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February 27, 2011 - My husband and I have both lost weight and are leading a healthy lifestyle!

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I have had issues with my weight since I was 12 years old. I have dieted off and on and lost the weight and then put it back on. I once again lost the weight a few years ago via Sparkpeople, but I have begun to add some of it back on little by little. It started around Christmas of 2011. I gained back around 10 - 15 pounds over a few months, but really saw it keep creeping on during this past Christmas season and beyond. I have now gained back almost 40 pounds! I am VERY frustrated with myself. Today I am joining a 90 day challenge that I hope will help me get in the habit of strength training. That is one of the main areas in which I struggle. I will strength train for a few days or a few weeks; but then I stop, because I find cardio a lot easier and I burn more calories with it. I do know, however, (based on all the information out there) that if I would just stick with the strength training I would end up burning more. Unfortunately, I want the quick fix.
I have become a runner! Which was one of my goals over the last couple of years. This past Fall, my husband and I ran the equivalent of a 5k. With the time change and the colder weather, however, we stopped running. I purchased a gym membership for both of us a couple of weeks ago, and I am now going through a 4 week program to get myself back into running. I also purchased a fitbit for my birthday this month, to help me get more active.
I plan to become much more active here on Sparkpeople, to help me with my goals.

Member Since: 1/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 52,813

My Goals:
I will get my weight down to 140 pounds. No excuses!

I want to make strength training a natural part of my life. No Excuses!

I want to run my first real 5k this year. No Excuses!

I want to start and complete at least 3 cross stitch projects this year.

I want to read and/or listen to 13 books in 2013 from start to finish, not counting books that I started last year but didn't finish.

I want to complete 10 crochet and/or knitting projects in 2013.

My Program:
I will complete the 4 week program on FitSugar to get me back into running.

I will commit to reading and either crocheting, knitting, and/or cross stitching for at least 30 minutes per day.

Personal Information:
Hi, My name is Connie and I live in Ohio. We moved here in June 2011, after our daughter graduated from high school. She is now attending The Art Institute of Cincinnati. We love it here! I am originally from Indiana, and where we live in Ohio is only about 2 1/2 - 3 hours from family and friends.

Other Information:
I love to read, cross stitch, and crochet. I took a beginner's class for knitting, I just need to practice more and start some projects.

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