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Driving cattle in Townsend, Montana 2008

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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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    Hey girl! Glad to see you back more on the site! My running groups seem to be really motivational. Runner Girl United, Rookie Runners, Jeff Galloway and Half Marathon.
    3436 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/23/2012 10:43:31 AM
    Love all your pictures and story!!!
    3439 days ago
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    Thanks for the goodie and your kind words. What a great way to start my day!
    3445 days ago
    ...color me bad.... I failed to get up and do the 30 day shred this morning. I will walk at lunch though, so I will get some exercise. I feel very guilty for taking today off from it, but I was so tired this morning. Lame excuss, huh! I will be doubling up again this weekend so hopefully that will counter my not doing it today. And I know that the day isn't over and I still could do it tonight however, I highly douby it...I'm going to a fundraiser.

    I'm so proud of you for getting your motivation up and going for it!!! Woohoo!!!! :)

    3453 days ago
    Hello, just popping in to say Hi and wonder how you are doing.
    I really miss you and your wit and cheer
    .... and Shaunda... and Kathleen too.
    We are all just to busy to visit much on SP, I think. I still use the trackers regularly and have been maintaining at 160. I would like to make the push to lose the last 10 to 15 pounds, as soon as I think I can handle it.
    3487 days ago
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