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I'm roughly half-way through my weight-loss journey. It's slow -- I've lost a little over 40 pounds in the last year -- but because I've established such a consistent commitment over that time, I know the weight will stay off and that I can do this forever.

I've never thought of myself as "fat" or anything less than normal. I truly believe that health is much more than weight. With that said, I love the feeling of "closet shopping" -- finding clothes in my closet that I had gotten too big for -- and I never want to be in a position of being in any way compromised because of my dietary choices. I'm 34 years old and do NOT want to be 40, 50, 60, or 70 and be told I've made myself sick by being overweight. I've been healthy this far and plan to keep myself that way!

I am goal-focused and know I feel my personal best when I'm reaching my food and fitness goals. We can do this!

Member Since: 11/28/2006

Fitness Minutes: 58,539

My Goals:
I started off my current SparkPeople journey in fall of 2012 and was a size 14/16 then. I'm now a size 12 and would love to be an 8/10. More importantly than size or weight, though, I just want to keep feeling healthy.

My main goal is just to keep going with the lifestyle I've established, but I'd also love to be able to run 5K in under 30 minutes. After starting and restarting Couch to 5K many times over the years, I finally completed it in Spring of 2013.

I want to continue to challenge myself to be the best version of me that I can be.

My Program:
Moderation is key for me -- if I want this to truly be a forever lifestyle, I have to allow for flexibility in all areas. I also believe that small changes can really add up to make a huge difference.

I've been a vegetarian for more than half of my life and eat vegan at home. I respect everyone's right to their own dietary choice, but I know I feel at my best when I don't eat animal ingredients. I'm whole foods focused -- I don't typically eat much processed food.

I practice yoga several times a week, run 4 days a week, and do lighter cardio at least two out of the other days each week.

I make sure to track on SparkPeople EVERY DAY. When I stop tracking, I'm usually eating poorly.

Again, moderation. There are some weeks when I miss a workout or eat a little more than I'd like and *that's okay*. The key is picking back up where I left off and continuing to put one foot in front of the other.

Personal Information:
Official race (or chip) times:

4/21/13 - 40:16
4/27/13 - 39:29.363
12/14/13 - 36:14.2
1/4/14 - 35:35:3
2/22/14 -- 38:03**

4 mile
11/20/13 - 47:23/47:27**

1/3/15 - 1:15:45.8

**No official tag time available, only gun time. First number is my gun time, second number is my RunKeeper tracked time, which I usually start just before the start line

Other Information:
My blog posts are pretty exclusively titled with 80's lyrics. I'm a child of the 80's and do think 80's songs are totally fun, but with that said, it's not like I listen to them all the time.

When I first restarted Couch to 5K I was listening to 80s music and it really kept me going so I decided to use 80s lyrics for my blog titles. I mix it up a little now, but I still love finding the perfect lyrics for my blog entries =)

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  • v AJ0708
    Hey buddy!!! Yeah I’ve been good! Let’s catch up!
    1159 days ago
    Thank you for the welcome. emoticon
    2190 days ago
    Thanks for reaching out to me. I would love suggestions for getting vitamin D and calcium. I have used soy, almond and coconut for 3 years now. I'm just short on my nutrition level. Thanks again!
    2226 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement! I worked out yesterday and am feeling so much better. It's always that first workout back that kicks your butt. :)
    2358 days ago
    Thanks Kat! Yeah, it's a bummer. I feel like it's a good opportunity though to build character, lol, to remember how I don't like being in this state and need to stay determined and vigilant at all times. I'm having an alright week so far. Eating better, and if I manage to do a run tomorrow then I'll be back on a regular exercise routine for the first time in a month. Just taking it one day at a time really. Thanks for the love!!!! Glad you're finding your way again as well. :)
    2383 days ago
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