RUNNING RACES: 5K 4/11/2015 Bun Run, Texas 37 min. Bronze Medal age group
5K 7/13/2013 Color Run, Lansing, MI Untimed
10K 6/30/2012 Whitmore Lake, MI 1:10 2nd in my age division. 61st place overall
8K 4/28/2012 Marones, Uruguay 59:33 19th place in my age division
5K Nike 3/25/2012 Montevideo, Uruguay 34:11 Placed 1120 out of 2000 runners
5K Breast Cancer 10/30/2011 Montevideo, Uruguay 36
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148,670 3/25/13 12:35 A
just ding something however small keeps me focused
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Good for you!
"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
~ Earl Nightingale
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all the best
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That is fantastic!! I feel that. SP has given me such a sense of purpose and I have learnt not to have the belief that all must be perfect in my world, but to accept that all is not easy and I do have to work at the challenges that come my way, but.... I am learning to accept this and find myself quite enjoying the challenges.
All the so-called "secrets of success" will not work unless you do. ~Author Unknown “Live Life Well"
Your story is inspiring, just goes to show if we put our mind to it we can do it. Thank you for sharing. Very besr wishes for the New Year.
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12/28/12 6:04 P
I am hoping to find that 'spark' that so many of you talk about. I know I want it...I just have to find out how to make it stick!
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148,670 12/8/12 4:59 P
many of us have changed our lives due to the Spark
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I am happy for you.
Each day is a great new start for whatever you need it to be. Embrace each day. JOIN US ON SPARK LOUISIANA TEAM CENTRAL TIME ZONE "So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God." 1 Corinthians 10:31 NIV
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148,670 12/1/12 5:53 P
important to be active on Spark
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11/28/12 10:22 P
Wow! That is a great story.
You reminded me of a woman I knew many years ago. She did a burnout. At the beginning, she was too tired and depressed to exercise. Then, after a while, she started to swim on a regular basis. Finally, she was feeling better everyday. One day, she told me : "Christine, you know the proverb that says "A sound mind in a sound a body. It is true. Swimming saved me."
I am happy that you love Sparkpeople so much.
And you will love your Fitbit too! :-)
Are you counting the "nights" before Christmas? (In French, we say when we are excited about something and we are counting the nights before the event happens : "Il me reste 4 (as example) dodos".
Christine Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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1,272 11/15/12 9:55 P
I just read this. I'm so happy for all that you are accomplishing. I have noticed your daily affirmations. I'm considering doing something similar. Right now I'm really struggling to keep up with my job duties. Light is at the end of the tunnel but it's not here yet. My work life is extreme right now and keeping me back from some other things I need/want to do. Not an excuse to not care for my body. Just making all more difficult right now. Thank you for your inspiration.
I'm an eternal optimist. I found the Secret; the Eat to Live plan. In 2015 I will be a Success Story ! I will be wearing that Little Black Dress December 31, 2015. The Secret is consistency!
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7/1/12 5:29 P
Hey I just read this!! I'm so glad for you and all that you have accomplished!! Your story is truly awesome!!
Please, Please watch and listen for motorcycles while your out and about!
Peace, Love & Hugs Becky (^_^)
“We don't stop laughing because we grow old; We grow old because we stop laughing” ~ Michael Pritchard ~
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4/23/12 3:49 P
I have actually been a member of Spark People for several years but I was not active for some time. I got inspired last year and started visiting the site regularly but never got the hang of posting food consumption and exercise. I simply don't have that much time. I am starting over because I forgot my user name and password and just registered as a new user.
I get very little support from my family about nutrition and exercise. They encourage me but want nothing to do with it themselves. My grandmother, both my parents and my sister are type II diabetic and I really do not want to go there. Not to mention the fact that I just want to live and have a great time doing it.
I lost 50 lbs last year and am facing another 50. I hope that I can visit this site enough to make some friends who understand this struggle.
pwhite Athens, TN
4/2/12 11:44 A
'It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.~Helen Keller
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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thank you for sharing this! Very motivating!
I CAN. I WILL. I AM.
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I feel that The Spark has saved many lives in many ways.............one way is making us accountable and alert to what we eat each day. We are getting off the couch and moving in some way, shape or form each day and we are beginning to be happy about it. How can we ever thank Chris for his gift to us.
I'm sincerely glad for you. You sound like a positive person, who was just waiting for someone or something to Spark you awake.
It was like that for me. I never really had friends, and I always thought it strange when people said about making friends on the internet. But Spark friends are another breed. We are all on here, come as we are. I love the positive energy.
Everyone wants everyone to succeed. You WILL, too.
~ Colette ~ Eastern PA(EST)
"Though no one can go back & make a brand new start, anyone can start from now & make a brand new ending. ."--Unknown
I´m soo glad for you. I too have found Spark just the spark that I´ve needed to begin to change my life around. It´s a wonderful site, isn´t it? Your story is an example of how much life can affect us and get us down. And that doing something for ourselves and others, can be a help in feeling useful and actively getting done what we need to get done. Thanks for the reminders.
I don;t even know where to start. Whew, since I have joined Spark not only am I living a healthier lifestyle & losing weight, it has changed my whole attitude towards life. This year I have suffered some major losses & gone through some major traumas & found I was getting very depressed. Regardless of what I tried whether it was using positive affirmations, or other techniques, nothing was sticking. I was unable to sleep at night & too tired during the day to do anything & felt pretty useless. I actually considered my life as a waste. I no longer cared how I felt or how I looked & gained weight & felt useless to do anything about it. I am pretty much housebound as I can no longer work due to illness & all my friends fell off the earth. Also we are down to 1 car now, so I don't go anywhere. Whenever my husband asked me if I wanted to do something, my reply was "No". I hated how I felt, I was disgusted with how I looked & didn't even want to go out in public anymore. I had joined Spark quite a while ago but never really became active until last month. In this short time, my life has totally turned around. I have lost some of my weight, even meeting my goal early as I am now exercising everyday. Since I feel better I am now sleeping. I wake up at 7 & I am on the treadmill by 8 for 60 min. This is not an option for me. I don't allow myself any excuses. This is something that is just as important as air. I am now drinking plenty of water where before I actually hated it. I am eating smaller, healthier meals & not being tempted by garbage food. I now feel so much better, not just physically but emotionally as well. I have made friends & have gotten involved in the Spark Community. I just recently took over Team Lead for the Tennessee Team. I now feel as if I have a reason & a purpose for getting up in the morning. I no longer feel like just a waste. I encourage people, I support them & I get that back as well. I know I cannot be a good leader if I do not follow my own principles. I cannot express enough my gratitude for this site. It has literally saved my life. Thank you Spark People!
Team Leader of the Tennessee Team Team Leader of the Seriously Special Sparkers! Team Leader of the SP Class of April 13-19, 2014
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not a an act, but a habit - Aristotle
Today is going to be a great day. How do I know? Because I'm going to make it so!
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