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Me holding my new little nephew born last week.

Sharing a treat with my niece her treat for helping put up the tent. I rode 70 miles that day.

hanging out by the camp fire the day after christmas 2011.


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I have been overweight for as long as I can remember. I have worked in dietary and know all about how being overweight can affect your health but had never been ready to do anything about it.

In June of 2006 I move out of my parents house and had more freedom, along with that in July I started taking a class on nutrition where we had to record our food intake can exercise daily. I did it out of spite because I had to but still did not care anything about what I was eating, until the end of the class in August. I found spark people and fell in love. In September I joined the gym at work and have been working out ever sense.

By the end of 2007 I had lost 60 pounds but due to a shoulder injury I gave up on exercise and eventually eating healthy, eventually I put back on 30 pounds again.

It was not until November of 2010 that I started getting serious again and realized how much I had actually accomplished this past few years and that although there are always going to be road blocks I can break through. Since then I have been using the gym as my stress releaf per say. But I have also been backing off on going to the gym hard core until I get my eating back on track again too. This month's time away from the gym and focusing on eating has been the motivation I needed to get back on track and prove to myself I can do it. With a little more time I will hopefully be able to figure out how to take my chaos of a schedule and figure out how to get my eating and gym time to work together again.

My new realization is that although sometimes things look challenging if you break down the challenges into smaller pieces you will make it a lot further. Here is to figuring out my challenge.

Member Since: 8/20/2006

My Goals:
Working in dietary I know how important eating healthy and exercising is, but my goal is to try to achieve the success.

To become a dietitian or trainer or both!

My Program:
For my program I have started eating healthy.

In September 2006 I joined the gym and have made it my goal to go 5 days a week when able.

In January 2007 I started weight training with a trainer.

In March 2007 I graduated from the biggest loser program at work.

October 2007 Started taking classes at the gym to see if it will push me a little more.

July 2009 completed 240 of the 300 miles in TRAM a 5 day bike ride!

July 2010 completed 280 of 300 miles in TRAM a 5 day bike ride.

October 2010 got certified to teach Spinning. I may never teach but accomplished my personal goal.

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A friend told me this quote last night and I fell in love "Use your words. Say excuse me. Say please and thank you. Respect others and they will respect you. But remember, above all else, respect yourself."

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    Rain song..

    "Every Storm (runs out of Rain) by Gary Allan

    Oh so your standing in the middle of the thunder and lightening
    I know you're feeling like you just can't win but you[re trying
    It's hard to keep on keepin on, when you're being pushed around
    DOn't even know which way is up, you just keep spinning down, 'round, down...

    Every storm runs, runs out of rain
    Just like every dark night turns into day
    Every heartache will fade away
    Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain

    So hold your head up and tell yourself that there's something more
    and walk out that door,
    Go find a new rose, don't be afraid of the thorns
    'Cause we all have thorns
    Just put your feet up to the edge, put your face in the wind
    And when you fall back down, keep on remembering

    Every storm runs, runs out of rain
    Just like every dark night turns into day
    Every heartache will fade away
    Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain

    It's gonna run out of pain
    It's gonna run out of sting
    It's gonna leave you alone
    It's gonna set you free
    Set you Free

    Every storm runs, runs out of rain
    Just like every dark night turns into day
    Every heartache will fade away
    Just like every storm runs, runs out of rain

    It's gonna set you free,
    It's gonna run out of pain
    And set you free.
    2 hours ago
    Rain Quote: emoticon

    Some people feel the rain, others just get wet.
    ~Bob Marley
    13 hours ago
    emoticon I have been overweight since the 6th grade. When I reached 60 and weighed 250 lbs. my knees stopped bending. I was housebound. The pains in my joints were unbearable in the winter months. That was when I decided it was time to lose weight. I lost 50 lbs. Even us old ladies can do it, so you can too. I put on 20 lbs after my mastectomy and am here to get under 200. I hope you will cheer me on. emoticon
    200 days ago
  • v KERIX3
    So glad to be on the same team again! I have added you has a friend so we can cheer each on :).
    219 days ago
  • v KERIX3
    Thank you for the happy birthday wishes! :)
    278 days ago
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