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Sept 2009 I made the leap and returned to school to become a Registered Nurse. It''s an accelerated 20 month program so I''ve spent more time chained to a desk and in clinical than taking care of my health. Add to that, I emotionally snack, particularly when I''m stressed. 2010 was a year of health challenges: I was quite sick and injured. So as I face the last 4 months of my program it''s time to re-focus, get back to the baseline where I was. 2011 means starting a new career, re-focussing on my health, and resuming the habits that helped me meet the success that I had a few years ago. So, I''m back! 2012-2015: I moved, got married, bought a house and had a son (who is now 1!). It''s time to find my health and fitness. This time we are doing it as a family! 2016: Just had my second child (and last pregnancy)!

Member Since: 5/29/2006

Fitness Minutes: 9,417

My Goals:
My top Personal Goals for 2011:

1. Track daily even if I'm stressed, or don't meet my nutrition goals.

2. Figure out an exercise schedule and stick to it

3. Plan my meals ahead so that I'm not tempted to go crazy.

4. Run marathon #3.

5. Initial goal: Get back to my pre-nursing school weight and fitness

Long term goals, after I achieve #5:

6. Get my Body Percent Fat down to between 20-22%.

7. My final reward/goal is a professional photo shoot at my goal weight/health.


My Program:
I'm not following a specific 'diet' but I want to permanently change my eating habits. I'm trying to follow a balanced approach, healthy meals, cooking at home more. I need to work on my eating habits, to stop eating when I'm sad or stressed. Also I'm trying to incorporate more exercise in a fun way, and improve my running pace.



Personal Information:
When I started following this program properly I weighed in at 174.8 Ib in December, 2006. I didn't have a proper body percent fat measurement at the time, but I would guess that it was around maybe 36%.

This guess comes because now that I know my body percent fat I am assuming I have not lost lean muscle as I've lost weight.

March 28, 2007 Update:
CW: 153.2 Ib

Current Body Fat Percent: 29.7% (underwater weighing method)

Jan 1, 2008 -- 143 Ibs. Body Fat % unknown. To be tested soon.

Jan 1, 2011 -- TBD, Body Fat % Unknown.


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  • v D35882
    Thanks for the advice I didn't know that about breastfeeding actually just stopped. I am curious which accelerated program did you use for nursing. I am a guess you can say dropped out nursing student looking to go back
    19 hours ago
  • v SOULFISH80
    Thanks for the support!
    1 day ago
  • v ZELLAZM
    Good to hear from you - how cool that you're in nursing school! Would be interested to hear how that came about when you have time to share!

    Blessings
    Michelle
    2129 days ago
  • v MOM2KNL
    Hey there! How are you? Glad to see you back here on sparkpeople. So far with eating clean I have lost 5 lbs in less than a week! There is even a spark team here called Clean Eating. Anyway, just keeping you posted - hope all is well with you!
    Michelle
    2288 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    Welcome to the All Health Professionals SparkTeam!

    So pleased you've joined our Team! The Spark is THE place on the 'net for making lasting lifelong improvements in our health and well-being!

    Taking care of ourselves ROCKS! Woo HOO to your past marathons and future fitness ambitions! Great to have a long-term member joining our SparkTeam!

    Practicing what we preach is what All Health Professionals and SparkPeople is all about! Looking forward to having you share your SPARK with our SparkTeam!

    Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals SparkTeam
    teams.sparkpeople.com/HealthPros
    2365 days ago
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