go to goodies page
Happy Face
go to goodies page
go to goodies page
SparkPeople Logo

Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Interact with ATHENAPOWER
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

In 2006, I weighed 230 pounds, smoked, and never exercised. I joined Spark, lost almost 50 pounds, and became a runner. In 2009, I finished the NYC Marathon at about 185 pounds. In 2010, I tried to train for NY again but ended up with severe tibial stress reactions that sidelined me for several months, during which I took up cycling and swimming and became a triathlete.

In March of this year I was hovering around 193 pounds - offseason weight gain - when I lost my job and started a stint on my couch. Suddenly, I was over 200 lbs again, even though I had all the time in the world to train! Hhhmmmph. Guess it's time to get back in control, right? I have a few short races and fun rides planned to close out the year, and I intend to complete my first Half Iron (Timberman 70.3) in August of 2013.

I love to exercise - though I lack consistency - but I love to eat even more! My first goals include getting more consistent activity including weight training (which I neglect) and controlling my diet by favoring protein and healthy fats over carbohydrates.

Member Since: 12/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 14,395

My Goals:
Starting Weight: 230
Current Weight: 202
Height: 5'6"

1st: 196 by 9/30/12
2nd: 186 by 12/31/12

My Program:
Swim, Bike, Run, lift

Personal Information:
37 years old, married mother of 1 teenage boy, starting school to become a sports massage therapist in September 2012

I have been in recovery from alcohol, drugs, and tobacco since 2006.

Other Information:
Goal in 2013: Half-Iron or bust!

Read More About ATHENAPOWER - Profile Information moved here. (Updated July 21)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 205.3 
Login to Leave Comment
Member Comments (129):  < Previous1234Next >Last >>