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I do solemnly pledge:
that I will do my best to eat healthy and within my calorie range,
that I will exercise to the best of my ability,
that I will watch my portions and avoid mindless eating,
that I will avoid or limit unhealthy foods,
that I will try to get enough sleep,
that I will stretch myself out of my comfort zone,
that I will always try to make healthy choices even when stressed,
that if I slip, I will get back on track with the very next opportunity,
that I will keep a CAN DO attitude, or ask for Help,
and that I will support my fellow team mates

Because I am an Emerald Gem
And every Gem wants to shine.

Thank god there is Sparkpeople! I tell myself that everyday. The motivation from others is priceless. I am going to get where I want to be with my weight, its going to take time and hard work! I will NOT give up!!!

Member Since: 11/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 4,946

My Goals:
*To get in routine again with going to my local fitness center! I was doing very well last year, but sadly this past March my gym closed their doors. I was devastated, and my routine dropped to non existent. Needless to say, the weight has come back on plus some.

*Focus more on my nutrition!

My Program:
Membership at my local fitness club, The Centre.

The Centre offers weight room facilities for co-ed or ladies only, there is water aerobics and fitness/cardio classes. So I'm getting my butt in gear and using them!!!

I have joined a challenge that begins September 8th. I will have to log in there, but I will also keep track on here so I will have accountability with other sparkers!

Report dates are as follows:

Starting Weight – Sept. 8
Week 1 – 9/15
Week 2 – 9/22
Week 3 – 9/29
Week 4 – 10/6
Week 5 – 10/13
Week 6 – 10/20
Week 7 – 10/27
Week 8 – 11/3
Week 9 – 11/10
Week 10 – 11/17 End date and hopefully 20 pounds gone!

Personal Information:
I am a wife and mother.
I have 2 girls, 1 boy and 2 stepsons.
I live in the Mitten state.
I love fishing, camping, spending time with my kids, gardening and crocheting.

Other Information:
Some of my favorite Quotes.

"Action is the foundational key to all success"
Pablo Picasso

"Failure is success if we learn from it"
Malcolm Forbes

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  • v AMY_1217
    Karen R (ADALOUISE) from the Scarlet Dragons would like you to join her this month in the Breast Cancer Awareness Month Challenge! Breast cancer has touched the lives of so many of us, and we all know early detection is the key, whether male or female!

    So before you give the tatas a once-over, let’s get in a workout first! The exercises listed have a modifier with each, so you can join in at any fitness level! If there’s still something you are unable to do, please modify to meet your specific needs! The point isn’t to show your strength training prowess and be the best of the best. The point is to PARTICIPATE! Now let’s get a little hooter sweat going before we hop in the shower to do our self exams!

    S-50 SQUATS (50 Adductor/Abductors)

    E-50 FRONT JABS (50 Seated Biceps Curls)

    L- 30 LATERAL LUNGES (30 Seated Hip Extensions)

    F-30 FORWARD LUNGES (30 Squats, holding the back of a chair)

    E-50 JUMPING JACKS (50 Seated Jumping Jacks)

    X-30 PUSH UPS (30 Wall Pushups)

    A-30 ALTERNATING HAMSTRING CURLS (30 Standing Hip Flexion/Extension holding the back of a chair or wall)

    M-50 HIGH KNEE MARCH IN PLACE (50 Seated High Knee Marches)

    Do what you can, modify what you need to, but try your best, regardless of fitness level! If you’ve got a suggestion on an exercise you’d like to see incorporated into the challenges, please let us know!
    9 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    The Dragons challenge you today!

    Spell your name, repeat 2 times:

    A = 50 jumping jacks
    B = 20 crunches
    C = 30 squats
    D = 15 pushups
    E = 1 min wall sit
    F = 10 burpees
    G = 20 sec arm circles
    H = 20 squats
    I = 30 jumping jacks
    J = 15 crunches
    K = 10 pushups
    L = 2 min wall sit
    M = 20 burpees
    N = 40 jumping jacks
    O = 25 burpees
    P = 15 sec arm circles
    Q = 30 crunches
    R = 15 pushups
    S = 30 burpees
    T = 15 squats
    U = 30 sec arm circles
    V = 3 min wall sit
    W = 20 burpees
    X = 60 jumping jacks
    Y = 10 crunches
    Z = 20 pushups

    Let me know how you do!
    33 days ago
  • v NUMD97
    Sorry to read in your feed about your husband being laid off. Good luck!
    35 days ago
    I know all the challenge stuff seems confusing at first, but you will get the hang of it once you get through this first official week! Your Emerald team leaders and members are here to help you along the way!
    39 days ago
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    Hey fellow Royal team member! I'm excited to see what Jen has in store for us, and glad that you are part of the "Shares, Dares & Minis!" We can take the Gold team down! emoticon
    47 days ago
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