Matt loves this picture of me...
Just minutes after saying, "I do..." 7-15-05, Buckingham Fountain, Chicago
Me with the beautiful and fabulous Ellie Krieger, Jan. 2008
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Hello! I am a teacher in suburban St. Louis--a reading specialist, more specifically. I'm in my 11th year of teaching, and I'm finally tackling the weight I've put on since I started my career. There's the stress of the job that is enough to pack on pounds, but then there's the resulting lack of energy that leads to making poor food choices and not exercising. However, thanks in part to SparkPeople, things ARE getting better!!!
Drop the 70 pounds or so that I have gained since I started teaching (most of which came in the last couple of years).
~ Tracking my food intake as diligently as possible. Even when I'm not behaving. ;)
~ Tracking my exercise, which includes walking in my neighborhood, DVDs, strength training, yoga, and stretching routines. I am currently using lots of Leslie Sansone videos for cardio, Jillian Michaels for strength and Katherine Coffee and Tamilee Webb for stretching routines.
~ Wearing a pedometer to track my steps. I really try to shoot for 10000 steps, but my daily SP goal is a more realistic 7500.
I live in the St. Louis, MO, area with my husband Matt and our cute dogs Mollie and Sandy.
I love sports (Royals, Chiefs, Cardinals, Blues, Rams, Mizzou Tigers, Missouri State Bears), politics, and reading books that help my personal growth without being too New Age-y.
| Pounds lost: 3.2
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