ANDALEX   18,135
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canada, 4/11--but pretty close to how i looked in 9/11



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10/9/11: i'm back on that horse!

2/17/10: oh jeez. back to the beginning. come on, let's go...

10/13/08: hey y'all, i ran a half marathon! i'm pretty psyched about this. just sayin'!!!

10/4/08 i'm rededicating myself to this process. i'm committed to tracking my calories and exercise and getting my 8 glasses of water until i reach my goal weight! i've been going back and forth, up and down on the scale for too long. it's time to batten down the hatches and ...
10/9/11: i'm back on that horse!

2/17/10: oh jeez. back to the beginning. come on, let's go...

10/13/08: hey y'all, i ran a half marathon! i'm pretty psyched about this. just sayin'!!!

10/4/08 i'm rededicating myself to this process. i'm committed to tracking my calories and exercise and getting my 8 glasses of water until i reach my goal weight! i've been going back and forth, up and down on the scale for too long. it's time to batten down the hatches and drop those last few pounds like the bad habit they are. hang on to your hats, kids, 'cause here we go! i'm running my first half marathon in a week, my second in november, and my first marathon in march!!! as of today, i'm starting a "no eating out" streak (thanks to deaners82 for the idea) that will last for a month. i am COMMITTED!!!!!

8/16/08 i'm about 15 pounds from my goal weight, and i'm ready to finish strong. i have great new habits and my body feels fit and capable. i'm learning how to indulge responsibly and stay focused on longterm goals. i love my life and am looking forward to ticking this weight loss thing off my to do list!

4/28/08 i've been hanging out at the halfway point for a few weeks now. it got a little tough to keep up the pace for a bit, so i backed off and maintained for a little while. now i'm back at it, moving forward and feeling great! i ran my second 5k and first 10k this month and my times were awesome. now i'm working on a mini streak to get me to 205. at 200 i'll be 2/3 of the way to the finish line and i'll treat myself to a spa day. i've also committed to running a half marathon this fall. i can totally do this!

3/06/08 i'm nearly halfway to my preliminary goal weight, and i'm feeling great. i'm running 12-16 miles a week, jumping rope 50 minutes per week, eating tasty and healthy whole foods, and fitting into size 16 clothes. i feel confident and energetic. i am committed to never gaining the weight back. life like this is too good :)

1/21/08 well, here i am in phase 2, doing my best to make this work. i'm switching to straight night shift at work, and i've got a whole new food strategy to help combat the midnight munchies. i've got an exercise plan and a few workout buddies. here we go!

(original intro)wish me luck!
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Member Since: 12/13/2007

SparkPoints: 18,135

Fitness Minutes: 11,819

My Goals:
my goals are to be active, healthy and fit. i want my body to be able to move freely again and to feel like i have my strength back. i have an initial weight goal of 180 (84 lbs less than my starting weight) and from there i'll reevaluate.

short term goal: lose my first 10%

long term goal: achieve and maintain a healthy bmi

another goal i have is to grow spiritually and improve my mental and emotional health.

My Program:
right now, i'm just tracking all my food and getting in 1-2 cardio sessions per week. i'll be upping the ante as soon as i feel ready! i've also cut added sugar out of my diet.

Personal Information:
i'm 31 years old and living in maryland. i work as a nurse and i love reading, knitting and traveling. i'm about 6 feet tall, so my weight loss goals are a little different than your average kid's.

Other Information:
4/25/06: barrow boogie 5k in athens, ga in 34:48
4/6/08: ncr 5k in 30:30 (approx)
4/27/08: pike's peek 10k in dc in 59:42
10/11/08: baltimore half marathon (13.1 miles) in 2:23:44
11/22/08: rehoboth marathon relay (half) in 2:26:55
12/13/08: ran w/gratefulsned for her first 5k!!
12/20/08: celtic solstice 5 miler in 55:00 (approx)
5/23/08: dreaded druid 10k in 1:08:47
6/20/09 rachel carson trail challenge (35.1 mile endurance hike) in 15:06
6/28/09: baltimore womens classic in 31:11
7/4/09 arbutus firecracker 10k in 1:07:47
10/10/09: baltimore half marathon in 2:39:49
12/18/10: celtic solstice 5 miler in 1:08:22
12/17/11: celtic solstice 5 miler in 1:05:37

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DDOORN
11/28/2011 10:27:12 PM

Thx for the SparkGoodie and kind thoughts! Enjoy those kitties...we've got 4 which keep me hoppin', but what snuggly buddies they can be! :-)

Don



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BRITT831
11/16/2011 7:53:03 AM

emoticon on ur 2 lbs gone forever!!! Keep Sparkin, girl!
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DDOORN
11/14/2011 9:11:09 AM

Thx for stopping by...would be a nice round number to accomplish...that 2K! :-)

Don



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BRITT831
11/14/2011 8:01:07 AM

Thanx for the kind words on my blog! Weigh-in was a success - 1 lb gone forever!
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DDOORN
11/13/2011 5:57:36 PM

Some are saying "get ready for root canal"...no root canal for me! Hanging in there...thx!

Don



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