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I am WORTH the Investment!

I'm in it for the long haul. Less worried about the number on the scale than I am with the way my clothes fit....and the number of miles I can run. Less worried about body inches than body image....because if I don't love ME right here, right now, then losing 5 pounds won't be fixing what's really wrong in my life!

Fitness is important. A healthy diet is important. But most important to me is equilibrium. I need a sustainable lifestyle that doesn't leave me feeling deprived! ...
I'm in it for the long haul. Less worried about the number on the scale than I am with the way my clothes fit....and the number of miles I can run. Less worried about body inches than body image....because if I don't love ME right here, right now, then losing 5 pounds won't be fixing what's really wrong in my life!

Fitness is important. A healthy diet is important. But most important to me is equilibrium. I need a sustainable lifestyle that doesn't leave me feeling deprived! While I really enjoy active outdoorswomaning - running, biking, hiking, kayaking, climbing, etc. - I also enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings, dining out with friends without feeling guilty over the calories...and let's face it, at certain times of the month, chocolate is necessary.

This September felt like coming full circle. I joined SP under a different name in late 2008/early 2009, after I quit smoking for the first time (for roughly 15 months). I quit again (finally!) September 2013. And again found myself gaining weight - up to about 180. I've already started making some great progress - while I still have about 20 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight, I'm already down almost 10 pounds...and, more importantly, I've lost lots of inches and gained a lot more strength and stamina!

My present to myself, for my 6-month quit anniversary, was to register for the Indy 500 Festival Mini-Marathon - my first half marathon! I ran in on May 3...and finished in 2:33:40 (my goal time was 2 1/2 hours).

A little more about me: I spent about six years working for an environmental non-profit in Indiana before beginning my masters degree Sept. 2014 at the University of Wisconsin. I'm an amateur chef and a total foodie; I'm training for my second half marathon, coming this November; I bike the 8 miles to campus 2-3 days every week, joined an outdoor club where I'm learning to rock climb and whitewater/sea/lake kayak (and hopefully roll...); and I'm a little bit obsessed with taking pictures of my cat, Miss Kitty. It's not my fault. She's adorable :P
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FRENCHIFAL yesterday, I ran out to Picnic Point and back...altogether, I made it 6.49 miles in just 71 minutes!! WOO HOO!! :)
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 current weight: 167.6 
 
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Member Since: 1/30/2010

SparkPoints: 95,987

Fitness Minutes: 74,041

My Goals:
My long-term goals are pretty simple: be fit and strong, live a healthy and happy life, and maintain a healthy weight range. I don't know yet what my goal weight will be...but for right now, I'm aiming for 145!

My Program:
Starting Measurements
Weight: 175
Body Fat: 38.83%

Neck: 12
Shoulders: 41
Upper Arm: 12
Bust: 41
Rib Cage: 34
Waist: 36
Lower Abs: 39
Hips: 43
Thigh: 25
Calf: 15


Current (5/3)
Weight: 164.1
Body Fat: 32.25%

Neck: 12
Shoulders: 40
Upper Arm: 11.5
Bust: 40
Rib Cage: 30.5
Waist: 32.5
Lower Abs: 36.5
Hips: 40.5
Thigh: 23.5
Calf: 15

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PCOH051610
10/24/2014 5:45:02 PM

I'm so sorry that I missed your day in the Teddy Bear Spotlight!

Hugs,

Susan



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10/24/2014 1:32:58 PM

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10/24/2014 11:47:41 AM

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10/24/2014 7:26:44 AM

Have a great day in the spotlight!!!! emoticon



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10/24/2014 7:24:40 AM

Hope you had a great day in the spotlight! shine on always and continued success on your goals! emoticon emoticon



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