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Honey badger doesn't care about excuses. He doesn't give a $- -t! He just TAKES what he WANTS! And what I want is:

1. To be more confident and empowered
2. To feel pride in who I am and what I do in life
3. To make the most of my life and help others around me do the same!

These are all things I am currently succeeding in thanks to living a healthy lifestyle through Spark People!

I was slowly gaining weight and I was sick of it. I got tough on fitness and nutrition. I am a registered dietitian and big time foodie and wineo!

I like to find the positive in every situation possible - I think gaining some unwanted weight was one of the best things to happen to me because it has helped me both professionally and personally. Feeling the success of reaching fitness goals and weight loss was a confidence booster and I feel like I now have a bigger interest in weight loss - a pretty big component in the career of a dietitian!

If anyone is wondering what the heck the honey badger reference is, please check out "crazy honey badger" on youtube! Or this link should work http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg (Please don't be offended - there is some swearing and it's not the most tasteful video. But I love it!)

Favorite healthy-themed quote: "Someone even busier than you is working out right now." ~SparkPeople's Coach Nicole

Member Since: 7/12/2011

Fitness Minutes: 64,940

My Goals:
The farthest distance I have run without stopping is:
5 miles! on 8/16/12 (took 2 short walking breaks)
4.5 miles! on 1/17/12
4 miles! on 1/5/12

*Run a 5k - DONE! 11/24/11

*Run a 10k

*Run a mile in less than 10 min - I did this in January 2012, but I forget which date was the first time!

*Run 500 miles in one year

*Try swimming laps

*Double the amount of time I can hold a plank position

*Read one of Michael Pollan's books

*Find/Create 3 healthy slow cooker recipes

*Lose 10 lbs since starting SP - DONE! 12/22/11

*Reach 130 lbs - DONE! 2/10/12

My Program:
I have increased my workouts by using the motivation system I refer to as "allowance" - I basically pay myself for working out! I wrote a blog about it in case you are interested. I also use the food tracker every single day. It really helps me eat and drink more sensibly. I try to follow the "Don't eat it if I don't LOVE it, and it isn't healthy!" rule

Personal Information:
I am a clinical dietitian. I used to get free breakfast and lunch at work and it had increased my caloric intake by about 1000 calories a day. Despite adding a workout regimen to my lifestyle, the increase in my wine and food intake had led to nearly a 15 lb weight gain in less than 1 year! I was sick of feeling bad about myself and my growing waistline so I joined SP and have loved it! I'm a touch over 5'6".

Other Information:
My passions are food and wine. I also dabble in pottery and photography. I'm a pretty big nerd - before I got into nutrition, my first degree was in microbiology and chemistry. I do enjoy a good scientific study and I make an effort to stick to evidence based practice and advice for my patients and my own life. No quackery please!!

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  • v LMCBUD
    I just have to share.....My first day back to the gym was yesterday and you mentioned the same thing. It must be in the air because i ran into two other people at the gym who were doing the same thing after almost a year of being away! Haha. Hope you had a good session last night. I know it felt like going home seeing all my gym buddies..... and I'm feeling it today!

    Take care,
    1985 days ago
  • v MISSG180
    Embrace your changes! You are a goddess, and beautiful.
    1986 days ago
    emoticon Congrats on your baby badger! That stork better watch out, when honey badger comes out of his cobra coma, she's gonna be some DINNER! :-D

    Can't wait to see you active again (hope I'm active by then too LOL) with your little honey baby!!! :-D
    2020 days ago
    I just got the BEST birthday card in the mail...7 months early :-D It has our buddy HB on the front saying "IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY" and inside it says "HONEY BADGER DON'T GIVE A SH*T" LOL

    Is it wrong that my very random brain pulled YOU up?! hahaha My one and only honey badger friend :-D

    Hope your sparklife is going well :-D

    (the card came from my sparkfriend TEKRU1 - smart girl, thought of ME when she saw the card! I loved it!!!!)
    2020 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/8/2012 12:06:11 PM
    Thanks for the blog comment and smattering of emoticons!!
    2034 days ago
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