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Me and my husband at the Young Couples Ministry Valentine's Day Ball 2010

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Me and my Hubby at the 2010 Masquerade Ball

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My Husband and I at the 2011 Valentine's Day Ball

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I'm a mother of 3 and have been married to my lovely husband for 11 years. I was an overweight teenager and became a healthy weight during my marriage although I fluctuated quit a bit. I had gained 50lbs. over 2 years while struggling with depression. I had reached my goal weight of 130 lbs with the help of spark people and was feeling great (most days). I want to be a healthy Mom and set a good example for my kids especially my 2 girls. I have been everything from a 2 to a size 16. Although I was at my highest weight (185) when I joined Sparkpeople at the beginning of 2010. I can honestly say there has never been a time when I was not worried about my weight. With the confidence I gained I participated in 2 fitness competitions and placed 2nd in the most recent one. In the past year I have gained almost 40lbs and would really like to be back at 127 this spring so I can get back into all my cute clothes for our 12th anniversary Paris vacation! I know I can do it and I relish the support of the Spark community. A saint is a person who falls down 6 times and gets back up the 7th.

Member Since: 1/9/2010

Fitness Minutes: 8,839

My Goals:
My goal is to be a size 4/6 (or even 2) this summer. I am looking forward to regaining the cut and toned I had at the end of my last competition.

My Program:
I am a Lacto- Ovo Pescaterian. Which basically means I am a vegetarian who eats dairy, eggs and seafood on occasion. I eat 5 smaller meals a day. I usually have a big salad (with protein) for lunch. I also enjoy Yoga, Pilates and belly dancing.

Personal Information:
I am a teacher of students from toddlers to seniors. I love teaching. I am a school teacher, but I also teach dance, yoga, theater and group fitness classes. I am a certified Personal Trainer but I am looking forward to going back to school for my degree in counseling. I have 3 beautiful children with my husband and we now live in Bridgeport CT.

Other Information:
I love to read Sophia Kinsella, Charlaine Harris, Louisa May Alcott, Stephanie Meyer and Jane Austen to name a few. Some of my favorite movies are the Wedding Singer, Gigi,, Die Hard, My Neighborhood Totoro, Amelie, Little Women, Monsters Vs. Aliens, Bridget Jone's Diary,Ever After & Why Did I get Married. I am hopelessly addicted to True Blood and Breaking Bad

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  • v O2HAPPY
    Hi! I have not stopped by for a long time, but always remember the great advice you gave me. You have done a great job!!! You were so kind to me with all the help you gave me and I want to thank you again. Your friend Brenda emoticon
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  • v MS.ELENI
    We will not have anymore cold weather.It will just get hotter and hotter here. It was work getting the plants done but glad it is over with.They look good in butterfly garden

    I am surprised at how many people are still getting snow. I am glad I live here,

    Even tho I know it is just fluid it does bother me.
    Thank you so much for your kind words. You make me feel special emoticon
    3426 days ago
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