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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: 124,486

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 TRY2BME1
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    40 days ago
    Thank you for the lovely welcome to the Starfish team. I hope you're having a good weekend. :)

    43 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Keep the goal in front of you,
    Follow your plan and the pounds will follow!
    Progress not Perfection!
    If you're not moving backwards you're making progress! -

    - Clear your mind of "can’t." –
    "Every day in every way I am getting better and better" Neville Goddard

    Hope you enjoyed the last day of Christmas Racey and enjoyed a fun dinner by the tree and the last of our Christmas treats .

    for me the fun continues as the cousins and I are getting together next week end and I will be leaving my things up so we can enjoy the evening and keep that Christmas feeling as you know I am a kid that forgot to grow up
    43 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Things do not happen. Things are made to happen. - John F. Kennedy
    The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. - John Bingham
    If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.
    Enjoy the first week end of 2018 and The last day of the 12 days of Christmas
    And the first of the winter Challenge go Star fish emoticon
    44 days ago
    Thank you, Monaca, for your warm welcome to the Starfish Winter Team.
    48 days ago
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