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Late August 2014. Finally at a my good and normal weight, near 149 lbs.





Oh geez! My heaviest weight, 170 lbs in December 2013 (the fault was an international trip)





Late Sept 2014. (oh my gosh abs??)



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October 2014: Doing couch to 5k a third time. I am on week 5 right now.
Also I'm doing a Jane Fonda workout from the 90s or something. It's working well! Finally doing something for my neglected abs.

11/16/13: My start point for jogging goals, 32 min for 2.8 miles.
11/30/13: Current best record- 31:44 for 2.8 miles
12/21/13: New best record- 30:52 for 2.8 miles

09/18/13: I have completed the Couch 2 5k program a SECOND TIME! Back on track.
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October 2014: Doing couch to 5k a third time. I am on week 5 right now.
Also I'm doing a Jane Fonda workout from the 90s or something. It's working well! Finally doing something for my neglected abs.

11/16/13: My start point for jogging goals, 32 min for 2.8 miles.
11/30/13: Current best record- 31:44 for 2.8 miles
12/21/13: New best record- 30:52 for 2.8 miles

09/18/13: I have completed the Couch 2 5k program a SECOND TIME! Back on track.

6/24/13: Restarted couch to 5k today, starting with Week 4 day 1.
Will be going back to my weight lifting routine too. 6 days a week exercise, in the evenings.
Current goal 2013: Go to bed at midnight each night. Eat breakfast with protein every morning. Follow the sugar-addiction book I got. Continue jogging 3x per week, 2.8 miles minimum non-stop. Improve speed. Continue current weight lifting program.

Current resources:
How to do a floor press-- http://graphics.fansonly.com/schools/silu/
graphics/auto/FloorPress.jpg
How to do a squat with a barbell-- http://www.stumptuous.com/dork-diva-squat

September 2013: Avoiding white rice at home because it makes my stomach sad, noted from my Thailand trip. Eating grains but just whole grains. Keep junk food out of the home, except some Annie's boxed mac and cheese which I try to balance with vegetables or something. All meals low-sugar, always no added sugar. At most honey added. Just attempting to eat more fruits and vegetables, with all meals if possible.
Attempting to keep up the 3x weights 3x running routine. Sleep is messed up, working on it. Depression is heavy lately.

June 2013: Separated and eventually divorce from spouse, still close friends and neighbors so it's all good. Not fun having your entire life kind of sweep out from under you and having so many unknowns. But now I have more control over my habits and my life.

May 7th, 2012 started strict paleo diet, no dairy.
2013- No longer paleo.

I should do lower back stretches regularly because I have an anterior pelvic tilt
http://www.lanimuelrath.com/back-pain/st
retches-to-correct-excessive-anterior-
pelvic-tilt-pelvic-tilt-talk-part-4-of-5/


Future goal-- Get stronger abs (my weak point). Bicycle crunches? Do leg raises without getting crazy cramps. Stretch and fix that, and stretch to fix my pelvic tilt. Learn to do a pull-up, start by practicing body weight rows.

Completed the 28 Day Bootcamp dvd! (4/16/12)

May 2012 Jump rope record: 42 jumps

I HAVE COMPLETED THE COUCH TO 5K PROGRAM! (1/3/12)
(Look up the podcast for Robert Ullrey to download sound files and do what I did, to learn to jog!)

My first official 5k- Jan 14 2012, 142nd place out of 264, age 21, Time was 0:32:56.
My second 5k- April 29th 2012, age 22,
Time was 0:31:46

Eventually: Learn to do the splits via http://dance.about.com/od/stepsandmoves/ss
/Splits.htm
I want to be able to sit in lotus pose, too.

(General goal: gain some visible muscle, or lose some visible fat.)


Hello! I'm 23 (2013), I want to get fit! I had never been fit in my life, and I had never bothered to do regular exercise. There was plenty of walking and going to the park each weekend, but other than that, nothing.
In March 2011 I decided to start exercising and paying attention to my health.
My inspiration for starting finally was, I was a bit fit once in high school, when I was taking weight training (with only dudes!) and we jogged and bench pressed and did all sorts of things. It felt good being able to walk up hill and jog more than a block.

I can eat a box of cookies in a heartbeat. I had a huge sugar addiction that is very hard to break. I'm slowly working through that.

I have a long way to go with sometimes absolutely no motivation to even get out of bed.
Also have social anxiety disorder (social phobia), which is often draining.
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My Goals:
Nov 2013 jogging goal: 10 min per mile by May 2014 (28 min for 2.8 miles)

Ultimate goal: 8 min per mile, 25 minutes for a 5k.

Nov. 2013: Lose 20 lbs.

If I want to challenge myself, I should redo couch to 5k with jogging instead of walking and jogging very fast instead of the run segments.

I want to lose fat and gain muscle, but not lose much weight. It seems like I'm currently at my weight's happy zone, which is in the 140's.

I wish to survive and grow old with better chances of not suffering poor health.

Goal is to bring regular exercise into my life and get buff. I would love to be a strong lady.

My Program:
No added sugar in the things I eat, since October 2011. I don't worry about the sugar at restaurants but at home I stay strict. 2013 less sugar strict.

Food:
Trying to start a streak of eating 1 vegetable and 1 fruit every single day.

Standard: Avoid all soda, eat more vegetables and fruit, avoid fast food and out food as much as possible, meals made from fresh ingredients.

Exercise:

Right now: I'm jogging 3 times per week, for about 2.8 miles nonstop (or doing sprints). I lift weights every other day except Friday, on the days that I don't jog.

Personal Information:
From Seattle since birth. Love it.

I am sleep deprived and stressed most of the time. Even though I have nothing that important to be stressed about. I sleep very soundly and oversleep too often- it's going to bed that is a problem. I'm not the best at staying consistent with exercise but I'm trying! Adding new healthier foods to my diet is hard.

I have social anxiety disorder/social phobia so people intimidate me. But I can tolerate them from a distance, and enjoy writing to people.

Other Information:
I am an atheist aspiring buddhist. I think it's important to keep in perspective, knowing that no one really knows what the truth is about the universe and if there is a purpose or a life after death.
Arrogance creates hatred. I think people can believe what they wish, but should remember that there is no way to know for sure. That keeps people from becoming too separate from each other. We're here for happiness, and being kind to one another- that's what's most important.

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SAMBIDEXTROUS
10/29/2013 3:44:54 PM

Welcome to the SparkSeattle Team!
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LIL-ANGEL-WINGS
11/21/2012 2:00:35 PM

Thanks for letting me help you co lead... I hope you do not mind that I dove right in... email me if Im out of line



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MAEJONE91
6/6/2012 1:48:50 PM

Hey - just wanted to say thanks for creating the SA team. I was actually considering creating a team for that when I found yours. :) Best of luck with everything!



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DEC2DEC
4/20/2012 6:27:45 PM

Hey sweetie! I'm just stopping in to see how you're doing. Glad to see you're sticking with it! I blew my challenge in March, but I started a new one, so I'm on track. Still swamped at work, but I wanted to check on you. :-)



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JILLYBEAN3492
4/2/2012 2:49:00 PM

thanks for adding me back and for the comment! That's awesome that you completed the Couch to 5k program. I have the app for my ipod, so it works really well for me! I can't wait to be able to just get out there and run and not be weary!



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