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My husband, Darren and I at Cumberland Falls, KY

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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
    I figured that. Thanks.

    By the way, Your friend cullenz is looking pretty cute these days!
    4284 days ago
    Great job this month. February will be just as great.
    4285 days ago
  • v SAMJAM801
    You are doing the whole marathon? Promise me you will train. You may want to do the 1/2 in May just to train and see what everyone wears and the mistakes you make on your first time. If you need any tips for the 1/2 tell me. The weather is usually a bit chilly but great for running/walking in May!
    4286 days ago
  • v no profile image FRAN1984
    Hi, thanks for the welcome! Yeah i know how it is, i spend my days either sitting in class or sitting at a desk studying, its really not great! I actually did a 9 month internship in the accounting department in a bank last year and i don't know what it is about working in an office but there seemed to be a call for cake and sweets every second day! I've never eaten so much cake in my life! Its very hard to pass up when everyone else is having some!! I feel like I've been dieting my whole life on and off but to no avail so this time i've decided to start exercising, something i haunt done in a very long time! And Wow thats brilliant that you're working towards running the half marathon, i'd love to some day be able to do that!
    It would be great to have a buddy too so thanks and Good Luck!
    4286 days ago
    Welcome to First Half Marathon in 2009! We've got a great challenge going to run/walk from San Franciso to Boston... jump onto the message boards and post your mileage to help us get there. We've also got threads for running advice, training schedules, and a list of the races that everyone is planning to run. Stop by and add yours! Look forward to seeing you there.
    4286 days ago
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