MONAKIN314
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It is hard for me to believe but it has been 8 years since I found SparkPeople.
I have changed so much in that time that I am truly a different person. Eight years ago I was almost 200 lbs and only 5'3" and could barely walk my dog around the block. Now I regularly walk my dog a couple of miles, face down my elliptical on regular basis, and so much happier. I have made some really awesome friends in that time that have helped every step of the way. I hasn't always been easy and I haven't always stuck to the plan. I have lost weight and gained weight, but I still keep trying. I still learn from my mistakes.

I have done several 5% Challenges in my time here (I actually lost count), most of them I have been the Challenge Leader for the Starfish team. As the challenge leader I have to make sure the tracking thread is correct, so it makes sure that I am active and sparking on a regular basis. I hope that I can motivate others to keep with it.

When I am not Sparking, I am working as a full-time Environment, Health, and Safety professional for a chemical company, walking with awesome walking partners (my husband and my dog, Tucker), reading either a book or on my kindle , listening to music (especially Alt. Rock), or hanging with my friends. I am a huge Phillies fan, even when they are doing bad, and try to get to a couple of game every year.


Member Since: 4/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 111,023

My Goals:
To be healthy

5% Challenge Goals
1. To loss 8 lbs during the challenge
2. To log my food everyday
3. To record my exercise on the Starfish board everyday
4. To help the Starfish be the top team!
5. To visit at least 1 teammates page every day.


My Program:
1. control my portion size
2. drink my water
3. walk more
4. exercise most days of the week.



Personal Information:
I am currently living in the Lehigh Valley, PA wiht my DH and Doxie, Tucker.


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I love reading paranormal Stuff and outdoor activities when the weather cooperates.




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  • v JEANKNEE
    Welcome Back to the Starfish Team!!
    Here's to making this the best challenge yet!

    Thanks for all you do as our Challenge Leader not only supporting team Starfish; but, the overall 5% Challenges with the wonderful spread sheets you've designed for challenge tracking.

    Your hard work and enthusiasm are appreciated! It has been a pleasure working with you as part of the leadership team for the Starfish.
    13 days ago
  • v SUNFLOWERGAL40
    Hi! Stopping by to wish you well as you lead the Starfish emoticon during the rest of the 5% challenge! emoticon

    Leisa, ML on the Clover team emoticon
    61 days ago
  • v SOOKIE
    "The secret of leadership is simple: Do what you believe in. Paint a picture of the future. Go there. People will follow." ~Seth Godin

    Stopping by to wish my fellow challenge leader much success as we finish out this summer challenge.

    Sookie, WL
    Champions in the Kitchen

    66 days ago
  • v PATRICIA-CR
    Hi there,
    Stopping by to greet you and wish you a fun and successful 5% Challenge as a leader. emoticon
    Big hugs,

    Patricia
    ML for the Awesome A Team
    84 days ago
  • v MAMASTUMP
    Enjoy your time at the beach! emoticon emoticon
    85 days ago
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