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Hi! I'm Kristen and I live in Southern California. I want to lose about 75 lbs. total which will get me to a healthy BMI. If you want to know a whole heck of a lot more about me, I wrote an "origins" blog that basically lays out my road to being a (former) Fat Girl...because I'm DONE with that now! :-) Even though I can't do a link, you should be able to copy and paste: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=3271247

As of May 19, 2009 I am an ...
Hi! I'm Kristen and I live in Southern California. I want to lose about 75 lbs. total which will get me to a healthy BMI. If you want to know a whole heck of a lot more about me, I wrote an "origins" blog that basically lays out my road to being a (former) Fat Girl...because I'm DONE with that now! :-) Even though I can't do a link, you should be able to copy and paste: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=3271247

As of May 19, 2009 I am an official Done girl! So in classic Done Girl style I have the following to say:
I am DONE making excuses!
I am DONE telling myself I can't be a runner!
I am DONE deleting all my pictures from the camera before anyone has a chance to see them!
I am DONE calling myself a Fat Cow!
I am DONE allowing my past to decide who I am today!
I am DONE telling myself I don't have time for exercise!
I am DONE not having collarbones because they are covered in fat!
I am DONE not having armpits!
I am DONE thinking my feet are the only cute part of my body!
I am DONE shopping in the fat section!
I am DONE being the fat friend!
In short, I am DONE, DONE, DONE!!! I AM DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!!!
Wow - I was actually selected as Done Girl of the Day for 7/31/09!! What an honor!!!!!! I am so humbled to think that I, little ol' me, is inspiring others! I love the DONE GIRLS! They just ROCK!!

9/5/09 - Graduated Couch to 5K program! YAY!!!
6/2/10 - Became a SparkPeople Motivational Member (WOW!!)

5K Stats
Disneyland 5K - 9/5/09: Approximately 37 minutes
Komen Race for the Cure - 10/18/09: Approx. 36 minutes
Race for Humanity - 4/24/10: Approximately 36 minutes
Anza Days 5k - 7/2/11: Approximately 42 minutes
Run Through the Pines 5k - 8/13/11: 37:20
Fearless Skins 5k - 10/29/11: 34:23 (PR!)
Hometown Heroes Honor Run - 11/12/13: 34:22 (PR!)
Holiday 5k - 12/14/13: 34:24

10K Stats
Idyllwild 10k - 6/5/10: 1:22:12 (first one so it's a PR! LOL) But it was a lot of hill on this one...
Idyllwild 10k - 6/4/11: 1:16:20 (Yeah!!! a new PR!)
Idyllwild 10k - 6/5/12: 1:22:15
Mission Inn 10k - 11/10/13: 1:16:14 (a PR!)

1/2 Marathon Stats
Mission Inn Run - 11/14/10: 2:57:53 (first one so it's a PR! LOL) But it was a lot of wind on this one...excuses, excuses!! ;-)
Tinkerbell Half - 1/29/12: 2:41:02 - PR!
Citrus Heritage Half - 1/11/14: 2:53:20 (faster than my first!)

Hiking Log:
Summit Hike: 9/19/09
Devil's Slide to Tahquitz Peak: 10/1/11

The mascot I have chosen for my journey is the butterfly because just like a butterfly I can transform into something even more beautiful than I am now. I'm not a dowdy little caterpillar, but I haven't reached my full butterfly potential just yet either...both inside and out! So as Heimlich would say in his German accent in It's a Bugs Life - "I'm a beautiful butterfly"!

"The battle is never lost until you quit" I'm sure this quote has been said by a million people in a million different variations but I couldn't say for sure. So in this incarnation I attribute it to my sister, Heather, who said it in a blog comment and it just HIT me! Such wise words...

Update on 5/13/09 - I am working through my motivational images and quote and selected the following quote by Marilyn von Savant: "Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent." I selected this quote because I refuse to give up! It can and may take me longer to achieve my goals than what I think, but I am not going to give in to them or discouragement. So many times before I have lost some weight and gone back to my wicked ways; but the reason I am here on SparkPeople today is because I never gave up! I may have been temporarily defeated, but I came back like a bad penny! I don't want this to be a temporary change, hence a DIET; this is a lifestyle change! I want being active and healthy to be so much a part of me that I don't even think twice about it.
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Member Since: 5/24/2007

SparkPoints: 83,933

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My Goals:
Lose weight, get healthy, stay active!

179 pounds - this will be an overweight BMI(instead of obese!!!) DONE!!!

149 pounds - a healthy BMI!! Someday...

Run a 5K - yeah...RUN!! (Done 9/5/09)

Complete a 10K -hopefully running the majority of the time!
(Done 6/5/10)

Complete the Summit Hike in Idyllwild, CA in September 2009 (Done 9/19/09)

1/2 Marathon in 2010 - DONE November 14, 2010, Mission Inn Run in Riverside, CA

My Program:
Run 3x a week for at least 30 minutes
Cross-train 3x a week


Personal Information:
My name is Kristen, I am happily married to my best friend for over 26 years. I have four kids ranging in age from 21-27 and two grandbabies aged 4 and 3. I have to make time for working out, but it's WORTH IT!

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I love music, movies and reading in my spare time (what little there is of it).

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JIBBIE49
5/28/2015 1:47:32 AM

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In Gemini the Sun is active, restless and changeable. You like plenty of variety in your everyday activities, in your friends, and even in your diet. Your interests are many and diverse--almost anything will attract your attention if only for a brief time. Truly, this is the sign of the jack-of-all-trades. As the story goes, you may find that unless you can develop your powers of perseverance, you may be the master of none. Your varied interests can result in a tendency for you to spread yourself too thin, sometimes failing to follow through on projects you've begun.
The Gemini child is most often born to a father who is well respected in the community. Gemini is often the baby in the family and thus grows up fast learning to talk early in order to keep up with the older kids. Gemini gets along with Libra, Aquarius, Leo, Aries and Sagittarius.
Being very curious, you want to know and experience as much as you can. Gemini is the sign of duality. You find it difficult to limit yourself to one job, to one relationship, or one hobby, as you constantly seek variety and mental adventure. You scatter your energies because you don't want to miss anything. You are a lifelong student, never tiring of learning new subjects. You collect facts and tidbits of data, but you may not always have the big picture.
To the Gemini person, communication is of utmost importance. You flourish on ideas, with a mind that is ever so quick and curious. You are a person who enjoys talking and writing. All sorts of communication ideas appeal to nature. You are aware of all that is going on around you, and you want to understand and participate in it all. You are hard to pin down, and even harder to beat in a debate. Your abilities of combining quick comprehension , and the communication of this comprehension to others, are the hallmarks of your sign. You can talk yourself into and out of situations with ease. Often Mercury people (Gemini's ruling planet is Mercury) take mischievous delight in disconcerting slower minds with their fast paced mental antics. You like to be around people, and you never do well working alone or on any routine type job.

Extremely friendly, you enjoy companionship, and really thrive on it. Just as you don't like to be without activity, you don't like to be alone. You are likely to have a very wide circle of friends with whom you enjoy many activities--movies, games, conversation, and such. You are naturally outgoing and possess a sparkling wit. You are apt to become quickly bored with conservative types that can't make a decision or agree with your need to impose change. Not being very introspective or reflective, often you don't understand your motivations or the motivations of others. So in many ways, relationships can be shallow and superficial. Your restless mercurial nature requires constant excitement and change, or you'll becomes very dispirited and morose.



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