Me, just before our wedding June 24 this year

Josh and I, after he first saw me that day

*sigh*... My brothers!


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Good day! Welcome to my page, and thanks for visiting. Please feel free to support me, receive support from me,and keep positive self-talk and comments to others up as a lifelong process! I'm excited to embark on this new adventure of success, and I wish you well on yours. Enjoy the day... each one you have!

Wow, it's officially fall! My favorite season and the best season to get outside and walk, run, play, relax! Just wait until it gets all golden outside from the waning sun... bask in it! We love the cool in my home.

Supposed to snow the week of 10/8... I'm OK with it, but folks at work are already disappointe...

Member Since: 9/1/2006

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My Goals:
To go from 200 to 140 is my goal; to be in midrange of a healthy BMI for the best chance of erasing chances of preventable disease!!!
Also to keep a positive outlook on the outside and positive self-talk on the inside. I would like to spread bright hope to others!

I really want to be healthy before beginning nursing school, and before my hubby and I try to conceive here in the next couple of years.

My Program:
I am tracking food and exercise, staying motivated on Sparkpeople, and my husband is supporting me and may lose weight as well. He would like to go from 240 to 200. I am using the message boards, articles and other Sparkpeople resources for motivation, as well as Prevention Magazine and Cooking Light. I love to cook, so I''m looking forward to trying some of these Spark Recipes! The banana bread in particular, I''ve made and enjoyed.

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My name is Tina and I was married this June 24, 2006. We will be looking for a house next year, and live in an apartment right now, and we have two cats; I live in Minnesota. A very exciting time! When we get a house, we would also like to get a dog. I work for Wells Fargo here. A very lucky and happy life!
I also volunteer at a hospital and am looking into alternative careers in medicine, nursing and public health. Physician, heal thyself!

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I love to read fiction, drink loose-leaf tea, take baths, take walks with my husband Josh, run and jog, watch Netflix movies, play World of Warcraft (surprising?) and drive to my beautiful hometown of Grand Marais, Minnesota to visit my family.
My favorite books to read besides fiction are books about women''s health, pregnancy, and children! I may become a labor and delivery nurse, nurse-midwife, or OB/GYN someday! It''s just too bad I don''t have the flexibility to become a doula.

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  • v BAXREI
    Hi Tina,
    Noticed that you had a pretty upbeat attitude about losing, and that's fantastic. I love being able to talk w/ people that are trying to lose weight w/o being crazy! I have a little more weight on me, and I'm not as ambitious about how much I am going to lose, but I'm not a small person!
    I love the pic on you w/ your brothers! I have younger brothers, and we have wedding pics (I got married 3 yrs ago) shooting hoops together w/ my dad...b/c we are a HUGE basketball family! Literally, huge, as I'm the shortest now by almost a foot!! LOL

    Take care and good luck! Marie
    4207 days ago
    hi tina ...
    i noticed that you and i have the almost the same starting and goal weight.
    i want to wish you luck in acheiving you goal.

    4216 days ago
  • v 4MYGIRLS2
    Welcome to the 30lbs by Christmas challenge!!! Good luck with your goals.

    Julie (your neighbor to the South - Iowa)
    4217 days ago
  • v KADELR
    Hi Tina!

    I just noticed that your wedding anniversary is the same as husband Chris and I have been married for 6 very happy years! I hope that every year June 24 brings as much happiness to you and your husband as it has to the two of us! You looked wonderful in your wedding dress!

    We also have two cats (Daisy and Mr Tibs). And we have a 5-year-old daughter Amelia (she's with me in the picture on my profile...I haven't started a SparkPage yet). AND I became an SP in Sept. 1 as well, with the same goal weight as yours...lots in common!

    I wish you the best!

    4218 days ago
    Hi there...I like what you said about keeping a positive outlook on the outside and positive self-talk on the inside. Thank you for that message!
    4218 days ago
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