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Hello. I have been a Spark member since January 2010 yet I have made NO progress in effectively changing my life. I work and make a few pounds of progress them I fall down and the pounds all return. So I'm here, to declare before my peers, that I am going to keep trying. I cannot give up! I must win this battle for health and emotional well-being.

Member Since: 1/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 9,182

My Goals:
My 2013 Goal is for a healthy New Me!

1. I want to be active in my Spark Teams.

2. Lose 10% of my current body weight. 217-21.7=195.3. Plan--5 pounds of weight loss per month for 6 months, then evaluate the progress/

3. I really hate logging stuff--what can I do?
I will log fitness minutes and try to get moving!

My Program:
I am still working on making positive changes in my life. I will work to:
1. Keep my calories in my range--preferably at the lower end of the range.
2. Be more committed to exercise. I will strive for walking every day--out side or the treadmill.
3. Add in strength training or core exercises 2 times a week.
4. Daily devotion time with the Lord, 10-15 minutes.
5. Improve the appearance of my house both inside and outside.
NEW: January goal is to clean my laundry room.

Personal Information:
My name is Chris Parker. I have lived in central Iowa my whole life, currently 53 years.
I am a nurse at Blank Children's Hospital and I believe I have the best job in the world.
I am married with 3 grown children, and 2 cats.
I am to be a grandma in September or so!!

Other Information:
I love music and sing in several groups. I am active in my church. I enjoy piecing quilts and cross stitching. I love to eat out. I love movies--especially ones with happy endings. My very favorite movie is Steel Magnolias.
I love reading fiction and nonfiction books. I really enjoy self improvement/motiva-tional books.
I love to laugh.

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    Thanks for your good wishes for my son wounded in Afghanistan. Prayers are really what had given us a miracle I believe.

    He is now walking without a cane! He is still in Alaska. He now has a desk job, taking classes, doing Army classes and keeping busy, besides his physical therapy. So, all good. He wil hopefully be home sometimes in December, so that will be the first we'll be able to see him.

    Thanks again.
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    Another greeting from a 100 day summer team mate hoping you have a great week and challenge
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Hello 100 Days of Summer Teammate! I hope you are having a Sparktastic week! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2068 days ago
    Thank you for the sparkgoodie and for adding me as a friend. I have added you too as a friend. I see we are close in age, I am 51 years old. I also see that we are both Dandy Lions and that is where I have seen your name as well. Congratulations on the upcoming birth of your first grandchild. I can't wait to hear about it.

    Have a nice weekend.
    2084 days ago
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