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In Hawaii in January 2013, at 152 lbs





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Weighed 230 lbs in November 2011. Now weigh 140. Lost 70 lbs from November 2011 to November 2012. Hit goal of 90 lbs lost on April 16, 2013. Celebrated one year of maintenance on April 16, 2014. Fell down between November and June, 2014 and gained back 27 pounds. Back on the wagon officially as of June 16, 2014 (see blog!)

Did it all on my own: no fad diets, no paid programs, no nutritionist, no personal trainer! All done with food lifestyle changes, and I took up running in July ...
Weighed 230 lbs in November 2011. Now weigh 140. Lost 70 lbs from November 2011 to November 2012. Hit goal of 90 lbs lost on April 16, 2013. Celebrated one year of maintenance on April 16, 2014. Fell down between November and June, 2014 and gained back 27 pounds. Back on the wagon officially as of June 16, 2014 (see blog!)

Did it all on my own: no fad diets, no paid programs, no nutritionist, no personal trainer! All done with food lifestyle changes, and I took up running in July 2012.

Have run several 5Ks, race PR is 26:23.5. 10K PR is 57:43. First 15K was in August 2013 with a 1:34:25. I ran my first half marathon in October 2013 and, despite recovering from an injury, finished in 2:42:34.

I'm a 29-year-old professional meeting planner and live just outside of Chicago. I'm also a grad student, getting a master's in sports administration.

I fancy myself a "real" runner and religiously devour Runner's World and Women's Running (and usually Women's Health and Fitness) magazines monthly! I blog at http://www.fatgirlrunn.com

But my real religion is hockey and I am a big Washington Capitals fan!
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Member Since: 1/13/2013

SparkPoints: 17,635

Fitness Minutes: 8,670

My Goals:
Maintain. Run a 5K in under 26 minutes. Finish a half marathon in under 2:15.

My Program:
Eating right, running, cross training on non-running days.

Personal Information:
My name is Erika, I'm from Chicagoland, and you can read my weight loss/running blog at http://www.fatgirlrunn.com. Massive hockey fan, Washington Capitals superfan.

5K PR: 26:23.5
10K PR: 57:43
15K PR: 1:34:25
Half Marathon PR: 2:42:34

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Next Race: PAWS Chicago Run for Their Lives 8K, 6/21/14

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ERTMOMALT
7/6/2014 9:00:10 PM

I hope you don't mind my adding you as a 'friend.' Your success story on Spark really struck home to me. Reading your intro on your page, I feel like I'm starting where you started. I weigh 222lbs and am looking to lose 60-70lbs in the next year. I'm hoping our 'friendship' will keep me motivated and learning as I tackle the biggest obstacle I'm yet to face.



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LIGHT1112
7/4/2014 12:44:22 PM

Your story is so inspiring! Thank you for sharing your story. emoticon



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O2LIVE
6/20/2014 7:22:58 PM

I am inspired by your success. emoticon I am on the same mission and look forward to being where your at.



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FORZACHANDMATT
6/7/2014 5:11:47 PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend. I hope sparking will be as successful for me as it is for you emoticon



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OOLALA53
6/4/2014 12:51:13 AM

I saw that you joined the Living Binge Free team awhile back. Wondering if you need any support from us. We're here to help!



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