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So 2013 will always be the year I ran the Pittsburgh Marathon as part of a relay team!!! :-) Hopefully, 2015 will be the year I run three half marathons!

I've made a lot of progress toward my goals already by completing the Pittsburgh Half Marathon, but I'm determined to stay on track and keep up the hard work. I have the Morgantown Half Marathon on the horizon!!

I continue to deal with some personal health issues, but I am getting through everything with the Lord above, my AMAZING mother, loving husband (who is an amazing dad!), challenging toddler, and our newest furbaby.


"There are no shortcuts to any place worth going!"




I'm a 36 year old female from Southwestern PA. I am a retired librarian and now spend my spare time as an online health and fitness coach and training pups. This is in addition to being a wife and mother! At one point, I wore a size 24 and tipped the scales at nearly 290 pounds. I lost weight and was close to my goal at a lowest weight of 137. I've let way too many pounds creep back on since I got married in 2006. I'm not going to make excuses. I can use the effort I would waste on that to get healthy for life!

Member Since: 6/17/2008

Fitness Minutes: 96,044

My Goals:
My goals seem to be very fluid and keep changing, but I know I need to continue to eat healthy, exercise, and lose weight so my back and body feel GREAT!

I'm also going to continue to use my BodyBugg to monitor myself and make sure I'm on the right path and making the right choices for my overall good health!

My Program:
Some agility practice with Harley, a little more playing with the dogs, and lots of time running!!! Finally, I LOVE challenging myself on xbox Kinect... I can totally feel the burn on the fitness games...

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I love my Steelers, my dogs, and reading... I've gotten really into dystopian fiction lately. I'm also an avid reader of James Patterson and Sandra Brown... It is hard to find a book I don't enjoy some part of... :-D

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    Hello and welcome to Spark!
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    Your Aussie is beautiful!


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  • v SWEETNESS0721
    Welcome to sparkpeople! Good luck on your weight loss. Stay focused and you will reach your goals soon enough... I'm a leader of a few teams... Hope you join. If you need anything, let me know.

    Remember: You CAN do it.


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    4269 days ago
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    emoticon emoticon ! Remember we're all in this together. Be sure to use your tools and feel your way around the site. YOU CAN DO IT! If you need anything I'm here. Love yourself no matter what. Good luck with your new journey to a healthier lifestyle.

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    "Feeling healthy and feeling good about yourself is not a luxury - it's an absolute necessity"

    4269 days ago
  • v MOMMA_BEAR_69
    Hi and welcome to Spark People where you will soon find an unbelievable amount of support and encouragement. The tools and information on this site are wonderful, but the support & encouragement you receive from the members are priceless. They are "just" members now but will soon become your friends and believe it or not your family. You will be creating a body that is strong and balanced! From your own efforts, you will make a difference, and you will feel good about yourself. You are a unique, beautiful, and rare individual — the one and only you! This is something you are doing for yourself...to be the best you can be. I am so glad that you decided to join.
    Always remember that friendship, love, health, energy, enthusiasm, joy, love and your belief in God are the things that make life worth living and exploring.
    God bless you as you travel this journey to a healthier you.
    Love and Hugs,
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    Comment edited on: 6/17/2008 10:36:47 PM
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    Look back and "Thank" God.
    Look forward and "Trust" God.
    Look around and "Serve" God.
    Look within and "Find" God!"

    "I asked God, 'How do I get the best out of life?' God said, 'Face your past without regrets. Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear!'" "Life is short, so forgive quickly. Believe slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. Never regret anything that makes you happy. And have a wonderful journey!!

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