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Me and my hubby Summer 2010

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It's January - Time for an Update! I joined SparkPeople in January 2010. I would log on occasionally and followed several blogs but didn't really follow the program. 2011 came and pretty much went with little change EXCEPT I started eating clean! The last 2 months of 2011 I managed to lose 5 lbs - during the holidays! That was pretty motivating and exciting! This year I plan to continue the healthy clean eating lifestyle I'm still learning about AND I'm going to add exercise - finally! That is definitely my missing piece that I must incorporate to be as healthy (and thin!) as I want to be! I've also decided I will be a runner! I signed up for an 8K in March so I'm very motivated to get moving! And I'm hoping to complete at least 2 more races in 2012. So this year is full of promise and I am going to keep those promises I'm making to my self! This is the year I will reach my goal weight for the first time ever! And the last - because I plan on staying there once I get there!! I hope you'll add me as a friend and feel free to message me. I want to make as many Sparkfriends as I can and have lot's of buddies to encourage and share this amazing journey! Here's to us!


Member Since: 1/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 4,250

My Goals:
Goal 1: Lose weight!
Goal 2: Enjoy good health!
Goal 3: Develop a Healthy Lifestyle I can live with...forever!

My Program:
For the most part I haven't been exercising for a few months since I started working. I quit the gym so I'm working out at home. Occasionally I will do some arm exercises with 10 pound hand weights or 8 Minute Abs or walk up and down my stairs. When the weather improves I like walking, biking and even try jogging. But winter in Chicago scares me and with my new job I'm just plain tired! Any suggestions for a home program and how to fit it in would be greatly appreciated!

Personal Information:
Hi I'm Kathy! I live in Illinois with my DH and our 4 beautiful daughters! I recently returned to work after being a SAHM for 9 years - working full time for the first time in 18 years! I am struggling to find balance and time to do everything I used to do as a SAHM now that I work 40 hours a week.

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I enjoy reading: Magazines - All You, Family Fun, Shape
Books - Janet Evonavich, Harry Potter (I'm on book 4!), Mitch Albom, The Last Lecture

I love country music! Kenny Chesney is my absolute favorite!!

I am interested in"clean eating" but haven't made the switch yet! I'm trying to eat clean most of the time but still like the convenience of some processed items!

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  • v FITN2014-TSP
    They have changed the way a leader can contact members of the team. If you are not active on a team for 30 days are more a team leader can not send you a spark goodie I do not think you will receive messages from the team either but I have not received a confirmation on that. However, the changes will make it less and less likely I will be able to communicate with less active members. At this point we only have 6 active members 4 of which have visited the team because I was able to contact them recently. I feel these changes have thrown up one more obstacle to helping build the team. I will see how things go over the next couple of weeks but I may end up ending the team in the event the members fall to 2 or less active members. Thanks for your continued support.

    The Daily Sparker - Tracey
    1418 days ago
  • v FITN2014-TSP
    FYI- I just posted a new challenge at The Daily Sparker. Check it out. If you are working on 3 or more goals then this is the challenge for you. The Take 3 challenge is posted in the challenge section at the Daily Spaker. I set up a chat thread where we can chat and report on our goal progress. Goodies will be rewarded. Please come participate.

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    1435 days ago
    Thank you for the blog comment! I Agree - just being here and writing and responding and communicating with each other is a baby step towards where I want to be. Let's do this!
    1440 days ago
    Thanks for cheering me on. Also in the category of "proud of myself," this morning I ran harder and faster on the treadmill than I have for a long time.
    Your ticker looks so amazing!!!
    1867 days ago
    Thanks for the blog support! I feel so happy that I finally got myself back to the gym and on that treadmill. Even better news? I hadn't gained any weight back! Woo hoo!
    Hope things are going well for you too!
    Keep on rockin' it!
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    2066 days ago
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