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My beautiful mustang, Trigger

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My name is Desiree! I am a 36 year old girl from the Napa Valley. I have always been active, fit and healthy... and for the most part, haven't complained too much about my body. Over the years, I have been able to maintain my figure by running and riding horses. And then... I got preggers! I had a beautiful baby girl in August of 2009 and joined Spark People about a month later, determined to lose every single pound I had gained during my pregnancy. I went from a fit 127lbs to a whopping 173lbs (YIKES!) by the end of my pregnancy! After having my daughter, I came to Spark (weighing 158lbs) in hopes of finding the support I needed to get my body back. And not only have I almost reached my goal (Go, ME!), but I have made some truly amazing friends who have been here for me every step of the way. This journey would not have been possible or HALF as much fun without them!

Today, I am back down to a size 2/4 and I'm continually working to lose those last few pesky pounds that seem to be hanging on for dear life (stubborn little things, aren't they?). I'm excited to be here and I look forward to many more days of sparkin'!

Member Since: 9/27/2009

Fitness Minutes: 23,038

My Goals:
Get back into shape after having a baby (and gaining 45 lbs!), maintain a healthy diet (increase my protein and fresh veggie intake!) and ultimately feel great about my body again!

My Program:
I'm sticking to the same fitness plan I followed pre-pregnancy. I'll be hitting the gym for some weight training, elliptical and spinning. And I LOVE anything outdoors... Horseback riding, running, bicycling, walking and hiking!

As far as food, I love it! And I'm Italian so I'm all about the carbs... But I don't tend to do well when I have to follow a strict diet, so I will basically be eating what I want while focusing on healthy foods and WATER, WATER, WATER!

Personal Information:
I'm a lucky girl! Married the love of my life in '08 and had a perfect baby girl in '09. We have a wild mustang named Trigger and a German shorthaired pointer named Wiley... LIFE IS GOOD!

Other Information:
Useless information... I have a serious talent for Guitar Hero. No joke. I ROCK at guitar, vocals AND drums. It's a gift - I can't help it. : )

I have a weakness for Coach bags, designer jeans and Taco Bell...

I love me some country music! Twang!

I am a huge fan of The Amazing Race and Dancing with the Stars. Dirty Jobs and Cash Cab, too! And I love my RFD channel and PBR (bull riding, NOT the beer). Someday, I'm going to live on a ranch in Montana. I just have to convince my hubby first... Annnd... win the lottery! : )

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  • v KATHLEENS1964
    Thanks for adding me as a friend! I've added you, too!
    4229 days ago
  • v MOMMA48
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    Welcome to Sparks!!! It's great to meet you and I know you're going to love it here! The information and the tracking tools are just the best! And, the friendships that you’ll make – super great! Everyone is supporting one another and what better way to get to that goal than with those great friendships and support along the way! I'm a working Mom too, so I'm with ya there! Life can definitely be hectic and the time we are able to concentrate and work on our own health, tends to get pushed behind -- but congrats to you on making the decision that this is your time! It's probably one of the best decisions you have ever made for yourself!! I know it was for me -- so stay determined and motivated -- this is your time, Mom! We can do it for ourselves and for our families! Health and Happiness all the Way!!
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    emoticon Cheryl!
    Leader of "Stressed Out Moms/Women Gettin' Healthy"
    Leader of "Fighting Emotional Pains and Stress"
    Leader at “Autoimmune Diseases”
    (And, if you're interested in any of the above Teams, click on my profile page and see what they're all about and come and join us!)
    4239 days ago
  • v LADYIRISH317
    You're more than welcome. So when are you posting pictures of your little sweetheart? And what's her name?
    4239 days ago

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    Good Luck on your Weight Loss Journey emoticon
    -MaryAnn emoticon

    4244 days ago
    Desiree emoticon and emoticon

    What a great decision you have made to join Spark People. It is an amazing site! The really cool thing is that it is FREE!! There is tons of information to absorb here and there is always someone around to help if you find yourself having a bit of trouble.

    Want to make another great decision? Come check out my page. I am a co-leader of a team called QuickFire. It is the best team around by far! Yes, I am bias, but what do you have to lose? If you like what you see about the team, feel free to join! We would love to have you on board with us.

    WARINING!! It is proven that QuickFiring can lead to a HOT BODY! I dare you to come play the QuickFire way!!!

    emoticon emoticon , Wendy

    4244 days ago
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