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Back in July 2008, the closest thing I got to exercise was a lot of "transportation" walking - I lived downtown and walked most places - and the odd bike ride. I had been gaining weight, and wasn't too happy about that, and I'd tried a bit to be more active and be more careful about what I was eating but nothing stuck.

Then I randomly came across SparkPeople one day while looking for a recipe.

In the late summer of 2008, I started tracking my food intake, while taking ...
Back in July 2008, the closest thing I got to exercise was a lot of "transportation" walking - I lived downtown and walked most places - and the odd bike ride. I had been gaining weight, and wasn't too happy about that, and I'd tried a bit to be more active and be more careful about what I was eating but nothing stuck.

Then I randomly came across SparkPeople one day while looking for a recipe.

In the late summer of 2008, I started tracking my food intake, while taking steps towards becoming more active. I started by doing the strength exercises, getting my bike out a bit more, and playing Dance Dance Revolution. Then that fall I did a Pilates class and joined a team playing dodgeball with people my now fiance played Ultimate Frisbee with (yes, there are adult recreational dodgeball leagues ;). Both of those added more transportation walking as well ;) I signed up for an introduction to weight training class and learned how to use gym machines. In winter 2009, I did another session of dodgeball, and started taking belly dance classes. I then decided that I wanted to play Ultimate Frisbee in the summer, and that if I was going to do that I should work on running, which is always something I've avoided as much as possible. I started slowly making my way through the C25k program in February, indoors at first. I say slowly because I didn't finish that until June - I had a lot going on! I did a 4 week beginner clinic for Ultimate which taught me a lot, and then I played Ultimate once a week all summer and went to a practice or two per week as well. I did a 5k race in June, and then another one in September. This fall I'm back into belly dance and I'm now working on the "One Hour Runner" program and am contemplating trying a 10k race in the Spring.

I haven't been tracking for a while, and am more into maintenance mode. I wouldn't mind going down a few more pounds but I'm happy with how far I've come :) I've moved away from downtown and I'm not doing as much transportation walking, but I'm trying to keep my activity up!
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Member Since: 7/31/2008

SparkPoints: 10,427

Fitness Minutes: 14,041

My Goals:
Starting Weight: 85kg
No longer obese: 83.5kg
First 10% down: 76.5kg
No longer overweight: 69.5kg
Second 10% down: 68.9kg
Long term goal for now: 65kg

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Currently I'm focused on being more active. I'm not tracking my food for the moment but I'm still trying to be sensible about it.

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ANNE7X7
3/28/2010 11:51:01 AM

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ANNE7X7
3/28/2010 11:49:48 AM

Hey!! Thank you so much for your reply to my question! You provided some really great info!! I am actually running the Ottawa Race weekend 5k. Of course I am doing it for fun since it's my first, but I am a person for whom numbers matter (and help me progress), so my time is a little important to me!! This year you pick the corral when you register. Right now I am in the 30-35, but I think that I will change it so that I can start at the back of the 25-30 corral. No matter what, I'll be running my first 5k, and that's what matters!!

Thank you so much for suggesting the somersault website. It looks awesome, and I will definitely join some of those races!! I was looking to do a couple more 5ks this summer and a 10k by the end of it, so it's great to know there are lots of events going on!!





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YADA123
2/13/2010 7:30:12 AM

Thank you for the smoothies ideas. I also like the idea of freezing banana bits, why hadn't I thought of that before! Sounds yummy.



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VHALKYRIE
12/14/2009 10:58:44 PM

I really enjoyed your comment about the BMI ranges and the goals people set for themselves.

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WARMSPRINGDAY
12/14/2009 4:41:45 PM

Thanks for your response to my post regarding quick cooking vs. steel cut oats. You have reiterated what I thought, but I wanted some feedback from the SparkPeople community. I don't use instant. I'll probably keep using the quick cooking.

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