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My name is Laurie. I am mom to 3 beautiful girls and wife of 20+ years to an amazing guy.

In June 2011 I was feeling amazing, my weight was down, I was exercising and fit. But I let myself get caught up in the numbers on the scale and slowly my weight began to creep up. I lost sight of the healthy path I was taking and became fixated on the numbers. I took quite the detour.

My mom got sick in January 2013 and died in April and my world changed. The past year has been one of self reflection, spiritual growth, and dedication to re-engage in my family and the world around me. Time is short and the journey is amazing. It is time to get on the path to a healthier me. For me, for my family, for life.

Member Since: 12/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 19,222

My Goals:
BMI of 22 - 24 (Healthy)

Complete C25K: Run a 5k each month this year starting in March

*Return to a regular exercise routine
*Increased energy and decreased stress
*Return to shopping in regular sized stores

Finish my Energy Healing Certification

Graduate from the MSN - Family Nurse Practitioner program May 16, 2014 (Done!)

Pass boards and begin working as a family nurse practitioner by September 1, 2014 (Done!)

Finish my Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree in Women's Health - Dr. Laura!

My Program:
Eat to fuel my body, not just to eat
1200 - 1600 calories/day - track in nutrition tracker

Strength training 2x/week
Run 20-30 min 3x / week
Square Dancing 1x / week
Yoga or one other organized fitness class at least 1x / week

Personal Information:
Married to my college sweetheart, Keith for over 20 years.

Mom of 3 beautiful girls (25, 23, 17)

Community Outreach Nurse working with the un/underinsured

Other Information:
Favorite tv: Walking Dead, Revolution, Game of Thrones, Supernatural, Medium, House, Ghost Whisperer

Favorite music: Country, Christian rock, and Trans Siberian Orchestra

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