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Kricky is taking it one step at a time!

My name is Kristen and I'm new mommy trying to get back on track from Houston!

I've been overweight my whole life and have to deal with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and Insulin Resistance.

I am married to the man of my dreams and we have had fun sharing our life together. We both need to be in better shape but it's been hard for us to motivate each other.

I was getting very close to being healthy, but I was surprised to find it that with my ...
My name is Kristen and I'm new mommy trying to get back on track from Houston!

I've been overweight my whole life and have to deal with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and Insulin Resistance.

I am married to the man of my dreams and we have had fun sharing our life together. We both need to be in better shape but it's been hard for us to motivate each other.

I was getting very close to being healthy, but I was surprised to find it that with my successful weight loss, it helped me conceive! I had my little boy, Austin on December 2nd 2011 and I gained 56 pounds with him, almost back to my heaviest...but I grew a beautiful, healthy boy.

I am a graduate of the University of Houston with a music education major and am now teaching general (K--5th grade) music at a school in the Cy-Fair school district.

I am also a licensed massage therapist. I love to massage and make people feel better.

I have run in 2 5K's and one 10K. It was great for me to finish and strengthens my belief in myself. Running to me is almost meditative...as long as I can kick those negative voices in my head out.

I have come to realize, that nobody can do this for me--it's all effort on my part and I need blinding determination to do it to succeed.

I have fallen "off the wagon" a couple times since I really got serious (which was December '08) but the difference with this journey is I'm DONE, and I don't stay off the wagon long. It feels so much better to be healthy and to get my endorphin buzz.

I may be taking the slow path to becoming healthy, but it's the last time I'm going to travel down this path---I'm not going back!

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Member Since: 4/28/2006

SparkPoints: 13,890

Fitness Minutes: 15,956

My Goals:
I want to get healthy! I owe it to myself. I want to feel good about myself and not be at risk for things like heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes.

My Program:
Running and elliptical machine in my garage. Bowflex and baby-lifting.

I also love Tracy Effinger's Squeeze series along with The Bar Method's Fat Free and Designer Sculpting.

I couldn't have done this without my Polar F11 Heart Rate Monitor--it helps me set fitness goals and work towards them.



Personal Information:
I'm from Houston, Texas and have lived here pretty much my whole life. I am married to an amazing man, have an awesome son, love to read and write and talk too!

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I need to do this for me! I need to take time out of my day to spend some "me" time doing what I need to do--exercising and eating right!

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GOLFTEE3
9/14/2013 7:56:10 AM

Hey Kristen! How has your spark been this week? Hope you have a great weekend!
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FYRPIXI
9/8/2013 8:28:32 PM

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. Your little guy is adorable!



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ULEWIJ
9/8/2013 8:25:46 PM

Thanks for the support my dear!!! I'm actually surprised I haven't found more Whole 30 peeps on here yet. Keep in touch with your successes and struggles! :)

btw....the chicken is shredded chicken breasts, used Tessamae's wing sauce (but i'm sure Franks probably tastes better), chopped celery, and homemade mayo (I used 1/2 cup light olive oil, and 1/2 cup Tessamae's Zesty ranch when I used the recipe from Well Fed)

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TX_WILDHEART
5/5/2013 12:34:00 PM

just poppin in to see if you are still sparkin! Im working on it! I gained back some and Im trying to get back on board.



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MICHELEB04
1/16/2013 9:06:58 PM

Congrats on that beautiful boy and your weight loss so far. I can SO relate to the on again/off again relationship with a healthy lifestyle. Life after children hasn't helped (it is so hard to take the time for ME) but this time is DIFFERENT!! Right there with ya! emoticon



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