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My precious babies. Kodi, Sammy, Charli and Pixie

Max and Cheers - the 2 most beautiful Goldens anywhere (I am a little biased)

Meeko and Georgie getting to know each other and having fun


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1st attempt was after I gained 25 lbs after I quit smoking on 8/1/10. I joined spark on 1/1/11 and lost about 20 of it over 8 months and felt great.

Then fall hit (my busy time at work). I went off the plan and gained about7 of those lbs back in 2 months

Then we lost our girl Cheers and I gained the rest of it back

2nd attempt was in May of 2012 when we knew Sammy our new puppy was going to be coming home soon. I really dedicated myself to the program. Bought the cookbook, started batch cooking, reasearshed more etc. I managed to take of 13 lbs by mid to late sept.

Then fall hit (and my busy time at work) This year we we lostour 1 full time employee (she had to retire) that did so much to help me out. The replacement we hired was a complete failure so I got to add a bunch ofthose responsibilites to my long list I already had. Needless to say, fell off the program and gained the weight back.

3rd (and better be final attempt) I started back up again on 1/6/13 and this time I am determined to finish this for good. I have timeto adapat to the new workload and get in a routine before fall hits.

Member Since: 12/30/2010

Fitness Minutes: 78,884

My Goals:
Long term goals
I want to loose 20 -25 pounds.
I want to find an excercise program that I can live with no matter how busy I get
I want to eat better so I feel better everyday.

Short term goals
be active every day even on weekend.
break 125
drink 8 glasses of water every day
feel better

My Program:
I am tracking everything I eat.

For excercise I am using various workout DVD's from Nicole and spark. I am doing Walk away the pounds.

I also plan on incorporating Zuba and Your Shape for Kinect.

I am thinking of adding some yoga as well.

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My name is Michele, I'm almost 49 years old, married no children, unless you count the furry ones. I do. I live in Central Illinois and am a huge Fighting Illini (College team) fan

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    So (short story long), I was on the "RETURNING MEMBER REGISTRATION" BLC thread to see how many of our FBI members haven't signed up yet, and your profile picture grabbed my attention because I am a HUGE dog lover...and then your name ("ILL" "INI") double grabbed my attention, because I've lived in Champaign since I was 3 years old (and a small town outside of it for two years before that), and then I clicked on your profile and OMG!!!! I love Goldens!!!! I think they are the sweetest dogs EVER!!!! I had a Golden grandpup (Molly) that I lost way too young that I miss every single day. Your babies are beautiful!!! I don't have any Golden's myself. I'm trying to get my love for Great Danes out of my system while I still have the strength in my body to handle them....THEN I'll have my golden baby. Right now I have two Great Danes, a Shepherd-Beagle mix and three cats. I also volunteer with a rescue and we foster puppies all the time. Anyway, sorry to bother you, I just thought I would share how much I love your page and your pups and your love for the Illini!
    20 days ago
  • v NEWAT56
    Thank you for the goodie. I wish I had one of these for real!
    Have a good weekend.
    74 days ago
    emoticon emoticon for all your participation in the Fitbit races and challenges for the last 8 weeks from May 31 thru Aug 2 2017
    137 days ago
  • v NEWAT56
    Thank you for the goodie!
    142 days ago
    I notice you are a fellow Illinoisan. I was born in Watseka, but now live near Rockford. Wish you well on your weight loss.
    194 days ago
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