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It has been far too long since I have been to the SPARK world! I know that when I am faithful to myself and goals I can achieve anything.

I have a half marathon creeping up on me June 1st in Niagara Falls and I am working hard to get in the miles but my nutrition has suffered. I have had cravings for sweets and salty things - my fruits and vegetable intake has taken a major dive.

So, today, 3/26/2014 I make a pledge to get back on TRACK - food and fitness and to report progress and setbacks faithfully.

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4/3/2014 - 2.5 lbs lost just from following sensible eating. Now to maintain that loss and continue moving toward a healthy weight. I am still in the "overweight" category and I know that I can meet the goal.

4/10/2014 - maintained my loss from last week. Following my nutrition plan faithfully. I really need to be more consistent with my fitness goals. I want to be at my best (for that time) when I hit the ground at Niagara Falls for the Half Marathon. I will persist! I will succeed!

4/17/2014 - down 2 more pounds. Tracking nutrition even when I am a bit out of line - accountability - it is working. Still not getting the exercise I need and I realize that I will need to improve. Want to feel WONDERFUL when I cross the finish line at Niagara Falls!

4/25/2014 - just a day late in reporting - I weighed in yesterday morning and find that I maintained my 2 pound loss. Total is 4 at this time and that is good. If I can lose and maintain each time I am doing something right!

5/1/2014 - weigh in this morning showed a gain - I know this was due to stress eating and not the healthiest choices this past week - so, once again I remind myself that tracking is required for me to be accountable. I am ok with the situation because I know that it is not permanent. Tracking again beginning today! I also know that I must be more consistent with my fitness. Quit talking - make it happen!

5/9/2014 - scale is down 1 pound this week - glad that I didn't maintain that 2 pound gain from the week before. Got to move it!

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6/28/30 - I know I get back here too little. But, I will be trying to check in more regularly! I completed the Colfax Marathon on May 17 in 6 hours and 12 minutes - that is an hour and 40 minutes better than my first marathon 10 years ago! I am now going to do more serious training for the Avenue of the Giants marathon next May 1st. Today was a cross training day and I did a 26-27 mile bike ride along the new I-36 bike path with friends! Pretty aggressive but, I did finish, and yes, I did have to walk some! It will get better!

Member Since: 11/8/2008

Fitness Minutes: 44,052

My Goals:
Be in control of my life -
* exercise more regularly
* take quiet time for myself daily
* reach my ultimate goal of 140 lbs and a healthy BMI!
* encourage others through my actions to live a healthier life.

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I have no real program at this time- I will have to change that if I really want to see change.
I am "training" for the Colfax Half Marathon in May 2013 - my yearly Birthday run!

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I enjoy being active and having friends who keep me motivated.

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