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May 2012: Back at it. I have been away from Spark for some time now. Life and lazyness seemed to get in the way. I've managed to keep my weight around 140 lbs but am back here to focus on my physical fitness. I grew up with exercise induced asthma but managed to dance for 15 years with it. I have not had a serious attack in nearly 4 years now but fear of having one seems to be holding me back. My most recent attempts at moderate exercise resulted in some pretty scary panic attacks which I had not experienced before. I know people with asthma can be athletes. It is just going to be a slow process. I was not ever made to exercise as a teen and was even taken out of P.E. classes by my doctors. I can remember the last time I had to run a mile in junior high and ended up in the E.R. I know that with time and effort my body CAN do it and I may even be able to refer to myself as a runner.

Origional intro from 2009: I am very excited about finding this website. My name is Beth and I am 35. Over the past few years I have developed horrible eating habbits. College set me off on the wrong foot and I have not managed to correct the nutrition wrongs I developed over that time. Prior to joining this site I depended on fast and convenient foods that were providing me with little nutrition. I have many goals but improving my eating habbits is the first one I plan to work on. I have decided to make a weekly grocery run and do my best to stay out of the drive thru.
I am hoping to shed the 20+ extra pounds I have added to my 5'3" frame over the past few years but I am willing to take it slowly. My exercise plan is virtually non existent but I am hoping that I can develope a better one by taking small steps. I know this will improve my energy level and the way I feel about myself. Wish me luck!

Member Since: 3/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 8,985

My Goals:
1.Total weight loss of 22 lbs.
3. Add daily exercise in small amounts (aiming for 45 min of cardio 3 days a week)

10 lbs lost - hand weights
15 lbs lost - new outfit
20 lbs lost - ??? to be determined later

My Program:
No more than 1500 calories daily.
Cardio of varying sorts 3-5 days a week.
Strength training 3 days a week.

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Home town: Lake Charles , LA
Current residence: Sugar Land, TX
Occupation: Veterinary Technician working on my veterinary license.
No children, but happy at home with 3 cats and 2 dogs.

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  • v KV711LAW
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    Hi Friend!

    Great SparkPage!

    Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt!

    You have chosen to be part of a New and Radically different SparkPeople Team Approach. So happy to have you part of this Special Fitness Team to help You Achieve Your Goals!

    Please check in daily for your "Quickfire Challenge Of The Day" found on the QFC Team Front Page under "QuickFire Challenge Of The Day Forum" - listed by date. When you get time, please review the "General Team Discussion Forum." Also, check in on the Announcement Tab for all New and Relevant Team Information.

    Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge A Day.

    Keep Sparking! =0) Kelli

    Nike ~
    "If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

    "Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

    "Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

    "The road to hell is paved with couches."

    "It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."

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    3276 days ago
  • v LEEPFROG95
    emoticon Welcome to SparkPeople!
    Spark is THE place to help you on your journey to a better you!

    Look around, click around everything is right here and easy to find
    if you can find it just ask, someone will know.

    If you go to the Community tab at the top of your page and click on 'SparkPages" you can find people who are on their own journey to better and healthier lives to motivate you! Also in that SAME tab is where The SPARK TEAM tab is. That page takes you a teams or groups to help you find people with similar interest or hobbies. There is a ton of information on living a healthier lifestyle and articles on motivation. We are all here for the same reasons. We are all willing to help each other .

    Come visit my page or SparkMail me if you have any questions I'm happy to help. Enjoy your journey to a better you.

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    3278 days ago
    Hello and Welcome to Sparks. Congrats on making this first step to getting healthy. Here, you will recieve lots of info on how to change your life for good. There also is many sparkers waiting to welcome you and encourage you while you are on this journey. Don't let this place overwhelm you. It will take a couple of weeks to really feel like you know what you are doing. The most important thing I can say to you is NEVER GIVE UP. No matter how many times you may fall, just pick yourself up and keep going. Find teams that will meet your needs. Then post everyday. This will help keep you accountable. Find those who have lost the weight. I like hanging out with them because they did it. If you need anything just let me know. If I don't know the answer I will help find it.

    Blessings susan

    3278 days ago
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