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On our "Babymoon" in Iceland May 2018 (I was 24 weeks pregnant!) I set my postpartum goals today and hope to achieve them by May 2019!



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September 2018: Overdue at 42 weeks Pregnant! I wish I had stayed on Sparkpeople during my pregnancy. ...I was so overworked and nausiated much of the time I lost touch with Sparkpeople. I gained too much weight but had a healthy, pregnancy and am now back to 'reclaim' my body.


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2017: to fit into my true vintage 1950's wedding gown (I did)

2018-: to live as long and healthy as possible for my husband and baby daughter Marilyn Tovah (born in September 2018.)

Hi I am Samantha, I was born three months premature on a Native American reservation in Montana, I am half German & half Native American. I've been living near Dusseldorf Germany for five years.

I work as a social sciences teacher at a bilingual high school. This job literally has me on my feet all day and is full of all the challenges one can imagine working with children/families in an extremely bureaucratic/work obsessed society :) My work keeps me alert and Sparkpeople keeps me accountable!


Member Since: 8/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 144,123

My Goals:
I weighed myself once in January 2020 and do not intend to do so again until the end of the year. My focus no longer is on maintaining a numerical weight but rather reducing inflamation, following a low carbohydrate high protein diet.Supplementing with Osteo Bi-Flex, Fish Oil and Tumeric has been such a blessing and I can now workout with the intensity that I need to.

I recently discovered via a DNA test that I carry two copies of a gene that increase my risk of late onset Alzheimers, so now a part of a fit lifestyle includes focusing on cognitive exercise.


My Program:
Treadmill 3x per week
Stationary Bike 1x a week
Brain Training & German languge study 5x a week
Bible Study, Rosary & Mass attendance 5x a week
Major emphasis on following a low carbohydate, wheat free, high protein diet.


I walk constantly, that's the good thing about living and working in Western Europe. We rely a lot less on cars and are always running for trains, buses and trams.



Personal Information:
I am fanatical about travel! :P I grew up working class and always wanted to travel so I work hard and save to be able to backpack in different countries. So far I have been to:

Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Czech Republic
Colombia
Denmark
Ecuador
England
Estonia
Fiji
France
Germany
Holland
Hungary
Iceland
India
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Morocco
Panama
Poland
Portugal
Russia
Slovakia
Switzerland
Spain
Sweden
Turkey
Ukraine
United States
Uruguay

My biggest travel dream is to take Marilyn to Disneyworld for her 5th birthday, and eventually when she is a bit older the Faroe Islands and Israel.


Other Information:
I joined Sparkpeople in 2010 while in grad school and lost around 80 pounds and kept it off. Then...I became pregnant and gave birth in September 2018! Well, I gained so much weight but it's ok because I know how to do this and love the discipline.




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  • v NEGRI5
    Hola!!!! Cuentame de la cultura de australia!
    emoticon Yo se que vas a lograr tus metas. Sigue adelante y no mires para atras ni para cojer impulso!
    Puedes visitarme en Spark Latino!!!! Seras super bienvenida!
    3442 days ago
  • v SEKMET23
    Hi,

    We're in Canberra. It's a nice city, very pleasant to live in. We're here for a few years then back to the US.

    Where are you from in the US? I grew up in Maine but we'll go back to the Washington DC area.

    Rachel
    3443 days ago
  • v SEKMET23
    Hi! I saw your post on Sparkies Down Under. From another American living in Australia, welcome! I haven't been to Adelaide yet, but I hear it's beautiful.

    Rachel

    3450 days ago
  • v FROMBABY2BRIDE
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    ALOHA! Welcome to SPARKpeople!!! You are in the right place, for sure!

    It's TROPICAL TIKI TUESDAY on the (((( Sending SKINNY Vibes! )))) Team!

    Resting on a beautiful island in my mind.... but MOVING and SHAKING to tropical music in real life....

    Let's get HOT, HOT, HOT! ... LOL

    I'd like to personally invite you to join the fun on our team. We really are in operation every day and are very supportive of each other... a new fun challenge or activity to keep you going... you do as little or as many of the activities as you want....

    Check us out... we love to welcome new people!
    http://teams.sparkpeople.com/skinnyvibes

    Mel, (((( SSV )))) Team Leader

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    3451 days ago
  • v DIVAGLOW
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO THE SP FAMILY emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    On this site you will find it full of support and motivation for you. Check out all the different teams to join and meet new people. There are teams to fit everyone here, you just have to look around to find the right one for you. Being an active member here is key, to becoming successful on your journey. High five for taking a step into making a healthy change for yourself. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle!

    "Think of your body as your autobiography: How do you want yours to read? Start a new chapter today!" (Denise Austin)
    *~ Paula *~
    3451 days ago
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