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I am BACK after a very long hiatus, with the following additions, 8 years, 4 degrees and 30 pounds. Another major change is, I have transitioned from being a full-time student to a full-time employee. While I am fully employed, I no longer have the time I used to, for my personal well-being. And in spite of having a city-wide Y membership and a full gym onsite at my job, I have only been to a gym about 10 times this year. Additionally, until about 4 weeks ago, I lived across the street from one of the most beautiful hiking and biking trails in the city and while I have had periods where I have averaged 16,000 steps a day, for the most part, it's closer to 6,000. I find that when I track, I do much better at utilizing the resources at my disposal, to maintain a healthy lifestyle. So I am finishing this bio the same way I started it, I am BACK after a very long hiatus. Oh and one more thing (in my Colombo voice), beginning in August I will be starting a part-time face to face Master's program. For me, school is drug, I would not be surprised if the urge to be a student is programmed into my DNA)

Member Since: 1/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,778

My Goals:
Drink at least 100 oz of water every day

Get 80% of my calories from whole grains, veggies, fruits, nuts & lean protein

Take an average of 10,000 steps a day


My Program:
1. Always having a 16 oz bottle of water near by.

4. Keep reminding myself that this is a journey

5. Log into SparkPeople everyday

6. Sharing my journey with family and friends

7. Paying attention to what, when and where I am eating

8. Being conscious



Personal Information:
A full-time mom, IT professional, life-long learner, budding entrepreneur. Working to ensure my next twenty years will be healthier than the last twenty years. I am also working on improving my financial health, since my daughter is 1 high school year + 1 gap year away from college and I am in that unenviable spot between making too much money for her to qualify for reasonable financial aid and making too little money to pay out of pocket without feeling it.


Other Information:
"Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by fighting back."

- Paul Erdos (1913-1996)



"Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right."



"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal."

- Henry Ford (1863-1947)



"I am not young enough to know everything."

- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)






"The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet."

Lao-tzu



It literally means the journey begins where you are standing the instant you truly commit to make a change. It means your journey may include bumps, accidents, falls, road blocks, u-turns, construction, detours, rain, floods and a thousand other catastrophes. The important thing is to get up and keep moving in the direction of you true nor




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  • v PEANUTSMOM96
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a healthy and happy day.
    81 days ago
  • v PEANUTSMOM96
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a healthy and happy day.
    81 days ago
  • v HOMEBODY4EVER
    emoticon to......Eat less CRAP. Eat more FOODS TEAM.

    It's great to have you on board.

    The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. We would love to have you join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.


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    94 days ago
  • v CLASSICO53
    Go Coogs...for my daughter, that is. She graduated in 2007, just before the economy went south and has had a really tough time finding the right job to fit with her communications degree. But just as with the diet/exercise, we keep working toward a goal.
    2029 days ago
  • v NUBIANQUEEN06
    HELLO BEAUTIFUL LADY!!!!!!!

    THIS IS A TOAST...

    "TO YOU... MAY YOUR JOURNEY ALWAYS SPEAK OF LOVE, DIGNITY, RESPECT, HOPE, AND JOY TO THE PEOPLE WHO CHERISH YOU, TO THOSE WHO YOU CHERISH, AND TO THOSE YOU HAVE YET TO MEET! MAY YOUR INTRINSIC VALUE BE ALWAYS CELEBRATED IN HOW YOU LIVE!"

    You have been hit. You are considered one of the most fabulous people on my 'friends' list. Once you have been hit, you have to hit fabulous people of your own. Celebrate yourself and all the other fabulous people around you!

    As you value yourself, let others know they are valued!
    3079 days ago
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