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Tennessee Vacation August 2010

Me and Kate at the Aquarium. August 2010

Our wonderful family includes my husband of 5 years, Nick and baby Kate.


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So 2010 is the beginning of a new decade as is the beginning to a new me. I hate making new year's resolutions because I never keep them hence being able to fail. But I'm going to start out fresh and new...again, like so many times before. It seems like I'm always "going to start my diet on Monday" for the last year. I will say though that I love food. I love cooking it and I love eating it. I've always been a fast food fanatic and junk food junkie. I've tried every diet imaginable but this time I'm doing it my way. By exercising and eating healthy. I've just got to find what works for me.

"In every great act, there is a challenge. In every challenge, there is a reward. In every reward lies the product of our efforts. In every effort lies new beauty to be born."
Mohammed Onotu --- Nigeria

"The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything."
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Member Since: 6/22/2007

Fitness Minutes: 1,496

My Goals:
I have set specific goals when I lose so many pounds. Hopefully that will keep motivated and give me something to look forward to.
1. 185-Buy the pair of hight heel shoes I've had my eye on for the last couple of weeks
2. 180-Buy a new book
3. 175-Dinner and a movie with hubby
4. 170-Buy a new purse
5. 165-Buy a new outfit
6. 160-Get a pedicure
7. 155-Buy some jewelry
8. 150-Girl's night out
9. 145-Buy a new book
10.140-Buy new outfit
11.135-Weekend getaway with my hubby.

My Program:
I am dusting off my trusty Slim in 6 DVDs. I want to eat healthy and make smaller portions. I love to cook from my homemade 6 week body makeover cookbook. It's full of recipes that members have added to their website and all the recipes are salt free and use tons of fresh herbs and spices. I'm not necessarily following the program but I like the food.

Personal Information:
My name is Karla and I'm from Texas. I just turned 30 but feel much older because of my weight. I also have a facebook page if you would like to look me up there as well. I am married to a wonderful man for 5 years. We have a beautiful little girl named Clara Kate that turned 1 year old in December 09. I love to read Spark mail so send me a message. I love to have buddies!!

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I love to read. I like the mystery or thriller books opposed to romance novels. And I'd rather read/collect a series. It always keeps looking forward to the next one. My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Jan Burke, Particia Cornwell; the famous ones, you know? If you have any suggestions that you love, please pass them on to me. I'm always up for new novels.

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  • v ALYCAT29
    Oh my goodness! I learned about Girardia in my microbiology class back in college. I think they said you could get it from dogs. I will look up more info late today. I think i still have that book out in my garage. I knew i hung onto all those old college science books for a reason. They have been taking up space in my garage forever. I'm just glad they know what is going on with her now. I'm pretty sure they can give her meds to get rid of it. I'm sure you have already looked it up and know everything there is to know about it but i just want to refresh my memory.
    That stinks about your wisdom teeth! I need to get mine out too but have been putting it off bc i really don't like pain. :( HOpe you are feeling ok.
    That is good that you have not given up on your weight loss. I've given up so many times it's not funny. Right now i have stuck with it for a couple of months. I'm still having problems "just saying no" to sweets at work. I've been doing pretty good with my working out though. Exercising has never been an issue for me. I like to workout when i get off work in the mornings. That way it's done for the day and keeps me awake on my drive home. I wanted to try and burn 1,000 calories on the elliptical this morning but my boss was late relieving me. She hates Monday's as much as i do. It's so hard to get up and awake on that first day back after the weekends. So she got in at 7:30am and i only did 30 min. I don't like getting home so late bc i never can sleep later than 12:30 or 1pm no matter what time i go to sleep. I forced myself to lay back down today and slept until about 2:20pm. I found that i burn 100 calories every 5 min. on the elliptical. I thought maybe i could do it in 45 but i don't know. I am going walking at the park in the morning. I usually do 40 min./2 miles but am going to add (5 more min/ 1/4 mile) more tomorrow. That should not be a problem bc i finally got my new mp3 player and it's soooo.... awesome!!! I can delete songs off it like a Zune and i only paid $29 for a 4GB player with a microSD slot for more room. I have been really trying to listen to my body when i feel like i am overdoing things. I wish i could just run and lose this weight quicker. I feel changes with my shape even though i'm not losing a bunch of weight. I'm toning back up and i love that! I know one thing, i don't want to lose these 30 lbs ever again. Once they are off this time, they stay off. Hurt or not. We leave for Rockport Saturday. I laid down tonight and all i could think about was the beach. I'm obsessed! And just tired of work and need a break really bad. I got the cutest pink chair today at walmart. It will be great for the beach. It's one of those kind that you fold up and put in the bag. It donates $1 to the Susan Koman breast cancer cure foundation. I thought that was cool. How have you been doing with the loss of your friend? I was thinking about you yesterday.
    Well take care of that baby and yourself. I hope things calm down and get back to normal for y'all soon. Hope Nick is making some progress too. I know he is ready to start pumping that iron. Maybe when he is ready y'all can workout together! I have been loving going for those walks with Thomas. We have not gotten to go in two weeks bc i was out of town last weekend and this one we went to the beach. And boy was that a workout! Fighting those waves for several hours will wear you out! But it's all good!!! I love the beach. Just 4 more nights!! Only 3 more nights of work thank goodness. Later gator! emoticon
    2743 days ago
  • v ALYCAT29
    Hey babe how's it been going? You still trying to diet and exercise? How did Kate's test results turn out? I just wanted to check in with you. I hope y'all are all doing ok and healthy. Have a great week! Can't wait to hear back from you. Lov ya! emoticon
    2744 days ago
  • v ALYCAT29
    Ok i weighed myself after i came home from running errands today and i have finally lost a little weight. Bout time! I think i got my eating under control. Let's just hope this weekend with the girls does not mess me up. I'm going to try really hard to do good bc my weigh in day is Monday. That kinda keeps me motivated to stay on track on the weekends. And yeah, i don't think i want to do any specific diet plan. My schedule is just too weird. I only get about 3 hours sleep after i get off work now. I don't know what the deal is. Then i can't fall asleep in the evening for a nap either. I go to bed at 8 or 9pm on the weekends now and get up by 7am. It's crazy.
    So did you get to do any exercise today? I'm supposed to walk when i get off but my feet hurt so bad! I need some new shoes. These Nikes i have are 2 years old but have many miles on them. I wanted to go ahead and walk tomorrow and take Fri. off bc of my Sat. morning walk with Thomas and the girls will probably be a long one. Last weekend we walked 1 1/2! But some of that was walking around the Garden Fair. Maybe 15 or 20 min. i guess. It was really cool though. Oh, and some was taking pics at the botanical garden. Well good luck girl! I hope Kate get's to feeling better soon. And God soothes your sarrow over your dear friend. Love ya! emoticon
    2762 days ago
  • v ALYCAT29
    Hey babe! Did you lose some more weight? What have you been doing? I'm trying so hard but this stupid weight is just not coming off like it used to. I don't know what the deal is. I guess it's my eating. I don't have it under total control yet like i did before. Almost though. It's a work in progress. Hey how is your throat thing? I assume it got better bc you have not said anything about surgery. How is Kate and Nick? I'm sooo... bummed we will not be here that Fri. y'all are coming. I thought you were talking about Sept. 30 but was not awake enough yet to realize Sept. does not have 31 days! I figured out you were talking about Oct. later on. :( We will just have to keep trying! I would love to come up to see you again eventually. It will happen. Life is just crazy. Well, good luck with the diet and exercise. I've been doing about 30 min a day. I skip a day now and then just to let myself recoup and to keep from hurting my back again. That scares me to death now. I will not dare try to run. I basically just stick to the elliptical and walking. Hope to hear from you soon! Have a great Tuesday!!!
    2764 days ago
    Hi Karla,
    No, I don't post on Provida. I really have a hard time keeping up with all the internet places I go to now LOL. I hope you can check in here from time to time. I will love to buddy up with you. Let's take it one day at a time. I need accountability and if I have one or two people that I know will check in once a day and me with them, it helps so much. This new team is helping and so is my new friend Serendipity. Hope to hear from you soon. I will try to check out Provida's chat. By the way, I am from Texas too!
    Leeanna emoticon
    2769 days ago
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