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Working on living a healthy, active lifestyle. Need to lose that post-baby weight that is way over due!

Updated 8/27/13
I am a full time wife and mother of 1 daughter, Evie (born 2005) and 1 son, Jay (born 2008). In addition we also have an English Bulldog (born 2010). I am currently working towards my BBA/MSA in Accounting to go onto get my CPA. Aug 14 2013 I took on a new part time Accountant position at an Architecture firm. I still have 3 years of school left but we are wanting to get a bigger house so I decided to take on a part time job now. Both my children are going to be in school full time so I will drop them off go to work until 1, go home spend time with the hubby for a couple hours then pick the kids up (we do school of choice) then home. During the fall 2013 I will have class T & Th 5-6:15 and W 6:30-9:10. Going to be busy and hectic but to those who know me know I am constantly on the go and this is nothing new. Began this journey May 11, 2011 and its been a roller coaster ride from the beginning. I wanted to be thin by 30 but the bday has since passed and I am still 40+ lbs away from goal.

update Jan 2, 2012:
I didn't reach those 2011 goals, but its a new start to a new year for a new journey! My goals are still the same, my program has changed just a small bit. This year is a year of committment, no more convenience!!!!

updated 10/10/11:
I have had quite a number of setbacks over the summer. Now that DH is finally returning to work from his injury, I have NO MORE excuses. It is time to get back on track! It is time for ME!!! I need to be healthy not only for myself but for my family!

Member Since: 5/11/2011

Fitness Minutes: 45,253

My Goals:
Goals as of 1/5/2014

Personal Goals
Stay Motivated
Daily "ME" time (luxurious bath, mani/pedi, read, movie)
Get up and PLAY (with kids and dog)
Manage stress
Reward myself for reaching goals

Weight Loss Goals
Long Term
Goal Weight 120 by Sept 4, 2014
Inspiration: 10 Year Wedding/Anniversary/Niagara Falls Trip
Winter 5% 8.34/158.46 by March 8
BLC 24 12lbs/154.8 by Apr 2

155...Night out with the hubby
150...1 new outfit
145...Pandora charm
140...2 new outfits
135...Night out with the hubby
130...3 New outfits
125...Tattoo on my side (kids portraits)
120...New wardrobe :)
Fitness Goals
30+m Cardio 5 days per week
ST at least 3 days per week
Yoga at least twice a week
Participate SparkPeople 5% challenges & BLC Challenges
1-2 rest day per week
Track fitness minutes on SP
Burn min

My Program:
Nutrion Goals
Stay between 1200-1550 calories a day
Track food intake on SP
Measure all portions
Plan meals/snacks each week
Min 6 cups of water per day
Min of 5 servings of fruits/veggies per day
Eat at regular intervals 4 meals every 3 hours 3 snacks 1 hr & 1/2 between each meal

Personal Information:
I live in Southeastern Michigan. I currently hold an Associates Degree in Occupational Studies Major: Business. I regularly volunteer at my childrens school for lunch duty and class events. I plan to complete my studies in winter 2014 (I go part time).

Other Information:
I love mystery, romance and non-fiction novels. I love chick flicks, comedies, scary movies, and anything that has to deal with natural disasters (The Day After Tomorrow is one of my favorite movies). We have a collection of close to 200 Disney/Dreamworks kid/family movies and it is still growing. Love sports, Baseball and Football are my favorites! Go Lions, Go Big Blue, Go TIGERS! Love music from all genres, bowling, concerts, family outings...

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  • v TRACYG0625
    Good luck on your degrees! I do understand how difficult it is. I went back to school when my kids were smaller to get my degree in Business Management and it was difficult. I look back now and wonder how the heck I did it!
    Make sure you take time for yourself. I didn't do that so much then, always putting the kids, husband, school, etc first and then if there was any leftover time (LOL!) I would take care of me.

    Good luck on your journey! emoticon emoticon
    3615 days ago
  • v KAYWEB555
    What's going on that you need support? Hope it isn't to big !
    3616 days ago
  • v KAYWEB555
    May I suggest a nice beginning to Sparks
    There is a team called Spring into Shape Bootcamp Challenge that will give you a really nice intro to the fitness side of the SP site! If nothing else check it out so that you can see all the different forms of fitness there is to be found here. Many wonderful video 10-20min. Strength Training fitness workouts. they are finding that Strength Training before your cardio punches up the weight loss ! Hope that you will stop by this team to join or just to look around ! Challenges have really made a big difference to many of the people here on the Spark Glad to have you with us, Welcome !
    Kay & The Pups emoticon emoticon
    3619 days ago
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