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Welcome to my Spark Page. My name is Rachel and I live in Vicenza, Italy. I'm a fun, loving and witty 34 year-old wife and stepmother to a beautiful daughter, Mom to my beloved dachshund, Oscar, sister to nine siblings, and aunt to 21 nieces and nephews. By day I'm a HS English teacher, and by night, I'm a full-time college student working towards my Master's Degree. I decided that 2013 was my year to change a lot of things in my life; the most important of which is my unhealthy lifestyle. I have been overweight my entire life and I've missed out on a lot of opportunities because of it. NO MORE EXCUSES!!! I'm ready to discover what I've been missing out on, but most importantly, I'm ready to discover a new me. I want to be able to look in the mirror and be proud of the reflection staring back at me.

Member Since: 6/14/2013

Fitness Minutes: 27,485

My Goals:
1. Be healthy.
2. Be proud of myself and body.
3. Drink 64oz of water per day.
4. Lose weight.

HW - 343lbs (5/13)
SW - 333lbs (6/13)
CW - 296 (8/16/13)

6/16/13 - 329
6/23/13 - 326
6/30/13 - 321
7/07/13 - 321
7/14/13 - 318
7/21/13 - 315
7/28/13 - 307
8/04/13 - 304
8/11/13 - 299
8/18/13 -
8/25/13 -

My Program:
I wear my Fitbit One around the clock. I feel lost without it. I am an avid walker and tend to walk up to 10 miles a day, sometimes more. My Fitbit also counts flights of stairs, and I do a minimum of 10 flights per day. I also use my elliptical trainer three times a week and strength train twice a week. I eat a healthy and balanced meal three times a day with two snacks in between. I drink a minimum of 80oz of water a day and never eat past 7pm.

Personal Information:
Originally from SW Missouri, but currently living in Vicenza, Italy. My husband and I have been married for five years. I have traveled all over the world and hope to continue traveling well into old age. I absolutely love to cook and enjoy cooking for others. I teach HS English, and while it can be very daunting, I truly love interacting with my students.

Other Information:
I consider myself an intellectual and love to pass my knowledge onto my HS students. I have a very diverse academic background in science, medicine, and literature.

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    Welcome to the Crimson Butterflies!!

    1429 days ago
  • v LETHA_
    TGIF! Stopping by to say hello and wish my fellow BLC-23 participants a happy and healthy weekend.
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    1438 days ago
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    1438 days ago
  • v CHOCOHOLIC2276
    Hi! emoticon Hope you're doing great on the weekend challenge! emoticon Participation not Perfection is key- emoticon

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    1449 days ago
    Rachel, CONGRATULATIONS on your summer achievements! I am so PROUD of you! Are you ready to jump-start the month of September? Let's begin by setting monthly Fall goals! Set each goal to become a healthier you! Turn goals into plans! Plans into actions! Actions into completions! Completions into results! TOGETHER, let‘s turn our SEPTEMBER goals into Sparktacular SUCCESS!

    emoticon S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind-body-soul balance!
    emoticon E = Exhibit a Do-It-Now attitude, honoring 100% commitment!
    emoticon P = Promote healthy nutrition and expand fitness activities!
    emoticon T = Transform setbacks into comebacks!
    emoticon E = Expect results utilizing positive thoughts, decisions and actions!
    emoticon M = Maintain a healthy lifestyle that will last forever!
    emoticon B = Bring out the very best in you and your abilities!
    emoticon E = Enjoy your journey of self-improvements and self-discovery!
    emoticon R = Recognize how Sparktacular you are in all that you do!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1449 days ago
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