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Our first coaster as Mr & Mrs - Belmont Park Giant Dipper, San Diego CA

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I'm 31 and happily married as of October 7, 2012. I lost 33 lbs with SparkPeople in 2012, making me the healthiest I've ever been in my adult life. Life has been crazy since then and I regained a significant amount of weight. In 2017 I am taking control not just of my weight but of my health, both physically and mentally. I am waging war against anxiety, depression, and obesity!

Member Since: 1/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 33,289

My Goals:
I want to be able to hike the amazing Smokies without being worn out, even when carrying 35 lbs of camera equipment. I want to take up running and complete some of the amazing races that are out there, such as the Disney Princess Fun Run!

My Program:
I am making consciously healthy diet choices. Because I am first focusing on healthy weight loss, I am eating a calorie-restricted diet of between 1200 and 1500 calories daily. I achieve this by eating smaller portions, swapping out ingredients in my favorite recipes with lower calorie substitutes, and snacking on healthy things like fruit to keep from overeating at meal time.

Personal Information:
My name is Kat and I live in the Dayton, Ohio area with my husband our 3 cats, and a white German Shepherd. I'm self-employed as a portrait photographer and am a student at The Ohio State University.

I love riding roller coasters (have ridden over 300 different ones!), traveling, hiking, and taking photos.

Other Information:
"She's a Saturn with a sunroof, with her brown hair a'blowin." - Brad Paisley, "She's Everything."

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  • v NEELOJ
    Welcome to shutterbugs….
    Hi!! So glad you joined us in our Shuttlebug team!
    We have so much fun on this team. We love to share our photos with each other and to comment on them.

    Just for fun we post weekly photo assignments. You are invited to participate in this with us if you are interested.

    Please check in the General Discussion section for the Photo Assignments.
    Each assignment has complete directions in the very first post of the assignment which will be on page one, scroll to the bottom of the page.
    You are welcome to add pictures to any of the assignments.
    Or just add a comment to pictures other team members have shared.

    If you have any questions be sure and ask, either on a team or you are welcome to email me.
    I will be looking forward to seeing your photos!!

    2097 days ago
    emoticon to Cross Stitchers of Spark Team:

    Please check out the TEAM PAGE, There you will find information about everything we have to offer as a TEAM. So come JOIN in the fun and see YOU on the MESSAGE BOARDS. YAY!!”.

    We are here to help encourage and motivate each other. Weight loss is not a journey we do well when we are all alone. Success comes when we flock together.

    Most Importantly, Have Fun, Live and Love Life. emoticon

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    3288 days ago
  • v BILLALEX70
    Welcome to the Columbus team!

    I see you're a geocacher as well. I just started doing that and enjoy the slower pace of the 'hunt.'
    3289 days ago
    Welcome to the SparkDayton team!
    3293 days ago