CARINEVE   18,356
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I am 40 years old and for the last 10 or so years I had been overweight.
I would love to blame that on three pregnancies in three years, but in all truth I was steadily gaining weight years before my first pregnancy.
I have lost the same 20+ kilo at least three times with fad diets, only to gain it back when I would start eating "normally" again, but no more!

I started losing weight in April 2013 but noticed I was getting less motivated in summer. But then I found ...
I am 40 years old and for the last 10 or so years I had been overweight.
I would love to blame that on three pregnancies in three years, but in all truth I was steadily gaining weight years before my first pregnancy.
I have lost the same 20+ kilo at least three times with fad diets, only to gain it back when I would start eating "normally" again, but no more!

I started losing weight in April 2013 but noticed I was getting less motivated in summer. But then I found SparkPeople!
Since September 2013 I have been committed to changing my life style and exercising 3-5 times a week and eating healthy within my calorie range. Except for the weekends, when I might eat a bit more.

I love to eat!
I eat when I am happy and when I am sad or angry.
But I have come to realize that I also love to feel fit and healthy!
I really feel this time I can keep the weight off.
I have lost around 23 kilo since April 2013 (6 of which before I joined SP) but gained another 6 in the last few months.
I have a healthy BMI (more or less), but am finding it difficult to start maintaining and not have a goal.

So I just signed up for a marathon on 19 October, which will give me a good reason to lose these 6 kilo again and get even fitter than I currently am.
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Member Since: 9/3/2013

SparkPoints: 18,356

Fitness Minutes: 12,956

My Goals:
Running a half marathon on 9 March 2014 (done!)
Running a marathon on 19 October 2014.

My Program:
- Running 2-3 times a week, 5-15 km each time.
- Hot yoga 1-2 times a week
- Eating within my calorie limits

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9/15/2014 5:42:51 PM

Hoping you are enjoying the halls of Hogwarts castle and are not getting lost on those stairs!! Like I do!



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RUTHIEBEAR
9/14/2014 9:01:55 AM

Your motivation and determination are inspiring. You are in the top five for team fitness minutes!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Stay strong and remember YOU ARE WORTH all of the effort.
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7/27/2014 9:37:20 AM

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Celebrating you in the top five for team fitness minutes.

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing. That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar

Keep moving and bathing! emoticon

I believe in YOU. you have it in you to succeed!

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(Sorry I missed last week, but my brother passed away unexpectedly)



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RUTHIEBEAR
7/13/2014 9:30:37 AM

My fav orite exercise is a cross between a lunge and a crunch, it is called LUNCH!!! emoticon emoticon What's yours?
Just bringing you a smile today for being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. Your determination is inspiring.
I believe in YOU!!!
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SEEMAINE1
7/11/2014 3:03:41 PM

Thank you for the goodie! I'm feeling pretty good today! I hope you're doing well! Hugs, Ann!



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