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Well I have been around spark people for years! I started this journey in April 2009 weighing 200 lbs with the goal to lose 70 lbs. I met that goal through a lifestyle overhaul and kept it off for 6 years. Now 7 years later I started having major health issues and fatigue and got diagnosed with celiac and osteopenia. In 6 months my weight shot back up to 165 due to being devoid of all vitamins and nutrients and being told I can't workout (I was running 3-5 miles a day and I had to stop immediately). Now it's time to revamp my lifestyle again. I know I can do this, I will not let limited exercise keep me from the lifestyle I want (energy, active, keep up with my toddler, feeling confident, feeling healthy).

My plan is to start tracking food again (I haven't tracked in 5 years) and to find a new workout plan, the plan is water jogging, bike riding, and walking. Hoping to find a good balance again.

Member Since: 4/16/2009

Fitness Minutes: 7,610

My Goals:
My first goal is to get to a healthy BMI which for me means 149 pounds- I MET THIS GOAL!!!

My husband and I plan to start a family soon and I would like to start the pregnancy from my goal weight of 130 (10 lbs to go!).

My Program:
I am basically eating better and working out more. I am not dieting because I want to change my lifestyle for the long term!
I don't drink soda.

I am working to increase my water intake.

And I try to get cardio in everyday. I am looking for a local gym so I can get weight lifting back into my routine.

Personal Information:
I am from Kansas City, MO. I have a bachelors degree from Pittsburg State University and I have a masters from Clemson University. I am married to a wonderful man from India and I am really happy with life right now. We just bought our first house in Plano, TX and are looking forward to starting a family in the future!

Other Information:
I have many favorite quotes but for right now I think my favorite is, "Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
Francis of Assisi

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