I am 27, mother of two, married 10 years, work for the local university. I have struggled with weight most of my life, but having kids really pushed me into obesity. I've had some successes, but am ready to lose it all and lose it for good this time... For my kids, for my husband, but mostly for my future!
My goals are to get healthier, build endurance, and live a long happy life with my family! Winning the lotto would be good to though :)
I am "trying" eating healthier, "trying" to get moving as much as possible, and in the end it should help me to live longer and happier! Oh ya, and I'm buying 1 lotto ticket a month!
I'm Shrae, and I'm from E-ville Washington!
I am married with two kids, and we love to do fun things together every minute we can! I am a roller derby girl, and also spend a lot of time with my derby sisters. Between both families, work, and school... I am one busy bee!
| current weight: 228.3
thanks for my blog comment. I'm sure I'll eventually get on track and will be much easier once my little gal doesn't think 2am is bedtime. No sleep for her means not much for me. I can't wait to have a routine. I will make it easier not to munch late at night because I'm awake and hungry because it's way past the time I ate dinner! Good job on all you have done so far!
894 days ago
Hey Robin, I am part of the team leadership for Fit and Trim for life. Just wanted to say welcome, and hope to see you on the discussion board. Any questions, just ask. You are doing an awesome job.
1796 days ago
Thanks for visiting my sparkpage and adding me! I have added you as well. I really look forward to keeping each other motivated through this journey to better ourselves for good!
1861 days ago
Hello! I added you as a sparkfriend. I look forward to motivating and getting to know you!
1863 days ago
Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support. You're off to a great start already!
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there or at least others who have similar characteristics and circumstances. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways.
Some of the teams I like and think you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan - but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
In my experience, SparkPeople is like a in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals including gaining weight or saving money - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.
Be sure to read and 'study' The Spark book because it outlines the overall program and is compatible with most types of eating plans. If you haven't already discovered the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check it out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.
Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I have - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
1864 days ago