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I am the mother of 2 great children, 23 and 21 years old.  My husband, Casey & I just bought 1/2 of his parent's farm.  We currently live about 2 miles down the road from the farm.  We have a large vegetable garden, several flower beds, and about 2 acres of lawn.  I enjoy reading, crocheting, sewing, and crafting.  I am a certified ophthalmic assistant and the site coordinator for an eye clinic.   Growing up I was always the skinny one.  My sister who is only 2 yrs younger than me was bigger, and I would get her hand me ups!  My mom use to get asked what she fed my sister to keep her so plump and she would say the same thing she fed me to keep me so thin!  I didn't really start to gain weight until after I had my children.  Being a busy mom left me little time for myself.  I "retired" for awhile to stay home with them, and ran a daycare.  When I did go back to work, I worked in a hospital, and with lots of walking, and eating balanced diet, I lost some weight without trying!   I eventually got a job in my field (Optometric technician or eye doctor assistant), and worked with some women who's bad bad habits rubbed off on me.  I have gone to another eye office since, and along with my main job, I am also office manager.  I have 11 women I supervise, and a manager who often makes life either more difficult or easier.  I have put on 60 lbs in 9 years, and need to take it off. 

Member Since: 8/19/2008

Fitness Minutes: 8,075

My Goals:
 With Boot Camp, I would like to refirm up what has gone back to flab since the start of snow and holidays.  I will do the workout daily and add my 30 minutes of cardio 5 times a week. 

My Program:
1/1/09I have joined the New You Boot Camp.  I want to stick with the program, and do myself some good!!

Personal Information:
I am 47, and live in the country between Poynette and Portage, Wi.  I started growing up in Madison, but when I was 9 my parents bought a farm and we move to this area.  We live .5 miles from my parents and 2 miles from my husbands parents.

Other Information:
I love mysteries, Janet Evenovich and Carol Nelson Douglas are two of my favorite authors.  I also crochet, bead, sew, and do other crafty things.  My favorite movies are, The Princess Bride, Robin Hood Men in Tights and Blazing Saddles!

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    Hey! Kathy and I are getting tired of playing "the movie game" on our SP Class of August 17-23, 2008 page by ourselves..................come back and play with me, pleeeeease. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4194 days ago
    A rollo is not a dog treat, but it is a chocolate coated caramel..

    Might have to end up trying them as I can't get him interested in anything.
    Won't drink water so use a syringe (without needle of course), to squirt water into his mouth, to make sure he doesn't get dehydrated.
    4195 days ago
    I haven't heard from you in awhile so I thought I'ld stop by and let you know I was thinking of you. YOu are doing great.... I fell off the wagon and gained 10 pounds back.... but I am refocused and ready. Congrats on your weight loss. Stop by sometime and chat. Kathy
    4206 days ago
    Hey friend, what's up. It is finally starting to kick in for me, so I'm hoping my ticker will start moving in the right direction. Looks like youre doing good. Let's beat this thing!!
    4213 days ago
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    Yes, Laura, Pants ON!! I live in Wisconsin, too, you know; too cold for "Pants Off" right now!!!!
    4219 days ago
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