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Hi, I am Shannon. I am a stay at home mom and an at home medical transcriptionist. When I met my husband 12 years ago I was a size 2, and now a lot of excuses later I am a size 18, and unfortunately I can't use the excuse because I had kids (I actually lost weight when I was pregnant). My mom introduced me to Spark and now here I am actually starting to do something about my self esteem and my backside. I would love to find some friends that can help keep me moving.. :)

Update 03/2013- I have now met numerous goals that I had when I started here in 2010 including I have now completed 21 half marathons since March 2011 and I have also completed 2 full marathons.

I am constantly looking at different ways to challenge myself and ways to add fun to my work outs. I am in the best place of my life- not at my fitness goals yet- but honestly could care less as I am living a life that I never thought I would have had 2 years ago.


Member Since: 4/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 20,613

My Goals:
My goal is to get healthy and keep up with it- not just for today but forever. I want to be a inspiration to my children.

First half marathon completed 03/2011

First full marathon completed 04/2012

PR for half marathon 2:28 completed in July 2012

As of 3/5/2013, completed 21 half marathons since March 2011

My Program:
With the help of all the wonderful people from SP, I completed my first half marathon in 2011 and completed 2 full marathons in 2012.

On the days that I do not run I am using my kettlebells and/or riding my bike. I have also taken pole fitness classes as well.

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I love to scrapbook, sew and spend time with my family.

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  • v SHELOG
    Good luck with your marathon. I look forward to reading all about it.
    3113 days ago
  • v MAJTMS
    So how did you do? At least it didn't rain. I did support for my 2 friends and husband (who walked in my place), and had a great time. But I miss running and can't wait until I am able to get out there again.

    3146 days ago
  • v KISSFAN1
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. :-)

    I know it comes across like I let her (my MIL) get away with things and it's true that I do for awhile. I have nothing to do with my mother because she is very emotionally abusive to me and I finally put my foot down a few years ago and took a stand and don't allow her to do it anymore.

    I don't call her or make any contact with her at all other than sending her birthday and Mother's Day checks. I don't send mushy cards (actually I don't send her cards at all) but just send money. Other than that, if she wants contact with me she has to call (since I was the one doing all the work in the relationship for years and I finally had enough and quit) and she doesn't.

    My father calls me but he is the only parent I have contact with unless they occasionally come to visit. I don't visit them anymore because I am tired of being blamed for things that I have nothing to do with (I don't even live in the same state so not sure why they blame me for things that I have no idea about and am unaware of). If they want to see the kids or me, they have to come here on my turf. I refuse to drive hours to visit and be emotionally/mentally abused anymore.

    My MIL we don't visit anymore either (she's also in another state) because my husband gets the same treatment (well not quite as bad as my mother's treatment of me) so he put his foot down as well and quit visiting.

    I got very unlucky in that I have very narcissistic mothers in my life (mother and mother in law). Life is too busy and difficult for me to get abused by them so I just don't call or visit either one anymore.

    My MIL I let get away with more than I do my mother because she is NOT my mother. I don't let her attack my family though (including my husband) and will call her on it in a minute. I let her get away with more towards me because I know she will hang herself eventually and run her mouth about me in front of others. I shock her from time to time by confronting her in a calm and dignified manner on her bad behavior and it shocks her because she doesn't know how long she will get away with it, LOL. It's a gamble on her part so I'm happy to play the game with her as it can be amusing although irritating as well.

    Luckily I don't have to deal with her often except when she calls or visits (again I quit calling her because all I got when I called was being told about all this free time I had since I stay at home home and homeschool and wasn't doing enough). I was trying to keep in touch with her since my husband refuses so she would know about the kids and what they were doing, but once again, every time I called I got ridiculed and told how I wasn't doing enough because I didn't work outside the home and how people were lazy who didn't and how they had all this free time, etc.

    We just leave both sets of families alone and yet it's funny how we still get attacked and blamed for things that we are not even a part of or aware of, but it shows us how abusive they are and why we avoid them all at all costs.

    3201 days ago
    thanks for the blog comment and good luck on your marathon training!
    3209 days ago
  • v LAURA95368
    You are killing it!!! So awesome that you completed so many runs last year! Very inspirational!
    3216 days ago
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