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My name is Ginger, I''m a mom to 2 girls. Since having my girls I''ve gained alot of weight and now it''s time to take it all off!!! I now work full time and my girls are in school full time as well. May 2010 Update~ So I haven''t been around SP for awhile. I have been on WW''s now since January 2010. I have since lost some weight...not alot to make a huge change or anything. I have come back to SP to continue my journey once and for all. June 2010 Update~ Things are still going pretty well. I am tracking my calorie intake and working out. I did stop WW''s in May because I have SP and I can and WILL DO THIS!!! My jeans are actually fitting looser and I have noticed that my legs have thinned out quite a bit too. I should really take measurements to keep track of the inches lost as well. July 2010 Update~ I am starting over pretty much from square one. I need to get my exercising in and my eating habits back to where they were. I can do this, I will do this. I''m a DONE girl!!! September 2010~ Now that the girls are back in school I am going to get my routine and eating habits layed back down the way they were. I am a person of ROUTINE and need to have that in my life. I was given the opportunity to work during the day. I have worked nights for 2 years now. While I am excited for this change, I do not do well with all! I am looking forward to being able to spend time with my husband and 2 girls. I will be able to go to the gym some days during the day & night (if I choose) and then other days at night. Our Y is now offering nightly zumba. For that I am STOKED!!! I now weigh more than I ever have but once again I will take it off. I just have to keep focused and look towards the end results that I want! October 2010 Update~ I have started training for my first ever race. I will be running my first 5K November 7, 2010. I am very excited to be able to run. Running has always been so daunting to me but now I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. November 2010 Update~ I''m still hanging in there, I''ve been training for my 5K and things have been going very well. November 7, 2010 Update~ I ran my 5K today and did well. My gun time was 34:21, Chip time: 32:18 and pace: 10:24. I Rocked that race! =) December 2010 Update~There is nothing really new to report. I''ve been having a really hard time losing weight despite my efforts of working out and eating healthy. Christmas is right around the corner so we''ve been busy with getting Birthday party stuff together (Madalyn will be 5 Dec. 19th), and just the general busyness of the holiday season. January 2011 Update~ I am committing to weight watchers again this year (I was on ww''s for 5 months last year and then fell off the wagon) and told myself I could do this on my own. I was wrong I NEED the accountability of a program to follow. I honestly don''t have any real support here at home so I rely heavily on my spark people friends/community and fitblr community. You guys are my rock! February 2011 Update~ My eating and my workouts have been coming alot easier. I am running alot more than I was and have been really enjoying this journey so far. Yes, it''s very hard but with dedication and hard work it will pay off in the end. -) March-August 2011 Update~ My weight loss has slowed down and so has my exercise. I was training for a half marathon and my shins were just giving me horrid trouble. Shin splints are HORRIBLE! I went to the physical therapist in May and he told me that I had to lay off running for a good month. After that month I started off slowly....very slowly. I tried running again but every time I tried running my shins would just kill. Summer then came and we were busy. The girls were sick for 11 full weeks. Madalyn had strep throat 5 times and Morgan had strep throat twice and then she had an ear infection and sinus infection. There was no way that I could actually get any time to work out in. =( I have not been counting calories whatsoever since late March/April so honestly I''m not surprised I gained 18 pounds since mid-late March. September 2011 Update~ The girls both started school (Morgan is in 2nd grade already and Madalyn started kindergarten). So what does that mean for me? I can now try and get my workouts all figured out and my eating back on track. Tuesday 9/6/11 I will go to my first CrossFit experience. I can''t wait to get in the box! WOOT!! October 2011 Update~ I''m still going to Crossfit and LOVE it! Things are starting to pick up at work. I''m hoping that I will still be able to work out as much as possible. November 2011 Update~ I was told that I needed to put my pt job above everything else and be there more. So at the moment everything else is having to be put to the back burner. :( December 2011 Update~ I haven''t really exercised or anything since going to CrossFit last at the end of October. I''m hoping that at the beginning of the year I will be able to focus on my health and myself again. January 2012 Update~ I am back on Sparkpeople alot more than I have been over the last several months. I have recommitted myself to more exercise and eating better. I am also going to join a few challenges on my sparkteams! We shall see how this month plays out. I''m excited for the New Year and the new me! :) January 2013 Update~ Well, it''s been one whole year since I''ve pretty much updated on SP. For the past 9 months my life has been in a whirlwind. I am now going through a divorce and have my girls 50/50. So to say the least I did not have a good year in 2012. I however have lost 30 pounds and am continuing to lose weight. I am still running/walking, attending crossfit when I can. My girls are happy and so am I. just continuing to push thru to the next day. September 2015 update ~ Well, it''s about time I come back to SP! I haven''t been around in a long time. I''ve recommitted to working out, getting healthy and showing my girls how to live a healthy lifestyle. So here goes! 😊

Member Since: 6/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,761

My Goals:
1. Lose 10 pounds. DONE! 6/2012
2. Lose 20 pounds.DONE! 8/2012
3. Lose 30 pounds.
4. Lose 40 pounds.
5. Lose 50 pounds.
6. Lose 60 pounds.
7. Lose 70 pounds.
8. Lose 80 pounds.

My long term goal is to lose 100 pounds

My short term goal is to lose 25 pounds. DONE 8/2012

My Program:
CrossFit 2x's per week
walking and water jog the opposite days as crossfit.

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    emoticon Ginger on your March achievements! CONGRATULATIONS on your new job! I am so proud of the progress you continue to make! THANK YOU for being such an INSPIRATIONAL friend!! Sending lots of WOOHOO support and hugs to you. Have a beautiful and blessed Easter holiday weekend!

    emoticon W = Wonderful role model from turning goals into lasting achievements!
    emoticon O = Outstanding friend that supports, encourages and inspires others!
    emoticon O = Open to new ideas by replacing poor habits with healthy choices!
    emoticon H = Honorable by meeting new challenges and creating effective goals!
    emoticon O = Observes a healthy lifestyle with dedication and completion!
    emoticon O = Overcomes every obstacle by mastering positive results!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2893 days ago
  • v BEMILLER30
    Hey girl, how's it going?
    2904 days ago
    emoticon Ginger! I wanted to jump-start this week by sharing a special non-calorie cake with you! Sending support and hugs from my sparkpage to yours. Have a wonderful week!

    emoticon RECIPE FOR SP FRIENDSHIP CAKE emoticon

    ~ 1 cup of YOU ARE A WINNER greetings.
    ~ 1 cup of I AM SO PROUD OF YOU smiles.
    ~ 1 cup of EMBRACING YOU WITH SPARK hugs.
    ~ 1 cup of TOGETHER, WE CAN DO IT support.
    ~ 1 cup of NEVER GIVE IN & NEVER GIVE UP encouragement.
    ~ 1 cup of ALWAYS BELIEVE IN YOURSELF motivation.

    emoticon Mix greetings and smiles thoroughly.
    emoticon Add hugs separately.
    emoticon Slowly stir in support.
    emoticon Blend encouragement and motivation.
    emoticon Bake in warm heart.
    emoticon Serve often.

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2912 days ago
    Ginger, let’s MARCH into the new month with an enthusiastic "We CAN Do It" commitment, dedication and perseverance towards our combined health, nutrition, fitness and inner well-being goals! We CAN turn our March Goals into Extraordinary Results! Have a beautiful and blessed weekend!

    emoticon M = Maintain focus on each goal with commitment and follow-through!
    emoticon A = Always strive for a combined mind, body and soul balance!
    emoticon R = Relax and have fun! Enjoy your journey of being a healthier you!
    emoticon C = Challenge yourself to become better from the day before!
    emoticon H = Have a HAPPY and HEALTHY month!

    emoticon WE CAN! emoticon WE WILL! emoticon WE ARE! emoticon

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon
    2920 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL

    Those born on the Aquarius-Pisces cusp are sensitive. They are more open to their personal space and universal space than they are to worldly concerns. They spend time digging within themselves for better understanding. Managing day to day life may be more challenging for them because it is hard for them to focus on these mundane things.
    Aquarius-Pisces wants experiences, but it is difficult for them to remain objective. Because of their ultra-sensitivity, this can be a difficult balance for them to achieve. For the best results, they need to put themselves out there and not hide away. They need to learn to feel more comfortable in this world.
    Aquarius-Pisces is compassionate, imaginative and sympathetic to others. They set goals, but they may procrastinate or be so disorganized that they create their own obstacles. They may be eccentric and offbeat, but they are definitely original. They are often multi-talented and feel the need to change the world. This may be difficult since they can be painfully shy. They are sometimes blessed with incredible musical abilities.
    Aquarius-Pisces likes to socialize. Being with others helps them relieve stress and anxiety. They love water activities. They are flirtatious and romantic, and they genuinely care for others. Their compassion is all-encompassing. They have a unique angle on the world that others just don't see.
    Aquarius-Pisces is a natural psychic. If they don't get support for this at an early age, they will shut it down and pretend it doesn't exist. It may be difficult for them to open up to others once they realize they see things differently because they don't want to be ridiculed.
    The Cusp of Sensitivity is known for tolerance, sensitivity, uniqueness, talent, artistic merit, emotions, practicality, dreaming, sensuality, idealism, flirtatiousness, pride, loyalty, romance, compassion, sympathy and imagination. They may also be pessimistic, hyper-sensitive, moody, secretive, impatient, stubborn, aloof, cold and quarrelsome.
    Some would call Aquarius-Pisces cusp a bit peculiar. They like luxury, and this desire may keep them in the day to day world enough to keep their business obligations. Their kind nature can make them overbook their time, trying to oblige everyone; then when they forget an engagement, they let people down. While they can exaggerate their accomplishments, they often decline telling about their failures or troubles. They love their freedom, and their dreaminess can lead to spiritual depth and insight. They may be responsible for amazing creative works. People are attracted to them, and in well balanced circumstances, they enjoy travel as well as delving into science or religion.
    2921 days ago
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