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I Am a Work in Progress...

Hello Spark Friends!!

I am a 33 year old single mom with a 15 year old teenager who just started STEM High School this year! I work two jobs (one full time and one part time), love to read lots and lots of books and running. I love to run, especially in the fall.

I am starting my journey over again after many ups and downs. This time I hope to learn that this is a lifestyle change and keep the weight off. I am having alot of fun along the way. Making some new ...
Hello Spark Friends!!

I am a 33 year old single mom with a 15 year old teenager who just started STEM High School this year! I work two jobs (one full time and one part time), love to read lots and lots of books and running. I love to run, especially in the fall.

I am starting my journey over again after many ups and downs. This time I hope to learn that this is a lifestyle change and keep the weight off. I am having alot of fun along the way. Making some new friends and joining challenges off and on SP. I feel like I have finally learned the secret here... so hopefully I can make it stick this time. The secret? Moderation and have fun!!!! Eat healthy, but allow for a cheat, exercise hard, but allow days of rest and find a way to make it fun... do what you love, bring your friends in the mix, get and give support, and challenge yourself! Keep growing!

So here I am hoping to incorporate sparkpeople into my healthy lifestyle for good and to keep growing every day as I push my own limits. I hope to meet you all along the way, and I hope you find your spark also!




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Member Since: 8/6/2006

SparkPoints: 80,488

Fitness Minutes: 60,703

My Goals:
5K Races
*Bunny Run 5K (04/23/2011)
*Day of the Thread 5K (11/05/2011)
*Bunny Run 5K (04/07/2012)
*Rhythm and Run 5K (06/12/2012)
*The Color Run
(11/17/2012)
*Girls on the Run 5K
(05/04/2013)
*The Electric Run
(07/26/2013)
*Eggnog Jog 5K
(11/22/2013)
*Girls on the Run 5K
(05/03/2014)
*Foamfest 5K
(05/03/2014)
*Lozilu 5K and Obstacle Mud Run
(05/10/2014)
*Egg Nog Jog 5K (11/21/2014)
*Santa Scramble 5K (11/22/2014)


* NC Half Marathon on 03/25/2012 (Time 2:41)
*Huntersville Half Marathon on 12/13/2014 (Was injured but finished in 2:44)


FUTURE RACES
*Thunder Road Half Marathon (November 14, 2015)



My Program:
Joined the 5% Weightloss Challenge with the FIRECRACKER SPARKTEAM that starts April 4, 2015 and ends May 30, 2015.

My Exercise Program
Run 3x a week
Yoga 2x a week
Strength 2x a week

My Eating Program:
Eat within my allowed calorie range with a balance of lean protein, complex carbs and healthy fats. Eat minimal processed foods and as clean as possible with lots of fresh produce.

Personal Information:
I am addicting to running... those who are addicted too, get it.

Other Information:
It's hard to beat a person who never gives up!!!






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NANCYINKANSAS
3/31/2015 7:52:36 PM

Hi Keely!
Welcome aboard to the Firecracker Team for the Spring 5% Challenge! We have a great team, and you are going to make some great new friends and feel like you have your own cheer-leading squad! Be sure to ask questions along the way. Best place to "hang out" is in the chat room, and there is always laughing, joking and story telling going on!
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Get ready for blast on....just a few days away on Saturday April 4th. Please let me know if I can help you out in any way!
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Warmly, Nancy



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SUNNY332
3/30/2015 2:51:47 PM

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SPARKED2BFIT
3/30/2015 8:15:04 AM

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There's an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself and knows she's capable of the extraordinary.


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A beauty in the determination of a woman who dances to the beat of her own drum regardless of the obstacles in her path.


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The beauty of a woman whose strength and courage comes in loving and being loved.. unconditionally.

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So keep believing, keep dancing, keep singing the song in your heart and most of all.. keep being your beautiful self!


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BARBIE176
3/21/2015 1:26:20 PM

emoticon I wanted to share an amazing quote today by Vince Lombardi:

"Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence."

So, while we are not aiming for perfection, it is okay to chase perfection! Enjoy that good news and having an excellent Saturday! Hugs



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SPARKED2BFIT
3/21/2015 6:29:37 AM

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emoticon There will be days when you feel like giving up... don't.
emoticon There will be days when you feel like you don't have what it takes... you do!
emoticon There will be days when everything seems to be falling apart... it won't!

Things will work out in the end, emoticon

and those will be the days that you'll look back and say,

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emoticon emoticon "I'm glad I never gave up!" emoticon emoticon

Have a great Spring emoticon and stay Sparked! emoticon

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