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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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    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.

    3459 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!
    3461 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)
    3466 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!
    3480 days ago
  • v BRITTERS23
    Welcome to sparkpeople!

    I used to live in Cedar a few years back but I've since moved South to enjoy the warmer weather.

    I am fairly new-ish to jogging. I started really working on it back in February. I'm still very very slow but my distance is getting longer. I try to sign up for as many 5K's as I when I saw these virtual 5Ks here I was hooked!

    I'm going to add you as a spark buddie!
    3498 days ago
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