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Welcome to my page! My name is Sarah and I've been back and forth with Spark for a few years now. I'm back and hoping to start fresh.

I spent the large majority of my life participating in life very actively. I played every sport I could get my hands on and was also in the military. Despite being active, I always had poor eating and drinking habits. Staying active (and young) prevented me from seeing the negative affects of my poor diet. Over the last few years I've spent more time on tne couch than on the trails and I've drank more pop than water. The short of it is that I've let myself go and I'm trying to get myself back.

I've been married for almost four years and my husband and I have been trying to conceive for a year now. I've gained at least 15 pounds over this last year...some stress, some pure laziness. I was diagnosed with hypothyroid in October, though I've been told that after testing, it's not the cause of my fertility issues.

I know I need to begin taking care of myself and making myself and my health my number one priority. I plan on doing this with continued acupuncture for fertility, taking my herbs, sticking to my fertility diet (at least 80% of the time!) and working out at moderate to high intensity at least 4 days a week.

Member Since: 9/29/2009

Fitness Minutes: 385

My Goals:
1. Lose 10% of my weight (15 pounds).

2. Clean up diet.

3. Stay very active.

4. Pay off debt.

5. Save $$$.

6. Get pregnant.


My Program:
1. Take daily herbs.
2. Take vitamins.
3. Drink primarily water.
4. Drink green tea daily.
5. Get in all freggie servings.
6. Less eating out.
7. More planned meals.
8. Follow my fertility diet 80% of the time.
9. Chart dailly temps.
10. Exercise 4-5 days/week.
11. Lift weights.
12. Intense cardio.
13. 8 hours of sleep
14. Document progress.
15. Stay positive!!!!

Personal Information:
My name is Sarah and I'm originally from Chicago. I live just outside the city with my wonderful husband of three years and our goofy dog. I work as a teacher of the visually impaired and an early intervention specialist for babies with visual impairments.

TTC for one year.

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I love "putzing" around. I enjoy spending time with my hubby, dog, family and friends. I enjoy reading, crafting, planning, watching the news and lots of other mindless tv, working in my garden, decorating and organizing my house and meeting new friends!

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    2404 days ago
  • v WHOKNOWS2008
    hi!!! my name is anita and your name came up on a search i did of our zip code ... hope you don't mind :) i am looking for a spark buddy to start up 2011 right! i need all the motivation/help i can get ... we look like we have similar start/end weights and goals. let me know if you are interested!
    2610 days ago
  • v FUNRUN25
    hello sweets. how are things on your end? I love your fall picture in the background!!!!! :) MISS YOU! :)
    2668 days ago
  • v RUN4ONE
    Oh my gosh! I need to get that book too. I really like her blog. I made the sweet potato balls but I changed the recipe up a bit. They are SOOO good! I also like Anne's blog.

    You doing okay? Just checkin' in on your progress. I know you're doing great!
    2732 days ago
  • v FUNRUN25
    hi sweetpea! how are things on your end? I MISS YOU! LEt me know how you are doing! xo, Miranda ;)
    2734 days ago
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