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Hi! I'm April. I am a busy mom of 7; the oldest is in her second year of teaching, next two in college, one in highschool, two homeschoolers in 4th and 6th grade, and the youngest was born in Sept. 2010. I want to be happy in my skin again. I had lost 30 pounds with SP 1 1/2 years ago. Sadly, I let it come back. It's gotta go!!! My plan is to track what I eat, make healthy choices, and bump up my fitness.

5% Fall Challenge Exercise Plan:
-15 minutes MOVING EVERY ...
Hi! I'm April. I am a busy mom of 7; the oldest is in her second year of teaching, next two in college, one in highschool, two homeschoolers in 4th and 6th grade, and the youngest was born in Sept. 2010. I want to be happy in my skin again. I had lost 30 pounds with SP 1 1/2 years ago. Sadly, I let it come back. It's gotta go!!! My plan is to track what I eat, make healthy choices, and bump up my fitness.

5% Fall Challenge Exercise Plan:
-15 minutes MOVING EVERY DAY--gardening, farm chores, or strength training (which are what gardening and carrying buckets of water or feed bags around amounts to!)
-Bike 2 times a week with my kids, aiming for 10 miles or more each time
-Run or hike 2 times a week, starting at 1 mile and working up to 5 by end of challenge

Diet plan:
-basically the Spark Diet
-track everything I eat on SP or with the SP app.
-stay within my calorie and fat ranges. Ramp up my fiber and protein intake. Cut out all soda.
-focus on whole grains, fresh fruits/veggies
-DRINK MY WATER


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Member Since: 4/6/2009

My Goals:
I want to look good in my clothes and be able to feel good about buying a new swimsuit! So I'm going to have these same goals AGAIN. Here we go!!!

New "after baby" starting weight as of July 14, 2011: 207

*RESTART ON SEPT 1, 2014: 205 lb starting weight*

First goal: get below pre-pregnancy weight of 200!
Reward: new coffee travel cup.
SUCCESS! 8/5/2011

Ticker goal: 10% GONE bringing me to 186.
Reward: New purse/bag I LIKE
SUCCESS! 10/20/2011

Down to 174 Reward (out of "obese" BMI range): Manicure and pedicure!

Down to 165
Reward: SHOPPING SPREE!

Down to 150!
Reward: Something sexy from VS

Down to 140! Goal weight!
Reward: Go on a vacation with my hubby and wear a sexy swimsuit!



My Program:
TRACK! BIKE! RUN! HAVE FUN!

Weekly miles 2014 (bike/run/whatever)
Sept. 6:
Sept 13:
Sept. 20
Sept. 27
Oct. 4
Oct. 11
Oct. 18
Oct. 25
Nov. 1
Nov. 8
Nov. 15
Nov. 22
Nov. 29
Dec. 6
Dec. 13
Dec. 20
Dec. 27

Personal Information:
I live in SE MN on a small farm. My dh and I have 7 kids who keep us hopping. Our kids are the best!!! I love to garden and play piano. Last summer my family built a new raised bed garden, toning it down from my 1/2 acre. The new garden was awesome and do-able! We also raise our own beef, turkeys, and chickens. I love living in the country!!!

Other Information:
I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me. Phil 4:13

Do not worry about anything. But in all things, with prayer and supplication, make your requests known to God.
Phil 4:6

Pray, hope, and don't worry.
~St. Padre Pio

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KCSMOM9
9/14/2014 3:58:12 PM

I'm excited to be a Starfish with you! Let's have a great challenge. emoticon



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MONAKIN314
9/14/2014 1:46:46 PM

Welcome to the Starfish Team!
Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can help you with.
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9/13/2014 10:53:59 AM

I'm trying out a new recipe for pork tenderloins. Will let you know how it tastes and if it passes....I'll give it to you. I found it on FB. LOL emoticon



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OTEN36
9/4/2014 10:52:17 AM

Beck and I are on the Star Fish team for the fall challenge.
Did you put in for a team?




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8/18/2014 4:51:21 PM

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Only a few more weeks of summer up here. I'm hoping for an Indian summer. My zuc's did well but don't they always? LOL I'm waiting for some more squash and for my tomatoes to finish ripening. So slow this year.
I took a few moments and revised my spark page. Found some motivation.
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Hit the pool this morning and plan to walk several times this week while working the night shifts.
How goes the battle for you?
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