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2015 Women's 5K Classic - First time running

2012 Women's 5K Classic at the starting line


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It is hard for me to believe but it has been 9 years since I found SparkPeople.
I have changed so much in that time that I am truly a different person. Nine years ago I was almost 200 lbs and only 5'3" and could barely walk my dog around the block. Now I regularly walk my dog a couple of miles, face down my treadmill daily and so much happier. I have made some really awesome friends in that time that have helped every step of the way. I hasn't always been easy and I haven't always stuck to the plan. I have lost weight and gained weight, but I still keep trying. I still learn from my mistakes.

I have done several 5% Challenges in my time here (I actually lost count), most of them I have been the Challenge Leader for the Starfish team. As the challenge leader I have to make sure the tracking thread is correct, so it makes sure that I am active and sparking on a regular basis. I hope that I can motivate others to keep with it.

When I am not Sparking, I am working as a full-time Environment, Health, and Safety professional for a chemical company, walking with awesome walking partners (my husband and my dog, Tucker), reading either a book or on my kindle , listening to music (especially Alt. Rock), or hanging with my friends. I am a huge Phillies fan, even when they are doing bad, and try to get to a couple of game every year.

Member Since: 4/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 118,220

My Goals:
To be healthy

5% Challenge Goals
1. To loss 8 lbs during the challenge
2. To log my food everyday
3. To record my exercise on the Starfish board everyday
4. To help the Starfish be the top team!
5. To visit at least 1 teammates page every day.

My Program:
1. control my portion size
2. drink my water
3. walk more
4. exercise most days of the week.

Personal Information:
I am currently living in the Lehigh Valley, PA wiht my DH and Doxie, Tucker.

Other Information:
I love reading paranormal Stuff and outdoor activities when the weather cooperates.

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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Advice from…..
    Advice from a Dog" emoticon
    Be loyal
    Delight in the simple joys of a long walk emoticon
    Unleash your talents
    Hide your favorite snack emoticon
    Make new friends emoticon
    Learn new ticks, no matter your age emoticon

    Friday its time to emoticon emoticon emoticon

    24 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    "When you wake up in the morning, you have choices-
    you can go back to sleep and dream your dream
    Or you can wake up and chase those dreams." Cowards never start the weak never finish winners never quit
    A new month is coming fast lets chase our dream into June and keep on going we can do it we just need to Believe

    28 days ago
  • v IMEMINE1
    emoticon I finally got to post. I hope you have a great weekend. emoticon
    45 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    "In the rhythm of life, we sometimes find ourselves out of tune. But as long as there are
    Friends to provide the melody, the music plays on.
    Enjoy the month of May lets make it memorable and sparky

    55 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Hard to believe that its time to change the page on the Calendar."Friends are like chocolate, they are sweet and wonderful- and like calories, they stick with you."
    -Sent in by Kendal Reddell
    Happy May. emoticon emoticon
    56 days ago
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