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On my 25th birthday!

This is my all time favorite picture of myself. I will one day get there again. (122 lbs)

My current weight.


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Hey! Thanks for checking out my page. Here is a little about me:

I signed up on Sparkpeople about 5 years ago, and have been active on the site on and off. I am a serial yo-yo dieter. I know how bad that is for my health, and I've resolved to make it a lifestyle change rather than just a "diet". I got down to my goal weight back in 2008, which now seems like so long ago. I know I have what it takes to be healthy, I've done it before, I just need to make it last this time.

My goal is to lose about 40 pounds in total and to gain muscle mass so that I can have that lean figure I admire in other girls at the gym. I plan to work out daily and to plan my meals the day before to make sure I get all the nutrients my body needs.

Thanks for checking out my page!

Member Since: 2/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 7,631

My Goals:
Short Term:

To get down to 130-135 by the beginning of April, when I will hopefully be going to Cuba!

Long Term:

To achieve fitness and lifestyle habits that will help me achieve a healthy body for life.

My Program:
I'm doing Jillian Michaels' Body Revolution. I'm following the workouts diligently, but I'm having a hard time using her meal plan. Some of the ingredients required are hard to find and I like cooking things I already have in the house. Also, it makes a lot of food for just me!

Personal Information:
I'm a special education teacher and I love my job and the students I get to see every day. My work really is my passion.

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Favorite read - "Memory Keeper's Daughter"

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    Thank you for your kind comments on my SprarkPage. And good luck to you with your own journey.
    1986 days ago
    thanks for the support! i'm about to start my 10 week full-time teaching with my first graders and i cannot wait! what grade do you teach?
    2714 days ago
    Hi! Thanks for your advice on the SparkDiet. How much time do you usually spend planning your food for the next day? Right now it seems daunting to me to try to balance all those nutrients! How long have you been doing it? It's a great idea, I just don't know if I'm ready for it. Babysteps...maybe I'll start just trying to balance carbs, protein and fat, and go from there. When that becomes 'easy', I'll add in something else.
    I am thinking I'll try to plan my meals out on the weekends, for the whole week...of course, allowing for potential adjustments. But that will help me with grocery shopping and I think I'll feel less overwhelmed if I do all the planning in one session, rather than try to do it daily. :)
    3799 days ago
    I would also like to welcome you to the SP Class of February 25-March 3 Team. Just jump in. Good Luck with your journey.
    3801 days ago
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    Hi Nikki!

    I just wanted to welcome you the the SP Class of Feb 25 - March 3. Please post any questions you have or Spark Mail me.
    3802 days ago
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