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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: 122,344

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 SPARKFRAN514
    Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Hitch your wagon to a star. Ralph Waldo Emerson

    10 hours ago
    I would like to invite you to join me on the Biggest Loser Winter Challenge.

    BL Challenge is a 10 week challenge, run 4 times a year (spring, summer, fall and winter), made up of 10 teams with 24 active members on each. We compete in weekly nutrition and fitness challenges. Within each individual team you'll soon find your amazing teammates are there to support you, offer friendship, challenge you and keep you accountable just when you need it most!

    The Fall challenge round is ending and the BL Winter Challenge will be starting December 6. If you are interested in joining us, please go to the Biggest Loser Winter Challenge All Teams page, click join, and add your name to the waitlist! You will find that team icon on my spark page. You'll be notified right away of which team you've been placed! Give it a try! What better way to lose a few pounds and work on your nutrition and fitness than with a group of fantastic people encouraging you every step of the way.

    Hugs, Linn
    3 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    hink with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us." Albert Schweitzer

    “Minds are like parachutes. They only function properly when open.” ~Unknown

    “Stumbling is not falling.” ~Portuguese Proverb
    8 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    It’s the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” ~John Wooden

    “Let your kindness be like the rain, That cares not about whom it falls upon…”
    ~ Al-Habib~

    What a great Idea Me time had fun getting it in the last two days.
    9 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/12/2017 10:53:18 PM
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    This is a hug from me to you to let you know I am thinking of you
    Although I have nothing to say, I want you to know I thought of you today
    And smiled Winnie the pooh has the right idea I have to agree he is a wise bear.
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    10 days ago
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