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My journey to a healthy lifestyle began in 2010. Well, that's when I got serious about it. My health wasn't good and I was so inactive. At the time my girls were 9 & 5. I wanted to be an active & fit mom.

I first began with tracking WW points January 2010, then I was introduced to SparkPeople in July 2010. (Just had my 7 year anniversary) The weight was slowly coming off, but it was coming off. I just kept at it. 20 pounds were gone by September 2010.

Over the years I dropped the weight and was within a few pounds of my pre-pregnancy weight before having my 2nd daughter, who at the time was 5. I managed to maintain and keep the weight off ~ I was down 30 pounds in 2012! In mid-year 2014 we decided to sell our house & move.

I had gained back a few pounds during the house selling/packing/moving, but not anything that was too drastic. It was 5-7 pounds. I figured once we were all settled I'd get back to it and get those pounds off. Then the beginning of 2015 life came to a screeching hault with family issues. When emotional issues happen, I eat. Boy, did I eat. Within 2015 I had gained all of my weight back that I had worked so hard to lose & maintain for 5 years! I was, am, so angry at myself for letting the evil of the whole situation get the best of me & lose what I worked so hard for.

Life finally has been settling down - but there are still life's daily trials. I am an emotional eater and probably always will be. I know I need to find better ways of dealing with it. Some days I do, others not so much. I have to be honest. This saying holds so much truth, "what you eat in private, you wear in public" ... Isn't that the truth!

That's why I'm writing this today (7/21/17). I want to get back on track to losing weight & feeling better. I want to be a healthy example to my daughters, that you can still live and have fun but be healthy about it too. When food is involved it's about moderation & tracking. I must get back to tracking. My fitness is there. Just recently took up walk/jog workouts 3x a week and do I dare say, I'm kind of liking it???

I don't know if this is so much to help motivate someone else that may stumble upon my page or more for myself. To remind me of what I am certainly capable of as long as I have the motivation to do it, the desire to really want it and the determination to keep pushing forward! I just gotta remember, this is a journey to a healthy lifestyle. There will be ups/downs & dead ends. I just have to remember to push through & work around those obstacles and let NOTHING get in the way of my goals! I can do this!!!

Member Since: 7/6/2010

My Goals:
162.4 ~ March 28th, 2012
30 pounds gone

*Reminder to self - YOU can get back there! All you need is determination! :-)*

My Program:
Trying to get in some form of activity each day. Some days have a higher intensity level than other days.

Most of all just to keep moving!

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5k Stats:
Finished first 5k in May 2010 ~42.31 minutes!

2nd 5k run May 2011 ~ 32.39 minutes!!!

3rd 5k run October 2012 ~ 32.50 minutes!!!

4th 5k Run or Dye May 2014 ~ 35 minutes

5th 5k July 4th 2014 ~
35.49 minutes ~ finished 9th in age group!!

6th 5k July 19, 2014 ~
53.20 walk/jog

7th 5k May 9, 2015 ~
49.57 walk

8th 5k July 4, 2015 ~
44.13 walk

9th 5k March 19, 2016~
Shamrock 5k
37.02 run/walk

10th 5k @Charlevioux (6/16)
Walk/Run 45.47 minutes

11th 5k Rose Run (7/4/17)
50.14 minutes

12th 5k Struts for Strays
(7/22/17) walk w/hubby & Jayce

13th 5k KCan Super Hero Run
Run 38.10 (placed 10th in my age division)

Weight Loss Goals!
20 pound mark~ 9/7/2010

30 pound mark~ 3/28/12

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    I created a new team! It is still a work in progress but you can join it now if you want. It is called Operation Get Healthy. I am hoping to maybe start mini challenges, etc.. depending on goals of others. It will be a great way to get support and help staying on track! Feel free to let your other Spark friends know.

    Hope your weekend is going well! Mine is going fast but I am getting a ton done. Did some organizing and shopping yesterday. Today more cleaning. It would be nice to have just one more day...
    112 days ago
    I feel like a emoticon ! Like you, I can't seem to get off at my stop as well. But mine isn't a bus... mine is a dump truck for all the crap I have been putting into my body lately. I am starting a new outlook starting today. I am working on a goal to be bikini ready by this time next year. (check out my newest blog) Will it be hard... YES! It is going to be majorly hard because I have gained around 25 pounds since last year. I am at a spot where I said I would NEVER be again. Back in the 200's and it is very very depressing. It is really getting me down.

    So I am hoping that having a goal, that prize in sight will help keep me accountable. I may even buy a bikini to keep in sight. Want to join me? I need some accountability partners!
    117 days ago
    Hi Jody! Thanks for liking my photo. Hope your weekend is fantastic! emoticon
    127 days ago
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    The cheeseburger casserole recipe does call for relish but I am not a fan of pickles so I left it off. emoticon
    137 days ago
    I do the strength training three x per week. has the details.
    140 days ago
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