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May 5th, 2008
My name is Pearl. I am from Iowa. I've never really stuck with a good excercise program. I was in swimming in highschool, and that kept me in shape then. In the winter it is really hard to stay in shape if you not part of a gym. Its hard to want to go outside when its soo cold. . I'm really excited about finding this website. I'll just see how the next months progress.

167 -pedicure - met 6/7/08

166 -new masacara - met 6/9/08!

165 - a pretty new ring - met!

164 - new earrings...loops met!

161 - take fun pictures of me. - met

160 - Dye my hair blonde! - met

158 - manicure

139 - new swim suit.

WHEN (not if) I reach these goals i will make up so more rewards for me....having a reward for each pound isn't bad, i'll only end up with 35 or so prizes anyway. LOL

UPDATE: July 7th, 2008
so I have been on this site for 2 months. I'm very proud of the progress I have made so far. Right now I feel like i'm starting to slip though. I can now run 2 miles without stopping, but when it is the the dead of summer, its not very comfortable to run. My family reunion is in 2 weeks! I would like to be able to lose 5 more pounds before then...cuz then my BMI would no longer be overweight!!! What an amazing thing to be. I'm right now wearing clothes that were once to small for me...but they are kinda snug, so its depressing to still be chubby, but no one said this was a fast progress, I just need to stay motivated.

Update: August 9th, 2008
Woah, we're half-way there
This morning I weighed 153 pounds. That is pretty exciting compare to where I was only 3 months ago. I was pretty doubtful that spark people could do anything, but it makes it sooo easy to get back on track with a day of "off eating" I haven't lost much weight this past much due to vacationing and summer laziness. I hope to get back in the mode. Today i did well...for a streak of um 1 day. Oh well, i love spark people, and I know i can lose more!! Here's to another three months!

Feb 22, 2009
Ok, so time to update, i Haven't been watching what i'm eating, but i'm back and ready to lose weight. I live in a dorm now, and find eating cafeteria food all the time hard to measure what i eat. but counting what i eat does work, even if very slowly. I'm going to work hard at this, and if anyone wants to be my buddy, I'm looking:)

Update: April 27th
Umm, food tracking...not so good, but fitness level is great, i ran my 1st 5k yesterday and did it in 33.27...now, thats over, back to policing what I eat....and i hope I can keep up my running level this way.

Member Since: 5/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,859

My Goals:
I would like to lose 30 pounds and not feel bad when i wear a swim suit because i love to swim. I have a pretty athletic extended family, and i would love not to feel self-conscious around them. My town has a 11 mile ride run, if i could participate in that, it would be awesome. My first goal is to be able to run a 5k. (Goal met April 25: River run 5k time 33.27)

My Program:
- I am on a low calorie diet,
- I will track all my food in the tracker
- Running 3 days a week
- weight training 3 days a week/ with some form of cardio
- 2 work out movies a week
- swimming every 2 weeks

and i plan a least 30 min of cardio excercise a day. I try to go running at least every other day, but so far I am not going very far @ a time...I am able to make about 1 mile without stopping..Now 3 for sure

Personal Information:
I am from iowa, i am a nursing student.

Other Information:
I love Jesus! I love swimming. I like swing dancing.

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    Hi - how are you? Are you still exercising? What's new? Hope you are well and still active on spark people.. emoticon
    3106 days ago
    Hi - how are you? Are you still running? Do any races lately?
    How is school? Hope you are doing well on your spark journey.
    3878 days ago
  • v TO.BE.58
    Thanks Pearl :) I'm soooo exciteded myself!! I hope you find yours soon! CONGRATS ON YOUR FIRST 5K How was it!! I bet it was awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Keep on sparking!

    Asma' emoticon
    3992 days ago
  • v DDSZMA
    Way to go crossing your 4,750 fitness minutes, yippee for you running your 5k! Would love to hear about it! I just joined the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit bootcamp too - can you push my tired butt on these workouts? I'd appreciate the company!

    Keep up the great work!

    emoticon Michelle
    3995 days ago
    How did your 5k race go Pearl? I bet you felt great and did better than you thought possible--it's true with emoticon we can do anything..
    I feel great did better than i hoped and glad i did it and am planning another june 7/09. emoticon emoticon Laura
    3999 days ago
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