September 2009, taken after winning The Biggest Loser competition at work.

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Jake, Jackie, Zack & Kayla: Thanksgiving 2009


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I began my journey at the beginning of June 2009 because I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. I have learned so much about myself, and every single day I'm feeling stronger and more confident. Not only can I do this now, I CAN make this a positive change that will last for the rest of my life.

2010 is going to be a great year!

Member Since: 8/10/2009

Fitness Minutes: 16,760

My Goals:
On January 1st, 2010, I am 11 pounds away from my goal of losing 70 pounds total. I hope to reach this milestone by the end of March (for my 49th birthday).

My Program:
I've joined a local gym and do a combination of strength training and cardio six days a week.

I have started Yoga classes recently and love the energy and overall sense of wellness I get from it.

For meals, I follow the basic Weight Watcher's plan.

Personal Information:
I grew up in Merritt Island, Florida, a child of the Apollo missions. My dad worked at the VAB on Cape Canaveral and, as kids, we got to meet all of the astronauts!

I moved to Cincinnati in 1987 on a lost bet with my husband. Other than marrying him, it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I love it here!

My kids are now grown. Jake is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and is now working for Ameri-Corps on Assateague Island, Maryland. Jackie is in her second year at the University of Cincinnati working towards her BA in Early Childhood Education. Zack is the drummer in a band called Achilles Descent and works full-time as a waiter.

Other Information:
Favorite Book: Stephen King's The Stand

Favorite Movie: The Usual Suspects

Favorite TV: Doctor Who, True Blood

Favorite Band: U2

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    Happy Birthday to You!!

    Born today March 26, you measure your own success by the number of friends in your inner circle -- and if you do your best and maintain a positive outlook in all things, that circle of friends is sure to be quite large, and ever growing. You?re not the kind to limit yourself to only a few intimates; rather, you believe that the more friends you have the better, and in this regard you can never have too much, or too many, of a good thing. You attract people into your orbit easily, just as you are easily attracted to others; this kind of symbiotic magnetism is the key to your success and happiness.

    You have many talents, and you may find that you can build a remarkable career out of any one of them, but you are likely to pursue seriously that which is perhaps the most difficult to develop and exploit in a financial manner. You surprise others again and again by turning your back on that which is easy.

    Hope your day was wonderful!

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    2611 days ago
    Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl! Hope you had a great birthday weekend! emoticon
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