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My name is Erica. I hit the big 3-0 at the beginning of 2016 and other than it being weird to have to say that I am 30, life hasn't changed all that much. I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 12 years now. We have four children (9.5, 6.5, 5, and 3), and now that our family is complete, it's time to focus on ME!

I have started this journey more times than I can count, but I have finally decided that while goal-setting is important, it can also make you crazy. I finally feel like I can be okay with a slow and steady process and I KNOW I am ready for this weight to be gone for good!

I have also recently discovered that "less is more" for me. Life got in the way recently and my 7-day a week, intense workout schedule went out the window. I was knocked down to 5 days a week moderate workouts, and the weight started coming off (I had been holding steady for months). I've been on my moderate intensity plan for about 3 weeks now, and I am loving it!

Member Since: 2/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 89,695

My Goals:
Lose weight, get healthy, BE in my kids' lives. For a long time. I get caught up in that number on the scale way too is important, but I have to remember that eating right and exercising do a lot more for your body than what you weigh at any given time. Focusing on those two things will eventually make that scale go down anyway! So another major goal is to really focus on what needs to be done and not just the number I see.

My Program:
-8 glasses of water/day
-T25/Jessica Smith 2x/week
-running 3x/week
-don't forget ST!
-stay consistent!!
-enjoy life

Personal Information:
an angel in the book of life wrote down my baby's birth.
then whispered as she closed the book "too beautiful for earth".
author unknown


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looking back laughing cause they called us crazy

we were young, we were wild, we were restless
had to go, had to fly, had to get away
took a chance on that feeling, baby
we were loving blind, borderline reckless
we were living for the minute we were spinning in
maybe we were a lot of things
but we weren't crazy

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    Just dropping by to say hi and see how you are doing these days. It's weird not having you on the HB team. Hope all of the kids and the rest of the family are doing well. emoticon
    104 days ago
  • v 19TWEETY66
    Hi! Just wanted you to know that I have added you as a Sparkfriend. I just know this is going to be a great round of BLC!

    Have a great day!
    359 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Welcome to Emotional Eaters Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.


    450 days ago
    I was checking out the Honey Badger chat thread and saw your comment about stessors. I can relate to everyone of those you have. We cashed out our 401K to move so DH could go to bible college. We lived on that until the Lord provided a job and only had $2 in our account. He gets about half what he made before. Not enough for all the bills. My kids will not be able to get any presents this year.

    Anyway, just wanted to tell you that you are not alone! !
    534 days ago
  • v MRSVK11
    emoticon Hey Erica thanks for taking the time to read and comment on my Blog. I miss being on the same team as you, my fellow coffaholic emoticon emoticon
    620 days ago
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