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May 2010 - 200.0 lbs *My new journey begins!

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August 2, 2012:
This has been a terrible year. I'm focusing on recovery and just trying to survive.

July 3, 2011:
I have maintained my weight loss from a year ago, but still have 20 lbs to go. I've lost 30.2 pounds since May of 2010. I've run a 5K and a Triathlon. I'd like to run a 10K, 1/2 marathon and maybe even a full marathon. I'd also like to compete in two triathlons. I found a swimming club to join and I'm excited for the last half of the year.

July 16, 2010:
I have changed my goals after losing 62 lbs since December 2009. I am now in a healthy BMI and I have less than 40 lbs to go so I am setting goals that are built on my early weight loss achievements but start from when I started adding exercise into my weight loss program (May 9th, 2010). Since then, I have lost 24 lbs and close to 14 inches all over, and I went from a size 16 to an 8! I can run 3 miles (9:30 min/miles is the current personal best), swim 2800 meters, and spin for an hour. I am looking to build in stregth training other than my 18 pound lifts at home (picking up my I am always looking for SparkFriends and I love reading blogs.

I am the proud mother of two, one who is 4 years old and a 7-month old. I gained 90 pounds during my first pregnancy and I lost all 90 plus 20 more over a year and it was perfect. Then, I gained back 35 lbs while finishing my degree, moving to Houston and starting a new job. Next, we decided to have another child... and 65 MORE pounds later my second daughter was born. Now, I am determined to get back to where I was after the first child.

Member Since: 6/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 18,030

My Goals:
Goal: Reward:
Complete a Triathlon
A new dress
**Raced 8/15/2010**

7:30 min mile: New bike
**Completed 8/14/2011**

Lose 15 lbs
New running shoes
**Nike running shoes**

Lose 25 lbs
Sign up for a triathlon
**Sprint Tri 8/15/2010!**

Lose 35 lbs
New hair style & color
**Donated 12" to Locks of Love**

Lose 40 lbs
New running gear

Lose 45 lbs
New triathlon gear

2nd Triathlon
New tunes for ipod
**Sprint Tri 9/25/2011**

Lose 50 lbs
Hire a personal trainer

1st 1/2 Marathon
Day at the Spa
**RNR San Antonio 11/13/2011 - 2:28**

2nd 1/2 Marathon
New Ipod Nano
**RNR Las Vegas 12/04/2011 - 2:29**

Lose 55 lbs
New work clothes

GOAL WEIGHT: Treadmill & home gym

Heaviest Weight: 248

Lowest Weight: 130

Current Weight: 166

My Program:
I have been running, cycling, swimming and rowing. I love trying new things and playing with my kids like I am still a kid.

1500 calories a day
Lots of fruits & veggies
Low "bad" fats
Plenty of water

Personal Information:
I was born and raised in Michigan. Yuck, snow! I recently moved to Houston, finished my graduate degree and started a new job. I have always been known for taking too much on in life. I look forward to slowing things down a bit.

Other Information:
Fall down seven times, stand up eight!!

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  • v IMSMILEY88
    Great job on the 10 miles!

    As far as San Antonio, I'll be running the Half. It'll be just my 2nd Half with my first one being in Tulsa in November of last year. I did a 2 min run/1 min walk that time. But, I plan on running this Half!
    3625 days ago
  • v IMSMILEY88
    Thanks for the tip about the gum! I do love to chew gum, but am a little afraid to try chewing & running at the same time. But, I might give it a try!!! I need to get this back under control!

    I have my long run in the morning...6 miles. I'm hoping for no stitches!
    3627 days ago
    Thanks for the follow up info on your doctor's appointment, I appreciate it! I might be lightheaded when I get out of bed in the morning, and it takes a long time for my body to warm up to getting out of bed. I have to take deep breaths to kind of wake it all up. But other than that, throughout the day I'm not dizzy or lightheaded much. My hubby's theory is that it is from lack of sleep, so when I do sleep, I go into hibernation like a bear. *LOL* The other morning my pulse was in the 30's, which was kind of scary! I took it three different ways to make sure I was reading it correctly. I guess its just a mystery for now. I haven't weighed yet this month, but will next week. We shall see what happens! I'm also hoping that after 6 months post-partum my body will kick in gear too. I'm doing cardio about 5 days a week (running) and am always in a calorie deficit based on the reading from my Bodybugg, so we shall see!
    3667 days ago
    Thanks for the encouragement and the information! Yes, please let me know what the cardiologist says tomorrow. I'm super interested in hearing his take on it. I hope to turn a corner at 6 months, but I am still concerned about this heartrate thing.
    3684 days ago
    Hey girl! You are looking totally fabulous and you have totally rocked the spark world! Keep up the good work!

    BTW, I'm starting this "chain" and you and I are the first "links". Keep it going! Spread the sunshine!

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    It's a gloomy ugly day here in Lexington, KY and the gloomy weather seems to reflect on my attitude and the attitudes of everyone around me. SO, I decided to give a little sunshine to my friends and hope that it spreads (who knows maybe it will make it back to Kentucky!) Pick one of your friends and pay them a well-deserved compliment on their page!

    Spread the love!
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    3763 days ago
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