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UPDATE (08/2013): While it's true, I am still a very private person; being here on SP has helped me to open up some. My confidence is growing and I've found so many wonderful friends who support and encourage me. I'm gaining more than I bargained for by joining SP. All I can say to someone new reading this is jump right on in and be active. You'll discover some pretty wonderful things!

Original Intro (02/2011): I'm here because I need to be. I'm a very private person who needs to make a change. I was always very fit and active - never really had a problem there. But, in college, I was diagnosed with a hereditary thyroid disorder and managed to gain 60 pounds right before my wedding despite diet and lots of activity (volleyball, flag football, archery and swimming). It wasn't exactly inspiring. I spent the final fitting for my gown in tears. That was nearly 20 years ago.

Knowing that there's a reason for the weight gain is of little comfort and doesn't make the loss any easier. Since the initial gain, I've been busy with graduate school, family and work. But, now, my most recent blood work has been a new wake call for me. I need to stop pretending I'll be okay and stop making everyone else the top priority. My thyroid is getting worse; but that's easily treatable. What worries me more are the results that indicate I'm on the fast track to heart problems and diabetes.

So, I'm too embarrassed to go to the gym. Like I said I'm very private and was very fit in the past. I think I'm much better when I've got to be accountable. So, I'm starting here and making myself available and accountable. We'll see how it goes...


Member Since: 2/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 127,778

My Goals:
To get fit:
*physically fit
*mentally fit
*emotionally fit


My Program:
1. Cardio daily.
2. Blog daily.
3. ST 6 times per week.
4. Track my nutrition.
5. Track my fitness.
6. Keep it going!



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  • v -SUGARKISSES-
    emoticon Note of motivation emoticon

    You can not control how other people receive your energy. Anything you do or say gets filtered through the lens of whatever personal things a person is going through at the moment, which is not about you. Just keep doing your thing with as much integrity and love as possible. You are a beautiful soul, and people recognize your beauty, which is your own unique sparkle.

    emoticon *~*Light and Love*~*

    Your Spark Buddy, -SugarKisses- emoticon emoticon
    359 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    Easter is a time of love, of loved ones, peace. and prayer.
    It is a time when we say a quiet thanks. for all that we have
    and for all that the future holds.
    Easter is a feeling in our hearts of hope and faith and trust.
    And it is a time for remembering with love and appreciation for
    all the people who make a difference in our lives...people like you.
    ~Anna Marie Edwards~
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    368 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon I think we should give this one a try emoticon

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    1 Reese's PB Egg =15 Burpees
    1 Peep = 5 push-ups
    1 Chocolate Egg = 15 jumping jacks
    1 Handful of jellybeans = 10 crunches
    1 Handful of M & M's = 5 squats
    1 Hollow Chocolate Bunny = 10 lunges (each leg)
    1 misc. = 5 arm lifts with arm circles (for each piece)
    emoticon emoticon Challenge yourself, or Challenge a friend! emoticon emoticon

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    370 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    ~~ emoticon FIVE LITTLE EASTER EGGS emoticon ~~

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    Five little Easter eggs, I wish there were more
    Mommy ate the blue one, then there were four.
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    Four little Easter eggs, two and two you see,
    Daddy ate the green one, then there were three.
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    Three little Easter eggs, before I knew.
    My sister ate the yellow one, then there were two.
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    Two little Easter eggs, oh what fun.
    My brother ate the purple one, then there was one.
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    One little Easter egg..at least they left me one
    I ate the pink one, and then there was none.

    emoticon "ENJOY YOUR EASTER EGGS" emoticon

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    373 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Enjoy every bit of today.
    Pretend you are four, giggle, smile, be a little bit silly,
    forget about the not-so-nice stuff, just enjoy it!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Wishing you a Wonderful Week emoticon emoticon emoticon
    436 days ago
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