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Really, I'm just trying to be more healthy. I've never been particularly coordinated, and I've been more focused on my brain than my body. A few years ago, I realized that in order for my brain to be healthy, my body had to be healthy too. So, I'm taking a wholistic approach. Mind, body, spirit, if you will.

I want to be comfortable in my own skin, have energy, feel happy and balanced, and not regret my life.

I am a doctoral candidate about to celebrate five-years ...
Really, I'm just trying to be more healthy. I've never been particularly coordinated, and I've been more focused on my brain than my body. A few years ago, I realized that in order for my brain to be healthy, my body had to be healthy too. So, I'm taking a wholistic approach. Mind, body, spirit, if you will.

I want to be comfortable in my own skin, have energy, feel happy and balanced, and not regret my life.

I am a doctoral candidate about to celebrate five-years of marriage to a wonderful partner. We have two little boys, 3 years old and 11 months old. A lot of my health challenges revolve around being a mom and a lot of them revolve around being a PhD student.

Some labels: city-living country girl, writer, academic, bibliophile, linguist, history buff, animal lover, nature lover, earth lover, compassionate introvert, spiritual seeker, sensate, semi-veg, baker, gamer, creator & created, student

EDIT: 3-9-15: I'm on the upturn after a nearly year long battle with postpartum depression and anxiety. My family has had a lot of challenges over the last several years, and my revised goals reflect those challenges.

EDIT 7-31-11: I just realized that I hadn't updated my introduction section since before I got married last October! My overall reasons for SparkPeople haven't changed - establishing healthy habits. But when I joined SP, I was a single woman rebuilding my life after divorce. Now, I'm married and expecting my first baby in 2 to 3 weeks. I'm realizing that I'll need support in different areas now than I did when I joined!
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Member Since: 8/7/2006

SparkPoints: 34,777

Fitness Minutes: 8,935

My Goals:
I'd like to lose about 65+ pounds and feel more comfortable in my skin.

Starting Weight: 222

Goals:

1) 217: 5 pounds lost DONE 4/5/15
2) 212: 10 pounds lost DONE 4/12/15
3) 207: 15 pounds lost
4) 202: 20 pounds lost
5) 200: 10% bodyweight
6) 197: 25 pounds lost
7) 192: 30 pounds lost
8) 188.5: half-way there!
9) 187: 35 pounds lost
10) 182: 40 pounds lost
11) 177: 45 pounds lost
12) 172: 50 pounds lost
13) 167: 55 pounds lost
14) 162: 60 pounds lost
15) 157: 65 pounds lost
16) 155: Goal weight

My Program:
Establish a walking schedule.

Sign-up for yoga classes.

Re-do Couch to 5k program then begin training for a half-marathon.

Establish a strength training program.

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Hobbies: Reading, writing, gaming, drawing, cooking/baking, running

Other Information:
I live with my husband, two sons, two cats, and an energetic lab mix puppy in a tiny suburban house right now. I'm a doctoral candidate in English, with hopes of teaching college someday. My main exercise program is walking/running, although I'm trying to build a yoga practice. I falter desperately whenever I try to work in strength training.

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FUNNINFIT
2/4/2010 8:49:57 PM

hey, we all need support now & then-I'm here for you if you want to email/share what's going on.. emoticon



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TCRADY11
2/4/2010 11:02:36 AM

Glad you stopped by my blog!
Thanks for the comment!
Looks like you have been doing great so keep up the good work!! emoticon



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TOWANDA132
1/24/2010 9:15:49 AM

Thanks for your sweet word about the double takes. Sometimes it makes me uncomfortable but I'm starting to get the hang of it. :)



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TOWANDA132
12/7/2009 8:00:55 AM

Thanks for stopping by my page and for the compliment! Friday night we were taking turns making up stories before bed. She told me a story that Princess Persephone got kidnapped by a mean queen who put a booby trap on her legs and she was very scared. I asked her how did the princess get away and she said she didn't get away, she did a honey spell to make the queen not mean anymore and then she didn't mind staying with her.



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MUSICTURNSMEON
12/6/2009 10:45:35 AM

Sorry I'm a bit late, but welcome to you for joining the team Finding the Balance - Yoga as a Way of Life! emoticon

Namaste,
Jona ;P



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