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May 2011 - Mother's Day at the zoo with my kiddos!

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March 2010 - my baby girl's 2nd birthday with her castle cake!

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My babies and me on Easter (April 2011)

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Hi! I am Kristin, a 32 year old stay-at-home mom. I have always struggled with my weight, bouncing up and down the scale. I recently hit my highest weight ever (even higher than when I was pregnant!) and got a reality check from my doctor. I am working hard to lower my blood pressure and my blood sugar, trying to fight off heart disease and diabetes. As a wonderful side affect of tackling these two issues, I am dropping weight and having much more energy than ever before. This site is really helping me stay on track!

Member Since: 3/7/2010

Fitness Minutes: 17,905

My Goals:
My main goal is to lower my blood pressure enough to go off of my medication. I'm too young to be on medicine for the rest of my life! I would also like to lose about 20 more pounds. Lastly, I want to continue to improve my fitness level, by increasing the amount of cardio I do each week. I want to make fitness a regular part of my life, as well as my family's lives.

Running has become a huge part of my life and I would like to gradually work toward a 1/2 Marathon! The Disney Princess race in particular!
10/2010 - Kelso 5K (35:40)
04/2011 - Go! STL 5K (35:20)
04/2001 - Gebken 5K (35:01)
06/2011 - Komen STL 5K
08/2011 - Phoenix Crisis Center 5K
10/2011- Go! STL Halloween 5K
01/2012- Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon

Another random goal: I want to be able to do 10 full push-ups in a row!

My Program:
1. Control meal portions and limit the amount of sweets and sodium I eat, staying within the guidelines on the Spark.
2. Work out at least 3 times per week - including 9 miles of running, 2 weight sessions, and at least 1 yoga session.

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    Hey Kristin! Thanks for the note! And CONGRATULATIONS on surpassing 10 lbs lost! That's AWESOME! emoticon emoticon

    I don't know if the oatmeal recipe would work with rolled oats because they cook so quickly. The recipe I'm using calls for whole wheat berries too, so it's a very hearty long-cooking meal. If you're not a fan of steel-cut texture, you might not like it. However, I would LOVE to take you up on those quiche and mini-muffin recipes! They sound delicious!!!
    4033 days ago
    Hey Kristin! It's fun seeing you get your page set up - I'm so glad you're getting so much out of this site - it has been such a huge help for me!

    PS - I just got a great recipe from a friend for steel cut oats in the slowcooker, and we tried it this weekend. It has next to no sodium and very little sugar, and the smell is great to wake up to in the morning! Let me know if you're interested!
    4035 days ago
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    Welcome to Spark People! It's a great way to start a new lifestyle with a supporting community. I recommend you join teams with similar interests and become active with them. Take time to explore the website, because there is a lot of informaiton here.

    Best of luck on your journey!

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    4035 days ago
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