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I'm ready to start the Biggest Loser Swing Into Spring (Team Pink Flamingos) challenge! Can ya tell? lol

I'm renewing my commitment to myself these past two months. My life has changed so drastically since I was here years ago, and I find myself in a place where I can concentrate on being healthy & fit. I've married a beautiful man who treats me daily with love & respect. I've left my job & moved states after marriage, had 2 surgeries on my back & neck, and become an empty-nester of 5 (whose youngest has since returned after graduating college). I also quit smoking June 1, 2014.

I am blessed beyond measure. All things in my life have improved & i am happy. I do still struggle with depression & anxiety, but those, too, are so much better & I'm grateful for good meds & a great therapist. One of my battles right now is that the meds cause weight gain, so I'm going to get this under control with your help. One small step at a time. Happy Sparking!

Member Since: 4/3/2006

Fitness Minutes: 4,420

My Goals:
to be confident & comfortable in my body

to build up strength & endurance for today & for my advanced years, so that i can be self-reliant & disease-free for as long as the Lord allows it

for my husband & kids to be proud of me

to see muscle definition

to fit into smaller clothes

to enjoy physical activity

to have my face back

to maintain emotional wellness

My Program:

I quit smoking 6.1.14. Three places that helped:

Great support:

Great philosophy: & The Easy Way to Quit Smoking by Alan Carr

Great scare tactics & info:

A radio talk show I was on about addiction (episode "Java at Midnight"):

Personal Information:
I LOVE my Lord Jesus Christ, my family, gentle people, good coffee, rain storms & soothing music.

I DON'T love my thighs rubbing together, tornado sirens, dry hands, or chiggers.

Other Information:
As of 1.03.19

Height: 5' 4.75"
weight: 185
BMI: 30

neck: 13.5
chest: 45.25
waist: 44.5
hips: 47.25
r. leg: 26.25
r. arm: 14.5

pants: 16
shirt/dress: 1X
belt hole: 4th

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  • v SHARI2GO
    Hey Jules,
    I'm hopeful you will continue with the Pink Flamingos, not just for your own achievement, but for us as a group. Each of us has challenges, even if we don't share the same exact struggle. Being part of a larger unit allows us to be weak when we are weak, because someone else is in a strong season. Do not accept any thoughts of guilt or unworthiness. We're together on this journey for a reason, even if we don't know the reason. There is a purpose for you being in this challenge and on this team. Do not quit... go as slow as you need to go...just don't stop. We're in this with you and you can lean on us. Your health (back surgery, neck pain, depression meds) is absolutely going to get better; don't give up before success is manifested.
    371 days ago
    Thanks for posting your weight and stats for the 3rd week. Remember to think about non-scale victories and obstacles. They matter as much as anything else. End this week well! emoticon

    LadyPJay, Pink Flamingo Team Co-Leader
    373 days ago
  • v no profile image IWANTTOSUCCEED
    Thank you for the encouragement you left me in the FLAMINGO chat room. It is truly appreciated.

    I know I am getting a bit stronger everyday.........
    378 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your weight and stats! You made it a priority to do the challenges at a difficult time emoticon , and that means that you are making YOU a priority!

    LadyPJay, Pink Flamingo Team Co-Leader
    385 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/19/2019 6:19:25 PM
    Your page looks


    Go Flamingos!
    392 days ago
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