MARYKOWALS   18,465
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At my sister's wedding... yes giving the maid of honor toast. May 2008.





I think this was around when I was at my heaviest.



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I keep leaving and coming back.... Sparkpeople worked for me before so I am trying again.
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Member Since: 1/3/2009

SparkPoints: 18,465

Fitness Minutes: 29,028

My Goals:
Run a marathon by age 40. get down to a size 8. Get down to the 140. Maybe try to get down to 135 once I get to my 140s goal. Run a 5K in less than 30 minutes. Eat few to no processed foods.

My Program:
Training:
Running, mostly. Training for 5K-10K-Half-Full Marathon! All by October. Don't worry, I've been running for a few years already. I am also doing yoga and ST (full body - mostly using my own body weight) twice a week.

2012 races -
Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5K - 3/11/12 (done!)
Twinkie 5K for ALS - 4/1/12
Big House Big Heart 10K - 4/15/12
Dexter-Ann Arbor Run Half Marathon - 6/3/12
Detroit Marathon - 10/21/12

Personal Information:
Dexter-Ann Arbor 5K -- 5/31/09 -- 38:15

Great Train Race 5K -- 8/23/09 -- 36:05

Holiday Hustle 5K --
12/5/09 -- 34:14

Shamrocks & Shenanigans 5K --
3/14/10 -- 33:07

Dexter-Ann Arbor 10K -- 6/6/10 -- 67:00 (PR!!)

Detroit Half Marathon -- 10/17/10 -- 2:44:27 (DID IT!!!) (PR!! Only one ever... so far...)

Holiday Hustle 5K - 12/3/11 - 32:42

Shamrocks and Shenanigans 5K - 3/11/12 - 32:41 (PR!)

Other Information:
I am 5'6"... I would like to be able to wear size 8 clothes (10 first though!), which I think puts me around 140-145 pounds. My ultimate goal would be 135, but we'll see.

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CMCLAIRE
1/31/2011 1:15:54 PM

Here's to the journey.

To every exercise class we make emoticon emoticon , every glass of water we drink emoticon emoticon , every healthy meal we choose emoticon emoticon emoticon , every time we pick ourselves up and carry on regardless emoticon emoticon emoticon .

Wishing you strength, happiness and good times for this week and beyond.

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Keep on sparking!

Cxx



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GARDENER091
7/26/2010 10:06:51 PM

Hang in there...one day, one step at a time. You can do this!



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MARLADIA
6/18/2010 6:42:30 PM

We both can do it. I will keep positive if you will. I am adding you as a sp friend.
Keep up your journey and before you know it you will be where you want to be.



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ARTS4LIFE
6/8/2010 12:22:15 AM

Congratulations on running your 10K--that's fantastic!



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MARIELLE228
4/12/2010 2:57:06 PM

I read a comment you made on the message boards in reply to someone who felt they worked hard at weight loss for nothing. I've never thought positively about my past weight loss efforts (I have been a yo-yo dieter for years), but I really like how you pointed out that those past weight loss efforts can still have a positive impact (even if weight is gained back) -- because you are right, just as I'm sure that original poster learned something from their experience -- I have definitely learned a lot from mine -- fitness, nutrition and lifestyle-wise. So thank you for pointing that out! emoticon



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