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May 2010 - not so bad but not where I want to be.

Christmas 2009

Wedding Day - November 6, 2010

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My body is starving for a change. It's time to give in to the need and feed the beast! I've joined the specialized SparkCoach program in order to get back on track. I'm hoping to shake up my daily routines, find more balance and motivation to get fit. Now that baby-making has been put on the back burner for a year (so sad!) I've got a timeline to get serious and make this happen!


March 2012 - I'm two weeks post-partum and am ready ...
My body is starving for a change. It's time to give in to the need and feed the beast! I've joined the specialized SparkCoach program in order to get back on track. I'm hoping to shake up my daily routines, find more balance and motivation to get fit. Now that baby-making has been put on the back burner for a year (so sad!) I've got a timeline to get serious and make this happen!


March 2012 - I'm two weeks post-partum and am ready to get my body back before getting pregnant again this fall. (Yes, I must be crazy!) Looking forward to getting back to it and making great things happen!



Clean slate.

In January 2009 I joined SparkPeople with the goals of eating healthier, exercising more and being more aware of my body and striving for a healthier lifestyle. I gained a lot of knowledge and support and lost 15 pounds! Since then I've gotten comfortable, backed off the working out, stopped tracking food and am right back where I started.

This time, I've got the knowledge. This time, I know the support is there, and this time I've got a new goal. I was just married on 11/6/10 and we'd like to start trying for a new baby this spring! I really want to be in the best shape possible before pregnancy.

So, here we are. It's a new ride. Weeeeeeeeeee!!!!
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Member Since: 5/7/2008

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My Goals:
Find balance, improve healthy habits, reduce the bad ones and live a healthier life!

My Program:
Eating balanced meals, drinking more water and less soda (diet or not), taking a multi-vitamin and starting a fitness routine that is consistent with my lifestyle.

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4/18/2011 8:07:18 PM

Every year it seems to me I hear complaints about spring. It is either
"late" or "unusually cold," "abnormally dry" or "fantastically wet,"
for no one is ever willing to admit that there is no such thing as a normal spring.
- Thalassa Crusso

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Well is April is half over and I think over the last 15 days we have had everything from 70 degrees sunshine to 2 inches of snow on the ground. Yesterday was so blustery, I felt I was in the Hundred Acre Wood with hufflelumps and woozles.

So dear friends in honor of April, I present to you the following quotes:

April showers bring May flowers.

April is half March, half May.

April weather: rain and sunshine both together.

April weather is more capricious than winter.

April weather likes to repeat the April Fool's Day.

April showers bring Spring flowers.

Don't ever bet on April weather.

April wet, good wheat.

A cold April brings us bread and wine.

emoticon Remember that is WINE not WHINE...which I appear to be doing.HaHa.

emoticon Hope you have a happy, healthy, joyous week. Keep me posted on your successes...except the number of SPARK points you get. How come so many of my friends are so lucky? Love you all and may you gain strength and lose pounds! emoticon emoticon

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4/8/2011 9:01:28 AM

emoticon emoticon Okay so I am high from a wonderful week. WHY?
1. I completed a lot of pending things at work.
2. It was spring break here and even though we work all year, I took some time off to garden.
3. My yard looks fantastic and now I am just waiting to plant things. I can start the hearty crops mid May but nothing I don't want to die before June 6. We get hail really bad in May.
4. I ran the fastest time trial 5k in 28:00 flat and then finished the run off with another 3.5 miles. Getting stronger with every run makes me high.
5. I have time for myself to just relax, read, and catch up on SPARK.

Mike Kramer, a Spark contributor, wrote a wonderful article called "Top 10 Strategies for Success". Short and to the point.

With that in mind, I hope you have been able to do at least 3 of those steps consistently. The three I was able to keep in the forefront this week were trusting my plan, never stop learning, and having fun.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Keep on blogging, it is the best way to stay in touch with you, and remember to make time for yourself!
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4/1/2011 9:41:35 AM

emoticon Okay SPARK friends make April 1st a new starting point for a goal you really want to achieve. If you have been working on a goal since January 1st, you have been at it for three full months so be proud of yourself! emoticon

emoticon For those of you who just have to play pranks from saying, "your shoe is untied" or replacing the sports section with last weeks, just remember....
You Know What They Say About Fools...
The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. -- Mark Twain
It's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and leave no doubt. --Mark Twain
However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him. -- Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux
He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks. -- François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld
Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom. -- Elizabeth Gaskell
Looking foolish does the spirit good. -- John Updike
Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. -- Mark Twain
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. -- William Blake
It is better to be a fool than to be dead. -- Stevenson

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3/20/2011 9:05:57 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Spring TIme!

I love spring! emoticon The joy of planning my gardens .I love the first sign of the crocus, emoticon daffodil, and tulips pooping up, emoticon brushing away the dead and heavy cover to see the strawberries, chives,parsley and lavender emerge, emoticon the shoots of green buds on trees, emoticon and the robins returning, emoticon the morning sounds of the birds chirping. emoticon

Spring is a time of renewal. The weather gets warmer and the days grow longer allowing us time to get out doors and PLAY! Finding fun and exciting ways to enjoy the out of doors will invigorate and motivate you plus it changes your routine causing those pounds to drop. Try biking, rollerblading, trail hiking or geocaching. Play kick the can, skipping, or jump roping with the kids. Push strollers, walk dogs, climb fences. Join a league. Grow a garden. The possibilities are limitless.

Spring is a time of freshness. Start trying some new veggies and fruits. Drink lots of water. Give yourself a homemade facial or scrub your feet with an abrasive. Give your house a good cleaning. Get rid of the old.

Okay, hopefully I motivated you to make some fun changes and break up your routine a tad. Let me know what works for you! emoticon

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2/27/2011 6:36:58 PM

emoticon emoticon It's Sunday! emoticon emoticon
I am trying to relax in between the loads of laundry and the house straightening. I sure did enjoy the three day weekend last week! emoticon

Hope life has been going good for you SPARK friend. Managing variables can make the difference of a great week to a bummer week. Yesterday when I was out, and all this week for that matter, I was a little down. In reviewing my life in the past few weeks, I had no stress to give me this depressed feeling. I wasn't sick, I love my job, Family is great, blah,blah,blah.

emoticon Then it hit me, the butterfly quote and the chaos theory:When a butterfly flaps its wings in one part of the world it can cause a hurricane in another part of the world. Author Unknown
I think I am a little down because of all the unrest in the world.

emoticon emoticon So I am sending out positive vibes to everyone so our little lights shine and make the world a happier place. May this coming week be full of joy for you and your loved ones. Stay healthy, happy and focused. If you have a problem, try to solve it fast. Keep you butterflies gentle and happy.

emoticon May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
And find your shoulder to light on,
To bring you luck, happiness and riches
Today, tomorrow and beyond.
~Irish Blessing

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