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Hello, my name is Kristy and I am very excited that I found this site! I look forward to getting to know all of you! I am a 35 year old christian wife to an amazing man of 19 years and and mom to 3 beautiful children. Our oldest daughter just got married, our son just turned 16 and is getting his permit! Yikes! ;) Our youngest daughter is a sweet 11 year old. I homeschool both my son and our youngest daughter. Our oldest graduated Homeschooling at 16 and went tocollege. We love it!
I am here because I am tired. tired, tired of loosing and regaining weight. I have been a size 2 all the way up to a 22! and back and forth many times. I am not looking to diet any longer! I want to make lifestyle changes for life! It's about choices and I think as long as I keep that in mind I will continue on this life long journey of a healthier lifestyle. However, if I say the word diet, I immedietly set myself up to fail because diets obviously have not worked for me. However, if I make choices, even small ones every day to be a little more healthy, I think I can beat this battle once and for all. I have had two neck surgies within 5 years from a car accident. I gained nearly 100 pounds after the first surgery and lost about half before I was in another car accident (neither my fault) again, gained all the weight back. I am done with the excuses!! I have sleep apnea and am lacking the energy I need to keep up with our active lifestyle. I want my kids to see me make healthy choices and be a positive role model. I want to be around for my grandkids(future) Period. I need to change the way I live. I hope to be inspired and maybe inspire some of you as well. =) We are in this together! I would like to share with you a choice I have already made and much jappier because of it!! I have spent the past few years shying away from the camera, declining get togethers and avoiding swimming pools at all costs! NO MORE! I am alive and I will live life with joy, no matter what my size. I have learned that for the most part, people do not judge me for my weight, but for me! If I am joyful and love myself, they will to! What a difference this has made in my life and I have yet to loose even one pound! I also believe a smile makes us look at leat 10 pouns thinner! ;)

Member Since: 9/23/2010

Fitness Minutes: 30

My Goals:
To live a healthier lifestyle by making small changes every day. I need to lose at least 60 pounds to be healthy for my children and future grandchildren!

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I have signed up at our local YMCA and will go at least 3x a week. I will make concious choices every day to be healthier and more active!

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My name is Kristy, I am a 35 year old blessed christian wife of 19 years and mom to 3 beautiful children! WE are a active homeschooling family and I need to have more energy! =) I love to cook, read, fellowship, hike and meet new people! I live for God and my family and strive to be the best that I can for them!

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    Hi there. Thanks for the friend add. You have a beautiful spark page! You are inspiring. Being through 2 car accidents and 2 neck surgerys is rough. Homeschooling your 2 youngest is so commendable. I am homeschooling my 2 as well. I go through and online "public school" but I do all the teaching. It is soooooo very difficult. I would be interested in finding out what you are doing with your children and how it is working for you. My daughters are 11 and 12!
    I'm so glad you found this page too. Don't stop. Lifestyle changes are hard but you have the right idea. SMALL changes and SMALL successful choices everyday make such a huge impact on our lives. You can do this. Keep on sparkin!!
    3581 days ago
    Thank you for adding me as a friend! I am honored and feel privileged to be able to add you to my friends as well.

    This will not be a quick journey my sparked-friend, but it will be a very rewarding one! You will find many forks in the road and you might falter - but I will be here to pick you up and help you back on track!

    Linda emoticon
    Leader: By The Numbers

    P.S. We all falter! The trick is to get back on track as soon as possible! The longer it takes you to get back on track, the harder to re-lose the weight. You really CAN do this!

    **edit: As a new member, it is too easy to join too many sparkteams. Try to choose wisely and leave any team that doesn't assist you in your journey (there is a 'leave this team' button on every teams main page).

    3581 days ago
    emoticon Welcome to Spark!
    I've been here since Nov. 9, 2009 and have really learned a lot about myself, food, and exercising. I truly feel joining Spark was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
    One of the best tools is the nutrition tracker. You will be shocked when you enter a typical day's food! Try to track everything you eat and stay within your limits. Don’t panic if you slip - we all do! Just put it behind you, you can’t change it, and move on. One of the main concepts at Spark is to take two steps forward for each step back!
    The fitness tracker is also a great tool. You can track your steps, mileage, cardio exercise, and strength exercises. It will tell you how many calories you have burned.
    Take time to make lots of Friends and tell them when you reach a goal or are having a hard time. They are here with praise and support all the time! Don't be afraid to ask any question, no matter how silly you think it is.
    Take time to explore Spark. Read and respond to message boards, blogs, and other members' pages. The help, support, inspiration, motivation, encouragement, and friendship you will receive is awesome! The site can be confusing at times but just keep looking around. There is really a lot of valuable information here!
    emoticon Feel free to contact me if I can help you in any way. Drop by my page to say hi.
    Stay focused, determined, and positive - you will be successful!

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    3581 days ago
    thanks for adding me as a friend ,bless your journey on spark ,ill stop back emoticon when im awake lol
    3582 days ago
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