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I teach English as a Second Language at Southern Utah University. I also enjoy gardening, music, reading, writing, and walking my dog. I am amazed at what a difference exercise has made for me. It has really helped me trim up, and kept me from getting depressed. My favorite exercises are walking/running and Callenetics. I like Callentics because it is almost like relaxing into fitness, and it is very gentle. As I have been seriously working on my cardio-exercise and sleeping better, my energy and mood levels have been rising. My dog, Shadow, is a great walking partner, and is really into this walk run thing, which is a great motivator for me. I have really been enjoying using the SparkPeople website.

*Lose five pounds at a time until I am to my goal of 145
* Work on keeping connected with my two daughters who are in two different cities
* Have more fun and work on cultivating some of my friendships
* Go to the temple every month
* Get my house in better order and work on maintaining it well


Member Since: 8/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 15,770

My Goals:
Lose 5 pounds by December 9; then go onto the next five and work on maintaining what I've lost. (Ultimately want to get to 145)

Succeed at the Better Sleep Challenge. Keep a streak going for at least one month beginning September 9, 2012

Work on keeping my Spirits up by taking the Stress busting challenge and regular exercise.

My motives to loose that weight:

Feel Better
Less Tired
More Energy
Keep my knees from hurting
Safe BMI and beyond
Fit into size 12
Surprise my daughters

I want to work towards being able to do 10 pushes from my toes and do at least one pull up.


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I'm working on Spark Coach

Better Sleep Challenge

Stress Busting Challenge

Participating in the Halloween Trot



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Cedar City, Utah


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  • v FREETOWANDER
    I would LOVE to go for walks on Saturdays!! I have a new local SP friend that I've been walking with but she can't get together on Saturdays. Let's connect this weekend. Does your dog get along with other dogs? I am pet/house sitting for a neighbor and would love to bring Kota along :) He's a sweetie.
    923 days ago
  • v JANE1216
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    Just out and about --- spreading the spark --- thinking of you ---- and wishing you a great day!!!!

    Jane
    Weight Watcher Team
    931 days ago
  • v HOBBESIS49
    Thank you for letting me know more about your FitBit.. emoticon Glad it helps you keep track.. I'm just finally figuring out the iphone application for Sparkpeople and am wondering if the Fitbit does the same thing.

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    Jane
    932 days ago
  • v PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Success is a Choice
    -Unknown
    "Today I will make many choices, and each will have a consequence. Today I can choose to tell myself that I am worth the effort, or I can tell myself doesn't matter, I'll do it tomorrow. Today I can choose to journal, or I can choose not to. Today I can choose to drink my water, or I can choose to be
    dehydrated. Today I can choose to stay in my points range, or I can choose to hinder my goals. Today I can choose to be more active, or I can choose to take the easy way. Today I can choose to be motivated, or I can choose to tell myself "I can't." Today I can choose success. IT IS MY CHOICE."
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    Stopping by to wish you a great week, Sparkfriend! Keep doing your best to reach your goals...its up to you, and you know you're worth the effort, right?
    Hugs,
    Pixie

    932 days ago
  • v FREETOWANDER
    Glad to see you back!! I am doing well and am still here in Cedar :) I worked quite a bit last year so I wasn't around for about 9 months. I'm off now until the Spring, but am looking for a local job so I don't have to go back up to Alaska. If you ever want a walking buddy, let me know!
    932 days ago
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