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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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    yes it does! Hey, I heard that Lee Dewise (sp) lost his record contract?? Did he ever put out a single? I find it interesting that as of late, but it's the earlier idol winners and losers that are making a living at this!
    3278 days ago
    Thank you so very much for the comment on my blog AND the spark goodie! It means so much!

    Thing is...I spend NO TIME away from them. AT ALL. I do my runs at the crack of dawn already. I go to bed at 11 and wake @ 4 am JUST to run. To make sure I spend/take NO TIME away form my children. HE (spouse) is @ work when I do this anyways. So it is NOT that at all.
    3285 days ago
    It's a hard working life, that's for sure. But I wouldn't trade it for anything. My dad is actually from California. Holister area.

    The paleo diet is also referred to as the caveman diet. It's basically fruits, veggies, some seeds & nuts & lean meats; things a caveman would have eaten. I'm doing a 45 day challenge at my crossfit gym. Lots of people are losing a ton of weight, but I haven't. Then again, I don't eat very many carbs in the first place so it wasn't much of a drastic change. Figured I'd give it a go for 45 days anyway.
    3285 days ago
    hah! That advertising person made their money on that commercial eh?
    3295 days ago
  • v BELLE0308
    Thank you so much for stopping my blog and commenting. It was nice to hear from someone who had been through something similar! I appreciate it so much! emoticon
    3297 days ago
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