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After having 2 beautiful girls it is time to get back into shape – both my diet and fitness. I want to be a good example of how to live a healthy lifestyle for my girls NOT an example of how to be a lifelong yo-yo dieter!

UPDATE 11/23/10: I took some time off from Spark and rejoined WW where I lost 20 pounds in about 1 year. The first weekend of June this year I ran a 5k - the second of my life and first in 8 years. I ran the entire way and didn't come in last. Then, an old friend from high school asked me if I wanted to run a 10k with her. I rarely turn down a challenge so I said yes and on Labor Day we ran/walked our first 10k together. Then, a month later we ran/walked another 5k and in a couple of weeks we are going to do another 5k (in December in MN, are we crazy?!)

I've gained a little weight back and my sugar habit is out of control since I left WW in June, so, I'm back here to finish what I started and get to my weight goal.

Member Since: 2/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 5,218

My Goals:
This month (December 2010)
* Make a meal plan each week and stick to it.
* Work out at the club 5 days a week. Plus 10-20 min ST at home each day.
*Lose 8 pounds this month.

My Program:
6 a.m. Mon-Fri go to the club and do cardio: run, stairs, eliptical, bike, etc.

ST on M-TH at home in the evenings.

Pilates at home on Fri evenings.

Track all of the food I put into my mouth.

Cut WAY back on sugar and diet pop.

Personal Information:
I live in a northern suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul.

I have a great hubby and 2 beautiful daughters. The oldest is in 2nd grade and is loving it. The youngest is 3 and LOVES U2.

Other Information:
I am a graphic designer. The company I work for designs and builds museum/visitor center exhibits all over the country. Its fun. Always a different subject.

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