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I've dealt with being overweight since I was six years old. I've been on tons of diets, and even successfully reached a healthy weight - that was over 11 years ago. I lost 86 pounds through eating healthy and exercising (running, cross-training, weight training) on nearly a daily basis. When I reached my goal, I weighed 140 pounds, and had only 15% body fat.

I started my journey all over again in June, 2008, this time with SparkPeople, weighing the most I've ever weighed in my life. I wasn't very motivated in the beginning, but as I started to feel better from eating healthier and working out at the gym, that began to change, I've become an active participant on several Spark Teams, and even led our Done Being the Fat Girl Sage Team to a Biggest Loser Challenge victory two times in a row. SparkPeople has helped me believe in my ability to make make these healthy lifestyle changes permanent. I intend to reach my goal weight in 2009 and say goodbye to those unwanted pounds for good!!!

Some of my favorite quotes:

"Everyone is an athlete. The only difference is that some of us are in training, and some are not."
~ Dr. George Sheehan

"Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be."
~ Dr. George Sheehan

"Champions do not become champions when they win the event, but in the hours, weeks, months and years they spend preparing for it. The victorious performance itself is merely the demonstration of their championship character."
~T. Alan Armstrong, author

"Champions aren't made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them - a desire, a dream, a vision."
~Muhammad Ali

"Anything is possible, but you have to believe and you have to fight."
~Lance Armstrong

"Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so."
~Belva Davis, broadcast journalist

"A true runner has the heart and the soul which does not have to be proved to anyone else but oneself."

"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it."
-Oprah Winfrey

"A marathon is like life with its ups and downs, but once you've done it you feel that you can do anything."

"If you want to win something, run 100 meters.
If you want to experience something, run a marathon."
~Emil Zátopek, 1952 Olympic gold medalist in 5,000m, 10,000m & marathon events

"We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us."
~E. M. F.

"If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you've got to go all the way."
-Lance Armstrong

"Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes his mind to do. We are capable of greater than we realize."
- Norman Vincent Peale, author

"Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever."
~Lance Armstrong

"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day. It asks you, 'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"
~Peter Maher, Irish-Canadian Olympian and Sub-2:12 marathoner

As we run, we become.
~Amby Burfoot, The Runner's Guide to the Meaning of Life

What distinguishes those of us at the starting line from those of us on the couch is that we learn through running to take what the day gives us, what our body will allow us, and what our will can tolerate.
~John Bingham, running writer and speaker

If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.
~John Bingham, running writer and speaker

Nike Running Quotes:
"If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

"Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

"Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

"The road to hell is paved with couches."

"It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."

Member Since: 10/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 54,991

My Goals:
My long term goal is to say goodbye forever to 106 pounds by 7/9/09. Following are my 5% goals:

SW: 246.5 6/03/08

234 7/15/08 (229 - met 7/15)

222 8/26/08 (221.5 - met 8/12)

211 10/07/08 (209 - met 9/16)

200 11/18/08 (199 - met 10/28)

190 12/23/08 (188.5 - met 11/30)

181 01/27/09 (181 - met 1/20)

172 03/03/09 (170 - met 3/17)

163 04/07/09 (163 - met 4/7)

155 05/05/09 (155 - met 5/26)

147 06/02/09 (145.5 - met 8/11)

140 06/30/09

My Program:
I'm eating between 1700-2150 calories per day using calorie cycling.

I'm currently working out 5 days per week:

2x per wk. strength training, 2x per week cross-training, and 3x per week running, including one long run.

Personal Information:
My name is Kathy and I live in central Florida. I worked in corporate America for 18 years in IT. I started my own home business 7 years ago so I could homeschool my younger daughter, and I absolutely love it!!!

Other Information:
I'm currently training to run my first marathon.

1/24/09 - Seasons 52 5.2K: 42.31 chip time, 41:12 5K Split (1st 5K in 11 years!)

4/25/09 - Run for the Trees Jeanette Genius McKean Memorial 5K: 38:12 Chip Time

9/26/09 - Miracle Miles 15K: 1:58:07 Chip Time, 1st 15K Race Ever

11/26/09 - Seniors First Turkey Trot 5K: 35:39, PB in 5K Race since started back running 6/3/08

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    The Gemini child is born to a father who is well respected in the community and she is often the "baby" in the family. She grows up fast as she is allowed to keep up with the bigger kids so she talks early and she continues to love to talk. She often has two of everything, and later in life can have two marriages. She loves variety and can change easily. She should never marry young, but take time to explore the world and learn about herself. She can have problems with her "nerves" and depression can be an issue for her. She thinks to much. (Marilyn Monroe was a Gemini woman. Her best friend said "No one knows the real Marilyn.) Gemini can be very different behind closed doors. She gets along with Libra, Aquarius, Aries, Leo, Sagittarius and Virgo. She should avoid controlling Scorpio who keeps secrets. She must have a person who is open & honest as she tells all. She loves to play games. She makes a good writer, reporter, or front-person as she loves to talk. She isn't meant to be obese, as she has to much energy, so she needs to have an outlet for exercise.

    In Gemini the Sun is active, restless and changeable. You like plenty of variety in your everyday activities, in your friends, and even in your diet. Your interests are many and diverse--almost anything will attract your attention if only for a brief time. Truly, this is the sign of the jack-of-all-trades. As the story goes, you may find that unless you can develop your powers of perseverance, you may be the master of none. Your varied interests can result in a tendency for you to spread yourself too thin, sometimes failing to follow through on projects you've begun.
    Being very curious, you want to know and experience as much as you can. Gemini is the sign of duality. You find it difficult to limit yourself to one job, to one relationship, or one hobby, as you constantly seek variety and mental adventure. You scatter your energies because you don't want to miss anything. You are a lifelong student, never tiring of learning new subjects. You collect facts and tidbits of data, but you may not always have the big picture.
    To the Gemini person, communication is of utmost importance. You flourish on ideas, with a mind that is ever so quick and curious. You are a person who enjoys talking and writing. All sorts of communication ideas appeal to nature. You are aware of all that is going on around you, and you want to understand and participate in it all. You are hard to pin down, and even harder to beat in a debate. Your abilities of combining quick comprehension , and the communication of this comprehension to others, are the hallmarks of your sign. You can talk yourself into and out of situations with ease. Often Mercury people (Gemini's ruling planet is Mercury) take mischievous delight in disconcerting slower minds with their fast paced mental antics. You like to be around people, and you never do well working alone or on any routine type job.
    Extremely friendly, you enjoy companionship, and really thrive on it. Just as you don't like to be without activity, you don't like to be alone. You are likely to have a very wide circle of friends with whom you enjoy many activities--movies, games, conversation, and such. You are naturally outgoing and possess a sparkling wit. You are apt to become quickly bored with conservative types that can't make a decision or agree with your need to impose change. Not being very introspective or reflective, often you don't understand your motivations or the motivations of others. So in many ways, relationships can be shallow and superficial. Your restless mercurial nature requires constant excitement and change, or you'll becomes very dispirited and morose.
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