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It is hard for me to believe but it has been 9 years since I found SparkPeople.
I have changed so much in that time that I am truly a different person. Nine years ago I was almost 200 lbs and only 5'3" and could barely walk my dog around the block. Now I regularly walk my dog a couple of miles, face down my treadmill daily and so much happier. I have made some really awesome friends in that time that have helped every step of the way. I hasn't always been easy and I haven't always stuck to the plan. I have lost weight and gained weight, but I still keep trying. I still learn from my mistakes.

I have done several 5% Challenges in my time here (I actually lost count), most of them I have been the Challenge Leader for the Starfish team. As the challenge leader I have to make sure the tracking thread is correct, so it makes sure that I am active and sparking on a regular basis. I hope that I can motivate others to keep with it.

When I am not Sparking, I am working as a full-time Environment, Health, and Safety professional for a chemical company, walking with awesome walking partners (my husband and my dog, Tucker), reading either a book or on my kindle , listening to music (especially Alt. Rock), or hanging with my friends. I am a huge Phillies fan, even when they are doing bad, and try to get to a couple of game every year.

Member Since: 4/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 127,103

My Goals:
To be healthy

5% Challenge Goals
1. To loss 8 lbs during the challenge
2. To log my food everyday
3. To record my exercise on the Starfish board everyday
4. To help the Starfish be the top team!
5. To visit at least 1 teammates page every day.

My Program:
1. control my portion size
2. drink my water
3. walk more
4. exercise most days of the week.

Personal Information:
I am currently living in the Lehigh Valley, PA wiht my DH and Doxie, Tucker.

Other Information:
I love reading paranormal Stuff and outdoor activities when the weather cooperates.

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  • v INSIGHT62
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon are in the spotlight today for all the hard work you do to keep the 5% Challenge running smoothly. I'm sure it takes a lot of time and effort so you are well deserving of being spotlighted today. So SPARKLE bright and enjoy all the cheers!!!
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    22 days ago
  • v BBONET
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    It's your day to shine in the spotlight!! Thank yo so much for all your hard work during the challenge!! Enjoy your day!!
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    22 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Advice from the Sun shine
    Keep it light
    Rise to the occasion
    Look on the bright side
    Set your sights high
    Renew your energy
    Keep a sunny disposition
    Be brilliant! ilan Shamir

    Trying to think positive with day two of rain . Sat is our Arm forces Day parade its in the evening no plans to go did when I was a kid .
    Racey did not enjoy the rainy day hope we can get out tomorrow . going to watch a special on the wedding of Harry Megan.
    Happy Sat

    Friends are like bacon bits in the salad bowl of life unknown

    Happiness is like potato salad when shared with friends it’s a picnic unknown
    Friends are the most important ingredients in the recipe of life. Unknown

    32 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    "Forget yesterday--it has already forgotten you. Don't sweat tomorrow--you haven't even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift--today." Steve Maraboli

    "We should certainly count our blessings, but we should also make our blessings count." Neal A. Maxwell
    Don't forget your water on Thursday emoticon emoticon
    Enjoy the day and the journey and happy tails as we march on .. emoticon
    34 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers. Rudyard Kipling

    Do you know how magnificent you are? Happy Mother’s Day!

    Best Mother’s Day Wishes for today and always.

    38 days ago
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