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Hi, I'm Brenda.

I've been all over the place with my weight but finally reached a "healthy" weight after joining a weight loss challenge at work and finding Sparkpeople. That was almost 2 years ago. Before that at one time my weight had gone up as high as 195 and for someone who is only 5'2" with a small frame that was way too heavy. An undiagnosed ACL injury kept me inactive for many years but after I had surgery to repair it I finally started taking off a few pounds. The weight ...
Hi, I'm Brenda.

I've been all over the place with my weight but finally reached a "healthy" weight after joining a weight loss challenge at work and finding Sparkpeople. That was almost 2 years ago. Before that at one time my weight had gone up as high as 195 and for someone who is only 5'2" with a small frame that was way too heavy. An undiagnosed ACL injury kept me inactive for many years but after I had surgery to repair it I finally started taking off a few pounds. The weight loss was painfully slow until I joined this site.

I have been gone from the site for a while now. Life became insanely busy and exhausting in December of 2010 and I have felt like I barely have time to breathe. That as the month that my then 4 year old granddaughter, Athena, came to live with us full time during the same week when I changed jobs and went to working a 12 hour night shift 3 nights per week. I managed this type of schedule fairly well when my daughter was small but at 42 I just do not have the energy I did then.

I had lost enough weight to be within about 5 pounds of my goal at that point. Unfortunately between my new work schedule and then trying to keep up with family obligations my hour long daily work outs vanished.

I am back now because some of the weight I had lost has crept back on and, while I am still technically in the healthy range, my knees do not like the gain nor do I.

If I want to be here for Athena as she grows up (we now have full custody) then I have to get back in to the swing of things. This means starting over with tracking my food and trying to find a work out schedule that I can maintain with everything else that is going on in my life.

The jouney is so worth it though!
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Member Since: 7/10/2010

SparkPoints: 13,245

Fitness Minutes: 18,599

My Goals:
Working on getting fit again.

Newly added goals:

Provide a safe, stable and loving home for my granddughter and step daughter.

Find a work out routine that fits in to my work schedule and family obligations.


Continue making new healthy recipes for my family.

Remember to take care of myself and give myself a break.

Continue to lose weight and tone up until I have the body I want.

Have a bikini body by next summer!

BANISH THE NEGATIVITY IN MY LIFE!!!

My Program:
Cardio 3 days a week (I hope)

Yoga and strength training 3 times per week.

Eating healthy and reducing processed foods.

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I work as an emergency room technician in a hospital in Portland Oregon.

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We can all do this!

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5/2/2012 10:54:18 AM

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Just peekin' in on you...to see how you are doing. Keep up the great work!




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PATTYCAKE17
12/16/2010 11:05:14 AM

Hi, I saw your new year's goals on the "goals for 2011" site AND POSTED A COMMENT THERE FOR YOU. PLEASE GO BACK AND READ IT. I THINK IT WILL BE HELPFUL, AND ALL THE BEST TO YOU AND YOUR LITTLE GRANDAUGHTER AND DH emoticon emoticon

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12/10/2010 10:34:45 PM

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DDOORN
12/10/2010 8:50:01 AM

Welcome to the All Health Professionals SparkTeam!

So pleased you've joined our Team!

Taking care of ourselves ROCKS! Building a new & healthy lifestyle is what SparkPeople is all about!

Practicing what we preach is what All Health Professionals and SparkPeople is all about! Looking forward to having you share your SPARK with our SparkTeam!

Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals SparkTeam
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SPORADICUS
11/24/2010 5:36:23 PM

Hi! Thanks for commenting on my blog. It's good to know that I'm not the only one experiencing that phenomenon! Congrats on your awesome progress!



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