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My son Roan, 4 yrs old.

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My name is Danielle, 36, married, and have one 4yr old son. He is my pride and joy. I must say now that he is this age, he is busy and full of life. I joined this site not only to feel better about myself but also keep up with him. Oh-boy, what a challenge, lol.
I was never heavier as a child or teenager, but I started gaining weight in college. (Some call it the freshman 15, cause you usually gain weight.) Well I would lose some and gain it all back and more. How many of us can say we have dont that one???
So, as the years went by I seemed to gain more and lose less. After I had my son I vowed to myself that I would never be this heavy and here I am the exact same weight, Oh-Jeez!!!
No more excuses for me. I need to treat myself better because I AM worth it! The lightbulb went on for me when I realized that I was missing out on so much, or more importantly, DIDN'T want to miss out on any thing else.

I don't know about you....but I have said too many times, "Oh, I will start losing the weight next week, or I can't start now because it's Halloween and I won't be able to eat all that candy Im passing out!" What a joke! If I only knew that I could have had that piece of candy but still work on losing the weight and exercising too, hmmmm, what a concept!
So...Im here. Ready to start. Hoping to find people on the same journey who can appreciate the story I just told and join me in fighting this battle and winning it!
Here's to the first day of the rest of my great, healthy and active life!!! Peace.

Member Since: 2/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 10

My Goals:
LOSE 100lbs...or more.

Walk 10 minutes on my treadmill and work my way up to 30 minutes a day.

Write in my journal/blog about my feelings and keep a daily log of my food and exercise.

My Program:
Eating a healthy well balanced diet and exercise everyday. NO EXCUSES!

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Favorite Quote is....
"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference." Robert Frost

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    Hey Danielle! I hope you're hanging in there!
    3785 days ago
    Danielle- have not heard from you in quite some time. I hope you are well and would love to see you on here more. I know it is hard when you focus all your time on taking care of family - but you need to take care of you too!
    4368 days ago
    "Beannachtaí na Féile Pádraig oraibh!"
    St. Patrick's Day blessing upon you!

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    Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: **5**
    Why? Because there's a difference between deciding & doing.

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    Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
    Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
    Poems and songs with pipes and drums
    A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
    That's the Irish for you!

    Hope you have a wonderful day, SparkiFriend!
    4445 days ago
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    Good morning! I am just checking in to see how you are doing! I would love to know how you are, how your summer is going, and how well you are reaching your goals! You can update the whole Lean on Me Team by posting at

    Can’t wait to hear from you!


    4664 days ago
  • v RICHMO18
    I just learned about a Plus size Yoga Class in Rochester. It's at the Red Lotus Yoga Studio. It is taught by a plus size instructor Jean Charette (who is also a massage therapist). It is a small class of 3 students so far. I went this past Friday and loved it! While I can't do some of the poses, it was okay and she came up with modifications. It was so relaxing!!! Not intimidating at all!!! I really hope they continue the I am spreading the word around. I had zero experience and you can just jump right in...I am not affiliated in anyway.

    Red Lotus Yoga 3320 S. Rochester Road Rochester Hills, MI

    Fridays at 430pm
    4691 days ago
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