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Canadian Countrygirl

I am the mother of three children and I live on a farm 20 minutes north-east of Winnipeg, Manitoba. I work as an Online Content Developer. I never had problem with weight, I was 115 pounds from 13 - 30 except when I was pregnant. I never had to worry about what I ate or exercise. When I turned 30, all that changed, I gained 30 pounds seamingly all at once until I was 150 pounds. Two years ago I lost 30 pounds. I kept it off without a problem for a year until I got sick. When I was sick I ...
I am the mother of three children and I live on a farm 20 minutes north-east of Winnipeg, Manitoba. I work as an Online Content Developer. I never had problem with weight, I was 115 pounds from 13 - 30 except when I was pregnant. I never had to worry about what I ate or exercise. When I turned 30, all that changed, I gained 30 pounds seamingly all at once until I was 150 pounds. Two years ago I lost 30 pounds. I kept it off without a problem for a year until I got sick. When I was sick I lost 10 pounds and then after my surgery I gained it all and then some. With that and quitting smoking in the last year I managed to gain it all back until I reached 160 again. Now I am on the road to losing it again. I am working out six days a week and trying to eat right.




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Member Since: 1/30/2011

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Fitness Minutes: 2,597

My Goals:
I want to be healthy and happy. I am looking to lose 35 pounds and have a toned body and more energy. I want to feel good about myself and feel sexy again.

My Program:
I am using Slim in Six workout Program and BodyLogix supplements and meal plans

Personal Information:
I live on a small farm with my boyfriend and three children. We have 5 horses, 2 dogs, 3 cats, 9 fish, 5 turtles and 3 deguis.

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I love Sandra Brown and Tami Hoag books. I enjoy watching Hell's Kitchen, Criminal Minds and Law & Order (The original and SVU). I spend my time horseback riding and building websites when I am not working, at hockey practice, helping my kids with homework, cooking, cleaning, driving someone somewhere or working out lol

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LYNDALOVES2HIKE
2/19/2011 2:37:12 PM

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Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.

Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!

In my experience, SparkPeople is like a emoticon in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!

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If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.

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If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.

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Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!

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JULIAOAK
2/19/2011 11:00:49 AM

Hi there,
When I first joined spark people I didn't really get involved until a few months later. I have found the spark trackers really helpful - especially the nutrition one.
I also have several spark buddys - someone in a similar situation who can encourage you and you can hold yourself accountable to.
Also the spark teams are great with lots of support and advice and encouragement from fellow sparkers!
I hope all goes well with your spark journey.
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