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Hi. I'm D. I am a 40 yo mom to 3 boys; 10 yo twins and an 11 yo. I've been married 17 years. When I reached the weight I was at the end of my twin pregnancy and felt miserable after every meal, I knew it was time for a change. A good friend suggested SP. That was around 3 years ago.

Since then, I've had shoulder and knee surgeries. Now, I have no more excuses.

I am tired of waking up every morning feeling like I'm 60. I'm stiff, sore, and tired. Losing ...
Hi. I'm D. I am a 40 yo mom to 3 boys; 10 yo twins and an 11 yo. I've been married 17 years. When I reached the weight I was at the end of my twin pregnancy and felt miserable after every meal, I knew it was time for a change. A good friend suggested SP. That was around 3 years ago.

Since then, I've had shoulder and knee surgeries. Now, I have no more excuses.

I am tired of waking up every morning feeling like I'm 60. I'm stiff, sore, and tired. Losing weight will be a bonus, but what I really want to do is get stronger and fitter.
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Member Since: 3/18/2008

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My Goals:
A few years ago, I lost almost 30 pounds through a similar program of lifestyle change. I felt just great. Then, old habits started creeping back in. I am an emotional eater, and the last few years have been tough on me, so I've just packed the pounds back on.

My goals are simple. I'd like to be able to wear my skinny shorts. I don't want to always feel stuffed and unhappy after a meal. I would like to be strong and in shape now that my knee is fixed up. I want to learn new habits and expand my food horizons to include healthy options that are automatic when I'm hungry.

My Program:
Well, I guess my program is a little of this and a little of that. My exercise right now consists of walking and strengthening. I walk my kids to school, and go the long way home to get in a good 20-30 min. walk. I load my iPod with praise music and off I go.

As far as strengthening, I'm focusing on Pilates type stuff. I do an ab/core program every other day. In between, I alternate between lower body and upper body exercises.

Now that I have my Wii Fit, I'll incorporate those exercises into my new routine.

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My favorite books:
Safely Home - Randy Alcorn

Peace Like a River - Leif Enger

A Wrinkle in Time - Madeline L'Engle


What I am Listening to:
The Bible Experience Old Testament (awesome awesome awesome)

Sarah Groves - Tell Me What You Know

Todd Agnew - Better Questions

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DEBBIEDAY
3/25/2012 3:29:19 PM

emoticon emoticon Hi I just joined the Appalachian Trails team and am visiting other team members! Would love to have you pop in there and post to the chat thread or the new discussions concerning Appalachian Trails -books we've read and/ or the Trail Journals site.... Do you have 'SPRINGER feveer and wish you were on the trail? Come start your own virtual Thru-hike and post your progress!!!




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3/3/2010 10:22:49 AM

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SHEENADEE
1/16/2010 1:24:02 AM

emoticon on turning your Wii Fit piggy silver last week! Sorry I didn't notice it until today. Way to go!!!



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GADAWGGIRL1
1/10/2010 7:52:31 AM

Hi,
Welcome to the Appalachian Trail Spark team. Just remember this journey you are on has to be taken one step at a time...and you have taken the first few steps. Feel free to message me if you need any additional support.



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SHEENADEE
5/3/2009 3:58:21 PM

Hi - I just stopped by to say I think it's great that you are doing the Wii Fit Challenges & incorporating substitute exercises for those that you don't have unlocked yet. At this rate, you'll have everything unlocked and available before you know it. Keep up the good work!

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