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A few years ago at New Years - the goal is to lose my chubby cheeks!! :)

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Halloween 2010 (172 lbS). Me being cheesy in my Tomb Raider costume!

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2011.02.25 - At work. 162, size 10 jeans, large top.

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6/17/2012 - Ran my second marathon. :)


11/2/2011 - Name change from ETHNIU02

8/1/2011 - I just signed up for my first marathon. It's the Cleveland Marathon on May 20, 2012. I'm very excited and know it's going to be tough work!

I ran the Cleveland Half Marathon on 5/15/11. My Running Buddy (RB) and I lined up behind two girls that were running their first marathon. They had run the HM in 2010 and wanted it to be their first marathon, too! I knew then that I would be running the marathon the next year, too!

I've been overweight on and off throughout my life. I remember being chubby in high school, but looking back I was much closer to average than I thought. I had it in my head that I was fat, comparing myself to the short and petite girls. I was about 140 at the time.

I'm 28 years old, 5'7", about 158 pounds right now. I always thought 140 would be unhealthy, although the charts say 135-140 would be ideal for my height. I've been at high as 197 (when I saw THAT I got my butt in gear) and as low as 163 in the past ten years in previous weight-loss attempts. When dieting and exercising previously, I'd hit the cardio hard, drop 10-15 pounds and call it quits. Slowly, the weight would creep back on until I was back around 180.

May 2010, my long-term boyfriend and I started working out and eating better as a team. Having a workout buddy is the best, especially having one that knows me so well and is encouraging as well as strict when I make excuses. In return, I cook and cook and cook, trying to get him to eat his veggies!

It's August 2011 now, I've lost 25 pounds and have lost 3-4 inches from my waist and significantly increased my strength. I feel phenomenal, I look ten times better, I'm seeing much more definition in my arm and legs.

The weight has been slowly coming off, my distorted body image has been slowly replaced by a more realistic one, and my relationship has been met with some interesting challenges!

I reset my goal weight to 150, and hope to meet that by the end of 2011. Knowing that it has been slow going to date, my real goal is to look and feel great (which I do!). Whatever number I acheive on the scale isn't as important as that goal!

Measurements for reference:

Location 6-16 / 8-4 / 11-11 / 12-8 / 2-28
Chest 43 / 41 / 40.5 / 40 / 40
Underbust 38 / 36 / 35 / 34.5 / 34
Waist 40 / 38 / 36.5 / 36.5 / 36.5
Hips 39 / 39 / 39 / 38 / 38
Thighs 21.5 / 21 / 21 / 21 / 21
Biceps 12 / 12.5 / 12.5 / 12.25 / 12.25
Weight 178 / 172 / 171 / 165 / 162
BMI 27.9 / 27 / 26.7 / 25.9 / 25.8
BF% 44% / 36% / 31% / 29% / 29%

Member Since: 12/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 58,408

My Goals:
Drink enough water, eat enough (and eat healthy) in order for me to do the things I want to in my life and stay active!

My Program:
Lots of running. Lifting when I remember.

Racing Events:
11/25/10 - 4-miler (37:45)
3/6/11 - 15K (1:26:00)
5/15/11 - HM #1 (2:03:13)
6/4/11 - Warrior Dash
7/24/11 - 10K (53:55)
8/21/11 - 10-miler (1:28:10)
10/9/11 - HM #2 (1:53:34)
5/20/12 - M #1 (4:53:33)
6/17/12 - M #2 (4:28:44)
9/29/12 - HM #3
10/7/12 - M #3
11/3/12 - HM #4

Personal Information:
I am in a long-term relationship, no kids, no pets!

I like working in the yard and on my house, which needs a lot of it!

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  • v TRI_BABE
    LOL I've run that marathon, my club does it every year. There's one moderately big hill in the beginning maybe around mile 7 and then smaller hills the rest of the way and a long boring stretch toward the end. If the weather is good there are a decent amount of fans along the course though.

    I'm doing OK but the grey has gotten to me. The bright lights help but I am having trouble finding a schedule that works without causing insomnia at the same time. The weather is great for running but the grey makes you feel like not going!

    I've decided to make my weight goal before training for another marathon. It's tough because I really want to, but it motivates me more to hit my goal so I can start!
    2772 days ago
    Happy Heart Day!

    2773 days ago
  • v NIXY72
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    I just wanted to say hi and tell you that even though I've been away from SP for the past several months (bogged down with work and stress) I am looking forward to ending the mighty-year-of-challenges that has plagued me this past year and start fresh soon... I may be still a bit scarce around here for the next little while but I did want to let you know that I've been thinking of you and hope you are doing well in life, in happiness, and in your journey.

    2791 days ago
    Thanks for your comment on my blog! In hindsight I'm fairly certain it was a joke that I overreacted to due to hormones, but people really can be jerks sometimes!
    2806 days ago
    Thanks so much for the encouraging words on my "New Job" blog! I am just so excited and overwhelmed by it all, and I can't wait to start!
    2810 days ago
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