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Springing Challenge Week 1

Monday, February 18, 2013

This is my blog entry for the Bahama Mamas Challenge for week 1.

~My name is Cheryl.
~I am 34 years old.
~I am married and we have been married for 5 1/2 years.
~I have 2 kiddos. My daughter Erica is 8. My son Avery is 3 (4 in one month!).
~I am an infant teacher in a preschool. Have worked there for 6 years.
~I live near the ocean(Delaware) and LOVE it! Moved here 8 years ago from Northern VA.
~I am currently following a gluten free, dairy free, processed tomato free, soda free, and zero fast food way of eating. I am non-Celiac gluten intolerant, with a serious sensitivity (more like allergy) to dairy. It is not lactose intolerance. It does cause serious sinus problems for me.
~I have been purely focused on weight loss FOREVER! I am no longer focused on weight. I am focused on health and doing what is right for my body and you know what? The weight will follow :)
~I have PCOS. My hormones are screwed up. I get cysts that are huge. I also have fibroids. I am in pain a lot of the time.
~I am a fighter. I push through pain when I can.
~My current goals are this: Be a runner and be strong.
~The plan:I am training for my first 5k in April. I want to do 4 5k's this year :) I am also working on lifting weights and building muscle. It makes me feel good. It makes me feel powerful. It makes me feel strong.
~I am actively involved in making the health of each member of my family better. If you want to follow how this is going or want to see how I am doing with it all please check out my Facebook pages:
. I am very excited about the second page as it really goes into my journey. But I would love new friends on either. :) (My link to my personal page is not seeming to work. You can look me up by email though,

I am super excited about this challenge and the new friends I will make, as well as the getting to know current friends better. :)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
REVIVED 2/22/2013 12:15PM

    Ooh I hope I remember to add you on fb when I get home. It's blocked here at work.

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RYDERB 2/22/2013 1:21AM

    I'll definitely be joining you in your gluten free lifestyle. It's amazing how much better I felt when I was eating clean. Great blog. I can't wait to have time to check out your FaceBook page.
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Go Bahama Mamas!

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DJPERAZA 2/21/2013 7:13PM

    emoticon loved reading your blog!!! I will def follow you on FB!

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/21/2013 10:44AM

    we can do this and lets get moving for the spring ! I would love to see delaware and sounds beautiful to me !

best of luck !


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NESSAGIRL67 2/20/2013 5:41PM

    Way to go! It's nice meeting you and welcome to the team!

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DEZZIEJAMES 2/20/2013 8:23AM

    So nice to meet you! I always feel better when I eat GF, and always scan the web for new recipes. It is fantastic to meet you!!!


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JCARDINAL 2/19/2013 4:12PM

    We are going to rock this challenge!! emoticon

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    Loved ready about your life and motivation. I totally related to it.

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JO88BAKO 2/18/2013 11:10PM

    Best of luck! You can do it!

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