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I enjoy quilting, gardening, bird watching, Jane Austen and running.

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My first 5k race.... The Famous Potato 5k May 15, 2010 From couch potato to potato runner!!!

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My choice to be more fit opens the door to living life more fully. This page is dedicated to the journey of making daily choices to really live, rather than settling for less than my best.

Member Since: 2/20/2010

Fitness Minutes: 3,569

My Goals:
To achieve a weight of 135 pounds.

To run a 5K in 2010

Goal Met! 5/15/2010

To improve my personal self esteem and confidence.

To improve my health so that I might have more energy to be a better wife, mother, teacher and business owner.

To have a 1000 cardio exercise minutes in a month.

Goal met! June 2010

To complete with a smile on my face the following races...

TriKauaii July 25, 2010

Goal Met!

Barber to Boise 10K

Goal Met

Les Bois 10 k March 6, 2011 (I am giving myself permission to walk some of this if necessary.)

Spring Sprint Triathlon April 8,9

Great Potato Run 10K
May 14 2011

Camels Back Duathlon
May 28 2011

See Jane Run Half Marathon June 18

My Program:
I choose to live life more fully by ....

exercising (energizing) a minimum of 30 minutes a day

Couch potato to 5K

Graduated 4/23/10

tracking my food choices

being kind to myself

replacing poor food habits with hobbies I enjoy

Personal Information:
I am a mother of two great kids (ages 10 and 12) and wife to a caring and devoted husband.

I am a science and music teacher from Idaho. I also own my own quilting business (Bluebird Quilt Studio).

I love gardening, being outdoors, traveling with my family and quilting. I am a runner, (thanks to couch potato to 5k) and I also enjoy playing wii sports active with my daughter and biking with family along the Boise River.

Other Information:
I would love to "cheer on" and be "cheered on " by others in their journey.

Here's to our success!

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    Build this day on a foundation of pleasant thoughts. Never fret at any imperfections that you fear may impede your progress. Remind yourself, as often as necessary, that you are a creature of God and have the power to achieve any dream by lifting up your thoughts. You can fly when you decide that you can. Never consider yourself defeated again. Let the vision in your heart be in your life's blueprint. Smile!
    -- Og Mandino

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    3843 days ago
    Thanks for your comments on my post asking about good walking shoes! I've gotten a lot of good suggestions from our team - thanks for contributing! See you on the threads, Vikki.
    3844 days ago
    I just wanted to post a quick Welcome to the Biggest Loser Focusing In Fall Challenge ALL Teams TEAM. We're so glad to have you join us. Please jump in and have a good time getting healthy. This is an excited group of folks and really active team so you should be able to find all sorts of inspiration and motivation. Just jump right in. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. There's always someone willing to help in any way possible. Don't forget to use the food/water tracker that spark people provides as well as the fitness tracker. These are excellent resources that will help keep you on the path you've chosen. Come on... let's get healthy TOGETHER!!! Together WE can do anything! Spark On! -Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3847 days ago
    The Lime team is just one of many teams (all titled by colors) in the Biggest Loser Competition that happens seasonally. We just finished the summer one, now have three weeks off, and then we start the fall one.

    We have different challenges every week, where the goal is to show progress at our weekly weigh-ins. The teams compete, and every week there are stats posted. It is all about team comradery in our common goals.

    If you have an interest, you should definitely consider joining one of the teams! Our lime team has all 25 spotsfor fall committed to, but I am sure there are still teams out there where they have room. Even when a team is full, you can join as honorary, although in my opinion it is not nearly as fun or effective since your stats really don't make a difference. You could try honorary just to be exposed to what we do and be a part of the challenges, and there are still expectations of you to fully participate. That's where I feel you would benefit more being on an actual team status where you get the full benefits.

    Anyway, thanks for asking! Let me know if you have any more questions!

    3855 days ago
    I have a 2 mile short run scheduled for tomorrow! What are you gonna be up to
    3908 days ago
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