COLLEENKELLEY
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I love to cook and I love to eat - I guess that's why I'm here! I'm looking to make healthy lifestyle changes, because I know if I can reach my goal weight, I can reach a lot of my other goals! I am a full-time office manager, which pays the bills, but I've recently published my first historical fiction novel and am currently working on a sequel.

I go through spurts on SparkPeople - and when I keep up with it, it really works. But I have a problem with laziness once I get to a certain point. So every few months I reset my goals and start over, which is what I just did. Hopefully this time it will stick!


Member Since: 1/27/2009

Fitness Minutes: 755

My Goals:
I want to get healthy, get fit, and break the poor eating habits I've established over the years. I want to force myself to like vegetables and quit the mindless snacking that always seems to want to be a part of my bedtime ritual.


My Program:
I am trying to make healthy lifestyle changes that I can stick to. As a veteran of the South Beach Diet (although I never got past the first 2 weeks, since the lack of carbs resulted every time in me passing out in the shower), I'm trying to incorporate some of those tips into my everyday life. I try to work out at least 3 times a week (having a job that requires me to wake up at 4 am doesn't make that easy, but I try). And though I'm surrounded on a daily basis by people who don't really care what they eat, how they look or how their health is holding up - and want me to be the same - I do my best to make smart choices whenever possible.



Personal Information:
I'm 33 years old and I live in Media, PA. I've been married since 2007.


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I'm a historical fiction novelist writing under the pseudonym Courtney J. Hall. My first novel, Some Rise By Sin, will be published in late 2014.




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  • v _KARA_
    Welcome to the Beating the Recession Blues team, Colleen!

    Kara
    2757 days ago
  • v OREAD_1
    I just read your post on "tell...diet" and had to try to support you. I hope you will think on your feelings and consider a real talk to husband. I previously had this experience and think men just approach things differently then we do. Buy announcing your on a diet he may have though he was getting you more support. Men think in terms of "fixing" things it is our job to let them in on how we think.
    2757 days ago
  • v SHINESPARK
    Tag, you're it!!! Hi, I'm Sharee' and I just wanted to be the first one to give you a THUMBS UP on your journey - we can do this!!!
    2758 days ago
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