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There is inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself, who knows she is capable of anything that she puts her mind to. There is a beauty in the strength and determination of a woman who follows her own path, who isn't thrown off by obstacles along the way. There is a beauty about a woman whose confidence comes from experiences, who knows she can fall, pick herself up, and move on. ~www.operationbeautiful.com~

Hello I'm a stress eater and a bit lazy at times. I'm 29, married, and have one young son. I've paid my dues learning the fitness and healthy living ropes and have went up and down the yo yo weight scale a couple times. Trying to live my life for today and trying to add years to my future in the process.

Everytime I've wanted to lose weight is was just that "wanting to lose weight". I wanted to look pretty in clothes and live longer for my family. This time I consider myself an athlete. I want to increase my endurance and my strength to make me better at my hobby. All that other stuff will work itself out in the process. Let's do this!


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I am a powerful Warrior.
I can weather any storm.
I am fierce; I am fabulous; I am unstoppable.
My tenacity comes in many forms.

I here and now commit to myself,
To embrace sheer courage and strength,
And vow to pursue well being and health,
And to reach new heights and great lengths.

I shall pick myself up with determination and grace,
Each and every time that I fall,
I will give of myself and lift up my friends,
And will extend a helping hand to all.

I will start each new day,
With inspiration in my heart, as I look to the horizon-nestled treasure,
For am I am a Warrior; I am a spark;
Yes, I am powerful beyond measure.

Member Since: 7/13/2009

Fitness Minutes: 21,277

My Goals:
Tone, tighten, and get healthier!

To be the happy healthy confident athletic woman I know is inside me.

I want to be a pin up! Photo shoot to be scheduled at goal weight.

My Program:
Roller Derby, Counting calories, Slide board, Wii Games, Taebo, Pilates, Roller Derby, Strength training, Riding bikes with my boy, Walk breaks at work, Water, Stair climbing, and ROLLER DERBY!

Eating less and moving more.

More freggies and less junk. Everything in moderation!

Sparkfriends you have permission: Kick me in the hiney when I am whiney!

Personal Information:
I'm a southern girl from a small town in south central Arkansas. Consider myself a full time employee, full time mom, full time wife, and part time maid, chef, and chauffeur! Somewhere in there is a confident southern belle just waiting to be revealed. Some would even call me a Dixie Dream....

Other Information:
Wisdom from the Little One:
"You can do it, Mommy!"

"Let's exercise! I want super muscles!"

"My belly is full. I don't need these."

"You're a good super hero, Mommy!"

~Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels.

~You bite it...you write it!

~Happiness glows from the inside-out; it doesn’t shine from the outside in.

~Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up.
— Dean Karnazes

~Thoughts become things. Choose the good ones.

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    I agree that chex mix could totally have worked into my day if I planned around it, but that wasn't what I was doing. I wasn't hungry, I had plenty of healthey snacks at home and at the office and even a banana in my purse, I was just trying to comfort myself with food, and THAT'S why I'm glad I didn't eat it! No food is automatically "bad" or off limits to me, but I am trying to slowly but surely cut out foods with ingredients I can't pronounce, let alone understand! I agree that the diet coke is just as bad, but that addiction has been SLOW going in cutting back on. It's my go-to caffeine source and booze receptacle!
    3134 days ago
  • v no profile image MEGHANARCHIST
    Hey! Thanks for the support! I randomly dropped 5lbs the other week but then I had some crazy binge eating going on and gained a few back. I'm glad I'm not the only one that doesn't see the scale move emoticon
    3135 days ago
  • v LORI815
    Thanks for the goodie. You're right, quiting is hard..but it's worth it! So far so good. Keep your fingers crossed!
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    3139 days ago
  • v JENJESS48
    Right now we're still kind of shocked. But the overwhelmed is setting in, lol. And of course we're absolutely thrilled. I never knew it was possible to be perfectly divided between joy and terror, lol. Somehow I think this is good prep for the rest of motherhood!
    3142 days ago
  • v JENJESS48
    I know that I'll look back at this time fondly. And I don't even really mind that much as it's happening; sometimes I just need to pause and put it all on paper so I can look at it. Thanks for sharing your experience with me - it's very helpful to know what other moms think and went through.

    Whenever somebody looks at me sideways or makes a comment that indicates that they don't quite understand how crazy pregnancy is - and sometimes even the best-intentioned non-parents have those momeents - I just tell them "I grow people. What's YOUR superpower?" emoticon That gets me all the leeway I need to do whatever seems needful at the moment.
    3146 days ago
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