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I LOVE Spark. I've been here for almost a year!! I enjoy the site, and am SO happy that I've FINALLY found a team that keeps me motivated! I've made my plan for January, and I've got some big goals that I'm determined to meet! I'm going to stick with it this time!

I work for a newspaper in the Accounting Department. It's REALLY stressful, and I'm disliking it more and more. We're going through a lot of cutbacks, and it seems that we lose someone every week. This just means more work for the people left behind. Unfortunately, the people left in the office LOVE to eat, and they are always bringing in tasty snacks to share. Health is not an issue for any of them.

I'm finally feeling like I'm going to make it to my goal. There are days that I don't think it will come soon enough, but at least now I know it WILL come! I'd like to have kids someday and I REALLY want to be healthy before I become pregnant, so that's another motivation for me to get rid of these excess pounds.

I'm SO excited to see so much of my family on here! It's another great motivator knowing that we're all working together on getting healthy! If we all help each other, we're sure to reach our goals!
March GOYAAM Plan:
*Elliptical 3 miles 3x/week
*30 day Shred 2x/week
*5 mile walk 1x/week
*DRINK MY WATER!!! I've been terrible about this!
*Track food more faithfully...I didn't lose a single pound in February, but I worked my tail off must be the food!

*My February was pretty active. I exercised all but 4 days...2 were sick days and 2 were just plain lazy days!
*I started training to walk a 1/2 marathon with my mom. We're doing it in October, so I have plenty of time, but I want to be good and ready!
*NO weight loss this's terribly frustrating! I have been exercising like crazy, but nothing...I'm going to have to take a closer look at my food, I guess, and see if I've been doing too much cheating! I'm hoping all that hard work will catch up with me in March!

I had a good January:
*I started the month weighing 185, and ended at 180!
*I'm proud to say that I stuck with the Bootcamp the entire month!
*I reached my cardio goal every week except the last week...for some reason I was worn out, and didn't accomplish more than the Bootcamp workouts during the last week.
*I exercised EVERY day in January except for 3 days...2 of those days I was sick!
*I drank my water EVERY day!

Member Since: 1/19/2008

Fitness Minutes: 5,164

My Goals:
Eat at least 5 servings of fruit/veggies each day.

Try to eat every 4 hours so I'm not STARVING by the time dinner comes along!

EXERCISE!! Gone are the days that I can lose weight without working out! I lost 50 pounds a couple of years ago - I didn't do a minute of exercise. Now, if I don't do it, I stall my progress. UGG!

My Program:
Avoiding processed foods and white carbs (potatoes, bread and pasta). Adding whole grains to my day.


Exercising at least 30 minutes each day.

Personal Information:
I'm constantly hooked to my e-mail at work, and it's the BEST way to get in touch with address is Feel free to send me a message!

Other Information:
I LOVE to read...which is sometimes responsible for my lack of exercise.

Movies are a favorite...we don't make it out to the movies as much as I'd like, but we're always renting something.

I have 3 wonderful, monster dogs that I love. Sometimes I think if it weren't for them I wouldn't get ANY exercise!

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  • v KARBIE18
    Hey Shusha!

    Just stopped by to say hi, and ask about your April plan. It's the 11th, for goodness sake! Hope you're still up and moving.

    Love ya,
    4217 days ago
    Hey there. I'm a little late in getting back to you but better than not at all I guess. How are you? I wanted to stop by and thank you for the comment. It's nice to know someone else is going through this. I hate that I am working harder than ever and it just doesn't seem to be paying off. But - it has to eventually right?? I mean I can't be running a minimum of FOURTEEN miles a week and not lose any weight at all! I ran 4 yesterday and have to run five this Saturday.

    So, what 1/2 are you doing? Where is it? I hope you are doing well and not gettin too discouraged like me. Talk to you soon,
    4250 days ago
  • v KARBIE18
    Just wanted to say hi! You're doing so well on the exercise. I'm sure the scale will cooperate soon. Good luck with the changes you're going to make on your diet.

    Love ya,
    4264 days ago
  • v 4OURBOY
    You are kicking some serious *ahem* in here, lady!

    Thanks for what you said. Meant a lot.

    Good luck!

    4269 days ago
  • v KARBIE18
    I saved it to my favorites. I like how flexible it is. It definitely seems doable. How cool!
    4280 days ago
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