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August of 2015 - Work Head Shot. Approximately 133#

Same as last. Playa del Carmen. 120#(ish).


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I am a 34 year old active, full-time working dietitian mother of an ambitious 6 year old girl, Jaeleigh, a wild 4 year old son, Jenson, and a sweet 1 year old girl, Emberlynn. I am married to the love of my life of 9 years (14 years dating) who is also an active 34 year old full-time working ER nurse father. In our spare time we are working on the continuous project of remodeling our home and just loving life! I enjoy cooking and baking (with new recipes especially!) and event planning.

Our family loves the outdoors and loves the beach. Vacationing is our passion, although at this time we only get to travel about once per year! We also love camping, skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, kayaking, and basically anything outside!

Lately we have had a hectic 1 1/2 years. In May of 2016 my dad passed away. In March we started the process of buying a foreclosed home and (really) prepping our home to rent out. We moved in September and soon after learned that my sister passed away unexpectedly. We finally got our house rented in October and since then we have been laying our flooring and fixing up the new home. Just last week we learned that our dog has rapidly growing terminal cancer. We just finished throwing a large December party for our daughter who just turned 1 and now learned that my uncle passed away last night just as we are heading into Christmas week next week! Life has been a whirlwind!

Right now my focus is settling down some and enjoying Christmas and New Years without gaining more weight. Then start the New Year off right with some new goals. I plan to log everything I eat/drink and really working on cutting back on the junk foods and sweets. Due to the holidays being here, I know I cannot eat to my normal standards. I have to have some treats! I want to do the best I can though and hold tight until after Christmas when I remove all the goodies from our home!

Member Since: 10/3/2008

Fitness Minutes: 34,129

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This year I AM setting New Years Resolutions and here they are:

1. Log all foods/drinks in SparkPeople and stay within calorie range.
2. Wear and use my FitBit to reach 10,000 steps daily.
3. Start my Half Marathon training plan and stick with it!
4. Clean out our home! Clutter is not healthy!

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I live in Northern Michigan where I work at a cute little hospital as a Clinical Dietitian and Program Coordinator / Certified Diabetes Educator for our out-patient Diabetes Education Program.

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I love being outside. I like all of the seasons (winter is a smidge too long though). I love dark chocolate, learning more about nutrition, sports, running, the beach, cooking, and lots more!

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    Did you ever finish the shred?
    1457 days ago
    Oh yes, as a dietician I can see how you would feel the pressure to be the perfect role model. You're right, you can't win with the personalities you mentioned. We need to do what's right for us, for sure. I know what you mean about being labeled "food snob" or standing out in social events. I actually had to "fake eat" a cupcake at my niece's birthday party because I would never want to hurt anyone's feelings. I've been trying to eat no sugar, but turning down a birthday cupcake seems really lame. Accepting the cupcake with a yes and thank you was a show of "participation" and helped avoid any social tension. I took a bite in front of family and then smashed the rest around and spread it out. I don't enjoy box cupcakes and tub frosting. Sugar is just not nutritious for us and I'd rather save my calories for something that will nourish my body.
    1472 days ago
    Welcome to the MISparks team!

    1489 days ago
    Hi my 5'3" friend! I think it is fabulous that you are a dietitian and that you revolve your life around healthy eating first and foremost! I'm very interested in nutrition myself. I live in a college town in California (UC Davis) and our whole town is known as "granola". So "crunchy" is a way of life here. In fact, I just made my own homemade protein bars with almond meal, peanut butter, unsweetened coconut, almonds, banana and chia seeds...just joked with my husband that I must officially be "granola" now! Our town is inter-connected by bike trails and people bike everywhere (students and families), including the professors who are often wearing blazers and ties on their bikes. I love that you have used organic materials with your children. You are a leader and know to use your own sound judgement. I think the other people are just behind the times! It takes effort to make healthy lifestyle choices and you and your family are way ahead of the curve. Nice to meet you!
    1492 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/24/2014 3:06:15 PM
    Hey girlie ready to start this new year off right with some SPARK!?

    -Jackie :o)
    1513 days ago
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