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2009 Richmond Half Marathon This is my unofficial "Before" picture I was ~205 lbs here (November 2009)





Chattanooga Scenic City Half Marathon Finisher! ~192 lbs (February 2010)





Running in the 2010 Ukrop's Monument Ave 10k! ~187 lbs (March 2010)



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I am in my mid thirties and have been a yo-yo dieter for the last 10 years! The first time I hit 180, I told myself never again and got down to 158. Then the first time I hit 190, I told myself never again, and got back down to 178. Then this past summer I hit an all time high of 208!!! And I told myself simply that I needed to make a change in my life! I had joined spark people almost a year earlier, but never really used the site except for the calorie counter every once in a while. ...
I am in my mid thirties and have been a yo-yo dieter for the last 10 years! The first time I hit 180, I told myself never again and got down to 158. Then the first time I hit 190, I told myself never again, and got back down to 178. Then this past summer I hit an all time high of 208!!! And I told myself simply that I needed to make a change in my life! I had joined spark people almost a year earlier, but never really used the site except for the calorie counter every once in a while. Even with that 208 number looming over me, I still didn't become an active participant until the Christmas of 2009. I had trained and run my first Half Marathon in November, and had gotten down to 198, but knew that to reach my goal of a healthier lifestyle, I would need more. More resources, more support, more encouragement! So I came back to SparkPeople, and it has made all the difference in the world! I am happier, I am healthier, I am smaller!
But my original message to myself still rings true:
With this, I am making a promise to myself. I will take care of myself, I will make myself into a better person, I will feel good about myself - no matter what!
This is more than just a resolution, this is MY LIFE!

"Dead Last Finish is greater than Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start."

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
-John Bingham


2009
March - Ukrops Monument Ave 10k - my first road race ever!
November - Richmond Half Marathon - my first HM, which I never thought I would be able to do!

2010
February - Chattanooga Half Marathon
March - Ukrops Monument Ave 10k - new PR
November - Richmond Half Marathon

2011
January - ING Miami Half Marathon - first meet-up with other Sparkers!
April - Ukrops Monument Ave 10k - new PR
May - Pittsburgh Half Marathon - new PR
August - Patrick Henry Half Marathon (Ashland, VA)
November - Richmond Half Marathon

2012
March - Shamrock Half Marathon (Virginia Beach)
April - Ukrops Monument Ave 10k
May - Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon
November - Richmond Half Marathon
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Member Since: 9/24/2008

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My Goals:
Goal #1: learn to eat healthy (i.e. learn to cook)
Goal #2: get to a healthy weight
Goal #3: reach for new goals everyday that help me to reach Goals 1 & 2!
Goal #4: learn to realize that whatever my weight is, I can still love myself

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5/25/2013 1:26:05 PM


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TIGGER622
3/20/2013 2:31:06 PM

Hey girl!!! Thanks so much for dropping by my page!!! Things have 'stabilized' so... things are what they are... living at home and STRUGGLING so much with my food!!! How has that been going for you lately??? I can workout if I make myself, but I NEVER seem to lose anything. I just can't seem to get the dedication to get back to where I was (or anywhere near)! What to do!!! Hope you are faring better than I! Looks like you're swimming - thats AWESOME!!!



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L*I*T*A*
3/13/2013 7:16:25 PM

just dropping by to say welcome to the" KNEES TEAM "
wishing you well with you lifestyle changes,as we journey together.............
we are here for you............if you need any help don't hesitate to ask..............
looking forward to getting to know you better...............blessings and hugs..................lita



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BRIAN36
5/15/2011 11:08:14 PM

It was great to meet you Saturday. Hope you enjoyed your race.



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