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I'm a girl in my 30's who's trying to get my life on track. I've worked hard on being emotionally, mentally & spiritually healthy that I'm finally ready to work on being physically healthy too! I want the happiness I have on the inside to be shown on the outside too.

UPDATE 7/9/12: Well, my baby girl, Sonnie, is one and we've finally settled into a routine that takes away the excuses. When I first started SP, I was 210 lbs and after the pregnancy and first year of Sonnie's life, I kept my weight just under 200. That alone was a huge success to me to maintain rather than to gain. I'm back now to make those numbers go down even lower.

UPDATE 3/18/11: So I'm back a little earlier than anticipated because I've been diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes and need a place to get support in managing it. What better place than SP?!? Otherwise the baby is super healthy so far and I've been really excited to keep my weight gain to a minimum.

UPDATE 11/18/10: Who knew when I signed up for SparkPeople in September that I was actually in my 4th week of pregnancy?!? Certainly not me - after 8 years of infertility, it seemed surreal, especially b/c this happened w/o meds or really much planning at all! Part of me worried that I starved the poor kiddo with my initial weight loss but I actually think that all that healthy eating and exercise played a role in it being successful.

Member Since: 9/25/2010

Fitness Minutes: 704

My Goals:
*Attitude Long Term: Maybe someday have a job where I get to encourage people all day long!!
*Attitude Short Term: To keep a positive, can-do attitude!!
*Fitness Long Term: to make exercise a regular part of my life
*Fitness Short Term: gonna start with a minimum of exercising 10 min a day to build the habit
*Healthy Eating Long Term: to eat mostly whole/organic foods & to eat to live, not live to eat!
*Healthy Eating Short Term: to stay w/in my calorie goals 6/7 days of the week & to learn more about how to pull processed foods out of my diet.
*Writing Long Term: To get a song published...maybe even a book? :)
*Writing Short Term: To write one song per month; to blog often!

My Program:
*Accountability: Spark People and my blog:
*Fitness: 21 Day Jump Start to get going, Denise's Daily Dose for my 10 min, Yoga & Pilates DVD, getting OUTSIDE!!
*Healthy Eating: right now just journaling and getting the calories down; next is working on those foods being as unprocessed as I can get
*Writing: my blog and I'm part of a local songwriting group

Personal Information:
*My name is Megan
*I'm a small town girl from Ohio
*I love a positive attitude
*God is my creator, my savior, my friend
*I love the colors yellow & pink
*My boyfriend is THE love of my life
*My son was a Ukrainian orphan before he was mine
*I sing and I write music
*I love pugs, especially mine

Other Information:
"If the will to walk is really present, God is pleased even with our stumbles."

CS Lewis

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    Just thinking of are things going? I've been on track the 180s are just ahead......I'm excited for the day when I can wear some of my old outfits that i end of year, I will be wearing at least a handful.
    3291 days ago
  • v RAINPUDDLE happy to hear from you!

    I'm at m,y best right now, not close to goal but I'm headed there......I've been going to gym regulary, the weight is coming off, still got a way to go......soon I will be there.

    I'm back to teaching cake decorating, picked up a different account with same chain but the store functions somewhat the same which isn't at its best so I just make lemonade with the

    Work is going well although I'd like to venture off and start a business of my own.....always in my thoughts.

    The kids are doing great, my daughter Selena is a Senior this year, started driving and will be off to Spain to study abroad for 2 weeks, she just got 2 jobs one at the Mall and one babysitting. My son Chandler is a Sophmore this yearwould like a job doing anything but he is only 15, like all boys, he likes to play video games.

    Lets keep connected!
    3305 days ago
  • v MOMIN09
    Welcome to Parents of Preschoolers (2-5 years old)!
    3308 days ago
    Just thinking of the baby pic!
    3323 days ago
  • v ANGELAK85
    How are you feeling?
    3730 days ago
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