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Gina in Laguna Beach, CA 2009.04.10 [-30 pounds]

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Hi! I'm Gina A.K.A. GinaLaughed! I'm a 46yo wife and mother, married to my college sweetheart (26 years August 2015) and I have 3 children (22yo daughter, 10yo son, and my 21yo son-in-love). Let's not forget my sweet little American Hairless Terrier named Bindi Blue. (I am a major cat person but allergies force me to do the hairless dog's better than not having a pet at all...besides, Bindi is such a loving sweetheart!)

I'm a homeschoolin' mom. I love music, photography, graphics, web design, crochet/knit, and I play the flute and guitar. I love scrappin'. My first big purchase was a that thing! I've always wanted to learn to quilt one day and I am now learning! Yay!

Oh...and I LOVE to workout! Especially to Jillian Michaels Metabolic training!

I'm currently participating in the 2015 Fall 5% Challenge Community. I'm new to the Starfish team....Go Starfish! :)

Also....I'm a total Whovian! :)

Last but certainly NOT least...God is so important to me and I rely on Him for weight loss will be no different. You will most definitely see me post about the spiritual side of my life as it relates to weight loss. God is a huge part of who I am and I hope that others, believers or not, will be encouraged by what I share. I'm not here to beat you over the head with my beliefs or debate...only to encourage...please respect that.

Thank you!

Keep Calm and Spark On!

"Do caterpillars know they are going to be butterflies, or does God surprise them?" For me the answer is I know that I am going to be a lovely blue butterfly! One day soon...with God's help, Dr. McDougall's and Rip Esselstyn's help, exercise and baby steps. :)

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill

Stop thinking, Stop talking and JUST DO IT! ~ Jillian Michaels

Member Since: 3/4/2008

Fitness Minutes: 31,743

My Goals:
☐ 1. Lose 124 pounds. (Lost 31.6 pounds so far!)

☐ 2. Get off blood pressure medications by May 7, 2016.

☐ 3. Eat right and exercise daily to make sure I'm in the clear from becoming a diabetic.

☐ 4. Make sure my Cholesterol and Triglyceride levels are awesome!

☐ 5. Complete the following fitness programs:

☐~Jillian Michaels Body Revolution - A 90 Day Plan
Start Date: 03/17/2015
End Date: 06/2015 - Almost! I completed all except the last 2 weeks! I had to stop because it was tough and I was beginning to hurt myself. Going to start again on 09/28/15!

☐ ~Chalene Johnson's Pi-Yo - A 60 Day Plan.

☐ ~Bob Harper's My Trainer Bob series.

☐ ~Bob Harper's Inside Out Method.

☐ ~Bob Harper's The Skinny Rules.

My Program:
☑ ~ Maintain an active relationship w/my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


☑ ~ Eat 100% Engine2/McDougall (non-fat, plant/starch based), eat as much raw veggies as possible.

☐ ~ Daily Jillian Michaels Body Revolution. (New start date 09/28/15.)

☐ ~ "Walk Away The Pounds" or the treadmill 3 to 4 days per week for extra cardio burn.

☐ ~ Play outside w/my son, go for walks and bike rides with him...every day...even when it's hot or c-c-cold or HOT! (Those are always my excuses!) (I still have yet to do this and this has been on my program for years! I'm so not an outside person but I'm going to try harder!)

☐ ~ Post on my Spark Teams as much as time permits.

☑ ~Continue to stay OFF of Sodas and no sugary foods! DONE!!!!! (Still off these things but I do enjoy a sweet once in a long while at social events. It's so nice to be free of the bondage to sweets!)

☑ ~Find a primary Spark

Personal Information:
A desert rose from NM transplanted in TN.

I'm married to my college sweetheart who is also my best friend for life. I don't know what I'd do without him. We just celebrated our 26th anniversary August 2015! We're looking forward to many, many more! (I would like to have some nice pictures of us taken so I'm sticking to SparkPeople! He's working hard toward losing weight as well. He has already lost a lot of weight...just like a man! LOL)

We have three precious, tender-hearted children who love the Lord. They were born 10 years 2 months and 2 days apart. :) My daughter is 20 and my son is 10. They are a wonderful blessing in my life. I also have my new son-in-love who is a blessing I never knew I needed!

Other Information:
My Favorite Quotes:
~'The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.' ~Corrie Ten Boom

~'Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.' ~Corrie Ten Boom

~'It is not my ability, but my response to God's ability, that counts.' ~Corrie Ten Boom

~'Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.' ~Corrie Ten Boom

~'Laugh a lot, and when you're older, all your wrinkles will be in the right places!' ~unknown

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