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This year is going to be all about doing what's best for me. After a complicated several months because of health issues, I've learned how much appreciation and respect my life deserves, and this is the year I will begin to concentrate on just that.
Unfortunately I gained back 20 of the 35lbs I had lost, but I've re-shed 6.5 of those so far, and its just the beginning :) It isnt a matter of reaching the number on the scale anymore, its about being as healthy as I can, and as happy as I can. That, and the love of my family with friends is really all that matters in life anyway, isnt it?
I know that each of us can reach our life's greatest potential, with the Grace that God gives us, and with the love and friendships that sustain us :)

Member Since: 11/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 2,516

My Goals:
My goals are to lose the 35lbs, gain more muscle and tone up, and live more true to who I really am. I want this to be a permanent change, I want the 2nd half of my life to be the best ever. After finally learning how to focus on myself and my own well being.

My Program:
Now that I've gotten closer to my goal, Ive slacked some on the exercise but still trying to get 30 mins a day in, plus some strength training. I'm still conscious of what I eat/drink after a year here, but not as strict with myself.

Personal Information:
My name is JoAnn, Jo for short, I live in west-central Illinois with my cocker spaniel Rusty (aka red mutt) My daugter is 24 and is an RN, a fine young woman..and her little daughter is 3 years old (my Kenzie-bear) And her little Connor was born Jan 25th 08!

Other Information:
I love animals of all kinds, and being in nature, gardening, fishing,camping..just hate coming home! I thank God for giving me the life I have and for helping me stay motivated to make it the best I possibly can. I hope that others here are half as happy as I am.

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    Hi Jo! Been missing you since I've been gone as have you. I'm back! Where are you? (((hugs)))
    3398 days ago
    Keep workin' in Jo - we CAN do this!!!
    3610 days ago
    Hey Jo! Thought I'd drop in and see how you are. Your sparksisters are mnissing you. I'm back in the fold after a heavy few months away. Hope to catch you soon. (((hugs)))
    3630 days ago
    Sending you prayers and some good ol' Irish luck. So, if a green beer helps - go for it!! Miss you! Hope you make peace with yourself real soon.
    4154 days ago
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    Hi JoAnn!

    Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt

    Check in daily on your Quickfire Challenge Of The Day! Or sign up for "New Team Postings" to keep up with your daily QuickFire! Also, join in the Individual/Team Goal to track your QuickFire & SparkPoint standings.

    We suggest you read over "Your QuickFire Map" & other Sticky Notes; Check out the Tabs at the Top (Announcements, Photos & Links) for additional Information, Tools & Motivation to help You achieve Your Goals!

    Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge At A Time!

    If you have any question, please fee free to contact us!

    Thank-You for QuickFiring Your Life! =0) Kelli, Wendy, Mic, Lynn, & Alan

    Nike ~
    "If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

    "Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

    "Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

    "The road to hell is paved with couches."

    "It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."

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    4234 days ago
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