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I teach English as a Second Language at Southern Utah University. I also enjoy gardening, music, reading, writing, and walking my dog. I am amazed at what a difference exercise has made for me. It has really helped me trim up, and kept me from getting depressed. My favorite exercises are walking/running and Callenetics. I like Callentics because it is almost like relaxing into fitness, and it is very gentle. As I have been seriously working on my cardio-exercise and sleeping better, my energy and mood levels have been rising. My dog, Shadow, is a great walking partner, and is really into this walk run thing, which is a great motivator for me. I have really been enjoying using the SparkPeople website.

*Lose five pounds at a time until I am to my goal of 145
* Work on keeping connected with my two daughters who are in two different cities
* Have more fun and work on cultivating some of my friendships
* Go to the temple every month
* Get my house in better order and work on maintaining it well

Member Since: 8/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 15,770

My Goals:
Lose 5 pounds by December 9; then go onto the next five and work on maintaining what I've lost. (Ultimately want to get to 145)

Succeed at the Better Sleep Challenge. Keep a streak going for at least one month beginning September 9, 2012

Work on keeping my Spirits up by taking the Stress busting challenge and regular exercise.

My motives to loose that weight:

Feel Better
Less Tired
More Energy
Keep my knees from hurting
Safe BMI and beyond
Fit into size 12
Surprise my daughters

I want to work towards being able to do 10 pushes from my toes and do at least one pull up.

My Program:
I'm working on Spark Coach

Better Sleep Challenge

Stress Busting Challenge

Participating in the Halloween Trot

Personal Information:
Cedar City, Utah

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  • v no profile image KATTYKATHY
    Yoga I started back in the 60s from a book. Now I get emailed to me daily to give me new/old postures to try. I can't afford the dvds right now but I have seen some at the library to borrow. Taking classes when you work nights becomes problematic. I am either at work or sleeping. I'm to lazy to give up my sleep. :oP
    3487 days ago
    THANK YOU for adding me as a friend. I wish you much success in reaching all of your goals. Take care, and keep in touch.

    3487 days ago
    Thanks for the friend add. I just read the blog and it made me smile to see that. I will continue to let my Light shine. Hallelujah!
    3490 days ago
  • v no profile image KATTYKATHY
    Thank you for adding me as a friend. I do yoga and dancing and bicycle riding (since it is my transportation). While I would still like to lose 10 lbs, but I am content to maintain. Not ever gaining it back is my major goal. :o)
    3494 days ago
  • v LAURIE5658
    THANK YOU for the running shoes Goodie! It just so happens that I just broke in a new pair which I think is #6. Runners truly do go through shoes!
    3509 days ago
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