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My name is Rachael and I am 35 years old.
Spark has changed my life for the better. In 2008 I lost 30lbs and got down to my all time low of 129lbs. Then I got pregnant in 2009. Which is a blessing but it also involves putting some weight back on. Now it's 2015 and I'm trying to lose 40lbs.

I'm uncomfortable in my own skin and I need to get the weight off. Spark has worked for me in the past and I want to commit to using Spark again to help me lose this extra weight and live a healthier lifestyle. I'm also trying to balance work life better as I work full time as a teacher.

I had a light bulb moment when I was on vacation and my husband took a picture of me. I didn't even recognize myself and I was so sad when I saw that picture. I didn't realize how out of hand I had gotten. It was definitely a reality check. I think that was the motivation I needed to get back on track with Spark.

I am always looking to meet new people so feel free to contact me!

Member Since: 1/14/2008

Fitness Minutes: 18,867

My Goals:
2015 Goals:

165lbs: achieved 7/1/2015

160lbs: achieved 8/1/2015

155lbs: achieved 9/4/15


145lbs reward




Big Goals
1. To get healthy and toned.

2. To stop drinking soda.

3.To be able to run a 5K in April 2008. (Achieved April 27, 2008!)

4. Try new things to keep fitness fun and interesting.

My Program:
I completed the Spark your Way to a 5k Jogging Program.

Cardio 4-5 days a week

I am working out at least 4 days a week.

Personal Information:
I'm from VA, but I live in Southern Maryland. My hubby is in the Navy!

Other Information:

La Jolla 5K April: 34:04
4 Mile Coronado Bridge Run May: 51:58
Iron Girl 5k June: 36:47
4 mile Fire Run, August 24, 2008: 45:25
Neptune Festival 8k, September 26, 2008: 60:20
Resolution Run 5k January 3, 2009: 36:08
King of the Hill 5K, January 15, 2011: 38:42

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  • v NIKIZ628
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    WELCOME! WELCOME! WELCOME! TO YOUNG MOMS BATTLING THE POST BABY WEIGHT! We are super excited to have you on the team! Please, feel free to join in on team goals and the message boards! This team is a great place to find information and support while losing those unwanted post baby pounds!

    Wishing you the best!
    - Niki
    2436 days ago
  • v *FITBUNNY*
    Just saw your update! Great job!! I think a Summer challenge would be awesome for GND team! I would definitely join in. I know I won't be losing weight, but at least keep my eating and exercising accountable, which is the main thing anyway, right? lol
    2465 days ago
  • v *FITBUNNY*
    It's so hard not to give into the cravings, but I've noticed that I feel so much worse when I do over-eat junky food. It's not always easy to remember that when you are really wanting something, though!

    Good Luck with your weight loss goal. You've definitely done it before and I know you can do it again. You have always been a huge inspiration for me!

    2465 days ago
    WOOHOO!! Our SparkRally is up!!

    I hope you can join us for the San Diego Hat Hike (Walk at Lake Miramar) on Saturday, June 11th, 2011, at 10 a.m.! It would be great to see you! All of the details are on SparkAmerica.. Please be sure to RSVP there, even if it's no. :)


    Take care!
    2469 days ago
  • v *FITBUNNY*
    I am pregnant! We're sooooo excited. We had tried for 3 years with no luck and were actually starting the adoption process when we got a positive test! Amazing....so needless to say I've been off the spark-wagon for a couple of months. I'm finally feeling better/not so exhausted. I'm starting to track my food and working out again. After 2+ months of just doing whatever made me feel better.
    I'd love to get the GND team going again and have some fun challenges!
    How have you been?
    2472 days ago
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