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I am 38 years old, married, and a SAH/homeschooling mom to two heathen boys, ages 14 years & 12 years old.

Nowadays, I am actually setting goals for myself and working on becoming a healthier person.

Member Since: 7/25/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,225

My Goals:
Ultimate Goal:
to be a healthy mama with a smokin' hot bod!

Short Term Goals:
To track my food every day and exercise 3x per week (at least), and drink ALL my H2O!

My Program:
Being aware of how much I am planning to eat (portion control), learning what it means to first of all have a normal calorie range, and secondly how to stay within it, and logging what I do eat.
I've tried a variety of ways to limit myself, and none of it has worked after I stopped logging into SP every day. Eating often and drinking a LOT of water will keep me from between-meal snacking (hopefully).

Fitness and exercise is such a challenge for me. I like doing yoga, pilates and bellybancing, and kids-yoga with the boys, but I often lack motivation, so if you are reading this, do me a favor and leave me a comment to remind me to get to it!

I am currently an orange belt in Shotokan Karate. I started in April 2012 as a white belt and will soon test for my green.
Mar 2012 - White belt
Jul 2012 - Wh/Stripe belt
Oct 2012 - Yellow Belt
Feb. 2013 - Orange belt
Oct. 2013 - Jan 2016
(on hiatus)

Personal Information:

-Dec. 2006 = 50 in
-Jan. 2007 = 47 in
-Jan. 2007 = 44.5 in
-Feb. 2007 = 43 in
-Mar. 2007 = 41 in
-Apr. 2007 = 38 in
-May 2007 = 37.5 in
-Jne. 2007 = 37 in
-July 2007 = 37 in
-Dec. 2007 = 41 in
-May 2008 = 41 in
-Jan 2009 = 43 in
-Jan 2010 = 45 in
-Jan. 2016 = 54 in

-Dec. 2006 = 57 in
-Jan. 2007 = 54 in
-Jan. 2007 = 54 in
-Feb. 2007 = 51 in
-Mar. 2007 = 49.5 in
-Apr. 2007 = 48 in
-May 2007 = 47 in
-Jne. 2007 = 46 in
-July 2007 = 46 in
-Dec. 2007 = 51 in
-May 2008 = 52 in
-Jan 2009 = 54 in
-Jan 2010 = 56 in
-Jan 2016 - 59 in

-July 2006 = 48.1
-Nov. 2006 = 47.2
-Dec. 2006 = 44.6
-Jan. 2007 = 42.9
-Feb. 2007 = 41.2
-Mar. 2007 = 39.8
-Apr. 2007 = 37.6
-May 2007 = 36.9
-Jne. 2007 = 36.9
-July 2007 = 36.2
-Dec. 2008 = 39.2
-May 2008 = 40.8
-Jan 2009 = 43.8

Other Information:
One of my biggest challenges right now is to stay MOTIVATED! Followed closely by being AWARE of food - how much, what kinds, what the nutritional content of each thing is.

One thing that is helping me is to drink a tall glass of water about 10 minutes before I eat.

Another thing that helps me, especially when eating out and dealing with large portions is to request that a carry-out box be brought with my food when ordering and I box half of my food to take home.

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  • v GEKS24
    Hey lady!! I'm on here, still was active. I'm ready to go... what about you? emoticon
    1297 days ago
  • v HEATHER409
    Hi Beaumont Area Sparker!! SRCASSEY & I have been talking & we are going to meet up this Saturday morning at the seating area in front of Channel 4 in Parkdale Mall to walk. Come out & join us for some exercise & visiting! We're going to try to make this a weekly occurrence so if you can't make it out this week, pencil it into your calendar for next weekend!! Bring your kiddos with you too, SRCASSEY will have her lil one & I may have a few of mine too. If you think you can make it, let us know so we will know how many to expect. Don't worry, if you don't RSVP....come on anyways!!! Hope to see you out there this weekend!!
    2016 days ago
  • v ANNA55
    You look really pretty today. : )
    2089 days ago
    Congrats on the six pounds!
    2109 days ago
    Hi Kim!! Thanks for saying hi :) You don't have a SparkPage, so I can't comment on yours... if you decide to make one, let me know! Some friends and I are all working Sp together this year, and some of us are planning on doing the Gusher 5K in March... if you want to meet up sometime, let me know!
    2114 days ago
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