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I have been reading The Spark, (ever so slowly), and one of the first things you have to do is set goals, well I have set mine to paper finally, makes them more permanent for me so I have to make sure I follow them.

The most important one for me is the weight loss goal I have set for myself...... I would love to lose the weight that I need to this year and then maintain it after that so I broke it down to 12 little goals and that is to lose 5 lbs in a month, that is doable and wont kill me in the process. I can lose those five pounds just by making little changes when they are needed.

Secondly is to make sure I get my exercising in to help with the first goal......

Thirdly is to get my finances in order, and I am slowly working on that one, I should be doing ok come the end of the year.

So away I go to a better healthier and better financial life.

I have decided FOR THE LAST TIME that I have to get this done.

I have to lose 62 pounds in order to be at my happy weight, and that is ironic because that is where I wanted to be in the first place ( 160 punds ).

So I started eating better and also got back into my exercising yesterday, felt good after I did that too. I am dealing with major headaches but I also know that that will subside as the days go by and then I will feel better for it.

I know it wont be easy, but what is in life..... I have to say NO to things that are offered to me that I should not be eating. If I feel that absolutely need to have some of it I will do as another member had mentioned and eat no more then three small bites and ask for it to be removed from the table.... point blank!!!!!

This is for me and no one else, I have put others before me long enough and will do what I need to do for me. I NEED to be in better health in order to be around for my grandkids and to see my son get married SOMEDAY. I hate being short of breath and feeling sick all the time, so it is time to do this for me........

I again have 60 lbs to lose, I had thought I was doing good with LA but ran into some issues and am no longer with them, I am hoping with all hope that I can achieve and maintain my goal with the help of all the fine people here on spark people, I going to be giving it all that I have in order to get there.

Support at the homefront is not really there, I LOVE my boyfriend dearly but he thinks I'm fine the way that am so I am basicly on my own and have to control what I do and eat on my own, and at his house its not exactly the healthiest of meals at times...... I WILL DO THIS......

I have four wonderful grandkids that I want to watch grow up and graduate and get married so I need to do this for them also..... BUT mainly for me

ADDED 6/23/09

Despite having a really hard time at work lately and a little bit of stress at home, I have been happy with my choices of what I have eaten, I make low fat, low sugar deserts for home and I have 100 calorie snack packs if I get a hankering for something sweet at work.

I have shocked myself that I so look forward to stepping on a scale to see what I will weigh. No matter if it is going to be up or down or even the same, it doesn't matter to me, just so long as I feel better physically and emotionally.

I have started exercising daily, nothing drastic, and I am waiting for my Leslie DVD's to get here to add some variety to the mix.

I have set a time to be down 50 lbs by the end of summer by joining a challenge on here..... I am taking my granddaughters to see Miley Cyrus in Nebraska on October 2nd, so I would love to be down quite a bit by then........

Thanks for visiting my Spark Page

Good Luck on your Journey to a new and better life

Member Since: 4/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 465

My Goals:
2010 Weightloss Goals

January 5lbs (2.4)
February 5lbs
March 5lbs
April 5lbs
May 5lbs
June 5lbs
July 5lbs
August 5lbs
September 5lbs
October 5lbs
November 5lbs
December 5lbs

My Program:
To do this Program to the best of my ability, and to get in as much exercise as possible to help with the process

Personal Information:
My name is Dana

I am 47 years of age

In love with a great man named Scott

I have 2 grown children and 4 grandkids

I live in central ND and work in Minot ND

Other Information:
I love to go to the movies with Scott and to just basicly hang out with him, I love horses and reading and my favorite thing to do when I have the time is to Quilt

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    Holy Buckets....... I to hope that is all works out...... I will ask Scott if he thinks we might be able to go and see them perform, I think he has it off that day....... I start work at my second job at 3:30 though so time will be a crunch for me......... I will check though, what time will they be up on stage that day?

    3938 days ago
    Hi Dana,
    Wrong Saturday, it's this coming Saturday. Last Saturday we had just gotten back from Chicago at 1:00 am. It was a long trip. Darrell & Jenny did the driving. I sat in the back and relaxed. I was ready for some time away. I've been dealing with putting my mom in the hospital Fathers Day Sunday for a week and a half and then to the nursing home for a month. The plan is for her to go home this Friday. Got my fingers crossed that works out.

    3938 days ago
    Hi Dana,
    How have you been doing.
    I've had a crazy summer so far. I hope things settle down soon. I was thinking about you the other day when the family was practicing for the stage spot at the Fair again.
    Hope your summers been good
    3954 days ago
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    Congratulations on losing 18.4 pounds so far!!

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    4062 days ago
    Happy Valentines Day!
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    4102 days ago
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