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Keep pushing and getting strong when the scale isn't moving! July 2012 202 lbs



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Hello all! My name is Laura. I have been on spark since October 2008 and I can truly say that sparkpeople has changed my life! Through all the support and friends I have met through this amazing community, I decided to change my career from corporate finance to become a Registered Dietitian, with a strong passion for weight management. Every day I look across the table to my amazing patients who continue to inspire me and encourage me to always put my health first.

I''m now a 60 ...
Hello all! My name is Laura. I have been on spark since October 2008 and I can truly say that sparkpeople has changed my life! Through all the support and friends I have met through this amazing community, I decided to change my career from corporate finance to become a Registered Dietitian, with a strong passion for weight management. Every day I look across the table to my amazing patients who continue to inspire me and encourage me to always put my health first.

I''m now a 60 pound weight loss success story, with those dreaded last 10-20 pounds left before I hit my goal weight.

Through spark and beyond, I''ve learned to manage stress and mental health struggles through a healthy diet and exercise. I love spin workouts and I also love to run road races. I've been injured and sidelined twice in the past by hip injuries while running. Due to my injuries, now I am exploring other ways to find the intense cardio that my body craves, while strengthening and building muscles without lifting weights in the gym.

Reach out to me at any time!
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Member Since: 10/28/2008

SparkPoints: 22,353

Fitness Minutes: 19,877

My Goals:
*Be a spark people motivator! DONE 9/8/09
*Run a 5K! DONE! 9/19/09
*Run a 10K! DONE! 10/17/10

*Become a spin class instructor
*Run a 5K in sub 30 minutes
*Be a pants size 10!
*LT weight goal: 170!

My Program:
This is a work in progress (and also because I'm constantly changing what I do!) I am focusing on getting the right nutrients each day as well as working out as much as I can right now. I'm working towards learning consistency and I strive for it every day!

I want to change and I will!

*First 5K: Addison Oktoberfest 5K 9/19/09
*First 10K: Ft Worth Mercury 10K 10/17/108

Personal Information:
I'm from the DFW area of Texas and live here with my wonderful husband and our dog. I grew up between Texas and Boston, so I'm a huge Red Sox fan! I am a Registered Dietitian by day!

My main passions in life are: reading, cooking, running, baseball and strategic board games

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my healthy lifestyle blog: http://OddDuckBlog.com

Find me on twitter! @LLBean75

I love bread, wine and cheese. Oh so much.

"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." - Stephan Dolley Jr.

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." William James


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1/1/2013 1:45:19 AM

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The Capricorn girl had to be "old when young" as she took on a lot of responsibility early, so she never was able to be "just a silly kid." She was always expected to "act her age" and so when grown she can feel she missed part of her childhood. She gets along with Virgo, Taurus, Pisces, Cancer and Aquarius. She makes a good businesswoman and often works with hair and makeup. (Dolly Parton and Victoria Principal are both Cappy women.) She can have problems with her knees and headaches from stress. She isn't made to be fat as she dislikes others judging her and her appearance is important to her. She has the self discipline to stay with a diet and also to exercise IF SHE WANTS.
Capricorn is associated with the harshness of winter and its stark realities.

In Capricorn, the Sun is strongly goal-directed and persistent. Ambitious, serious and dedicated to duty, life is difficult, but you are the type of person who will triumph and achieve success. Your aptitude to persevere, no matter how difficult the road, sets you apart from most of your peers. You are anxious to climb the ladder of fortune, and you can usually reach your goals because of your sense of the right way of doing everything. Your patience is never ending.
You are a very thoughtful and serious person, thinking everything through carefully before you set off in any direction. You possess excellent reasoning skills, and you can be counted on to select options that are both practical and that provide an economic advantage. Your attitude is conservative; conservative with time, money, and all other resources. Your philosophy is waste not, want not. You are also likely to be conservative in your political and social attitudes, although your age, upbringing, and education perspectives may influence this somewhat.
You are especially well suited to business and government because of your sense of organization and structure. You combine a talent for management with an ability to carry out instructions with care. You are the quintessential careerist, taking job and duties very seriously. Therefore, you are never one to shirk responsibility and you have very little use for those that do. That which matters most to you is your public image. You show your best face to the public. You enjoy being in a position of power and authority, although you are not very much inclined to enjoy the limelight. You may prefer instead to run your business from an isolated perspective. You are loyal and dedicated, and you demand utter loyalty and dedication from subordinates. Advancing up the ladder of success is all important. You are unconcerned about, sometimes even ruthless toward, those getting in your path as you move upward.
You don't handle chaotic situations very well. You may need to develop the ability to lighten up a little and not take life, and everything else so seriously. Although you are self-disciplined, responsible, and practical, at times you can wallow in self-pity. It's essential for you to remember that your most important asset is self-esteem, and you should never devalue this. Rigidity and fear of change may be your biggest stumbling block.
Sober and reserved in your dealings with others, it takes you a good while to warm up enough to anyone to be considered a close friend. Yet once you do, you are a very caring, reliable, and most steadfast ally. Your private side is different from your public side. In private you are shy and sensitive. The harshness of your public image disappears. Emotionally demanding relationships are very difficult. Love relationships may be more like business relationships, and you are unsure of yourself in most intimate situations.



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