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So 2013 will always be the year I ran the Pittsburgh Marathon as part of a relay team!!! :-) Hopefully, 2015 will be the year I run three half marathons!

I've made a lot of progress toward my goals already by completing the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, but I'm determined to stay on track and keep up the hard work. I have the Morgantown Half Marathon on the horizon!!

I continue to deal with some personal health issues, but I am getting through everything with the Lord above, my AMAZING mother, loving husband (who is an amazing dad!), challenging toddler, and our newest furbaby.


"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going!"




I'm a 36 year old female from Southwestern PA. I am a retired librarian and now spend my spare time as an online health and fitness coach and training pups. This is in addition to being a wife and mother! At one point, I wore a size 24 and tipped the scales at nearly 290 pounds. I lost weight and was close to my goal at a lowest weight of 137. I've let way too many pounds creep back on since I got married in 2006. I'm not going to make excuses. I can use the effort I would waste on that to get healthy for life!

Member Since: 6/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 96,044

My Goals:
My goals seem to be very fluid and keep changing, but I know I need to continue to eat healthy, exercise, and lose weight so my back and body feel GREAT!

I'm also going to continue to use my BodyBugg to monitor myself and make sure I'm on the right path and making the right choices for my overall good health!

My Program:
Some agility practice with Harley, a little more playing with the dogs, and lots of time running!!! Finally, I LOVE challenging myself on xbox Kinect... I can totally feel the burn on the fitness games...

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I love my Steelers, my dogs, and reading... I've gotten really into dystopian fiction lately. I'm also an avid reader of James Patterson and Sandra Brown... It is hard to find a book I don't enjoy some part of... :-D

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  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69

    Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

    -You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    "Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful!

    Thanks for spreading a little beauty, love, friendship, and so much sunshine into my life!
    Your love and faith in the Good Lord shines through in your beauty! You are truly inspiring in your positive outlook and faith!
    2643 days ago
  • v CLOVER2
    Hello, I just wanted to give you an update on Alice. Doc thinks it is most likely a brain tumor, we will keep her on meds, steroid and antibiotics, make her comfortable and as long as she is eating and drinking, just love her a whole lot!
    Thank you once again for your care and prayers.
    2669 days ago
  • v CLOVER2
    Thank you so very much. The vet is going to call me on Friday and we'll have a conference call, to decide where we go from here. I'm afraid to take her in, I'm afraid I won't come home with her. emoticon
    We've been doing what we can but she doesn't seem to be coming back very well, she's had some blood coming from her nose and now her eyes...and last night I found another tumor. I am so frightened right now...thank you for listening... emoticon
    I am so sorry to hear about your baby, it is so hard to lose those furbabies we love so very much.
    (I forgot to emoticon you!)
    2675 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/14/2013 1:02:50 AM
    HUGS 2U!
    2676 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Native American Prayer

    I give you this one thought to keep-
    I am with you still -I do not sleep.

    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glints on snow,
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.

    When you awaken in the morning's hush,
    I am the swift, uplifting rush
    of quiet birds in circled flight.
    I am the soft stars that shine at night.

    Do not think of me as gone-
    I am with you still - in each new day.
    Your smilinig "Snow Angel" Baby Girl

    Dear Lord, you are our refuge in good and in bad times. In your infinite mercy, bring peace and comfort to Richelle and her family as they face days filled with pain, sorrow and sadness in their loss. Help us to realize that through you there is joy and the promise of lasting peace. Help us through these rough times. Walk before and beside us so that we may walk in your footsteps and reach out to you in our journey on this earth. Help us to focus on our blessings rather than our misfortunes and our losses, dear Lord. Thank you for hearing and answering our prayers. Amen
    2686 days ago
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