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"Whenever you see darkness, there is extraordinary opportunity for the light to burn brighter." ---Bono

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"There is always more knowledge to learn, always more experiences to experience, always more tears to shed, and more coughs to cough. There is always more life to live." ---Erin Leigh Walder


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Where I have been? The question many of my Spark friends have been asking. After losing the babies I had a lot to deal with personal, mental and physical. I jumped off the band wagon and had to heal for awhile. I am still healing. But now I am ready to face my challenges, live with this new knowledge and start heading into a healthier lifestyle.
Yesterday while working with my students I said the chant, "When you think your done, you have only just begun." It is my new slogan for this year. I thought my life was over yet I am still here, realizing I am stronger than I ever give myself credit for.
So to my Spark friends I am back!

Member Since: 8/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 12,409

My Goals:
My brother is getting married in August. I would like to lose 50 lbs by then so that I can look good in the photos.

Goals for April:
*Take a spin class once a week.
*Start training for a 5K.
*Continue to stay within my calorie range.
*Take 15 minutes a day to meditate/yoga.
*Lose 5-10 lbs and post a picture of the new me on April 30th (my 31st b-day)

My Program:
Using this program I am tracking my food and workouts. I am venting to my husband and friends, I stress out a lot. I get in at least 30 minutes of exercise with Monday being my only day off. Strength training is going well so I am moving it up to 4 days a week. I am trying 3 new recipes a week. And take out is limited to once a week.

Personal Information:
I have a loving husband who is my biggest supporter and my best friend. We will be married for 9 years in May. I have an 11 year old cat, she is my fur child, named Tasha. I swear she acts like a human child at times! I am currently a reading teacher and LOVE teaching my students.

Other Information:
I love SPARK! The members are awesome! I enjoy reading a good book with a cup of coffee in my hand. I have fun talking with friends and walking through the park. I enjoy playing water volleyball with my gym friends. I am always up for a challenge because it encourages me to face fears and try something new.

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  • v HOLLWALL36
    Hey Done Girl! We miss "seeing" you around the team. I hope you are having a wonderful 2012. Hope to hear from you soon.
    3445 days ago
    Hey Rebecca,
    How are things going? Haven't heard from you in a while, Hope things are going well for you.

    4013 days ago
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    4057 days ago
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    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!
    4058 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Belated Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon

    The Taurus Girl is born to a mother she can never live up to so she learns to be stubborn and stand her own ground. She can certainly be fat, since comments made about what she is eating can just make her eat that much more to "show you" what can be done.
    She gets along with VIRGO, Capricorn, Cancer and Pisces. She is frugal and does well being the "woman behind the successful man" as she knows how to manage money. She makes a great banker, real estate person, business owner, chef, bakery, beautician/make-up artist, or wedding designer. She LOVES beauty and can be lazy if she isn't happy, as SITTING and doing nothing is her silent way to protest.
    Taurus is the second sign of the zodiac, and the Sun resides in this sign from 21 April until 20 May each year. The symbol of Taurus is the Bull, for reasons that will be developed in the next few paragraphs.

    As a Taurus, you are likely to be very patient, a hard worker, and one of those people who constantly puts forth much sustained effort. Your demeanor is slow and deliberate, and attempts by others to hurry you rarely succeed. You need time to adjust to new ideas and changes. You can be stubborn to the point of becoming rigid, but you are practical and constructive in nearly everything you do. You carefully consider options before starting any action or coming to any conclusion. You function best under conditions where there is predictability, and where you can exercise a degree of control.

    Good-natured and friendly, your placid demeanor rarely shows upset or anger. When you are aroused, as suggested by the symbol of the sign, your reactions are very much like those of the angered bull. This anger can be reckless, and often lingers.

    There is a certain reluctance in the Taurus nature to try anything new or different. You don't take many chances, and you believe in sticking with the familiar and comfortable. There is not much adventure in your soul, and it is probably fair to label you a conservative individual. The danger with Taurus is the tendency to become too narrow-minded, and to dismiss anything that can't be seen, touched, smelled or tasted.
    You are not usually the first to learn a lesson, but when it is mastered, you are not likely ever to forget. Retentive and steadfast, you don't scatter your energies. You may be lazy at times, perhaps not spending any energy at all for extended periods. Yet long term, you are very willing to assume responsibility and shoulder more than your fair share of the load.

    You may be materialistic, often showing interests in money, security, and comforts in life. To those you love, you often show your feelings in a material way, and you appreciate the same in return. The Taurus personality is sometimes too concerned with money and possessions. Perhaps a little indulgent and luxury-loving, you relish creature comforts and appreciate beautiful possessions. Because of these interests, you have good taste in clothing and furnishings. You also may have a talent for landscaping and working with plants and flowers to make your surrounding more pleasant and appealing.

    You may excel as a cook, but even if you don't have the inclination to prepare it, you certainly enjoy food; perhaps too much. Because of this, you may have a battle with your weight. A slow metabolism and lack of interest in exercise often compound this problem.
    A natural interest in art and music often leads to careers or hobby pursuits in some form of art. Taurus is the sign that rules the throat, so you may have a fine singing and speaking voice.
    Love relationships are very important to you. Since you don't like being alone, you may settle for a partnership that is less than ideal, instead of accepting loneliness. Once settled in a relationship, you are very steadfast and dependable. You are exceedingly loyal, and make a very faithful friend. The most appealing aspect of Taurus, that sweet and loving temperament, is the often present when the Sun appears in Taurus. emoticon
    4060 days ago
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