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I've lost 62 lbs since joining Spark in 08, a total of 86 from my heaviest weight in 02!

From where I started my journey to where I am today! 6/12

Salina and I, at my goodbye lunch the day before I left Tucson! 4/22/11


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Hi! My Name is Kris! I've been Sparking since Nov 08 and have had great success here, with wonderful support! I've learned to change my life and how I live it 90%...I say 90% cause I dont' believe we can change 100%, otherwise we would lose a piece of who we are to begin with! :)

I'm a firm believer that if you want it, truly want it then you will make it happen. You are the one who has to choose to do it, you are the one that has to get up and make it happen. No one else can make you and no one else controls what goes in your mouth. No more excuses, JUST DO IT!!!

Yes Life gets in the way, Yes it's hard, Yes there are no secrets, You must eat right, within range and put some activity into your daily life. It's the only way it will happen effectively and long term, and you can never must keep doing it everyday. Does that mean you can't eat a cookie? NO! Does that mean you can't have a slice of Pizza? NO!! But you can't eat the whole bag and you can't eat the whole pie and you can't do it everyday! Make healthy choices and enjoy yourself once and awhile....It's up to you, and only you to make it happen!


Member Since: 11/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 61,090

My Goals:
To workout at least 4 to 5 days a week..

To stay off the scale except on weigh in Fridays...I don't want to keep watching it...

To keep reminding myself how far I've come and how good life is here...

Keep drinking that water...

To continue to make healthy food choices 80% of the time, without ever depriving myself of something I really want...

My Program:
Avoid Fried Foods, White grains, refined sugars, minimize processed foods as much as possible....

Limit soda, no coffee after noon...

I eat Breakfast every morning...

I try to eat something small every 4 hours throughout the day...I go for fruit as a snack before anything really helps control cravings...

I'm a Green Monster fan! Love them! I highly recommend them!

Drink water, water, water...

I prefer to cook as whole as I possibly can. I am constantly sneaking brown rice and whole wheat pasta into my families diet. I try hard to not use boxed foods, but there are times when we don't have much of a choice, it that happens, than I limit how much I eat.

I try to measure and weigh as much as I can of what I put in my mouth...I've gotten so good at this that I can almost guess how much something is by looking at it...

I try not to deprive myself of something when I want it...e

Personal Information:
I am 36 years old, and have two kids, a wonderful man and great supportive true amazing friends all live far away but even through the distance they are still an active part of my life on a daily basis! I love them!

I started my journey when I moved to Tucson AZ in 2008, moving there completely changed my life. I'm now currently in Chesapeake VA and still living the lessons I've learned! One of my favorite Bob Harper Quotes, "There is no finish line, you have to live this way for the rest of your life!"

Other Information:
I love the ocean, it's my favorite place to be....

I enjoy reading books when I have the time to do so....

I love to learn new things and tend to get obsessive in learning everything I can about something new that interests me...

I am a huge music lover, I would be lost without my IPOD...

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    Happy Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy your holiday weekend relaxing, watching some sports, a barbeque maybe and good company.

    "Labor Day is a glorious holiday because your child will be going back to school the next day. It would have been called Independence Day, but that name was already taken." (Bill Dodds)
    1514 days ago
    I answered your question in my blog, but in case you don't see it, DGTing is Declining Guaranteed Time. The fancy post office term for going home early when it's offered.
    1531 days ago
    I know that you are not here a's ok as I have other ways to follow you emoticon !!
    I think the best thing is that you do have my back and I know that when ever, and how ever I reach out to are always there for me. I'm glad that we have one another and I'm determined to come down and see you next summer!
    I'm glad that I have not given up, my health is far too important. I know that it's a slow process and I'm fine with that. I think the best thing in the last few days has been getting into the gym with Terry. It is so wonderful having him there with me. I know that the diet part with him will take longer....but so far he too is dropping so for that I will be greatful.
    I too think of you as a sister, I really am blessed to have you in my life!
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    Happy 4th of July my friend! Today is the day that we celebrate with barbeques, watermelon, fireworks, friends, family and lots more. It is also the day that we celebrate this wonderful country of ours. I wish you tons of fun and fireworks today!

    "It is the love of country that has lighted and that keeps glowing the holy fire of patriotism." (J. Horace McFarland)

    "My patriotic heart beats red, white, and blue." (Author Unknown)

    *~ Paula *~
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    1572 days ago
    Hey sweetie...just popped by because I thought there would be a new blog. How did the first day of summer school go? Is it a general summer school or is it for a couple subjects? I'm printing out Math pages today so that Sammy can get them done. She is getting 50 cents for each one she completes and has to go a minimum of 2 a day. Plus she has her reading that she has to do daily too. I'm trying to remember some of the classics that we had to read and get her to read far that is not in her idea of fun. She wants to read her books or write her stories. She tries to tell me that if she is writing stories that she is reading...ugh love how they try to "get one over" on us all the time. LOL
    How far are you all from Kings Dominion? We pass that each time we go to NC and we keep wanting to stop there. Thought maybe if we do make a stop and it's not too far we could all meet up. It would have to be next summer, I also still want to get to the VA beaches so if that's too far maybe we can plan on meeting up at the beach.
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