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Almost a year has passed since I first joined sparkpeople, so it seamed like it was a good time to update my sparkpage.

With a new year, I feel like it's a new beginning.

Sparks has been a great tool to help me get in shape and loose weight. I lost 20 pounds of the 25 that sparks said I needed to loose and then decided I would be able to loose another 5 (30 total) to get into the best shape I had ever been in. It would only take another 10 pounds and some hard work. I felt I had the knowledge that I now needed to do it.

Then life got really crazy. We spent three months traveling with my 77 year old mother in law. Eating on the road and driving a total of 20,000 miles. That's a lot of sitting. There were emotional stresses along with lack of physical activity and I packed back on 10 of the 20 pounds I had lost.

With life now back to its normal routine I still believe I can get into the kind of shape that I wanted to be in. It will take a little longer now and hopefully I've learned a little more along the way.

Thanks to sparks, all the great people, all the wonderful motivation, and super recipes for making this a successful year.

Member Since: 8/24/2009

Fitness Minutes: 25,504

My Goals:
Get Fit!!! Not just thin, but for once in my life get in shape.

My Program:
I faithfully use the nutrition tracker and plan all of my meals ahead of time. Staying within range has become a fun and exciting challenge for me. I do strength training three days a week and get outside to walk or hike through the woods as much as possible. The winters always make that more of a challenge however.

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God has bless our lives in so many ways, but the greatest is the grace that He gives us every day.

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favorite quotes:
"Things come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle" - Abraham Lincoln

"It's better to be hated for who you are than be loved for who your not" - some country song

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    1879 days ago
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    Have a safe trip and good luck with the dentist. I think I got my crown pretty quickly..like a day or two.
    1880 days ago
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    May you enjoy the cooler weather and enjoy fall activities.

    God Bless you!
    1882 days ago
    Hi!! Just checking in on you! Hope things are going well! Are you still our fishing? I am finally back in control of things and working at it again! Doesn't take much to derail me sad to say....lol Anyway I hope you are doing well! emoticon
    1891 days ago
    Hi Stacy! Thank you so much for the goodie!! We are loving being grandparents and Nicole just beams with pride when she holds him! It is very hard living so far away form them though but you know all about that! We will definitely be using Skype!!

    Hope you are doing well.....I feel so out of it right now I have been gone for a week and haven't even read any posts!! Have a wonderful week!! emoticon
    1914 days ago
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