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Finding my way again

I started my Spark journey in January 2009. I suffered from weekly migraines, daily headaches, back pain, horrible self esteem and self image. I was not happy and not healthy. I originally started, not to lose weight (but a plus if it happened!), but solely to see if being healthier would decrease my migraines. After only a month of eating better and getting exercise in, my migraines and headaches went away. I have lost around 40 pounds to date, and I couldn't be happier with myself. It's ...
I started my Spark journey in January 2009. I suffered from weekly migraines, daily headaches, back pain, horrible self esteem and self image. I was not happy and not healthy. I originally started, not to lose weight (but a plus if it happened!), but solely to see if being healthier would decrease my migraines. After only a month of eating better and getting exercise in, my migraines and headaches went away. I have lost around 40 pounds to date, and I couldn't be happier with myself. It's been a long journey, with a few set backs, lots of tears, tons of laughs, and a lot of learning. I don't care so much about losing the last few pounds as I do about keeping it up and maintaining what I've accomplished so far.

SW : 174
CW: 132.5
GW: 129 (ish)

Goals:

4/29/09: 150 - met 11 Apr 09 @ 149.5!
6/3/09: 145 - met around 03 May 09
7/8/09: 140 - met 07 Jun 09
Whenever: 129

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Member Since: 1/7/2009

SparkPoints: 35,918

Fitness Minutes: 50,864

My Goals:
- Run a marathon

- Decrease migraines/headaches by eating healthier and exercising regularly

- Run a 5k in 35 min - Accomplished 5/31/09!

- Be happier

- Improve self esteem and self confidence

- Run a 10k - ran 7.3 miles 6/10/09!!!

- Run a half marathon - ran November 2009!!!

-Run a marathon?! Still thinking about that one! Maybe 2011.

My Program:
Tracking food.

Run 3-4x per week.

Walk on the "off" days.

Relax.

Smile more.




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LUV4CHOCOLATE
6/3/2012 9:24:06 AM

My plan right now is to run the 26.2 with Donna (Jacksonville) in Feb 2013. I did this marathon this year and loved it so much that I want to do it again :-) Plus the weather is good in Feb here in FL. The marathon's tend to cluster around Nov-Feb here. I should probably look at some out of state options but I tend to do all my racing locally. I've looked at the Smart Coach and it looks very personalized. Maybe I'll try using that for one of my half's coming up in Oct/Nov.



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LUV4CHOCOLATE
6/1/2012 5:58:55 PM

How's your new marathon training going? What plan are you using? I think I'll be doing my third in Feb of next year :-)



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TKAYSMILES
5/25/2012 2:13:28 PM

Just wanted to stop by and wish you a GREAT weekend!! Enjoy the holiday and rock the challenge!!!!



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LUV4CHOCOLATE
5/21/2012 5:12:38 PM

Let's finish our FREGGIE challenge with a BANG!!!!

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Here is a yummy looking desert recipe I am looking forward to trying:
http://www.weightwatchers.com/food/rcp/R
ecipePage.aspx?recipeid=218941

How did your race go, Kate? Did you do the half? Josh mentioned that they closed the race course after 2 and a half hours. What a bummer!



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FITNHEALTHYKAL
5/17/2012 8:44:49 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon Aloha! I just stopped by your BLC team page and couldn't help but notice your post. You are absolutely right; if you are racing this weekend, this WILL be a difficult challenge for you to participate in 110% and yet there are blocks that you absolutely CAN check off and will leave you feeling that you did participate and help your team out so don't despair! Get that pre-space worked and look at the ones you CAN do and know that you ARE participating. We're all about participation and not perfection!

I am so not a runner. I was a marathon WALKING coach. My husband, otoh is a triathlete. Iceland sounds AMAZING! I'd love to hear more about your journey. You have come a LONG way.

Wishing you a terrific Thursday! No sad music - put on an upbeat playlist and know you can rock this challenge with your head high! Hakuna Matata!!!!!!



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