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Be well and remember, YOU matter so make it happen, one day and one choice at a time. Don't beat yourself up. YOU are your own best friend.

Member Since: 7/27/2009

My Goals:
My goals are as follows: to become the person I feel resides on the inside, on the outside, to lose 100 - 130 pounds, to becomse healthier, to be inspiration to and for others!

My Program:
At this time, I am doing the following to meet my long term goals: driniking at least 8 glasses of water, increasing fruits and veggies to 4 - 6 servings a day, drinking milk, taking a multi vitamin, exercising at least 30 mins 4x a day. I started out with 10 - 15 mins.

Personal Information:
I am originally from Canonsburg, Pa, a small town outside of Pittsburgh. It is the home of Sarris Candies. I have lived in the DC/MD areas for over 20 years. I have a wonderful supportive husband and two sons. caleb (23) Cameron (13) and a dog Caesar (8). I am a Sr. Director of Federal Health IT at a software development and professional services company. I am very family oriented and love spending time with my immediate family an sister and aunts. I don't like to exerise but have to change that mindset.

Other Information:
I am a very fun, lovng and family oriented person with great drive and determination in all areas of life. Weight loss has been a challenge for me for years. In 1999 I lost over 100 pounds, with diet and exercise alone, but put it back on over the years as life became much more busy. I have a huge extended family and friends who are very supportive. I have a great job with wonderful co-workers and am over all truly blessed! I just need to make this very necessary change to be more fit and healthy is like a dream to me.

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    "Desires should not be hindered, no matter how difficult life might appear to be. If you fail, don't cease; Keep going, keep trying.
    Giving up is never an option."
    -R. E. Villanueva
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Time to Get Off of the Fence." Have a wonderful day!

    2514 days ago
    Just popped in to say hi. How is it going? I hope you are enjoying this wicked hot summer and finding ways to stay cool.
    2759 days ago
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    Id like to invite you to join in my challenge to lose 10 pound in August. The goal is 10 pounds but really u do what u can. The decision to how much is ultimately up to you. i know some of us might be saying 10 pounds? WOW, that is too much! cant do it! But i am here to tell u i did it for 7 months straight, (lost 75 pounds) b4 i got sick with cancer and had dropped out for a yr and a half. if u stay within ur calories that are alotted and if u track everything that passes ur lips u can do it too. I was never one that stayed on a diet before, for more than 3 weeks at a time, and then I'd get discouraged and dropped off. i lost 75 pounds just doing calorie counting and tracking to make sure i never went over. i barely exercised ...i am handicapped and i cant do exercises in the conventional way but i flapped my arms while showering, and sitting did leg raises, went up and down my stairs whenever it struck me to do so. i did very minimal stuff. the idea was to keep moving and i did that. so i know with disipline, encouragement and motivation u can too.. so i invite u to come and join me on my 10 pound challenge! emoticon emoticon
    click on link below! or if that doesnt work cut and paste it! please join me on my new journey to begin again!!

    2769 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my page! You really made my day! I'm glad I can serve as an inspiration in spite of the fact that I'm not as far along as I wanted to be.
    2823 days ago
    Emma you will! Congrats on graduating. I've been good busy at work almost done with this project then life can go back to normal!
    2828 days ago
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