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Starting over....AGAIN....June 1, 2016! I am happy to be back! I've really struggled over the past 2 years with staying on track. I moved to Washington in August 2014, weighing 179 the day I moved. Starting again on June 1st, I weighed in at 228. I gained 50 pounds in less than two years. I know I can get back an track and be healthy again.

Update 12/30/16: Getting ready for the Winter 5% Challenge!
My challenge exercise commitment is to:
~walk 20-30 minutes every day
~yoga stretching and meditation in the mornings before work, at least 4 days a week.
~10 minutes of active exercise every day

Update 10/1/16: I enjoyed the challenge so I've joined the Fall 5% Challenge, too! I joined the Summer 5% Challenge! I'm excited for this new challenge and motivation.

My exercise goal for the challenge is to:
*walk/jog at least 20 minutes a day, four days a week
*complete at least one 10 min Spark video workout, six days a week
*join at least one class at the Y a week....(complete FitPath appointment at the Y first!!) Update 10/1/16: Struggling with money right now and had to put this on hold. But still determined to work out at home.

Member Since: 12/1/2012

Fitness Minutes: 15,267

My Goals:
To become a MUCH healthier version of me =)
~ Lose 50 pounds
~ Quit smoking -- SUCCESS! I quit smoking 8/8/16!
~ Quit taking acid reflux medicine
~ RUN a 5K

My Program:
Update 6/1/16 ~~~ My goals have not changed! I've gained another 20 pounds or so while working a sedentary job and finishing graduate school. Now I've graduated and am determined to make some changes. My program right now consists of checking in on SparkPeople everyday and tracking as much of my food and drink as possible. Soon, I start really measuring and prepacking. I've joined the Summer 5% Challenge. I'm including kids in the healthy changes so we are getting healthier as a family! Update 10/1/16: I did pretty well, but did not meet my goal in the Summer challenge. I did enjoy it, though! I gained back all I lost by the time the Fall 5% Challenge started... Trying again!

I know I need to take babysteps because I have BIG goals.... I need to find my Fitbit lost in our most recent move. UPDATE: Found the Fitbit! Now need to find the darn charger... Update 10/1/16: I did find my charger...the day my new one arrived in the mail! haha. I'm back to using it to kinda gauge my activ

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I turned 40 this year. This second half of my life will be so much healthier! Hubby and I have 3 teens and a tween living in the home with us. I am a reader, learner, and crocheter. I enjoy coloring, hanging out with the kids, sitting in nature, and laughing. Update 10/1/16 : I recently learned how to quilt and fell for it - my new obsession. I also started training in Reiki and plan to offer Reiki along with counseling when I finally start practicing.

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This year, I will stop smoking. I will eat a primarily plant based, whole food diet. I will keep learning. I will continue to develop my spiritual relationship with the universe. Update 10/1/16: I quit smoking!! (YAY!) Update 12/30/16: I started smoking again after being quit almost 4 months. Trying again! Tackling the alcohol next. Hubby and I have a habit of having a few drinks in the evenings. I've been cutting out a few evenings a week. Moving towards cutting out completely.

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