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So, its time for an update to this page and to my username; more out of boredom than anything else. Although, I suppose it is also a great time to reevaluate my goals and kick start my motivation.

I have been a member of SP since late June '08 and am truly grateful for its presence in my life. I am learning so much about life from so many inspiring people. It is a great support system and I love the features for keeping myself on track.

I am still in the middle of a career change (from Social Services/Behavioral Therapist to Business) and have yet to land a new job. Nevertheless, I am staying positive and enjoying myself. My time is spent focusing on my MBA, getting healthy, going green, and spending time with the ones I love.

Since joining SparkPeople I have lost nearly 15 pounds (Woo Hoo); the progress has been slower than I would like, but I figure that slow progress is better than NO progress. Besides, I haven't been depriving myself of food that I love. And, I have been working out 5 to 6 times a week. I AM making change for the better.

With that, I think I will set some mini goals. Maybe this will help me to stay focused and remain optimistic.

140 lbs: Jillian Michaels Wii Game
135 lbs: Massage (Have a gift certificate I would love to use)
130 lbs: New Pair of Boots
125 lbs: New Outfit from Anthrpologie or New Leaf Eco Boutique

Some Favorite Quotes:

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall." ~Confucius

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"They can because they think they can." ~Virgil

"There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you." ~David Burns

Member Since: 6/20/2008

Fitness Minutes: 19,714

My Goals:
My goal includes weight loss, but more importantly increasing healthy habits so that I can maintain my weight and exercise routine in the future.

My Program:
I am exercising nearly everyday; doing videos and strength training in the time I have and then supplementing with biking and other fun activities with friends. I am starting to watch my calorie intake and really like the Spark nutrition tracker-it is SUPER helpful!

Personal Information:
1/08: 158.6
*Started working out at least 4 days a week; no specific diet changes.
5/08: 162-Still working out, now at least 5 days a week. Think I gained muscle, not fat.
6/20/08: Found Sparks
6/20/08: 158
7/4/08: 156.8
8/4/08: 152.4
9/4/08: 147.8
10/12/08: 144.8

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    To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind;
    To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet;
    To make all your friends feel that there is something in them;
    To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true;
    To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best;
    To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own;
    To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future;

    To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile;
    To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others;
    To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear; and too happy to permit the presence of trouble;
    To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud words, but in great deeds;

    To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side so long as you are true to the best that is in you.

    ~C.D. Larson

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    Have a great weekend ahead!

    3369 days ago
    Sending you some HUGS and smiles!

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    3377 days ago
    Just stopping by for breakfast!
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    Have a great morning!

    3384 days ago
    Thanks for the holiday wishes! I hope your Christmas and New Year were absolutely fabulous! Good luck with all your goals in '09!
    3391 days ago
    Congratulations on winning the " home cooked meals from scratch" challenge in the ethical eaters team! That is a lot of healthy work you put in! I wish you much success and happiness in the new year.
    3393 days ago
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