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April 11, 2008 (20+ pounds lost)


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Congratulations to me! Three nights ago I graduated with a master's degree in Education, Equity and Cultural Diversity from the University of Colorado. It has been a two-and-one-half year journey during which there were times that I was barely hanging on. Needless to say, I didn't always make choices that benefited my health (or weight!) but they were choices I made in order to hang on. I cannot change what's done - I can only move forward. And I will.

In 2008 I lost 40+ pounds. I have gained about 25 of it back. But I know that it can be done, and I know how to do it. Begin step one of my (again) journey...

Member Since: 2/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 26,019

My Goals:
Weight: 145-150 pounds
Fitness: be able to run a mile! (more than a mile would be nice too...)
Health: BMI in mid-normal range.

My Program:
Clean Eating (cut out the white!)

Exercise 5 days/week... starting with just aerobic exercise and adding strength after a couple of weeks.

Personal Information:
I'm a mom of two children (ages 8 and 10) and work full time as a high school teacher. I am also a consultant for Lemongrass Spa Products, a natural line of personal care products that have completely changed the nature of my skin (or rather, returned it to its true nature!) Visit my website @ www.OurLemongrassSpa.com/997

Oh - and I just started my masters degree (1/2012) in Equity, Education and Cultural Diversity. So I'm not at all busy...

Other Information:
I love gardening, birding (have a great yard for this!), adding artistic flare to everything I do, hiking and biking with my family, reading and doing Sudoku puzzles!

I am also a type 1 diabetic, on an insulin pump and I have Celiac Disease or just plain gluten intolerance (possibility of either).

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  • v IRON__GIRL
    Hey! Our goals are so similar! I want to lose down to 140 (or less) by the start of April, when my dh & I are going back to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico (where we bought a time share in August on our honeymoon)! When is your 10th anniversary! What subject do you teach? My mom is a Home Economics teacher.
    4489 days ago
    Hey, Michelle!

    Thanks so much for adding me...and welcome to the Eating Clean team, too!

    Keep me posted on your progress, k? :)

    4493 days ago
  • v FIREFLY78
    Hey....How are you doing? Are things going well for you? I have been thinking about you lately. You've been in my prayers. Hope that you are doing well and that you are accomplishing your goals.
    4665 days ago
  • v FIREFLY78
    You can accomplish your goals!! I understand having no time. With 15 week old twins I can definitely relate. Just take little steps. Each day gives us a new opportunity to start fresh.
    4883 days ago
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