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You are loved .
You are worth the effort.
You have what it takes.

You Are Beautiful Inside and Out! Be thankful for each day because you are alive and you have another opportunity to make an impact!!! Remember that this is a journey; a marathon -- not a sprint...and guess what? There is no real finish line, only progression markers! Each time you pass one marker, make a new goal so that you are always working toward something in your life!

Complacency is no longer an option! Even little changes will make a HUGE difference!


I am a mother of two beautiful daughters that I love dearly! I'm originally from Wisconsin, but moved out west when I was 23 years old. I'm a college graduate, with a Master's degree in Computer Resources & Information Systems Management, but I no longer work in the field of programming. After 10 years of that, I've moved on to the Healthcare Industry. Still sitting all day, for the most part, but just in a different building now.

I think my weight problems began when I graduated high school and went to college; however, until 10 years ago, I could always lose the weight with some quick fix type diet. That was until my last daughter was born. The weight had just decided to stick around and wouldn't budge!!!

I have finally found some relief on the scale by totally cutting out processed foods and sugars, but I'm not going to be able to eat like that forever; which is why I'm really estatic that I found!

I've actually been able to lose 8 lbs in the last 30 days, using the clean eating process and I was looking for a support community to get recipe tips from. Boy did I find that and more with this website! I'm hoping to develop an entirely new lifestyle, by taking it one step at a time. I saw a signature tag that said, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life!". Cliche', but oh so true! I am trying to live my life to the fullest and that begins with making healthful lifestyle changes -- physically, emotionally, and spiritually! And what better way to get started than to participate in a little "Spark Therapy"???

So here's to a NEW, IMPROVED me! Cheers!!!!

Member Since: 3/15/2010

Fitness Minutes: 109

My Goals:
I don't want to focus so much on weight loss goals; but more so on healthy habits! I know if I can develop the healthy habits, weight will come off!


Consistent journaling
Consistent water intake

My Program:
I am currently focused on what I actually put in my mouth!!! Staying away from the fast food restaurants and learning to cook healthful meals at home. It's been tough because we are always on the go, but I'm doing well with easy recipes that don't require a lot of prep!

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I am a old mother of two beautiful daughters that I love dearly! I'm originally from Wisconsin, but moved out west when I was 23 years old.

Other Information:
I love to sing and dance, but really can't remember any of my other personal interests or hobbies, since the birth of my children!!! I know...sad, huh???

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    Just stopping by to see if you are still around...hope all is well.
    2800 days ago
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    ¸.•*¨}*.•*`Wishing you all the best in the year to come.
    May your days be filled with sunshine and beautiful colors.
    And may your nights be filled with comforting dreams and wishes to come.
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    ♥ .•*´¨```` You are wonderful- just cuz you’re you!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful *-:¦:- ¸.•*.•*¨ END THE FAT TALK!!!.•*´.•*´.•*´.•*
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    2919 days ago
    Hey there. Thanks for your comment on my blog: "The Man Parts." You are such a sweetie and thanks for sharing a laugh with me. That's always fun too. Woot!

    Keep rocking your journey! Cheers.

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    2985 days ago
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    ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¨Welcome to the EE team!!
    I’ve belonged to a lot of teams here on spark-- i really do believe that the Emotional Eaters team is one of the very best, it’s a great group of people- very supportive and encouraging-- and it is very refreshing to talk with people who "get" what you're going through!! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*¸.•´¸.•*¨¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨) ¸.•*¨)
    Check out the main page of the EE team- there are “stickied” topics you may be interested in to get involved- a buddy thread, a place to introduce yourself, weigh-in challenge, a birthday post. ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´ (¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ¸.•♥´ .•´¨¨ ¸´¸.•´¸.•*¨)¸¸.•´ ..•-~'¸.•*¨)
    Spark has a lot of great tools, and you will learn which ones work best for you. The best tools are the people tho, always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. I’ve been here for over a year now, and I still am overwhelmed, every day, by the kindness and goodness of others on this team!! That has made a world of difference for me. I hope you have the same success! ¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.*.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*
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    You are- WONDERFUL-cuz you’re you!!! BELIEVE IT!!! operationbeautiful-- END THE FAT TALK!!! ¸.•*¨¸.•´¸.•*¨(¸.•´ (¸.•´(¸.•´¸¸.•¨¸♥¨`*,¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥.
    (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. ~~best of luck to you on all of your goals!!! (¸.¸.•*´¨`*• .¸♥. emoticon
    3004 days ago
    What made you move from programming to Healthcare? I ask because I am thinking about going back to school. I have been an accountant for 30 years, and I am thinking about something to do with diet/nutrition.
    3005 days ago
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