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My precious babies. Kodi, Sammy, Charli and Pixie

Max and Cheers - the 2 most beautiful Goldens anywhere (I am a little biased)

Meeko and Georgie getting to know each other and having fun


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1st attempt was after I gained 25 lbs after I quit smoking on 8/1/10. I joined spark on 1/1/11 and lost about 20 of it over 8 months and felt great.

Then fall hit (my busy time at work). I went off the plan and gained about7 of those lbs back in 2 months

Then we lost our girl Cheers and I gained the rest of it back

2nd attempt was in May of 2012 when we knew Sammy our new puppy was going to be coming home soon. I really dedicated myself to the program. Bought the cookbook, started batch cooking, reasearshed more etc. I managed to take of 13 lbs by mid to late sept.

Then fall hit (and my busy time at work) This year we we lostour 1 full time employee (she had to retire) that did so much to help me out. The replacement we hired was a complete failure so I got to add a bunch ofthose responsibilites to my long list I already had. Needless to say, fell off the program and gained the weight back.

3rd (and better be final attempt) I started back up again on 1/6/13 and this time I am determined to finish this for good. I have timeto adapat to the new workload and get in a routine before fall hits.

Member Since: 12/30/2010

Fitness Minutes: 79,455

My Goals:
Long term goals
I want to loose 20 -25 pounds.
I want to find an excercise program that I can live with no matter how busy I get
I want to eat better so I feel better everyday.

Short term goals
be active every day even on weekend.
break 125
drink 8 glasses of water every day
feel better

My Program:
I am tracking everything I eat.

For excercise I am using various workout DVD's from Nicole and spark. I am doing Walk away the pounds.

I also plan on incorporating Zuba and Your Shape for Kinect.

I am thinking of adding some yoga as well.

Personal Information:
My name is Michele, I'm almost 49 years old, married no children, unless you count the furry ones. I do. I live in Central Illinois and am a huge Fighting Illini (College team) fan

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  • v 52114ME
    Hi Cadet. Let's do it!
    10 days ago
    Saw you on the Nutrition Streak thread and had to come over and say hi and that you have the cutest profile picture EVER!!!
    13 days ago
    So (short story long), I was on the "RETURNING MEMBER REGISTRATION" BLC thread to see how many of our FBI members haven't signed up yet, and your profile picture grabbed my attention because I am a HUGE dog lover...and then your name ("ILL" "INI") double grabbed my attention, because I've lived in Champaign since I was 3 years old (and a small town outside of it for two years before that), and then I clicked on your profile and OMG!!!! I love Goldens!!!! I think they are the sweetest dogs EVER!!!! I had a Golden grandpup (Molly) that I lost way too young that I miss every single day. Your babies are beautiful!!! I don't have any Golden's myself. I'm trying to get my love for Great Danes out of my system while I still have the strength in my body to handle them....THEN I'll have my golden baby. Right now I have two Great Danes, a Shepherd-Beagle mix and three cats. I also volunteer with a rescue and we foster puppies all the time. Anyway, sorry to bother you, I just thought I would share how much I love your page and your pups and your love for the Illini!
    57 days ago
  • v NEWAT56
    Thank you for the goodie. I wish I had one of these for real!
    Have a good weekend.
    111 days ago
    emoticon emoticon for all your participation in the Fitbit races and challenges for the last 8 weeks from May 31 thru Aug 2 2017
    174 days ago
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