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Hello all! My name is Laura. I have been on spark since October 2008 and I can truly say that sparkpeople has changed my life! Through all the support and friends I have met through this amazing community, I decided to change my career from corporate finance to become a Registered Dietitian, with a strong passion for weight management. Every day I look to my amazing patients who continue to inspire me and encourage me to always put my health first.

Through Spark, I lost 65# and was maintaining well until the beginning of 2016. My husband and I moved across the state of Texas and I had to endure a job change in addition to moving away from my friends and family. It's been rough on me trying to transition to a new place, new job and now being in graduate school. I've gained a significant amount of weight back in this time, so looking to get back to my happy weight and back with my healthy lifestyle.

Reach out to me at any time!

Member Since: 10/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 21,128

My Goals:
*Be a spark people motivator! DONE 9/8/09
*Run a 5K! DONE! 9/19/09
*Run a 10K! DONE! 10/17/10

*Become a spin class instructor
*Fit back into my old clothes :/

My Program:
This is always changing, because consistency is something I struggle with if I'm doing the same things all the time.
Right now, I eat based on the plate method without excluding any foods. I aim to lift weights 2x/week with a trainer and I try to do cardio 2-3 times a week. I've had several injuries from running, so I have stopped and I just focus on spinning, cycling, elliptical, pilates and walking.

*First 5K: Addison Oktoberfest 5K 9/19/09
*First 10K: Ft Worth Mercury 10K 10/17/108

Personal Information:
I'm from the DFW area of Texas, but now live in Houston with my wonderful husband and our dog. I grew up between Texas and Boston, so I'm a huge Red Sox fan! I am a Registered Dietitian by day!

My main passions in life are: reading, cooking, dogs, spinning, baseball and strategic board games

Other Information:
"A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." - Stephan Dolley Jr.

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." William James

"Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle"

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  • v JOY26505
    I am passionate also about eating right and being an example to others. I studied hard and graduated with my Associates of Science while I was pregnant, studied even harder to obtain my Bachelor's in Nutrition, while pregnant again. Can we chat?
    1814 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy BELATED Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon

    The Capricorn girl had to be "old when young" as she took on a lot of responsibility early, so she never was able to be "just a silly kid." She was always expected to "act her age" and so when grown she can feel she missed part of her childhood. She gets along with Virgo, Taurus, Pisces, Cancer and Aquarius. She makes a good businesswoman and often works with hair and makeup. (Dolly Parton and Victoria Principal are both Cappy women.) She can have problems with her knees and headaches from stress. She isn't made to be fat as she dislikes others judging her and her appearance is important to her. She has the self discipline to stay with a diet and also to exercise IF SHE WANTS.
    Capricorn is associated with the harshness of winter and its stark realities.

    In Capricorn, the Sun is strongly goal-directed and persistent. Ambitious, serious and dedicated to duty, life is difficult, but you are the type of person who will triumph and achieve success. Your aptitude to persevere, no matter how difficult the road, sets you apart from most of your peers. You are anxious to climb the ladder of fortune, and you can usually reach your goals because of your sense of the right way of doing everything. Your patience is never ending.
    You are a very thoughtful and serious person, thinking everything through carefully before you set off in any direction. You possess excellent reasoning skills, and you can be counted on to select options that are both practical and that provide an economic advantage. Your attitude is conservative; conservative with time, money, and all other resources. Your philosophy is waste not, want not. You are also likely to be conservative in your political and social attitudes, although your age, upbringing, and education perspectives may influence this somewhat.
    You are especially well suited to business and government because of your sense of organization and structure. You combine a talent for management with an ability to carry out instructions with care. You are the quintessential careerist, taking job and duties very seriously. Therefore, you are never one to shirk responsibility and you have very little use for those that do. That which matters most to you is your public image. You show your best face to the public. You enjoy being in a position of power and authority, although you are not very much inclined to enjoy the limelight. You may prefer instead to run your business from an isolated perspective. You are loyal and dedicated, and you demand utter loyalty and dedication from subordinates. Advancing up the ladder of success is all important. You are unconcerned about, sometimes even ruthless toward, those getting in your path as you move upward.
    You don't handle chaotic situations very well. You may need to develop the ability to lighten up a little and not take life, and everything else so seriously. Although you are self-disciplined, responsible, and practical, at times you can wallow in self-pity. It's essential for you to remember that your most important asset is self-esteem, and you should never devalue this. Rigidity and fear of change may be your biggest stumbling block.
    Sober and reserved in your dealings with others, it takes you a good while to warm up enough to anyone to be considered a close friend. Yet once you do, you are a very caring, reliable, and most steadfast ally. Your private side is different from your public side. In private you are shy and sensitive. The harshness of your public image disappears. Emotionally demanding relationships are very difficult. Love relationships may be more like business relationships, and you are unsure of yourself in most intimate situations.
    2980 days ago
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    Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you!
    Hope the celebration was DONE just right!
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    2983 days ago
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    Because today's so special
    it really wouldn't do,
    to send one simple birthday wish
    to last the whole year through...
    So this wishes happy moments,
    a day when dreams come true,
    and a year that's filled with all the things
    that mean the most to you.
    Happy Birthday!

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    2984 days ago
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