August 2004 at 150 or so pounds
Labor Day, 2004~ after my first half marathon! I am in orange and was about 5 weeks pregnant
My friends and fellow Sparkers on Superbowl Sunday- Shani, Leanne and Kris!
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I started my journey in January 2006 before I learned about Sparkpeople. I gave up drinking soda in January, and joined SP in February. Then we joined the YMCA in February also and I reached my goal weight on 22 May 2006. I am mom to 3 and have been pretty active but just couldn't break the plateau of 150 until this year. My goal was 135, and my body decided to be 130~ Finally, I made it.
I have new goals to be a better runner. I want to improve my 5k race time. I am running a 10k in July 2007 for the first time ever. I am using the Jeff Galloway method to run more miles. Next year I will probably run a half marathon. I will not quit running just because I am pregnant, whenever that happens!
And I am on the track to improvement! And becoming a long distance runner!
5k results- Race for the Cure May 19, 2007 (29:40)
5k-Genoa Trails June 2, 2007 (29:01) new PR that I hope to beat soon!
5k- June 22, 2007 (28:10)
10k- July 14, 2007 (first time! 60:30)
5k- Violet Festival July 28, 2007 28:06
****I took a hiatus from Spark and rejoined the Babyfit sister site because in September 2007 I became pregnant with baby #4! I kept my exercise routine, did strength training and Zumba through my whole pregnancy! In fact, I worked out 3 days before I had the baby! And I started working out again seriously at the Y about 11 days after she was born. Unfortunately even with working out I gained 50 pounds, which was more than I gained with my other 3 pregnancies. So I am starting over again and I have lost about 20lbs and have about 30 to go to get back to my goal of 130.****
To have more energy, be fit and healthy and strong! I hope to be that "hot mom"...being fit and healthy is important. (Hubby calls me his hot wife...but he always thought I was anyway!) To run a 5k in 28 minutes or less....to become a "long distance runner"
Working out 3-4 times a week...cardio and strength training and drinking lots of water. I gave up drinking Coke in January 2006 and lost 10 pounds. We joined the YMCA in February and I started using the elliptical machines, my new best friend for cardio! I am now working towards running a 5k again, using the treadmill. My ultimate goal is to run a Half marathon again..and beat my last time by a longshot!!!
5k- Race for the Cure May 19, 2007 (29:40)
5k-Genoa Trails (29:01) new PR that I hope to beat soon!
5k- June 22, 2007 (28:10)
First 10k- July 14, 2007 (60:30)
I enjoy rollerblading, running, knitting, crocheting and scrapbooking, gardening- getting better at it, reading anything and everything, Favorite football team-PITTSBURGH STEELERS, and I love my kids. My kids that drive me crazy but are really very sweet boys . Now we have a sweet princess too.
And I LOVE my friends!
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| current weight: 165.0
Hello I'm Esther and pleased to meet you and your family. Welcome to +Bellydancers+
1426 days ago
......oooO............ Welcome to the 10K Steps a Day Spark Team!
.....(....)................. Glad to have you walking with us - check out
......)../....Oooo...... some of the challenge walks we are sharing!
.....(_/.....(....) ...... We are walking across America!!
................\..)........ ... and we're walking!!
.................\_)....... Love, Linda
2032 days ago
Welcome to Gym Chicks! i had just responded to your commen in the thread and popped by to say hello! hope all is well with you and i look forward to getting to know you! Bestest.... LC
2987 days ago
welcome to the sparkpeople team "Burn 3500 calories a week". This is a great challenge bu i encourage you to think of it as "bonus". This is because losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise. some people find that when they exercise more they also eat better. there are countless beenfits of exercise (much beyond just burning calories) and i iinvite you to discover them as you amp up your exercise.
can't wait to see you on the boards!
Your team leader,
2993 days ago
Congrats! What did you name your little one? Thats fantastic! Are you havinga hard time losing weight? Well, you remember you did it before & you can do it again. My Dad is a die hard Steelers fan. We used to get the heck out when a Game was on. Lol! Are you running again. Boy, this Summer is going too quick.
2999 days ago