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My 2013 Goal Collage. Got the goal, got the plan, no excuses, geared up, already left!

Canoeing in the Everyglades, camping at Hell's Bay. December 20, 2012. 195 pounds.

Headed to Mt. Fuji on August 23, 2008. 151.6 lbs. Felt great and want to get back here!


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While creating my goal collage, I came across a clipping that read, "a force that tramples down walls and eradicates excuses." As the words jumped off that paper, I immediately internalized the phrase. It became an integral part of my goals for 2013 and beyond. There is a lot to be thankful for, plan for, and do. I resolve to be the movement and make my "To Do" list a "To Done" list! To fail to plan, is to plan to fail!

Member Since: 2/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 19,013

My Goals:
I've succeeded in incorporating healthy nutrition and exercise into my daily life again.

Forgetting all previously achieved goals, I'm setting my eyes forward on what's to come.

Short Term Goal:
Get back to a 10 minute mile.

Medium Term Goals:
Make my goal weight by the time my husband retires in 2014.

Long Term Goal: Run the Marine Corps Marathon!

Completed Goals:
-First 5K, June '08
-Climbed Mt. Fuji, Aug. '08
-Completed aerobics instructor cert.,
Sept. '08
-Delivered healthy twins, July '09
-Delivered healthy niece, Aug. '11
AUGUST 3, 2013

My Program:
To accomplish my fitness & weight goals, I am paying close attention to my nutrition and striving to eat a paleo diet. I have cut sugar from my diet, am drinking my 8 glasses of water each day, and eating plenty of veggies, fruits, and lean meats.

For exercise, I mostly walk or use my elliptical, but that's going to be changing.

Personal Information:
I am a married mom of three, a Navy wife, and a Navy veteran. I began SP in February '08 and lost a total of 61 pounds before becoming pregnant with twins. That was part of my goal for weight loss - to be better able to conceive.

After having the twins, I went on to be a surrogate for my sister - giving birth to my niece in August 2011.

My weight has yo-yo'd with the two pregnancies, but I'm ready to reclaim the success I achieved in 2008 prior to having my twins.

I love singing, music, reading, writing, exploring, being creative, spending time with family and friends, traveling and meeting people.

I enjoy trying different sports and though I don't do it as often as I would like, I really enjoy rowing, archery, and martial arts. In my heart, I want to be a runner.

Other Information:
I have had my ups and downs. I let the downs contribute to my weight gain over the years through eating emotionally. I won't detail the pains, not because I can't talk about them, but because I believe in practicing Philippians 4:8 which says, "whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things."

I will continue to dwell on the positive of life, of myself, my circumstances and count them all for good - for without them I would not grow!

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    Visited your page after reading the inspiring article about your story. And found that we have something wonderful in common: Spark veterans who shared a goal of getting fit before having kids, then had 2 pregnancies and the accompanying yo-yo weight...

    Dunno where you're at now in your journey, but thanks for the inspiration emoticon I had my 2 sons back-to-back, and almost 5 years later now, after the blurry time of no sleep and neglecting myself, am slowly rebuilding my motivation and momentum to get fit again. Congratulations on the personal successes and gorgeous family, best wishes to you!
    672 days ago
  • v SUNNYCA98
    Hello it's me Carla
    1204 days ago
  • v RYDERB
    emoticon Haven't seen any post from you lately on our Whole30 team. emoticon Hope you're having a great weekend emoticon
    1422 days ago
  • v DEBBLO
    Just read your "Never expected to inspire others" story.
    Well.... it DID inspire me too! You've overcome so much!
    Keep up the great work. Wishing you much Success! emoticon
    1465 days ago
    You are an inspiration!!! emoticon
    1801 days ago
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