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Every bridge I cross, every corner I turn, something is following me...it's my BUTT! After marrying an active rancher with a HUGE appetite I went from hating to be in the kitchen cooking for myself to truly LOVING to try new recipes and cooking for him. In the love to cook, I found that I loved to eat too! I ate just like he did. I just didn't work as hard after! So while he remains the man I married 18 years ago...I continued to give him more, and more, and more to love!!! I gained 40 lbs just feeding him well. Then came the kids and what was sometimes easier to loose became harder than ever (not to mention they all added a few lbs to the mix!). So here I am, wife to Mr. Wonderful, mother of four beautiful children and sparked into loosing weight with diet and exercise (I know...the long, slow,SUCCESSFUL way!) I don't ever expect to be 130lbs again, just like I'll never be 21 again! But I would like to get to a healthy, sustainable weight. I'd like to go to the closet, put on something without thinking of what might be hanging out to embarrass me, and be comfortable in it. Most of all, I want to set a healthy example for my kids and leave the BUTT behind!!!
UPDATE: I have moved from 209 to 179 with spark & such over the last year or so...I am pleased to have been able to keep that weight off & am looking forward to losing more...I haven't completely ditched the butt yet! Updated update! I have a job that I LOVE...but spend far too much time behind a desk. I am no longer where I need to be or even headed in the right direction..I am making a change to that NOW!

Member Since: 2/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 38,873

My Goals:
100 oz H2O Daily
Food tracker Daily
Journal Daily
Keep getting in the daily exercise (even if I don't like it!)

go to the closet in the morning and wear the first thing I grab, not try to figure out what hides the most. Inspire my children to ALWAYS be healthy.
Hear people say "You look great for having FOUR kids" and actually believe it myself!

My Program:
The Spring of 2008 forced some changes I worked as hard as the hubby for a while...doing some of his chores while he was away...The unstructured exercise was a great help turning me into a loser! It set me up for the "Diet & Exercise" to lose attitude.

IsaShake & Cleanse (it's easy for a breakfast hater like myself to stick to)

Noon & Night
Sensible (minimaly processed) meals and snacks

Lots of WATER
use trackers! Faithfully (the more I keep track of the more thought I put into what I'll be eating next!)

Personal Information:
36 - Catholic Wife & mother of 4 (mother of 4 not wife of FOUR!!) Hubby & I own a sheep ranching operation, I am Director of Sheep Wagon Days (annual educational and family fun festival). Throw in being a consultant for The Pampered Chef & AtHome America, maintaining our ranch website & building them for others, committee or board member to several community boards and you have a little insite into our crazy wonderful life!

Other Information:
I am an avid photographer. I love scrapbooking, stamping, drawing, geneology, reading and history. I have a huge family and often friends are "adopted" into it! I enjoy spending time with friends (mom, mom-in-law,sally & rocky are a few favs!)
I love being outside & alongside hubby with the kids.
Lynette from Desperate Housewives is my favorite and I like Grays Anatomy and Private Practice too Oh-yeah and the Riches!

I HATE getting all the way to the bottom fo this page and having to start over!!! Remember to save your changes before adding more photos!!! HA HA HA

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  • v KERIC61
    I am here! Hope you can find me so we can get started together! emoticon
    2235 days ago
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    I ’m just cruising around cheering folks through their journey to health!

    “To change one’s life: 1. Start immediately. 2. Do it flamboyantly. 3. No exceptions.” ~ William James

    “When you cannot make up your mind between two evenly balanced courses of action, choose the bolder.” ~ William Joseph Slim

    “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” ~ Beverly Sills

    Have a healthy week!

    2804 days ago
  • v IILAAD65
    Sweetheart -

    I saw where you ate everything but the pencil sitting beside you? Forgive yourself - today's a new day and get mentally focused!

    We are all here to support you.... :)

    Have a fantabulous Thursday!
    2852 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Glad to see you joined the HCG SUPPORT TEAM. Sparks does NOT approve of the HCG Diet AT ALL, but they do allow us the team and so we post on the message board there.
    I'm on R3P2D20 and doing great. The diet works if u don't cheat.

    Read "Shrink Yourself" by Roger Gould, M.D. on stopping emotional eating and not letting stress cause you to regain the pounds.

    is the best place to get information about the diet as Tim is so helpful.
    2995 days ago
    I am so glad you are on the Photobugs team! It doesn't matter if you can't visit us everyday, just knowing you drop by when you can is enough. I am really looking forward to seeing more of your pictures. Leave us a note on the 'chat' thread when you post some more of them. I bet you really have some beautiful ones of your ranch.
    Have a great day!

    3335 days ago
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