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I love our life! I can't imagine living any other way. sometimes I am envious of family and friends who have been in the same house for a decade or more. I guess we just like to be on the move. With teenagers and a toddler in the house, we never lack for action. I am trying to finish my BSN so that I can check a long term goal off my list. I earned my LPN license in the Army and can't wait until I can get back in my boots as an RN!

I can't imagine where I would be without the military. The Army has provided me with the security I never had as a child, with an education, and of course a wonderful husband and three great kids! It isn't always easy being a soldier's wife. It probably isn't always easy being a civilian's wife either. Anyway, who can resist a man in uniform...NOT ME! ;-)

Member Since: 5/29/2007

Fitness Minutes: 389

My Goals:
1. fit in single digit sized clothing
2. go from mirror avoidance to narcissism.
3. learn to control my cravings for dessert.
4. Take salsa classes while I am in Florida

My Program:
To meet my SP goals I am drinking enough water to make fish jealous! I have also implemented a family fitness program where we alternate activities: run, bike and pool. I made this "mandatory fun" so I could get time with my teenagers who would otherwise be engrossed with video games or their friends or a combination of the two! I also do the strength training program three days a week.

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I have three full time children and one part-time. I am a full time student and feel extremely grateful to live in a city with so many colleges and universities. Even though Florida is rather expensive, we hope to make the best of this tour by exploring as much of Florida as possible.

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After the Army moved us from NC to AZ i was really depressed. I gained about 40 lbs. After Natalie was born, it just seems like it has been extremely difficult to lose the weight. Now that we are in FL, I have the opportunity to complete some really longstanding goals, including my BSN.

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