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Well I am here because I want to lose weight....Big surprise. First off, weight has always been an issue for me...since I was very young....Though looking back at pictures of me, I was never really as fat as I thought I was, but being known as the "fat" sister, tweaks with the brain...And since I was young I have been on a "diet" of some kind or another...If it's out there I have tried it.

I started this whole journey about 5 years ago...first I got myself out of the house and off of the couch with Belly Dancing...then I did the South Beach diet...That worked for a bit, I lost about 40 pounds(I was just over 300 pounds at that time)...then I gained a bit back and really wasn't focused.

Then I heard about Spark People 2 and 1/2 years ago....and started my journey to a healthier me....and took the "diet" word out of my vocabulary. I got all the way down to 203 pounds...then I met the love of my life...and I am very happy...but, I put on about 20 this last year(too much going out and not watching what I ate)

So now I am refocused and want to take off what I have gained and get to the goal weight I set when I first started Spark People...
Much Luv and Belly Kisses,

Member Since: 9/25/2006

Fitness Minutes: 3,327

My Goals:
Getting on track and staying there

Strength Training 3x a week

Cardio 3x a week

Keep food journal

Train for Marathon in Oct.

My Program:
Belly Dancing
Fire Poi....Work in more yoga
Journal Food

Personal Information:
Born and raised in California. I live in Long Beach...but home is Santa Cruz.....I have also lived in Kansas and New Mexico. I am a colorist(as in hair) and have been a stylist since I was 17 years old....So going on 20 years now....

Other Information:
I LOVE, LovE, LOve Bellydance. I do Tribal, which I am so hooked on. I wish I had found this when I was younger...oh well I found it and it changed my life. I have been teaching bellydance for 1 1/2 years now. I learn as much from my student as they learn from me... I also have been doing Poi for about 3 and 1/2 much fun. And I love to light up!!

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    Thanks for your note on Ireland. I can't wait to go! I stopped by to see your page and say hello. The Bellydancing is so cool- I love it and your pictures are beautiful! Cheers! Mary
    5283 days ago
  • v no profile image SARAHLYNN21
    Your really welcome and i love the 100+ club everyone is just so great :) and thanks about my daughter she's a hellion hehe :) and is what is motivating me to do this for sure this time :).....I just have a curious question how did you get into belly dancing and how do you like it? I've thought about it for some exercise and to learn something different :) AGain thanks a bunch :)

    5290 days ago
  • v no profile image SARAHLYNN21
    I think you look really beautiful :)

    Sarah(from the 100+ group)
    5290 days ago
    Welcome to 100 plus glad we can have you on the board wishing you the best of luck on your weight lost journey and hope to see you on the board.:) Congrats on your 3 pounds lost wtg keep it up.:)

    Lesa Leader of 100 plus club
    5296 days ago
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