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My very first competitor's number! From the Great Pumpkin Race 5K 11-01-08

In other words...all things are possible; believe and you can make it real.

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Thank you ISOLDE312 for the following advice:

Look Beyond The Goals...
While goals are helpful in feeling positive and moving forward and staying motivated, they can also be a deterrent. Don't allow slipping off the path or missing a goal to deter you. You're changing your whole life - there's no timeline! Every day is a chance to make good choices, and every day is a chance to achieve the most important goal - satisfaction and happiness with your decisions.

I've been going about losing weight all wrong. It occurred to me that I had been treating the process as a chore. I hate to do chores; they are boring, tedious and no fun. Well, no wonder I've not made any progress in losing weight and gaining health! How could I ever with that attitude??

Here and now, I am discarding that attitude and adopting a new one! This is not a weight loss journey so much as it is a HEALTHFUL ADVENTURE! I like to participate in races (5K, 10K, Half Marathons); especially those I have to travel away from my home area. I have also recently discovered the fun of Geocaching(treasure hunting with GPS coordinates). Both racing and geocaching are fun, physical activities and when combined, they can create quite the adventure.

The stronger and healthier of body I can be, the more help I can be to those who may need it. My wallet is small, but my heart is big. Through half marathons and other events, I will contribute my all.

This world is full of adventures waiting to be lived and I intend to live as many as possible.



11/01/08 I walked/ran my first race ever today!
The Great Pumpkin Race 5K
I didn't come in dead last so that's a win in my book!

03/08/09 Competed in the Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon. Managed to get to 7.2 miles before my legs gave out. May not have completed the race but I went farther than a 10K! I had the courage to try; this was not a failure.

04/18/09 Finished the Walk For MS 5K. Won a gas BBQ grill in the raffle; donated it to friends who needed it more than I did.

06/06/09 Finished the Heart & Soul 5K

06/13/09 Finished Applebee's "Chasing A Dream" 5K. Placed first for the women's walking division.

10/24/09 Finished the Tower of Terror 13K

06/2010 Finished the Expediton Everest 5K/Obstacle Course/Scavenger Hunt

Feb 2013 Finished the 5th Anniversary running of
Disney's Princess Half Marathon


Measurements: Neck 13.25
Upper Arms 14
Chest 38.5
Waist 36
Hips 43.5
Thighs 26.5
Calves 16

Member Since: 6/8/2006

Fitness Minutes: 5,699

My Goals:
GOAL: 150 lbs
I am setting my weight loss goals in 5% increments to keep my expectations realistic.

Starting weight: 208

5% = 197.6
10% = 187.2
15% = 176.8
20% = 166.4
25% = 156
30% = 145.6

(Subject to additions)

1. Learn to kyak
2. Do a zipline
3. Climb a rock wall
4. Parasail
5. Paddle boarding
6. Learn to scuba dive
7. Complete a race in every state

My Program:
Mon, Wed, Fri
Gym workouts to include 30 minutes treadmill followed by weight training circuit.

Tue, Thurs, Sat
Walking/Running following the Jeff Galloway training plan.

Personal Information:
3 surgeries in 2001 have left me with permanent spinal damage and chronic pain in my back and legs. I refuse to let it keep me from enjoying life and reaching my life goals.

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"I am on my way, I can go the distance. I don't care how far, somehow I'll be strong! I know every mile will be worth my while. I would go most anywhere to find where I belong."
(from the Disney song, GO THE DISTANCE.)

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