
    Courteous and refined, good manners are important to you. You exhibit them and you expect them. You are especially repelled by vulgarity and coarseness. Tactful, diplomatic, refined and socially successful, you strive to say and do the right thing. It is always so important for you to make the right impression. emoticon
    3578 days ago
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    Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you. Hope the celebration was DONE just right!!!

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    3587 days ago
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