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5 years: I have a job in the accounting/finance department at Mercy corps.
4 years: I have finished my accounting certificate and passed the CPA exam.
1-3 years: I am getting A's and B's in my accounting classes and focussing on non-profit accounting.
Always: I am fit, strong, and healthy. I get a lot of outside-time. I give time and money to organizations that make a difference. I take good care of my family and myself.

Original intro:
I recently moved to the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, outdoors capital of the world. I want to be fit and active and outdoorsy. I bike most days, sometimes even in the rain, and joined a Dragonboat team. My goals are to lose belly fat and increase strength and endurance, so I can be a full-time bicycle commuter and an asset to my team, as well as look great in clothes!

Update 10/2007
I have lost 20 lbs and don't know how much farther I can expect to go. I still have some belly fat to lose, but I've finally started strength training and expect some real muscle gain. But whether or not I lose another pound, I'm going for a slim belly and size 10 clothes!

I no longer expect to commute by bicycle every day. The roads are not safe enough in the dark & bad weather to go the whole way. But I can still get in at least 6mi/day safely, plus a little on weekends. I'm also adding lunchtime walking to these pretty fall and winter days.

Update 1/4/08
My new goal is to lose 10-15 more pounds by my next birthday, June 10, and maintain or increase my fitness level. I'm hoping to finally add running to my repertoire; we'll see how that goes. I'm also going back to school, and even though I've done it before, it feels completely new and unfamiliar!

Update 4/7/08
Well it's been a year. I have 5-10lbs to go. I have not taken up running. I am in school; I have taken over as Treasurer for my dragonboat team; I am continuing to paddle and bike and I've been walking more as the weather's been nice.
My boyfriend has committed himself to losing 20lbs by June. He hasn't joined Spark, but he has started supporting me at home by requesting smaller servings, welcoming vegetables, and not bringing home junk food. I haven't gotten him out on the bike yet, but the weather's been wet and the weekends busy; I don't think it will be long. It's so nice to have partnership in this journey!

Member Since: 4/3/2007

Fitness Minutes: 5,155

My Goals:
Ultimate Goals:
Healthy BMI
Waist under 36"
Bike every day

Mini Goals:
Stay under 2k calories
Bike at least 5mi 4x/wk

Brand new Size 10 clothes for my b-day!!!
Getting my fave pants taken in!

My Program:
Bike 5x/wk
Paddle 2x/wk
Walk 3x/wk
Strength train 2-3x/wk

2000 cal/day
Add more fruits & veggies!

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  • v KRZYKAT3
    wishing you the luck you requested on the Weekend survival challenge! Keep tracking all week and your goals can be met!
    3446 days ago
    Tracking this stuff is actually kind of fun! Although I was out all day today and ate out twice, so that's hard to figure out how to input. But I'm looking forward to putting in my (unscheduled!) cardio from today. Tons of walking and a tough bike ride. Yay! Can't wait to see you!!
    3476 days ago
    Hey dude. I recently realized I can't fit into the dress I wanted to wear for graduation, I have only one pair of jeans that fit (and they're too tight to lounge in), and I don't like any recent photos of me. Thus: return to Sparkpeople. Let's see if I can stay on the wagon this time.
    3481 days ago
    hey there, thank you for the email. :) that was sweet of you. I am trying to pull myself up after a wonderful vacation... I'm back to the weight I was before I left, so now I have to get on the losing track again... I hope you are doing well :)
    3588 days ago
  • v LISAMARIE5235
    Thanks for adding me as a friend. I will check out that group about the weekends. I am going try working on the basement this weekend so that will help....keeping busy usually helps, but I am tired after a long week and just want to sit around on the weekends and rest.

    Hope you have a great day!

    3595 days ago
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