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11/06/09 - 155 pounds, down 157 pounds



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Zero, to Hero, to Zero, to Triathlete?!?! WHY YES!

Welcome to my SparkPage. With the new year upon us, I finally felt the need to change things up here. I moved my original introduction to a blog, so that my story would be saved. Now I have a clean slate to start the next part of my journey. I hope you enjoy reading my story and that you always remember that YOU CAN DO IT no matter how impossible it may sometimes seem.

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01/13/13 - In 2008 and 2009, I was on a roll... ...
Welcome to my SparkPage. With the new year upon us, I finally felt the need to change things up here. I moved my original introduction to a blog, so that my story would be saved. Now I have a clean slate to start the next part of my journey. I hope you enjoy reading my story and that you always remember that YOU CAN DO IT no matter how impossible it may sometimes seem.

Spread the Spark and BELIEVE in yourself.


01/13/13 - In 2008 and 2009, I was on a roll... I lost half my body weight, was active and feeling good (see blog posted 1/13/13) - and then it was 2010 and I hurt my back, my yellow lab, Cameron, died suddenly at age 8, I hurt my knee, I lost my mojo, started struggling. Then it was 2011, my knee still hurt and my gallbladder blew up and I was 40 pounds heavier... my mojo was still missing, I kept gaining weight and losing my confidence and self-worth. Then it was 2012 and I decided I was going to do a triathlon. That was a great experience (see blog posted 09/09/12) and I started to get my mojo back. After the triathlon, I joined a relay team and did 5.7 miles in the California International Marathon relay in December. Fast forward to the New Year and I was "lucky number 13" in the New Year's Dualathlon, which I did with my friend Ralene on two official days of training, because we were determined to set our intention for the New Year - ACTIVE and a little CRAZY. It's a good mix, right? 2013 is the year I WILL get back on track with my weight loss and will rediscover my self-worth. Onederland, here I come again!
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Member Since: 2/16/2008

SparkPoints: 96,587

Fitness Minutes: 73,607

My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to get down to 134 pounds... which would be something I weighed back in grade school!

However, I know that's going to be a long, long road... and I'm willing to go on this journey... detours and all!

My Program:
I do best when I track my food - weigh and measure everything - and log every bite. Knowing the calories in helps keep my in check, and it helps me make sure that I'm getting enough protein, fiber, freggies, and water.

I love being active - swimming, biking, Zumba, yoga, strength training and walking.


2013-14 New 5% Goals

First 5% Goal: 241

Second 5% Goal: 229

Third 5% Goal: 217

Fourth 5% Goal: 206

Fifth 5% Goal: 195

Sixth 5% Goal: 185

Seventh 5% Goal: 175

Eighth 5% Goal: 166

Ninth 5% Goal: 157

Tenth 5% Goal: 149

Eleventh 5% Goal: 141

Twelfth 5% Goal: 134

Personal Information:
I love my boys!
My labs are my 4-legged children!
Cooper turned 9 in October.
Kyler will turn 6 in January.
Finnegan will be 2 next July.
Fletcher will be 1 in March.

Other Information:
I'm a huge fan of Auto Racing - particularly Sprint Cars and F1.

I love to scrapbook and read. Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series tops my chart.

I love all types of music. A day without music is a day without the sun.

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TANGYTANGERINE
1/28/2014 11:21:08 AM

Audra, saw you stopped by my blog again. Changed up my January goals a little bit - I wasn't having much success with the ones I had, so I put some deep thought into it and came up with some new more doable goals for where I am right now.

How's your training is coming along?

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TANGYTANGERINE
1/21/2014 11:28:02 AM

Good Morning Audra!! Well, I took a slight detour from the road, but am back today. Thanks for checking up on me. Must have felt the good vibes that always seem to follow you. emoticon

I really want to be successful this year, and will continue to look up that road.

Thanks for walking beside me.

Your Friend in Spark - DEB



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TANGYTANGERINE
1/9/2014 7:08:44 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! My Spark Friend - Looking forward to a great New Year.

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BECKYLIVES
11/12/2013 7:06:38 PM

Nope, my niece is in Iowa. Oh well. She'd definitely help me out though!

Today has been a fabulous eating day for me! Woo hoo!




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BECKYLIVES
11/11/2013 4:56:57 PM

Hello my friend!!! LOVE that we're on this journey together!!!! emoticon Since I"m heart deficient on FB, here's a heart for you! lol



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