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Welcome to my Spark Page. My name is Rachel and I live in Vicenza, Italy. I'm a fun, loving and witty 34 year-old wife and stepmother to a beautiful daughter, Mom to my beloved dachshund, Oscar, sister to nine siblings, and aunt to 21 nieces and nephews. By day I'm a HS English teacher, and by night, I'm a full-time college student working towards my Master's Degree. I decided that 2013 was my year to change a lot of things in my life; the most important of which is my unhealthy lifestyle. I have been overweight my entire life and I've missed out on a lot of opportunities because of it. NO MORE EXCUSES!!! I'm ready to discover what I've been missing out on, but most importantly, I'm ready to discover a new me. I want to be able to look in the mirror and be proud of the reflection staring back at me.

Member Since: 6/14/2013

Fitness Minutes: 27,485

My Goals:
1. Be healthy.
2. Be proud of myself and body.
3. Drink 64oz of water per day.
4. Lose weight.

HW - 343lbs (5/13)
SW - 333lbs (6/13)
CW - 296 (8/16/13)

6/16/13 - 329
6/23/13 - 326
6/30/13 - 321
7/07/13 - 321
7/14/13 - 318
7/21/13 - 315
7/28/13 - 307
8/04/13 - 304
8/11/13 - 299
8/18/13 -
8/25/13 -

My Program:
I wear my Fitbit One around the clock. I feel lost without it. I am an avid walker and tend to walk up to 10 miles a day, sometimes more. My Fitbit also counts flights of stairs, and I do a minimum of 10 flights per day. I also use my elliptical trainer three times a week and strength train twice a week. I eat a healthy and balanced meal three times a day with two snacks in between. I drink a minimum of 80oz of water a day and never eat past 7pm.

Personal Information:
Originally from SW Missouri, but currently living in Vicenza, Italy. My husband and I have been married for five years. I have traveled all over the world and hope to continue traveling well into old age. I absolutely love to cook and enjoy cooking for others. I teach HS English, and while it can be very daunting, I truly love interacting with my students.

Other Information:
I consider myself an intellectual and love to pass my knowledge onto my HS students. I have a very diverse academic background in science, medicine, and literature.

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    Hi hi!

    Thanks for joining Team WA State! I'm so glad to see you. If you have a chance, stop by and say hi.

    And have a great week!
    1050 days ago
    Congratulations on 500 mintues of fitness this month! And the motivation to keep motivated :-) emoticon
    2440 days ago
    emoticon Rachel! Let’s make this Thanksgiving holiday a great time to focus on our health! Promote healthy nutrition, expand fitness minutes and thrive for emotional wellness to achieve optimum health! Moderation, balance and consistency are the keys to avoiding holiday pitfalls! TOGETHER, we CAN turn our NOVEMBER goals into extraordinary results! Have a happy and healthy holiday month!

    emoticon N = Nothing can replace you because you are a very special person!
    emoticon O = Overcome each obstacle by never giving up and never giving in!
    emoticon V = Visualize and trust that all goals and dreams are possible!
    emoticon E = Embrace inner well-being, healthy nutrition and fitness activity!
    emoticon M = Maintain focus on each goal, daily commitment and follow-through!
    emoticon B = Believe in yourself that you are a winner in all that you do!
    emoticon E = Encourage and inspire others by sharing your success!
    emoticon R = Remember, you are the SPARK that creates extraordinary results!

    ~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2574 days ago
    Congrats on a GREAT Halloween Page!
    2579 days ago
    Your NSV for today was really, REALLY impressive! How did you find enough energy to do all that? Great Job!! emoticon
    2597 days ago
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