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Yellow is my favorite color. I have a thing for sunflowers and yellow butterflies! :-)

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Well, it's 2012! FINALLY! I am so ready for the new year and all it promises to bring. For once and for all, I am going to take control of my health. This isn't a new year's resolution. That's a bunch of crap. This is just me promising me to take better care of myself this year than I did last year. Does that mean I will be a size 6 at the end of the year? Ummm...No. However, will I have healthy habits? Yep! That I KNOW I can do. And I will use this page to document this year's journey, to vent, to process my thoughts, "keep my mind right", and maybe connect with a few new SPARK friends. :-)

Member Since: 7/8/2011

Fitness Minutes: 1,309

My Goals:
My goals are simple. I want to be healthy, lose at least 50 pounds, and get back into all the cute clothes I miss so much! I pretty much just want to take good care of myself, show myself some love, and finally be comfortable in my own skin. My ultimate goal is to be a size 8 to 10. I think I'm at my best at this size.

My Program:
I guess I'll do the basics for now...exercise at least 3 days a week, eat a healthy breakfast, get small meals throughout the day, cook healthy meals, monitor my portion size, try to track my food intake, and get more sleep! I also try to avoid a lot of processed foods and keep a watch on carb intake. I'm going to use my Bodybugg to help me. :)

Personal Information:
I'm a soon to be 40 Leo. Education is my niche. I've been everything from a substitute teacher to a principal. I've even worked in central services (in charge of state testing and research). Now I work for a private education company that sells customized benchmark assessments and professional development to school districts.

I love kids, but I don't have any (just happened that way). I help my boyfriend with his 15 year old son.

I'm very quirky. I don't like the outdoors much, at least not direct sun exposure. I have to MAKE myself go outside for a few minutes a week just because I have a vitamin D deficiency! I'm scared of heights, I like rules and routine, I don't like eating with large forks and spoons, I can't stand to have anything touch the front of my neck (no turtlenecks for me), and I cannot eat a bruised apple! Yeah...I have some issues. LOL! (Just keeping it real. We all have our little things.

I'd love to learn to speak German. It was my first l

Other Information:
My favorite color is yellow. I LOVE sunflowers. Yellow butterflies make me smile. I like Winnie-the-Pooh, shiny things, girly things, pink roses, and electronic gadgets. My guilty pleasure in life is my daily hour of Young & the Restless. I'm not a huge TV watcher, but I do watch the news. I like stations like the History Channel, HGTV, and the Discovery Channel. Shows that are guarantted to make me laugh are Everyone Loves Raymond, Frazier, and Two and a Half Men.

My taste in music is eclectic. Prince is by far my favorite artist. I also love Evanesance, Bon Jovi, and Alanis Morrisette. Old school R&B is amazing, there are no better love songs! I don't really have favorite music type. If I like the song, I like it. That's it. So, my playlist includes Pink Floyd, Sade, 50 Cent, Nelly, Pink, Nickelback, Janet Jackson, Bette Midler, Phil Collins, Mariah Cary, Aerosmith, Little Kim...Yeah, I know it's a bit strange. I guess I just like music!

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    Thank you for keeping in touch with me! emoticon
    3567 days ago
  • v SUNFLOWER_08
    Oh, thank goodness! Someone who gets sarcasm! Awesome! My current goal is to lose 10 pounds four times. I've done well so far today. I munched on baby carrots instead of the disgusting (wink-wink) looking cream filled donuts someone brought to the office today! It helped that I started the day with a good breakfast and a walk. I even took my vitamins and tracked my food and exercise. Yeah. That's how I do! LOL! The tough thing for me today has been drinking water. Drinking water really isn't that hard to do. It's all the trips to the bathroom that are driving me nuts today! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3593 days ago
    Hey girl...No slacking here!!! :)

    So its your sarcastic friend form across the pond! We can do this babe!!

    Whats your goals? You got a date your working towards??

    Much kisses xxxxx emoticon
    3593 days ago
  • v no profile image KRISTENTRAVELS
    Hi Sunflower, thanks for the add, and WELCOME to Spark People! I've been using the site for about 6 months and it's really great. If you have any questions about the features, I'd be happy to help out! Have a great weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3596 days ago