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2012: STRONG!

A Facebook friend challenged us to come up with a word to describe our goals for the year, rather than a traditional New Years Resolution. I don't do well with resolutions overall, so I thought this was a good idea for me.

On Feb 18, 2011, I weighed 190lbs--my highest ever, including when I was pregnant. My BP was high. My cholesterol was high. My vitamin D was just about as low as it could go. I didn't exercise. I ate horribly. And then I met ...
2012: STRONG!

A Facebook friend challenged us to come up with a word to describe our goals for the year, rather than a traditional New Years Resolution. I don't do well with resolutions overall, so I thought this was a good idea for me.

On Feb 18, 2011, I weighed 190lbs--my highest ever, including when I was pregnant. My BP was high. My cholesterol was high. My vitamin D was just about as low as it could go. I didn't exercise. I ate horribly. And then I met my doctor, and with both her help and Sparkpeople, I started making little steps in the right direction.

By December 31, 2011, I had lost 32 lbs. I have another 18 or so to go. I started running and went from struggling to run for 60 seconds (8/1/11) to running 84 MINUTES (6.5 miles, 12/31/11). I lost 5" off my waist. 5.5" off my thigh. 22" total. I successfully completed 2 races (a 5K and a 5-miler) and registered to run 2 Half Marathons in 2012 ... and only 5 months earlier I had called a friend in tears because I was too scared/intimidated to walk into the running store to be measured for shoes and swore I would never be able to run outside where people could see me.

In 2012, I will make myself STRONGER. I am training for my first HM on 5/6/12. I will start to work on some strength training. I will continue to eat healthily and will try to drink even more water. I will work on being emotionally strong, too. Why? Because I am worthy.
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Member Since: 1/18/2011

SparkPoints: 10,834

Fitness Minutes: 5,503

My Goals:
Run my first 5k by my 40th birthday - GOAL MET 6 months 4 days early!

Races:
Komen MD Race for the Cure 5k, 10/23/11 - 34:15.5 (11.03 pace, 118/219 age bracket)

Celtic Solstice 5 miler, 12/17/11 - 56:48 (11:16 pace)

Clydes 10K, 4/15/12

Frederick HM, 5/6/12

Baltimore HM, 10/13/12


Rather than looking at my current weight, my goal weight, and seeing big numbers, I'm going to lose 5 lbs. Hopefully many times, but I'll be happy with the first 5.

3/5/11 - lost the first 5! Bring it on, next 5. I'm ready for you!

4/2/11 - 10 down. New goal--to lose a stone, total, by my birthday at the end of the month. It'll be a challenge, but isn't that what life is all about?

10/24/11 - BMI back in "normal" range by 12/31/11. Currently 26-26/7 depending on how tall I am.


My Program:
2/21/11 - tracking my food and water, trying to walk the dog each day, trying not to give up on myself.

Started C25K 8/1/11. Will finish the programme on 10/2/11.

Personal Information:
Originally from England, now living in Maryland. Mum of 2 fantastic kids. Love being with my family and knitting--often at the same time.

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NATPLUMMER
9/15/2011 12:08:05 PM

Good idea to take another day off of running. Yuu don't want to have to wear the ginormous boot.



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MIRACLELOVE77
9/15/2011 5:06:52 AM

hello!
Thank you so much for stopping by my 6mo sparkaversary blog! Your encouragement meant a lot to me!!! So thanks!! And congrats on all your progress--you're so close to your goal!!! You'll be there in no time, I'm sure :) Keep it up!



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JUMPINTHRUHOOPS
9/14/2011 8:53:51 PM

I'm a bit ho-hum right now too, but I'm blaming it on a post-vacay funk! I've only run once since I got home from my vacation, but I biked 11 miles last night, so it's a start. Sounds like a good plan, waiting until Friday to get back at it. I'm right there with ya. We got this!!



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JUMPINTHRUHOOPS
9/7/2011 9:29:04 AM

Week 6, day 1?! That's phenomenal!! I hope you're finding enjoyment in running :)



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NATPLUMMER
8/23/2011 9:55:50 AM

I figured if we were going to have a running commentary we might as well be friends ;-)



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