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5 year Sparkie here....

June 2015....time to finish this year right!
June 2015....time to finish this year right!

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 current weight: 184.6 

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Member Since: 7/22/2009

SparkPoints: 53,596

Fitness Minutes: 18,150

My Goals:
2015 goals and dates:

1) 21 day fix:

weight mini goals:


My Program:
Just finished up the C25 program with my bestie and now we are going to continue running (one run a month) and begin our Beachbody programs.

Currently: 21 day fix

Personal Information:
I can't sleep with my feet covered.

I am addicted to coffee.

I am legally blind/deaf, and although it takes me three times as long, I still say I can do it.

I'm in school for fun. I've earned my Associates!

I love to color my hair frequently and want to try hot pink when I get my goal weight. (or maybe blue?)

Other Information:
Native Washingtonian
but loving California!!

Learning to be me through you :o)

I want to collect high heel shoes, even if I can't wear them. I have three so far!

My life Theme song: Time Stand Still (rush)

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Member Comments:
10/13/2015 12:33:08 PM

Vegan cheese can be difficult. My absolute favorite of all time is the wayfare brand-- they do a cheddar and a hickory cheddar-- and both are DELICIOUS. They don't distribute to MN anymore, so I order in bulk from them and pay $45 for shipping-- they are that good, that much better than all of the other veggie cheeses I have found. I eat some almost every day-- add the hickory smoked cheddar to vegan chili, or on grilled vegan brats, and the plain cheddar is fabulous on potatoes, in pasta, or as a cheezy addition to soups. It's even awesome for grilled cheese-- take some wheat bread, add mustard on one side and wayfare on the other. Fill with orange bell peppers, spinach, tomatoes and red onions. Spread earth balance on the outside, and grill OM NOM NOM NOM.

One of my favorite go to meals is wayfare: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j

There are other cheeses-- but I hate daiya, teese is just okay, the chia cheese is GROSS, nacho mom's queso is good, but it's more bean dip than cheese.... If you have a veg friend, invest $20 each and try a few.... but for me, wayfare is the only way to go.

(for pizza, I recommend ordering pesto sauce with no cheese. It's delicious!)

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10/12/2015 1:45:20 PM

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100 Reasons to Exercise Right NOW!!!

Because it makes you feel confident
Because it helps you get stronger
Because exercise helps combat depression
Because you'll feel proud of yourself
Because you have goals you want to reach
Because you'll feel bad if you don't
Because you want to move forward, not backward
Because it burns more calories than not working out
Because it improves your heart health
Because you want a great butt
Because it prevents diabetes
Because you want to be a good example to your kids
Because you want to feel good in your clothes
Because it reduces your risk of cancer
Because your body was made to move
Because you want to be an athlete
Because you want to look better
Because it lifts your mood
Because you want to stand taller
Because it reduces back pain
Because it feels good
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Because you spend most of your day on your butt
Because swimsuit season is always coming
Because strong is the new skinny
Because dieting only works so much
Because it strengthens your bones, too
Because it helps you lose weight
Because it allows you to eat more food
Because it's the best way to spend "me" time
Because it helps you de-stress
Because it's cheaper than therapy
Because you want a strong core
Because you want to take care for yourself
Because you take pride in your body
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Because it helps your clothes fit better
Because you want to push yourself
Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
Because moving your body feels good
Because it keeps your mind sharp
Because it helps you beat belly bloat
Because it helps you sleep better at night
Because it gives you energy
Because you want to stay healthy as you age
Because you want to look younger
Because you want toned arms
Because it improves your balance
Because it burns off last night's dessert
Because it boosts your immune system
Because sweat is sexy
Because you want to live longer
Because you want to get better at your game
Because you want to catch someone's eye
Because exercisers earn more money
Because you're more likely to eat better when you exercise
Because you want to shave time off your running pace
Because you want to breathe easier
Because you want to see the scale drop
Because exercise improves your sex life
Because you are worth it
Because being fit makes everything in life better
Because you promised yourself that you would
Because you deserve a better life
Because it'll help you drink more water
Because you want to do real push-ups
Because it reduces your health care costs
Because you'll miss fewer days of work
Because you want to create a new future for yourself
Because it'll help you like what you see in the mirror
Because it makes clothing shopping more fun
Because you want to look and feel incredible
Because exercising can be fun
Because it'll give your skin a glow
Because it's a good way to spend time with your friends
Because it'll help you prevent the middle-age spread
Because it reduces your blood pressure
Because you don't want to let yourself go
Because you don't want to squeeze into an airplane or rollercoaster seat
Because it strengthens your spirit
Because it's a cheap way to entertain yourself
Because you'll be able to reward yourself
Because you need a reason to wear those new workout clothes
Because you're tired of being tired
Because not working out is not going to get you very far
Because it's a great way to spend time outside
Because you made a commitment to yourself
Because you're tired of starting over
Because there will always be another wedding, vacation or reunion
Because you're not a quitter
Because it improves your cholesterol
Because it boosts your metabolism
Because it prevents age-related muscle loss
Because if you can do this, you can do anything
Because a fit body is a healthy body
Because it beats sitting on the couch
Because everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare
Because you want to be stronger than your excuses
Because not working out isn't working out for you
Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip

Keep Pushing For Greatness, Darling!!!
YOU are WORTH it!!!


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10/8/2015 2:17:45 PM

Thanks for the blog encouragement! I SO appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying a fabulous and fit week! emoticon

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10/7/2015 1:05:19 PM

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog! I have been soooo sore since the class. I could barely walk or sit yesterday. Today is a bit better.

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10/1/2015 1:11:19 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog last week! I must have lost my subscription to your blogs, I'm glad to see you're still around!! :)

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