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I'm doing it again - I am cycling 180 miles from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH and back to raise money for Cancer Research. Let's wipe out cancer!

Pelotonia is a grass roots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. Pelotonia raises money for innovative and life saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Driven by the passion of its cyclists and volunteers, and their family and friends, Pelotonia's annual cycling experience will be a place of hope, energy and determination. Leveraging Netjets' transformational gift, Pelotonia directs 100% of every dollar raised to research. It is a community of people coming together to chase down cancer and defeat it.

Hi - I'm Kris, a single mom to a wonderful 8 year old girl. I've been through alot of changes in the last few years from being laid off and finding a new job to graduating with my masters, getting divorced and quitting smoking. What was left for me to drastically change? Yeah - ME!

In January of 2006 I hit the highest weight I had ever been, not counting being pregnant, and I had to buy larger pants. I knew that this couldn't go on any more so I went in search of an online food/calorie tracker and found SparkPeople.

After 9 months I had lost 30 pounds and was doing fine maintaining it. I had a physical and the blood work showed that I had lowered my cholesterol by 60 points. SIXTY! All through diet and exercise.

But then I got hit with a huge project at work and from June 2007 to December 2007 I gained back 15 pounds. Then I started back with my SP plan, lost 5 pounds and got smacked in February/March with more work than I could do and still workout like I was doing. I had to go in early and stay late, had to send my daughter to before and after school care - talk about the guilt! Then - after getting home from Disney World I BROKE MY ANKLE! There came the next 10 pounds putting me at 20 more (or more) than my lowest.

So I am back to knuckle down and get this all started again. Sparkpeople has really helped me define for me what a "healthy lifestyle" means and is helping me achieve it.

One cool thing that has come out of all of this is that I am now teaching group exercise classes at the local Y! I love Step Aerobics, Spinning and teaching Strength Training.

Member Since: 1/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 196,237

My Goals:
I had a goal of losing 30 pounds and I met that in June of 2006. I've maintained well fluctuating from 130-135. From June 2007 to Jan 2009 I have gained 20 pounds back. I lost about 10 of those and now I hover around 145 pounds.

My Program:
I am eating better, counting my calories and working out. I do a strength & tone class 3 days a week for 55 minutes and cardio for 30 to 90 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Personal Information:
I am from Columbus, OH. I'm a single mom of a great little girl.

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  • v NRTHILROSE61072
    I enjoyed reading your comments dated September 23rd on the Yoga Lovers page.

    Best wishes for a healthy, and happy life with your 5 year old daughter and your search for the great Power Yoga DVD.

    Rose from Illinois
    4845 days ago
    Hey Kris. I see that you're a member of the 'single parents' team. I've been workin' with the team; you ought to stop by and say hey~Bruiser.
    4859 days ago
    Wow, you started where I am now and you are where I want to be. You go girl!
    4868 days ago
  • v JAYJO64
    Congratulations on your weight loss! I have to tell you that looking at pictures of your little girl makes me very nostalgic for when mine was small! Her dad and I separated when she was 5 and I remember the struggles very well. I'm happy to read on your Spark Page that you are doing so well. What a great example you're setting for your daughter!

    Best wishes for continued success!
    4868 days ago
  • v ZEERN3
    Congratulations on your tremendous Sparkpeople success! What an awesome inspiration. I'm at the maintenance stage myself now and I find myself still needing SparkPeople to keep me on track. It's so easy to step away from the healthy lifestyle and I don't want that to happen.

    Welcome to the Spark Bookworms team! We have an active group of readers; stop by our forums and let us know what you're reading these days!
    4875 days ago
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