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Me in April/May of 2012 near my low weight, about 130

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Second 5k, this time with my brother. 29:52 despite lots of hills and snow!

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Hubby and I on a Ferris wheel in Ocean City, MD over the 4th of July(looking skinnier than I am lol)

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Hi Everybody! In October of 2011, I started my Spark journey and managed to lose 25 pounds. I maintained for about 4-5 months, and then slowly, pound by pound, it crept back. I've still incorporated outdoors, exercise, and nutrition in my life, but obviously not enough! Example: I love to eat healthful foods, unfortunately I also love to eat non-healthful foods! I love to exercise, but I also love to curl up with my blanket and watch Hulu!

I finally can't ignore the scale, mirror, the way my clothes fit, or most importantly, the way I feel. Time to get back at it!

Member Since: 9/30/2011

Fitness Minutes: 15,443

My Goals:
To get back to a healthy BMI

To re-achieve my goal weight of 130 pounds

To get back into running, beginning with a 5k race which is on Thanksgiving Day

My Program:
Being active outdoors, gym workouts, Ripped in 30 (Jillian Michaels) workouts, and yoga classes. As of right now, no specific order or overall program, just trying to improve my overall health and fitness and also enjoy myself a bit

Personal Information:
My husband of four years is my rock, my family (including 5 younger brothers) are also very important to me. I love helping with people. I work in physical therapy and love every bit of it.

Other Information:
"I need to create a beautiful atmosphere inside my body for things to flourish, for muscle to poke through taut skin, for weight to melt off. I need to create a burning furnace of fire inside my body, utilizing the fat as energy and expelling it away like a magical spell. I need to create some magic!"- Sparker JELLEN726

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    thanks for the egg comment and article on my blog! very interesting-and i know that the high chol. isn't coming from eggs b/c I rarely eat the yolk...but I won't be afraid to have one per day most days,now.
    3145 days ago
  • v 2BIT2BFAT
    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I really appreciate the support!
    3150 days ago
    Thank you for the recipe! I'm definitely going to have to try it! I love Allrecipes!! That site is awesome! You and others here on spark have really helped me get through this time! You guys are so motivational and supportive! It's truly amazing how much I feel supported by you guys!
    3155 days ago
    exactly! I just wanted to go crawl in a corner and hide... instead I worked out lol ;-) I'm trying to start doing that. I'm trying to remind myself that if I'm feeling down, don't get chocolate, work out. It's the emotional eating that probably has gotten me here... It's just so hard to work out instead of eat... ugh
    3156 days ago
  • v SAPURE
    Thank a lot for your continuous motivation... you make my day with your likes and comments :)
    3163 days ago
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