Me at my heaviest about 170 lbs 2006
Me after finishing Nashville Marathon 4-08
My reward for losing the weight! 3-08
I am an Army brat, but I call Texas my home since I have lived there several different times in my life. I recently moved to Oregon where I am enjoying the weather and seasons! I love to be outside. I love nature. I enjoy biking, walking, hiking, gardening, etc. I used to be an avid runner, but after knee injuries and surgeries, that changed. I am now trying to get more into biking and some hiking.
I first discovered Spark People while training for my first marathon in '06. I joined a BLC Team, and the rest is history!
I don't miss the old me, and I plan on leaving it behind forever. I still grab the larger sizes in the store and then realize wow that was me then, but this is me now.
Christ is my strength and my power, and I know you too can reach your goal through Him.
Spark People has become an awesome tool for me on my journey. From nutrition tracking, to fitness ideas, to recipes, it is definitely a plethera of awesome information.
I encourage anyone to really get involved and stay motivated, just look at me!! You can do it too!!!
To stay motivated to my new lifestyle.
To really concentrate on strength training.
To track everything I eat. Guestimation is not an option!
I injured both of my knees running. In April 2010 I had what's called a chondroplasty (repair because I damaged the cartilage in my knee) on my right knee. It was a long recovery time with a lot of rehab. Then, in November 2012 I had the OATS procedure performed on left knee (cartilage again only this time they replace it).
My running days are over, but I have to move on. Every day is a new day.
Living in OR I have lots of exercise options. Nature hikes, nature bike rides, several different walk/run events, etc.
I now also get creative. I work nights, so if it isn't busy I have been know to do some ST or "dance" to some music. Every little bit counts!
I am a tomboy who loves house projects, yard work, and nature! I love to laugh, and think that sometimes laughter is the best medicine.
Lately, I have taken up sewing and crocheting. I have discovered this is a great past time when the winter doldrums hit.
I am a CT technologist at a small hospital outside of the Portland Area. I love to be able to help people and enjoy the field immensely.
I am a fun loving, Christian who has a heart for preschoolers. I love to see their little faces when they learn about Jesus. God calls us to come to Him like a little child, and I get to see why!!
Secrets of Success
|154 Maintenance Weeks
May good luck be your friend
In whatever you do
And may trouble be always
A stranger to you.
499 days ago
Happy St. Patrick's Day!!
500 days ago
The Lake Isle of Innisfree by William Butler Yeats
I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree,
And a small cabin build there, of clay and wattles made:
Nine bean-rows will I have there, a hive for the honey-bee;
And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
And I shall have some peace there, for peace comes dropping slow,
Dropping from the veils of the morning to where the cricket sings;
There midnightâ€™s all a glimmer, and noon a purple glow,
And evening full of the linnetâ€™s wings.
I will arise and go now, for always night and day
I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore;
While I stand on the roadway, or on the pavements grey,
I hear it in the deep heartâ€™s core.
Have a peaceful St. Patrick's Day. Or a wild one, if you so prefer!
500 days ago
May you always have...
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire.
500 days ago
Why don't you iron 4-Leaf clovers?
Because you don’t want to press your luck.
501 days ago