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After my second half marathon (Cleveland, Ohio - May 15, 2011, 2:27:04)



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I'm not sure what my heaviest weight is, because I got so disgusted with myself that I stopped getting on the scale - but it was in April 2006 and I estimate that it was between 205 and 210 pounds. A crazy work project and medication for chronic pain got me there - hard work and a sensible plan for fueling my body will get me where I want to be and I'm getting closer every day!

I started dropping the pounds in the summer of 2006 with an initial goal of getting back under 200 ...
I'm not sure what my heaviest weight is, because I got so disgusted with myself that I stopped getting on the scale - but it was in April 2006 and I estimate that it was between 205 and 210 pounds. A crazy work project and medication for chronic pain got me there - hard work and a sensible plan for fueling my body will get me where I want to be and I'm getting closer every day!

I started dropping the pounds in the summer of 2006 with an initial goal of getting back under 200 pounds. I was able to maintain that for about a year and then upped my program right after Memorial Day 2007 with plans just to get my waist under 35". I was at my lowest adult weight in late 2008 when I was around 170 pounds. Stress and life have caused me to regain 15 pounds since my initial loss, but I'm proud that I've been able to keep those last 25 pounds off. That said, it's important for my health for me to focus on losing again rather than being blinded by maintaining at an unhealthy weight.

I enjoy aerobics and added running to the mix in late 2008. In late 2010, I stepped up the mileage and moved beyond 5K's and did a few 4 mile races, a 10K and my first half marathon (although I walked the even miles). I completed my second half marathon and slashed 16 minutes off my time in May 2011. I completed my third half marathon in October 2011 and finished in 2:24:38. I'm now training for my fourth half marathon which will be on my 35th birthday and I'm aiming to break 2:20. I also enjoy playing sand volleyball and golfing (walking the course, of course).
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Member Since: 1/2/2008

SparkPoints: 32,101

Fitness Minutes: 57,375

My Goals:
* Dress and pant size 10

* BIA fat % less than 25%

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I'm a FIRM Believer! I discovered the FIRM system in January 2005 when the gym was crazy full of new years resolutioners and recommitted myself to the program in June 2007. I do 3-5 workouts per week, combining cardio, resistance training and ab work. I added volleyball and golf to my repertoire in spring 2008 and started running in fall 2008 and have worked my way up to half marathon training! I pay attention to when I'm hungry and when I'm full and I don't eat if I'm not hungry. I also try to eat plenty of protein to keep me full! No foods are restricted, but I definitely try to limit fried foods and simple sugars and starches.

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ABSOLUTZER0
4/1/2011 10:15:08 AM

Welcome to the Half Marathon SparkTeam! I look forward to seeing your posts and getting to know you. There is a wealth of information and support on our team.

STAY positive, STAY motivated, and STAY focused!!!

Nicholas



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CALIFAMILY
10/7/2008 2:15:27 PM

Good luck on your first 5k this Saturday!




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4/3/2008 2:34:28 PM

I love your new photo - you look terrific! I hop you are feeling good as well. Happy FIRMing!



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FIRM_REENIE
3/31/2008 10:44:30 PM

Thanks for the beautiful Spark flowers... they smell fantastic! :D



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FIRM_REENIE
3/12/2008 10:12:22 PM

Popping by to say I hope that things are going great for you this week!



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