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Hi, I'm Michelle. I'm 32, I'm a Registered Health Information Technician working in the largest prison in Washington State. I'm the proud mom of a 10 year old boy and a ridiculously cute 1 year old girl. I love animals and have two cats and a pitt-bull mix.

I have accomplished some major goals in the last couple of years, putting myself through college, landing the job, expanding our family. Now it's time for a new goal, and possibly my biggest challenge... losing weight. I have always been heavy. But my goal is to master myself, to beat it once and for all and become the thin energetic woman I have always wanted to be, and to do amazing things that I never thought possible for me, like running a marathon. So, here goes.

Member Since: 10/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,854

My Goals:
Short Term: Break sugar addiction.
Medium: Run a 5K
Long Term: Run a half marathon.
Reach goal of 150 lbs.

My Program:
Diet Short term: Giving up candy.
Adding 2 servings of fruit and 2 servings of veggies every day.
Lowering my carb intake.
Diet Medium: Switching to sugar-free substitues for things like jelly and ketchup.

Exercize: Couch to 5K running plan every other day.
Jillian Michaels Yoga or 20 day shred every other day.

Personal Information:
From Washington State, east side of the Cascades.
I enjoy reading, my favorite authors are Dean Koontz, JRR Tolkein, Christopher Paolini, JK Rowling, and Dan Brown. I love movies and TV shows like Castle, Blue Bloods, Dancing with the Stars, Survivor and Chuck.

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The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen. -- Elizabeth Kubler Ross

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    Hey, I saw your post on the Losing Weight for the military page.

    I'm sure you're able to do it! If you start the c2-5k challange, I recomend pushing yourself! The first day will be hell, but after that first week and you move to week two, you'll be so happy to realize that you are no where near the amount of breathlessness that you were in week one after 1 minute.

    Good luck to you, and if you need someone else to help you feel accountable, let me know!
    1993 days ago
    Thanks for the boxing gloves... very apropos -- i love kickboxing! :-)

    And congrats on moving on to phase 2 of your workouts! I'm inspired b/c like you I haven't ever made it there either. I have hope!!

    2186 days ago
    -thanks for the add :) -Ive added you back

    I work really crazy hours so it is can be difficult for me to keep up with my friends but if you need a lift or just want to chat, im a mouse click away. I always answer my SP mail or comments on my page ...
    2203 days ago
    Thanks for the shout-out on my status! Hope you have a GREAT week!!!

    2203 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie and the kind words. I really appreciate them
    2217 days ago
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