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"Life is like a box of chocolates!"

When Forrest Gump said that line while sitting on a park bench, I thought the comment was loaded. Whenever my husband would buy me a box of chocolates, I delighted in biting into each one to savor the new treat hidden inside the chocolate shell. Some pieces were just plain yucky to me, but I made the commitment to eat it with that first bite, so with a grimace, I finished the piece and searched for the yummy one. Sometimes I would go through about 2 or 3 questionable chocolates before I ...
When Forrest Gump said that line while sitting on a park bench, I thought the comment was loaded. Whenever my husband would buy me a box of chocolates, I delighted in biting into each one to savor the new treat hidden inside the chocolate shell. Some pieces were just plain yucky to me, but I made the commitment to eat it with that first bite, so with a grimace, I finished the piece and searched for the yummy one. Sometimes I would go through about 2 or 3 questionable chocolates before I found the one that made me close my eyes with pleasure.


My weightloss journey has been like a box of chocolates. From being that skinny girl in class that no boy would look at to being that "cute" girl that could lose a few pounds. After some troubling relationships in my 20's, I turned to food for comfort. To combat the weight, I bit the gym chocolate. That piece was delightful and I eat that one often. I tried the Slim-fast chocolate and that one was tasty at first until I realized the results were not lasting. After a belly full of chocolates with names of diets and plans that were not beneficial for lasting results, I came across the nutrition chocolate. I had nibbled on this piece before, but I had forgotten what it looked like. Now I eat that one everyday.

As I move forward on my weighloss journey, I savor the fitness chocolates that help me so in the end the real chocolate I savor won't be so devasting to my goal.

By the way, dark chocolate is the healthier chocolate to delight in. lol


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Member Since: 7/14/2007

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My Goals:
My goal is to stay healthy, get stronger, and to get to the end of my ticker. I have lost the baby weight. When I got to the weight I was when I met my husband, I was estatic. Now I'm smaller than that. But as I look at my ticker, I'm thinking it is time to loose the freshman 15. It's been 23 years since I was a freshman in college. I can actually do this. If I ramp up my program, I may do it before my 20 year class reunion in 2009. Hmmmm!

My short term goal is to run a 5K in the fall.

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Diet:
I stick to grilled, baked, and broiled chicken, turkey, and fish. Brown rice and steamed vegetables accompany my meals. 8+ glasses of water on top of other drinks (1% milk, coffee, tea). I don't deny myself a thing. If I have a craving, I satisfy it and move on. Moderation is key. I try to avoid processed foods, trans fats, "enriched" products, and anything fried.

Occasionally I count calories for 2 weeks to fine tune my diet.

Excercise:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Running 3.5 miles
Bellydancing (30-60min)
Yoga
Strength Training

Saturday
Step (60 min)
Strength Training
Elliptical

Sunday
Elliptical
Strength Training class (60 min)
Spin (60 min)



Personal Information:
I'm a married SAHM of 2 boys under the age of 5 from Southern California. I'm a good 15 minutes away from the beach and 30 minutes from the mountains. I love working out in the morning while the household is asleep. That's my 100% alone time when I can pound the pavement, listen to my music, and plan my day. I love going to the gym. Before marriage and baby carriages, I was a 5-6 days a week gym rat. I could easily spend 2+ hours in the gym without a complaint.


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DEGODDESS
9/1/2009 11:05:43 AM

Hey Girl - just stopping by to say hello! I hope all is well with you and your family!

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8/11/2009 3:11:24 PM

Hey Girl just wanted to say Hello!



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RENATA5
7/31/2009 12:46:21 AM

Stopped by to say "hi" and see how you're doing. Congrats on your weight loss! emoticon

Also wanted to wish you a "Happy 1st Anniversary". It's been a little over a year since you joined the Spark Bookworms team. emoticon



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DEGODDESS
6/16/2009 2:48:51 PM

Hey Kelli,
Good for you...passing the CD on to your friend; that's right - keep it moving. We're all in this together. I still do the Shred, just not with the same intensity - its a really good daily workout (especially when you only have 1/2 hour or so). I haven't tried a medicine ball yet, but I have finally started using my stability ball - baby steps. A year ago, I wasn't even doing strength training. I didn't start doing ST until I met you. That's progress.
Today is my 1-year anniversary on Spark - didn't think I would stick it out! Thanks for all the encouragement and support.
Wanda



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DEGODDESS
6/7/2009 4:38:35 PM

Hey Kelli,

I haven't had a chance to check on you; how are you? You've been kinda quiet lately and wanted to make sure all is good on your end?

Did you finish May's Shred? I did and my body said, "ENOUGH!" I started a couple of new challenges that are proving to be, well - challenges! Its all good. Adding new cardio and strength training to my routines. I finally got a stability ball and used it for the first time yesterday.
Miss you. Hope all is well and that you're enjoying the beginning of what promises to be a wonderful summer season.
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