Every bride has one of these photos, right?

Our first dance.

The whole family at Joe and Alyssa's wedding, May 2009.


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"i wonder if i've been changed in the night? let me think. was I the same when I got up this morning? i almost think i can remember feeling a little different. but if I'm not the same, the next question is 'who in the world am i?'" -alice in wonderland

I'm on a mission to get healthy. To me, that means eating in a more balanced way throughout the day. This is instead of going all day and then eating everything in sight after dinner. It also means getting back to working out on a regular basis. I used to run 3-12 miles per day, but have completely dropped off the workout bandwagon. Healthy also means changing in such a way that these things become habit, rather than "I shoulds." And, if that means I lose some weight and meet that goal, it would be an excellent by-product.

Member Since: 4/10/2010

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My Goals:
I'd like to eat a balanced diet, which probably hasn't happened since my mom was still cutting the corn off the cob for me.

I'd also like to get back into the habit of running regularly, possibly running a marathon with my husband. Beating him would be a perk, too.

I said when I started this that I'd like to lose 20 pounds. I'm not certain if that is very realistic or not, but I've been there before so I don't see it as unattainable, either.

My Program:
I'm planning to eat between 1200 and 1600 calories per day. A big part of this for me is making sure the meals are adequately balanced and contain the appropriate nutrients. I've been a vegetarian for 8 years, but was never really taught how to make that transition in a healthy way. I'm also planning to make myself work out. Although this would ideally be running, I also recognize that forcing myself to do it when I don't want to will feel like punishment, so I'm ok with walking or doing pilates on the days when I'm just not feeling it.

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I'm 25 years old and I live in Northern Indiana. Any other questions, feel free to ask!

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    first off I LOVE Your pictures- so pretty!
    Thanks for posting on my blog, ice cream is another one of my favorites. Luckily I dont drive by any of them on the way home from work haha

    why do you take extra calcium?
    2957 days ago
    thanks for adding me as a spark friend! let me know if there is anything you need! emoticon
    2958 days ago
    Thanks for the add! You have great goals in place. Take advantage of everything SparkPeople has to offer to make your journey a lot easier. Don't forget to support others as they support you. Good luck!
    2959 days ago
  • v ANIMAI27
    Thanks for the friend add. Ive added you also. As I said before Welcome to spark!!
    2961 days ago