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I'm so very glad that I openned that 1st e-mail!

I've never been the type of person who meticulously tracked calories, food or exercise; but as I got older, I noticed myself undergoing some changes...

It's not that I ate horribly or never exercised before starting SparkPeople, but let's just say that old family & college habits die hard. It used to be that a package of Ramen noodles with peas & carrots was a nice dinner. It used to be necessary to keep a box of cookies in my bedroom so that everyone else in the house wouldn't eat them. It used to be enough to just play 2- 40 minute soccer games a week & call it cardio. It used to be fine to go out to the bar 3 nights a week. But something changed...

OK- many things changed. I started gaining weight, feeling tired, and looking older than I actually was. The whole situation was taking a nose-dive & I was on board for the ride. Then an e-mail showed up in my inbox...

SparkPeople- Free Fitness & Healthy Lifestyle Community. I thought for sure there'd be a catch. And now, after nearly 4 months with SP, I've found it. I'm the catch! And you're the catch! We're all the catch! SparkPeople "caught" me & brought me back from that lifestyle nose-dive!

This site, this SP community has helped me to take control of my life. Now I have access to healthy recipes- no more Ramen noodles. Now I practice portion control- no more hiding food to binge on later. Now I have cardio & strength training schedules that are tangible- plus my weekly soccer matches. Now I have Spark Friends that meet for walks & coffee every week.

I'm by no means saying that all my past habits were horrible & have now been discarded. (I still enjoy meeting friends at the bar.) But I've learned something else from SparkPeople- MODERATION & BALANCE. And, throughout this learning journey, I'm discovering something else...a healthier & happier...ME!

Member Since: 6/13/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,898

My Goals:
Toning still important! (Don't want jiggle in places it shouldn't be!)

Maintain cardio levels! (Won't be reffing as much during the winter & I don't want to re-discover lost pounds!)

My Program:
Cardio- 5 days/week

Strength Train- 3 days/week

Portion control

Maintain healthy food choices

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My name is Becky. I'm 30 years old & reside in Erie, PA- USA.

Half of my heart is currently in Newcastle, NSW- Australia.

Other Information:
I play, coach & officiate soccer.

I love animals (check out my photo gallery)- especially cats!

I enjoy shopping, reading, taveling & trying new foods.

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    Becky, I know you've moved. Just wondered how it's going, and if you are still with us!! I hope everything is as wonderful as you hoped it would be.... HUGS Joy
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    Just stopping by to say Hi. It's been a while. Hope all is well. Have a great weekend!!!

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    Share the spirit of the holiday season!!!!
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    We're sure gonna miss you when your gone ... I hope you'll be able to visit us often. I'm so excited for you!!!

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    Just peeking in on you ! ! !

    I know how busy you are. I just wanted to say hello ! ! !
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