Me and my choops at Sudwala Caves, Nelspruit, South Africa - Dec. 16th 2008 (my heaviest weight)

My silly little Madeline at 9 weeks old weighing in at 6lbs

My wedding day - Dec. 17th, 2005 - I was at my thinnest here....*sighs in rememberance*



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Hey all! I'm Maura, I'm 30 and this is sooo gonna be my year! I have battled ALL my life with my weight yo yo'ing... I'm looking to fix this, this year, next year and every year that follows.
I married the best man ever 6 1/2 years ago, I have 2 cats and a bratty but adorable Boston Terrier named Madeline. I have been trying to be a mom for over a year now and I've come to Spark to help me get that way... the thinner and healthier... the better my chances apparently!
I love reading, cooking, scrapbooking, crafts, dancing, music, a million other things and my family and friends!

Member Since: 3/9/2009

Fitness Minutes: 10

My Goals:
~Mini Goal~
My 1st goal is to lose 24 lbs - which will enable me to start my next step of fertility treatments. I will also be more comfortable on my flight to Maui in May (very late honeymoon!)

My 2nd goal is to get to my wedding day weight @ 210lbs by December or sooner of this year.

~Main Goal~
To get down to 155-165lbs

My Program:
Still figuring that out...

Personal Information:
~ I'm 30

~ Silly, nuts, mood swing'ish, loving, nurturing, playful a big kid at heart.

~ Amazingly, happily
married for the last 6 1/2 yrs

~ My entire family of in-laws live in (and are) South African

~ One of my favorite quotes... "I can resist anything but temptation" Oscar Wilde

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I really love a variety of things - I'm usually willing to try most things at least once and I'm addicted to Romance novels (historical and paranormal).

I like to cross stitch, scrapbook, be silly artistic, cook, bake, cook, bake (love it) - I adore traveling, fishing, dancing and spending time with my hubby, dog, family and friends.

I can NOT wait to be a mom - I'm doing spark to help me get to a healthy weight so I can start the next step in fertility treatments! So fingers crossed I will be pregos by the end of this year!!

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    Thanks for the Happy Face, Maura! I love the picture of Madeline!

    Have a great weekend!


    3370 days ago
    Thank you so much for the star.

    Have a sparken good weekend
    3370 days ago
    “Throw back the shoulders, let the heart sing, let the eyes flash, let the mind be lifted up, look upward and say to yourself... Nothing is impossible!” (Norman Vincent Peale)

    Make Thursday a great day, Maura!

    3372 days ago
    Believe In Yourself

    Believe that you have the destiny, the innate ability, to become all you expect of life. Experience all of life’s peaks and plateaus. Find the meaning of life’s struggles and accomplishments. There you will find the meaning to life and life’s work.

    Trust in your deeply hidden feelings, because they show the person that you are. Take hold of each opportunity, and make the most of it.

    Know the person that you are, the needs that your life contains. Search deeply to capture the essence of life. Find your limitations and build upon them. Create within yourself a person who is strong and capable of withstanding pain . . .

    Know that life will offer some disappointments, but remember, through those situations you become a stronger, more stable person. Don’t overlook obstacles, but work through them. Remember that each road you choose will offer some difficulty. If life were meant to be easy, there would be no challenges and no rainbows.

    by Sherrie Householder

    3374 days ago
    Quote for today:

    "What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us." (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

    Have a Sparkin' Good Day, Maura!

    3377 days ago
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