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My story

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Hi everyone! My name is Micaela and I am 31 years old. I live in Topeka, KS with my husband, Jacob and our two dogs, Stella and Lily. I have a job in the medical field and enjoy being able to help people every day, even though I don't necessarily always do it as cheerfully as I should. I struggle waking up in the morning because I'm tired and would like to be able to sleep a little more:( I work at a desk job and don't get up and move around very much. Every once in a while, I will get up and walk to the bathroom at the other end of the clinic where I work, just to get up and move.

When I met my husband over six years ago, I weighed 120 pounds. Today at my doctor's appointment, I discovered that I now weight 160 pounds:( I have had a lot of health issues come up within this last year and learned of another one today. I can't wear my wedding ring because my hands are too swollen. Why? Too much salt in my diet. My feet are puffy, too. I tried the whole WW thing with my SIL. We used to walk every night after work, but she has lost so much weight and gained so much energy, I can't keep up with her anymore. I created a SparkTeam called Let's get healthy, Topeka! and I hope it takes off. I would like to organize a group that could walk together and make it a social thing, so we could all find motivation:)

I would like to start a family in the near future and that is what's getting me started on this journey. I want to be a healthy mommy for my babies and right now, I'm not very healthy. So I'm gonna work on that. Stay tuned!
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    You can do it! :) That salt is a stinker! I love me some salt, as well! :/ We've started using sea salt & trying to minimize it a little more. It's hard, but sounds like your motivated! :) WOOHOO!
    2360 days ago
    Welcome to SP! No doubt you can achieve your goals!!
    2361 days ago
    Nice to meet you Micaela! I hope you don't mind that I added you as a friend, I'm excited to see your progress!!
    2361 days ago
    Hi Micaela and Welcome to the Team!
    I'm here if you ever need anything. I wish you all the best with your goals! Just remember, take it one day, one choice at a time. You CAN do it!!
    2361 days ago
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