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As for Me. . . . .I'm going to continue on this journey.

"I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. " ~Author Unknown

I think this pretty much sums up where I am at right now. I've made tremendous changes since joining Spark, but I still have a ways to go. I'm comforted in knowing that there is a community of people that I can talk with who have either gone through it, are in the trenches, or beginning their journey. I have received assistance from many, and appreciate it.

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"I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. " ~Author Unknown

I think this pretty much sums up where I am at right now. I've made tremendous changes since joining Spark, but I still have a ways to go. I'm comforted in knowing that there is a community of people that I can talk with who have either gone through it, are in the trenches, or beginning their journey. I have received assistance from many, and appreciate it.

I never thought that at this point in my life, my biggest joy would be training for a 1/2 marathon (completed). I've gone from struggling to complete 1 mile on a track, to walking more than 4 miles daily on the treadmill. Working out has become part of my daily lifestyle.

I am growing and developing into the person I was destined to be one day at a time.

8/28/12 Update: I'm so excited that my youngest daughter is now an active member of SparkPeople! I have only been shouting it's praises for 4 years now. So, to top it off, she is training for the Tough Mudder in June 2013. I have agreed to participate with her, but I must build upper body strength in order to qualify to be of benefit to anyone on the team. Wish us luck as we move forward in our health quest.

10/20/14 Update: I've recommitted myself to loosing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I have put on some pounds last year with illness and not being as mobile as I once was. I have kept the majority of my weight off, and I'm celebrating 6 years of maintaining my 100+ weight loss. I have decided that I will once again participate in a half marathon to challenge myself.

My goal is to be as active as I possibly can by participating in 5k and 10k competitions, as well as increasing my swimming endurance and speed on my bike. I have become quite a rider this summer, clocking in more than 40 miles weekly.

The one thing that I have learned, is that you have to stay active by doing new and challenging things. As for me, if I have no goal I'm trying to obtain, I have no motivation. So I needed to put them down to make them concrete in my mind.
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Member Since: 4/28/2008

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My Goals:
As of October 20, 2014, these are my goals:

1. Participate in the 2015 Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank 1/2 Marathon in October.

2. Have a weight loss of 20 pounds by March, 2015. This would allow me a 5 pound lost each month.

3. Train for the 3D by increasing swim time, and miles on bike.

4. Get a passpost! So I can fly into a foreign country for an exotic vacation for my birthday.

5. Finish my degree.


My Program:
Efft 11/01/14:
1. 3 Days of Cardio.
2. 2 Days of Weight/Strength Training.


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I love Winnie the Pooh, the Disney Character Princess Tiana, the color Yellow, and Comedy.

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"Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow." ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros


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SAPHRAEL
8/6/2014 4:23:17 PM

Thanks for the encouragement on my blog. I'm gonna need it!



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REEDWEEB
8/1/2014 3:33:32 PM

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DIANNEMT
7/31/2014 12:46:14 PM

Thanks for reading my blog! I would REALLY have to work on the swimming--likely won't happen this winter but never know!



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7/31/2014 9:59:49 AM

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2/7/2014 1:53:09 PM

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