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La Jolla, California May 2013

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My name is Laurie. I am mom to 3 beautiful girls and wife of 20+ years to an amazing guy.

In June 2011 I was feeling amazing, my weight was down, I was exercising and fit. But I let myself get caught up in the numbers on the scale and slowly my weight began to creep up. I lost sight of the healthy path I was taking and became fixated on the numbers. I took quite the detour.

My mom got sick in January 2013 and died in April and my world changed. The past year has been one of self reflection, spiritual growth, and dedication to re-engage in my family and the world around me. Time is short and the journey is amazing. It is time to get on the path to a healthier me. For me, for my family, for life.

Member Since: 12/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 19,082

My Goals:
BMI of 22 - 24 (Healthy)

Complete C25K: Run a 5k each month this year starting in March

*Return to a regular exercise routine
*Increased energy and decreased stress
*Return to shopping in regular sized stores

Finish my Energy Healing Certification

Graduate from the MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner program May 16, 2014

Pass boards and begin working as a family nurse practitioner by September 1, 2014

My Program:
Eat to fuel my body, not just to eat
1200 - 1600 calories/day - track in nutrition tracker

Strength training 2x/week
Run 20-30 min 3x / week
Square Dancing 1x / week
Yoga or one other organized fitness class at least 1x / week

Personal Information:
Married to my college sweetheart, Keith for over 20 years.

Mom of 3 beautiful girls (22, 20, 14)

Community Outreach Nurse working with the un/underinsured

Other Information:
Favorite tv: Walking Dead, Revolution, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Medium, House, Ghost Whisperer

Favorite music: Country, Christian rock, and Trans Siberian Orchestra

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    Hope your day ended as wonderfully as it began with your post. Emotional well-being is primary...healthy choices are sure to follow. Just checking in with a Spark friend this evening to let you know that Spark is here for motivation and inspiration. Your ticker looks like its headed in the right direction and your post is a definate NSV. Thanks for Sparking.
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    A hug is the perfect gift, one size fits all, everyone likes them and no-one cares if it is given back."

    ~ Natalie.

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    1229 days ago
    “How would your life be different if…You didn’t allow yourself to be defined by your past?
    Let today be the day…You stop letting your history interfere with your destiny, and awaken to the opportunity to release your greatest self.”
    -Steve Maraboli
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "The Scale, The Steering Wheel & Elastic Waistbands." I hope your week is going great!
    1230 days ago
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