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My Mom and I and my cousin's wedding August 15th, 2009.

My little boy at two months old.


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Wife. Mom. Daughter. Granddaughter. Voice Teacher. Aspiring pianist. Martha-Stuart-Type. Emotional Eater. Beautiful Person. I am all of these things and I'm striving to squash negative habits of the past and be the best person I can be. I've lost 50lbs before through sparkpeople, but since having a baby and trying to fit weight-loss in with my everyday life and responsibilities--I'm stuck. I don't know how long it will take me, but more important than any number on a scale, I want to love myself and feel alive. I want my food to be about nourishment and not emotions. I want to exercise because I like to feel strong, not because its a punishment for being "fat." I want to bust through the old negative tapes in my head telling me that I'm not good enough. I am enough and I will find my way.

Member Since: 1/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 26,360

My Goals:
1. Be Healthy as an act of self-love

2. Eat food that makes me feel nourished

3. Love my body and feel great in my own skin.

4. Love fitness again.

My Program:
1. At least one act of self love everyday.

2. 10 minutes minimum of some activity everyday

3. Find recipies that make me feel excited to eat healthy.

4. Do the mental work to get though the issues that are holding me back.

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Age: 29

Home: Saskatchewan

Status: Married

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As someone who has tried to lose weight many times with varying success, I firmly believe that it doesn't matter how many times you fail, you must promise yourself that you will keep on going. That way no matter what you will get closer to your goal.

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  • v BRAVAH
    Hi Kristen,

    I am sorry to hear about putting your grandma in a nursing home. That is hard. But I am glad she'll be around people who can watch her. And dang, girl! You are doing too much!!! I hope that you are able to tack a step back and breathe, as well as start feeling better.

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I will send the magic weight loss fairy your way if she ever visits, lol!

    Welcome back. I've missed you too. I took a major sparkbreak myself and over the years have gained back almost 60 of the pounds I had lost. emoticon But last June, I took the bull by the horns and lost 20+ pounds, bringing me out of the 'obese' category. I've been stuck for a few months now in the mid 170's, but that's better than in June, when I was about to hit the 200 club again!

    Anyway, all best for your health and work!!!

    687 days ago
  • v BRAVAH
    Hi Kristen,

    Thanks for your comment on my blog. You're right! And people did have a great time. I've been asked to participate in a holocaust memorial in Vienna next year with that jazz group, so I must be doing something right. And mean people do suck, hahaha - especially when you can't avoid them because they are your MIL!

    Thanks again,
    933 days ago
    Dropping by to give you a emoticon
    and to wish you a Happy New Year!!!
    1025 days ago
  • v BRAVAH
    Hi Kristen,

    Sorry to hear that your abs are not cooperating. I would have thought that singing would strengthen them? I'm glad you've found another musical outlet, though. That's great! How's life otherwise? How's your baby?

    1100 days ago
  • v BRAVAH
    Hi Kristen,

    Thanks for stopping by, and for your comment. Yes, I totally know what you mean! ;)

    P.S. I just finished doing a cover for Lucia in the UK. Are you singing?
    1103 days ago
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