PINKYGALMISH   23,492
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"Just because we haven't succeeded doesn't mean we failed. We just haven't succeeded YET!"

I'm Mishelle and I've been an active member of Spark for the last 8 YEARS! I first joined to lose weight before my wedding and loved the program. At my lowest, I had lost almost 60 pounds! I've had some ups and downs since then, but I've never returned to my starting weight since I joined - Spark works. I was always the "fat kid" growing up: I was the youngest member of my Weight Watchers group when I joined at 17, and the weight was back within 6 months. SP helps me keep it off!

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I'm Mishelle and I've been an active member of Spark for the last 8 YEARS! I first joined to lose weight before my wedding and loved the program. At my lowest, I had lost almost 60 pounds! I've had some ups and downs since then, but I've never returned to my starting weight since I joined - Spark works. I was always the "fat kid" growing up: I was the youngest member of my Weight Watchers group when I joined at 17, and the weight was back within 6 months. SP helps me keep it off!

Even though I'm only 32, I've struggled with bursitis in both of my hips for about 3 years, which is a result of standing up (and not being allowed to sit) during my 11-14 hour shifts at work. It's painful and SO frustrating that sometimes finding activity I can do is a challenge. There's no real cure for bursitis, but I've been able to get it under control so I can exercise again - YAY!!!

I've been married for almost 8 years, and we've finally decided to start planning for a baby (although not for awhile still!) and I am 100% determined to improve my health so I can improve my chances of a healthy pregnancy and live a longer life overall! I know I can do this, I've done it before, and I need to MAKE IT HAPPEN!



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Member Since: 3/21/2006

SparkPoints: 23,492

Fitness Minutes: 12,689

My Goals:
Long term goal: lose another 50 lbs by Sept 3, 2014.

Medium range goal: lose 15lbs by May 8th.

Short term goal: lose 2 lbs per week.

My Program:
My program changes from time to time, but I'm really focused on a few basic things:

1. Track calories daily and stay within my range 80% of the time (about 6 days a week)

2. Exercise 3-4x per week, depending on my work schedule.

3. Stay hydrated and well-rested.

4. Practice positive affirmations, be kind to myself no matter what happens.

Personal Information:
I'm an Oregon native living in the Portland metro area. I love reality TV, craft beer, a good glass of wine and home improvement projects. I've been married for almost 8 years and we have an adorable 7-year-old house bunny that we spoil rotten.

Other Information:
I believe there is no reason for us all not to reach our goals with SP. I have met all the other goals I have set for myself for education, career, etc, so why should getting to my goal weight and living healthy be any different? ITS NOT! WE WILL ALL MAKE IT!

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Flowers
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CALLMECARRIE

Bananas
From:
TERRIEHICKS

Candy Cane
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Class Of 2006

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Class Of 2006

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CLIMBERS_ROCK

Fruit Salad
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.DUSTY.
4/1/2014 10:51:14 PM

emoticon Hi Mishelle!
No they aren't mine, I just snagged them off the internet a few years ago. But they are so cute and always bring a smile:)

My Dad did raise rabbits when we were young though. Maybe that's why I'm a vegetarian now:)
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BOBCATGIRL76
3/28/2014 2:19:23 PM

Thank you so much for your kind words on my wall! I really appreciate it!



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MOM2ACAT
3/24/2014 4:33:20 PM

emoticon Congrats on your 8 years with Spark!



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TERRIEHICKS
2/4/2014 9:04:09 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog! How have you been? I would love to hear more about your green monster smoothie.

Terrie



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MIRMIUM
1/14/2014 12:12:06 PM

Thank you! It's been extremely exciting :D



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