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I've been Sparking for five years!

I started Sparking in April 2009. Since joining, I've gone through many, many challenges and changes but I keep coming back!

I used to want to lose weight for all the wrong reasons.
Now I'm older and wiser and I have finally embraced the idea that weight loss is all about getting healthy. There is an alarmingly high rate of Type 2 Diabetes in my family and now is my chance to avoid it.

I have an energetic three year old boy and I want to be a healthy role model ...
I started Sparking in April 2009. Since joining, I've gone through many, many challenges and changes but I keep coming back!

I used to want to lose weight for all the wrong reasons.
Now I'm older and wiser and I have finally embraced the idea that weight loss is all about getting healthy. There is an alarmingly high rate of Type 2 Diabetes in my family and now is my chance to avoid it.

I have an energetic three year old boy and I want to be a healthy role model for him.

One of my biggest challenges is that I am a vegetarian but my husband and son are not. They can't have dairy products, so I have been modifying the way that I cook to accommodate both of their needs. Vegan cooking is the best solution. I'm always on the lookout for yummy, healthy vegan recipes for my family.
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Member Since: 4/26/2009

SparkPoints: 22,114

Fitness Minutes: 18,322

My Goals:
Complete the C25K running program and run 5K at age 40.
~DONE Oct 30/2012

Fit into the clothes that have been packed away at the back of my closet for 5 years ~DONE Nov 26/2012

Lower my BMI so it's in the healthy range (25 or under):
Aug 29/12 - 31.8
Sep 29/12 - 30.5
Oct 29/12 - 29.0
Nov 29/12 - 27.7
Dec 29/12 - 27.5
Jan 29/13 - 27.3
Feb 28/13 - 27.3

Lose 22 more pounds.

My Program:
Vegetarian, low sodium, as much fresh produce as possible.

My exercise goals include getting back into some of my old favourites - yoga, snowshoeing, biking, jogging and belly dancing!


Personal Information:
I want to celebrate my 40's with a stronger, healthier body!

April marked my third year on Spark. I had a baby in 2010 and two surgeries earlier this summer so I took a break for a while but now I'm back and I'm serious about losing weight again.


Other Information:
I am participating in the Season of the Beast Challenge and I'm very proud to be a member of the Bahama Mamas team!

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

Mark Twain

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SWEETNEEY
4/7/2014 8:01:26 AM

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SARASMILING
4/7/2014 6:55:47 AM

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TODAY IS YOUR DAY!
REMEMBER TODAY HOW WONDERFUL AND SPECIAL YOU ARE IN EVERY WAY!
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND STRONG!
YOU ARE LOVING AND CARING!
YOU ARE BRIGHT AND UNIQUE!
YOU CAN DO SO MANY THINGS!
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!
YOU ARE WORTHY OF EVERY GOOD THING!
I BELIEVE IN YOU! WE BELIEVE IN YOU!
YOU ARE AMAZING!
YOU ARE OUR SUPER HERO AND AN INSPIRATION TO SO MANY!!
NEVER EVER FORGET THE IMPACT YOU HAVE ON THIS WORLD!
HAVE A GREAT DAY!!
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CORKYTHEMOM1
1/12/2014 8:16:14 PM

emoticon Hilary! Think of healthy living as a career. Make goal setting a regular part of your life. Become a permanent participant in sustaining better lifestyle choices. Focus on one goal at a time to become a healthier you. Develop an action plan for each goal and finish what you start. Each positive change will lead you to better results. You CAN and WILL turn your GOALS into the results that you are striving for!


emoticon G = Give each goal 100% of commitment from beginning to completion!
emoticon O = Open your mind to new ways of doing new things!
emoticon A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and inner well-being goals!
emoticon L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and personal growth!
emoticon S = Strive to exceed daily with a combined mind-body-soul balance!


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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/5/2014 6:21:24 PM

Success is a Choice
-Unknown
"Today I will make many choices, and each will have a consequence. Today I can choose to tell myself that I am worth the effort, or I can tell myself doesn't matter, I'll do it tomorrow. Today I can choose to journal, or I can choose not to. Today I can choose to drink my water, or I can choose to be
dehydrated. Today I can choose to stay in my points range, or I can choose to hinder my goals. Today I can choose to be more active, or I can choose to take the easy way. Today I can choose to be motivated, or I can choose to tell myself "I can't." Today I can choose success. IT IS MY CHOICE."
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Stopping by to wish you a great week, Sparkfriend! Keep doing your best to reach your goals...its up to you, and you know you're worth the effort, right?
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Pixie




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PIXIE-LICIOUS
12/31/2013 7:20:19 AM

"Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities."
~Michael Josephson
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Hi Hilary, thank you for the goodie. It was nice to hear from you. I'm so glad you're back and re-committed to your goals. I'm here if you need support. Have a happy, healthy and blessed new year!
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Pixie



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