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Most things are all about my dogs - but this is all about me. I have been dragging my feet too long, and am bound and determined to get this weight OFF once and for all!!!

While I joined in October of 2007, I really didn't begin until January of 2008. As of January 1, 2009, I edited and updated my goals and ticker to begin anew, and continue this great journey!

It is now 2013, and I can't believe that I haven't updated this page in 4 years. Probably because I have been doing a great deal of living since meeting and surpassing my goals. And it feels good. Nah, it feels Great!!!

I have actually lost a few more pounds, and hover just under 140 for the most part. This is due to tweaking my diet and exercise to get better body composition. More muscle, less fat = more Life!

My diet and exercise are pretty much on auto at this point. I still pop in regularly to see what ya'll are up to, though. And to offer an ear, an opinion, or a virtual hug. Because this space is where it is at. People helping each other to meet and exceed their goals. I might have been able to do this without Sparkpeople, but I doubt it. It certainly would have been more difficult, and far less fun!

Here's hoping I can use this space to get and give inspiration!

Breathe Deep. Relax. Begin... Again.

Inhale hope. Exhale determination. - Trisha Selgrath

Don't beat yourself up... PICK yourself up!!!

Don't make excuses... make CHOICES!


"The more I run, the more I want to run, and the more I live a life conditioned and influenced and fashioned by my running. And the more I run, the more certain I am that I am heading for my real goal: to become the person I am." --George Sheehan, M.D.

My thoughts:

Running is what I do for my body.
Dancing is what I do for my Soul.

To dance -
To let the music into your body,
so that it can mix with your soul
and return to the world whole.

In strength there is grace;
And in grace, strength.

I run because I can
I run because others can't
I run because it brings me closer to God
I run because it brings me closer to Myself


*********2009 MILESTONES**********

!!!!!!! 80 LBS GONE AS OF 7/28/2009 !!!!!!!

!!!!! Final goal weight passed as of 7/10/2009 !!!!!
........ (Goal was 146.1 - weighed in at 145.2) .......
.... Reset my ticker for a maintenance range .....

75 LBS GONE AS OF 6/8/09 !!!!!
70 lbs gone as of 3/25/09!!!
65 lbs gone as of 2/4/09 !!!
Officially normal weight according to BMI - 2/2/09 !!!

GOAL #3 MET - 162.3 1/12/2009!!!

*************2009 RACES*************
03/14 - Harrigan's 5K - :28:27
06/13 - Yellow Springs Street Fair Fun Run - :26:09
09/07 - Kettering Holiday at Home 5K - !!! :25:24 !!!
10/11 - Dayton River Corridor Classic Half Marathon
----------2:09:29 !!!


~~~~~~~~ 2008 Summary ~~~~~~~~

January weight = 222.6
1/1/09 weight = 165.8 = 56.8 lbs GONE!!!
(Not LOST, because I am NOT looking for them!)

Inches lost for the year:
-6 inches from my bust
-9 inches from my waist
-9.75 inches from my hips
-4.25 inches from my thighs

-------------2008 Milestones-------------
GOAL #1 MET!!! 23MAY08 - 198.4 LBS!!!
Half-Way to my goal (162.3) as of 29JUN08, and feeling GREAT!!!
GOAL #2 MET!!! 12SEP08 - 180.0 LBS!!!
*****2/3 the way there!!!*****
Three-quarters to my goal 01OCT08 - YAHOOOOOO!!!!
50 LBS GONE!!! 11/05/2008

----------------2008 Races----------------
June 14 - completed the Yellow Springs 5K fun run
(my first in Years!) in :34:15!!!
Aug 23 - ABX Family Fun Day 5K - :34:10...
Sep 1 - Holiday@Home 5K - :32:23!!!
Oct 12 - Dayton River Corridor Classic 5K - :30:35!!! SO Close!!!

Member Since: 10/25/2007

Fitness Minutes: 29,888

My Goals:
Start Weight 222.6 1/08/2008
~~~Lose it 10% at a time!~~~
1st Goal - 200.3 DONE 5/23/08
2nd Goal - 180.3 DONE 9/12/08
3rd Goal - 162.3 DONE 1/12/2009

*********SO ON TO 2009*********

146.1 - reached 145.2 7/10/2009 !!!
Reset my ticker for a maintenance range 140-150 lbs!

?????In the longterm?????
I am thinking a marathon for the big 5-0! Who knows? ;)

My Program:
After over 2 years here, I have my eating mostly on autopilot... I know what portion sizes are, I know what the consequences of eating junk are, and I eat accordingly. Besides, my body mostly rejects junk these days, so no more temptation! ;)

I run three days a week, dance occassionally, bike, hike and backpack... in other words "Keep it moving!!!" Doesn't much matter what it is! ;)

Personal Information:
48 years old

I am a work in progress!

Other Information:
"Give yourself permission to be imperfect, but at the same time, give yourself permission to be WONDERFUL."

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    I just read your sparkpage. You have done a great job!
    3082 days ago
  • v TWEETYKC00
    Welcome to the Dog Lovers Team! We are happy to have you here with us and we can't wait to get to know you better. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let us know.

    3140 days ago
    Welcome to The Rescued Dog Lovers Team, it's great to have you aboard! Please do let me know how it all woks out. Have a gr8 rest of the day. emoticon
    3140 days ago
    Laura - I saw your comment on the running board that you use a camelbak on long runs. What model do you use? I have a camelbak that I normally use for cycling, but it moves around which I find annoying (and in some cases chafing). Since I live and run where the closest anything is 5 miles away, I need to carry more stuff for my long runs.
    3169 days ago
    Thanks for the training advice! I really like your idea of having flexibility, it leeaves room for a little of the chaos in life that is inevitable. I really look forward to the adventure of training for my first big race this summer!
    3233 days ago
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