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BEFORE: Me at about 240 lbs. in 2001 (??)



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Hi! I'm Kristen and I live in Southern California. I want to lose about 75 lbs. total which will get me to a healthy BMI. If you want to know a whole heck of a lot more about me, I wrote an "origins" blog that basically lays out my road to being a (former) Fat Girl...because I'm DONE with that now! :-) Even though I can't do a link, you should be able to copy and paste: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=3271247

As of May 19, 2009 I am an official Done girl! So in classic Done Girl style I have the following to say:
I am DONE making excuses!
I am DONE telling myself I can't be a runner!
I am DONE deleting all my pictures from the camera before anyone has a chance to see them!
I am DONE calling myself a Fat Cow!
I am DONE allowing my past to decide who I am today!
I am DONE telling myself I don't have time for exercise!
I am DONE not having collarbones because they are covered in fat!
I am DONE not having armpits!
I am DONE thinking my feet are the only cute part of my body!
I am DONE shopping in the fat section!
I am DONE being the fat friend!
In short, I am DONE, DONE, DONE!!! I AM DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!!!
Wow - I was actually selected as Done Girl of the Day for 7/31/09!! What an honor!!!!!! I am so humbled to think that I, little ol' me, is inspiring others! I love the DONE GIRLS! They just ROCK!!

9/5/09 - Graduated Couch to 5K program! YAY!!!
6/2/10 - Became a SparkPeople Motivational Member (WOW!!)

5K Stats
Disneyland 5K - 9/5/09: Approximately 37 minutes
Komen Race for the Cure - 10/18/09: Approx. 36 minutes
Race for Humanity - 4/24/10: Approximately 36 minutes
Anza Days 5k - 7/2/11: Approximately 42 minutes
Run Through the Pines 5k - 8/13/11: 37:20
Fearless Skins 5k - 10/29/11: 34:23 (PR!)
Hometown Heroes Honor Run - 11/12/13: 34:22 (PR!)
Holiday 5k - 12/14/13: 34:24

10K Stats
Idyllwild 10k - 6/5/10: 1:22:12 (first one so it's a PR! LOL) But it was a lot of hill on this one...
Idyllwild 10k - 6/4/11: 1:16:20 (Yeah!!! a new PR!)
Idyllwild 10k - 6/5/12: 1:22:15
Mission Inn 10k - 11/10/13: 1:16:14 (a PR!)

1/2 Marathon Stats
Mission Inn Run - 11/14/10: 2:57:53 (first one so it's a PR! LOL) But it was a lot of wind on this one...excuses, excuses!! ;-)
Tinkerbell Half - 1/29/12: 2:41:02 - PR!
Citrus Heritage Half - 1/11/14: 2:53:20 (faster than my first!)

Hiking Log:
Summit Hike: 9/19/09
Devil's Slide to Tahquitz Peak: 10/1/11

The mascot I have chosen for my journey is the butterfly because just like a butterfly I can transform into something even more beautiful than I am now. I'm not a dowdy little caterpillar, but I haven't reached my full butterfly potential just yet either...both inside and out! So as Heimlich would say in his German accent in It's a Bugs Life - "I'm a beautiful butterfly"!

"The battle is never lost until you quit" I'm sure this quote has been said by a million people in a million different variations but I couldn't say for sure. So in this incarnation I attribute it to my sister, Heather, who said it in a blog comment and it just HIT me! Such wise words...

Update on 5/13/09 - I am working through my motivational images and quote and selected the following quote by Marilyn von Savant: "Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent." I selected this quote because I refuse to give up! It can and may take me longer to achieve my goals than what I think, but I am not going to give in to them or discouragement. So many times before I have lost some weight and gone back to my wicked ways; but the reason I am here on SparkPeople today is because I never gave up! I may have been temporarily defeated, but I came back like a bad penny! I don't want this to be a temporary change, hence a DIET; this is a lifestyle change! I want being active and healthy to be so much a part of me that I don't even think twice about it.


Member Since: 5/24/2007

Fitness Minutes: 116,437

My Goals:
Lose weight, get healthy, stay active!

179 pounds - this will be an overweight BMI(instead of obese!!!) DONE!!!

149 pounds - a healthy BMI!! Someday...

Run a 5K - yeah...RUN!! (Done 9/5/09)

Complete a 10K -hopefully running the majority of the time!
(Done 6/5/10)

Complete the Summit Hike in Idyllwild, CA in September 2009 (Done 9/19/09)

1/2 Marathon in 2010 - DONE November 14, 2010, Mission Inn Run in Riverside, CA


My Program:
Run 3x a week for at least 30 minutes
Cross-train 3x a week



Personal Information:
My name is Kristen, I am happily married to my best friend for over 26 years. I have four kids ranging in age from 21-27 and two grandbabies aged 4 and 3. I have to make time for working out, but it's WORTH IT!


Other Information:
I love music, movies and reading in my spare time (what little there is of it).




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  • v NORTIZ77
    Thanks for your comment to my blog. You know in all honesty my problem has been kind of off...I have this incredible urge to go back and get her (my grandmother) It was a rainy day when we were at the cemetery and for days since I've had this nagging feeling that we have to go get her because it's raining on her & she won't like it. Maybe I just havent accepted the fact she's gone yet? Not sure...I just finished telling my niece "I'm just not feeling it" I think I need to reroute my thinking & find new motivators? Set a whole new list of goals & rewards and just start it all over again? Does that sound nuts?
    4060 days ago
  • v LILLYBUG1977
    Thank you for the welcome banner. Everyone has been so nice and welcoming thus far. I'm really glad I've signed up. emoticon
    4066 days ago
  • v ANGELGAL01
    Hey Kristin! From one military mom to another... just want to send you some strength and hugs as you approach your soldier's R&R visit. It will be so great to see your son and I truly envy you.

    Not to worry though about how to "deal" with war tested soldier. Just remember to take his lead and always ask before you make plans for him. He may want things low key which is very understandable. Keep me posted and let me know if there's any questions I might assist you with!

    Hooah!
    Teresa

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    4067 days ago
  • v COLEMANSR
    Thanks for the add, I did the same. Keep in touch.
    4072 days ago
  • v COLEMANSR
    emoticon emoticon to bootcamp.
    4073 days ago
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