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Tennessee Vacation August 2010

Me and Kate at the Aquarium. August 2010

Our wonderful family includes my husband of 5 years, Nick and baby Kate.


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So 2010 is the beginning of a new decade as is the beginning to a new me. I hate making new year's resolutions because I never keep them hence being able to fail. But I'm going to start out fresh and new...again, like so many times before. It seems like I'm always "going to start my diet on Monday" for the last year. I will say though that I love food. I love cooking it and I love eating it. I've always been a fast food fanatic and junk food junkie. I've tried every diet imaginable but this time I'm doing it my way. By exercising and eating healthy. I've just got to find what works for me.

"In every great act, there is a challenge. In every challenge, there is a reward. In every reward lies the product of our efforts. In every effort lies new beauty to be born."
Mohammed Onotu --- Nigeria

"The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything."
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Member Since: 6/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,496

My Goals:
I have set specific goals when I lose so many pounds. Hopefully that will keep motivated and give me something to look forward to.
1. 185-Buy the pair of hight heel shoes I've had my eye on for the last couple of weeks
2. 180-Buy a new book
3. 175-Dinner and a movie with hubby
4. 170-Buy a new purse
5. 165-Buy a new outfit
6. 160-Get a pedicure
7. 155-Buy some jewelry
8. 150-Girl's night out
9. 145-Buy a new book
10.140-Buy new outfit
11.135-Weekend getaway with my hubby.

My Program:
I am dusting off my trusty Slim in 6 DVDs. I want to eat healthy and make smaller portions. I love to cook from my homemade 6 week body makeover cookbook. It's full of recipes that members have added to their website and all the recipes are salt free and use tons of fresh herbs and spices. I'm not necessarily following the program but I like the food.

Personal Information:
My name is Karla and I'm from Texas. I just turned 30 but feel much older because of my weight. I also have a facebook page if you would like to look me up there as well. I am married to a wonderful man for 5 years. We have a beautiful little girl named Clara Kate that turned 1 year old in December 09. I love to read Spark mail so send me a message. I love to have buddies!!

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I love to read. I like the mystery or thriller books opposed to romance novels. And I'd rather read/collect a series. It always keeps looking forward to the next one. My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Jan Burke, Particia Cornwell; the famous ones, you know? If you have any suggestions that you love, please pass them on to me. I'm always up for new novels.

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    How are you doing today with the MT6WBMO plan?? emoticon
    2526 days ago
  • v ALYCAT29
    Ok i'm back! I got a msg from a buddy today so i logged on. Are you trying to lose weight again? How is your knee? Well just thought i'd drop you a line on here bc i saw your new profile pic and figured you'd been on recently. I can't wait to see you Monday! Later babe!
    2538 days ago
    emoticon to Walk Away the Pounds: Sisters In Sweat Team! Glad you joined us! Good Luck on your journey!
    2601 days ago
  • v ALYCAT29
    Hey girl! Sounds like you did have a busy weekend. I would not want to eat outside unless i'm at the beach with a nice breeze. Those people are crazy! :) Mine weekend was good. Got to see my parents for one night then take them off to the airport. Didn't get to do a BBQ bc my cousin was having some plumbing issues. Thomas took me to see Eclipse Sat. morning. That's when I screwed up the diet by having some popcorn. I have to be so careful what i eat or drink bc it makes me retain so much fluid! So for the rest of the weekend i did not do so good either. My parents brought down a bunch of goodies left over from a wedding rehearsal brunch at the winery. Then we went out to eat. I had a few fried shrimp and steamed broccoli. Oh, and some fried zucchini. I made a summer berry fruit pizza so at least i tried to be healthy. I need to upload the pic. It turned out so cute! I tried to do a patriotic one but that did not work out. Couldn't find any star fruit. So anyway it was really good! Have you tried that recipe yet?
    It was hard to get back on the exercise horse but i did this morning. I knew i had to or else i wouldn't want to. I have started using the random program on the elliptical and found out i can only do about 10-12 min. on it. Whew! I got my heart rate up there for sure! I also walked a mile on the TM when i got up this afternoon. Granted it took like 30 min. i still did it. I was sooooo... tired for some reason. I went back to bed around 4 and slept til time to go to work at 9pm. Hopefully i got caught up on some much needed sleep. I can't wait for this weekend. We are getting the girls. I am taking them to Galveston with a friend of mine and then we are going to see Air Bender. Should be a fun weekend. Two more nights of work, woo hoo! Guess i'm swimming in the morning. I need to work hard to get rid some of this stinking fluid. My body has a mind of it's own. Thoma is losing more weight of course. So not fair. He never bloats.
    Even though you can't really work out, you can still make good food choices and lose weight. And what about sit ups and crunches? Or use some dumbbells. That really helps tone you up. I love that feeling.
    Hey i'm reading Black Hills by Nora Roberts. It's soooo... good so far. Have you read anything good lately? Have a good week my friend!
    2603 days ago
  • v ALYCAT29
    That is really terrible about your knee! I'm sorry. :( I know what you are going through. I've been thanking God daily for keeping my back healthy. I just wish my hand would go back to normal. I keep praying. Hopefully the Dr. can help you get back to 100% and feeling better soon. Knee pain hurts. It's up there with back pain. Just plain stinks!
    That is so great about Nick's new position! I hope he is able to stay there in town and not have to travel like he did before. But hopefully some of his training will be down here! Thomas got a little raise today but then so did everyone at his job. It was only 3% but that's better than nothing! We have not seen a raise in about a year and 1/2 so this was nice. They did not even tell the employees about it. Very strange but we are very thankful.
    Sounds like you are going to have a great weekend! My parents are coming down Sunday and we are going to a BBQ at my cousin's house. He mom and aunt are in from Erie, PA. I've never met her aunt so it should be fun. I'm going to make a patriotic fruit pizza! I will take a picture if it turns out looking good. I'm also going to do a yellow cake with white frosting and strawberries and blueberries on top to make a flag design. We are going to make some homemade vanilla bean ice cream too. Too much? Nah! I'm so excited about what i'm making that i could just skip the bbq and just eat dessert! I've been craving sweets really bad lately.
    I'm going to try and mow the back yard Sat. if it's not raining so maybe i will can another pound. I would love to go to the beach but i'm sure it will be soooo... busy. It's ok bc we are going the next weekend with some friends from Palestine that are coming down to visit. The next weekend we are going up to Palestine to see my uncle that is in the Navy in Florida. I have not seen him in forever so that will be great. Hopefully my aunt and Izabel will meet us there too. It's her brother so she better!
    Well, talk to you later gator! Hope you get to see Eclipse this weekend! I think i am going Sat. morning if i can get tickets. emoticon
    2608 days ago
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