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UPDATE: Feb 2014
Time to get back into fitness. I want energy and health so I can pursue all the things I want in life.

UPDATE JULY 2012
Baby is here. My lovely little Simon. He makes it very hard to work out! But, I am focusing on eating healthy and getting back into tracking my food. He is breastfed only- what great motivation to put good food into your body!


UPDATE NOVEMBER 2011
Pregnancy is progressing well. We found out the baby bug will be a BOY! We are anxious to meet him- come on March.


UPDATE JULY 2011
Husband and I just found out the news- we are expecting a baby in March of 2012. I plan on being a healthy pregnant lady, so I can be a healthy mom. So, weight loss goals are on hold. I would like to gain a healthy amount of weight for baby, and then I know I can get it back off again easy afterwards! (One can be positive in her thinking, right?)
New goals and plan to be shared as I figure it all out.
First dr. appt and hopefully first visual of baby bug is on Aug. 5th.


Update Jan. 2011
I'm still here. I think I am getting better and better at this, but still have a lot of work to do, and habits to change. 2010 was a net nothing- however thank goodness I lost some weight to balance what I gained. And while I didn't come out ahead, I did maintain where I started which is better than what it could have been. I increased my fitness throughout the year and I am taking less time to get back on the horse when I am thrown off (or when I let go and fall!).
Can't wait to get to know my Sparkbuddies better and spend this year getting even more healthy.




UPDATE JUNE 2010
Wow....almost 3 years and I am still here chugging along. Some days I get down on myself for not making the scale move faster, but then I kick my own butt and remind myself that I have made huge progress.
I am healthier and happier. By adding more nutrition and exercise into my life I have found a way to keep my depression and anxiety more under control. I am a little more confident, and I am ok with taking my time to get to that ultimate weight loss goal. This is really about health and feeling good about myself- I think that is what it has always been about.


Update- May 2009
So, I am still here. Went through a bad period earlier this year and was very self sabotaging. Renewed my energy and finally got a gym membership. Working out regularly has changed my outlook, my motivation, and been a huge positive influence on me. This is more than about weight- its about a good body image, a positive outlook, and retraining my brain from negativity to positivity. That's not easy!
I am now over two years married. I am almost finished with my fourth year of teaching. I am almost done with my first year of grad school. I know that I am a person who can persevere and commit to things. Healthy living is something I can do too!



Nov. 2007
Hi! I am a mid-twenties wandering soul...hoping to start some better eating habits and make some new friends here at sparkpeople.

I teach for a living. I write, read, and make things for fun.
I like to hang out with intelligent people who know more than me.
I am constantly seeking new information.
I have two cats that are insane, but I love them.
I am married- about a year now...and struggling to make my way in this thing called a relationship.

Overall- I tend to be an optimistic, happy-go-lucky person. I am very Type-A though and eating had become a coping method.

Still on this journey though!


Member Since: 11/10/2007

Fitness Minutes: 23,926

My Goals:
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140 lbs- haircut

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130 lbs: tattoo

The best reward: HEALTH!


My Program:
Drink water

Log into Spark people- every day (no excuses!)

Get exercise. (aim- 20-30 minutes daily)

Stay in ranges and take vitamins

Be forgiving of myself.



Personal Information:
Age: 30

Location: Austin

Sign: Libra

Occupation: Behavior/Autism Specialist

Hobbies: Reading, Knitting, traveling, Crafting


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I am always on the lookout for friends with similar goals, interests, or lives.

I am an Internet junkie- and I love that spark people is a healthy way to spend my time. I read a lot, I really enjoy science fiction and fantasy- but I will read anything. I love to make things- yarn and fiber crafts and scrap booking are mostly what I do right now. I love animals!




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