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I teach English as a Second Language at Southern Utah University. I also enjoy gardening, music, reading, writing, and walking my dog. I am amazed at what a difference exercise has made for me. It has really helped me trim up, and kept me from getting depressed. My favorite exercises are walking/running and Callenetics. I like Callentics because it is almost like relaxing into fitness, and it is very gentle. As I have been seriously working on my cardio-exercise and sleeping better, my energy and mood levels have been rising. My dog, Shadow, is a great walking partner, and is really into this walk run thing, which is a great motivator for me. I have really been enjoying using the SparkPeople website.

*Lose five pounds at a time until I am to my goal of 145
* Work on keeping connected with my two daughters who are in two different cities
* Have more fun and work on cultivating some of my friendships
* Go to the temple every month
* Get my house in better order and work on maintaining it well

Member Since: 8/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 15,770

My Goals:
Lose 5 pounds by December 9; then go onto the next five and work on maintaining what I've lost. (Ultimately want to get to 145)

Succeed at the Better Sleep Challenge. Keep a streak going for at least one month beginning September 9, 2012

Work on keeping my Spirits up by taking the Stress busting challenge and regular exercise.

My motives to loose that weight:

Feel Better
Less Tired
More Energy
Keep my knees from hurting
Safe BMI and beyond
Fit into size 12
Surprise my daughters

I want to work towards being able to do 10 pushes from my toes and do at least one pull up.

My Program:
I'm working on Spark Coach

Better Sleep Challenge

Stress Busting Challenge

Participating in the Halloween Trot

Personal Information:
Cedar City, Utah

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  • v BECCABOO127
    So happy to see u again! You've been missed. Hope all is well.:)
    1947 days ago
  • v BOSS61
    Are You Master of Your Spark Domain?

    Remember the Seinfeld Game? Remember how quickly Jerry, Kramer and Elaine all were out? Let's see if you can do better. Here is how it works.

    Beginning midnight April 1, track. Track everything. Nutrition, water, exercise, the whole shebang. Don't track something, you are out. Fess up. Miss your 8 cups of water, out. Blow your calories, you are out. Fess up on this thread. Exercise without tracking, out. To make it fun, don't exercise at least one hour a week, out.

    Once a week on Sundays (say), roll call for those who still are "in" and playing.

    Deceptively simple, but it's not. Who's in? Starting roll call this Sunday. Ready, set, go!

    (Free year of Spark membership for the winner.) Are you in?
    2680 days ago
  • v HOBBESIS49
    Just checking in with you to see how you are doing.. I finally found your note you left on one of my older blogs.. appreciate that thank you! It does sound like we've kind of had similar journeys in this.

    Anyhow, hope to connect with you more and that you are having a good week.

    Hope your 'still' enjoying your new FitBit.

    Sincerely, emoticon
    2750 days ago
    Welcome to Healthy Lifestyle Sparkers. Glad you're here!
    2750 days ago
  • v HOBBESIS49
    Thank you for letting me know more about your FitBit.. emoticon Glad it helps you keep track.. I'm just finally figuring out the iphone application for Sparkpeople and am wondering if the Fitbit does the same thing.

    emoticon Way to Go Spark Friend..

    2763 days ago
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