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It is hard for me to believe but it has been 9 years since I found SparkPeople.
I have changed so much in that time that I am truly a different person. Nine years ago I was almost 200 lbs and only 5'3" and could barely walk my dog around the block. Now I regularly walk my dog a couple of miles, face down my treadmill daily and so much happier. I have made some really awesome friends in that time that have helped every step of the way. I hasn't always been easy and I haven't always stuck to the plan. I have lost weight and gained weight, but I still keep trying. I still learn from my mistakes.

I have done several 5% Challenges in my time here (I actually lost count), most of them I have been the Challenge Leader for the Starfish team. As the challenge leader I have to make sure the tracking thread is correct, so it makes sure that I am active and sparking on a regular basis. I hope that I can motivate others to keep with it.

When I am not Sparking, I am working as a full-time Environment, Health, and Safety professional for a chemical company, walking with awesome walking partners (my husband and my dog, Tucker), reading either a book or on my kindle , listening to music (especially Alt. Rock), or hanging with my friends. I am a huge Phillies fan, even when they are doing bad, and try to get to a couple of game every year.


Member Since: 4/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 120,336

My Goals:
To be healthy

5% Challenge Goals
1. To loss 8 lbs during the challenge
2. To log my food everyday
3. To record my exercise on the Starfish board everyday
4. To help the Starfish be the top team!
5. To visit at least 1 teammates page every day.


My Program:
1. control my portion size
2. drink my water
3. walk more
4. exercise most days of the week.



Personal Information:
I am currently living in the Lehigh Valley, PA wiht my DH and Doxie, Tucker.


Other Information:
I love reading paranormal Stuff and outdoor activities when the weather cooperates.




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  • v ACCEPTHECHLNGE
    See some additional update on Laurel in my Blog, from today.
    20 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    remember don't make Thursday thirsty. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson

    Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time. Charles M. Schulz emoticon

    Most of all, enjoy every moment of the journey, and appreciate where
    you are at the moment instead of always focusing on how far you have to go." ~Mandy Hale~
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    "Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude...
    Don't complain; just work harder...Never give up."
    ~Randy Pausch~ "



    68 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    While I was working with my flowers several emoticon emoticon were flying among my Snap dragons but to fast to get any pictures

    but I do have a few quotes to share about Butter flies

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    The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~Rabindranath Tagore

    The caterpillar does all the work but the butterfly gets all the publicity. ~Attributed to George Carlin

    May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun
    And find your shoulder to light on,
    To bring you luck, happiness and riches
    Today, tomorrow and beyond.
    ~Irish blessing emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


    Butterflies are self propelled flowers. ~R.H. Heinlein

    69 days ago
  • v SONFLOWERGAMMY
    emoticon Tigger: Come on, Rabbit. Let’s you and me bounce, huh?
    Rabbit: Good heavens! M-m-m-me bounce?

    Tigger: Why, certainly! And look, you’ve got the feet for it.
    Rabbit: I have?
    Tigger: Sure! Come on, try it! It makes ya feel just grrreat!

    ~ (Tigger), A. A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh
    73 days ago
  • v JEANKNEE
    Hope you're enjoying yourself! It looks like you're in an awesome place!!!
    77 days ago
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