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Realizing My Potential.

"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that youíll be unhappy for the rest of your life" - maslow

I have successfully kept off 40+ pounds since my highest weight in college, through running, yoga, strength training and biking. This truly is a lifestyle. I desire to lose the last 20+ pounds, find muscles where I know they exist and run a half-marathon. My overall greatest health goal is to never hear a cancer diagnosis again!
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"If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that youíll be unhappy for the rest of your life" - maslow

I have successfully kept off 40+ pounds since my highest weight in college, through running, yoga, strength training and biking. This truly is a lifestyle. I desire to lose the last 20+ pounds, find muscles where I know they exist and run a half-marathon. My overall greatest health goal is to never hear a cancer diagnosis again!

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2012 Accomplishments:
- Went through third round of radioactive treatment for thyroid cancer (CLEAR bloodwork!)
- Turned 29
- Got ENGAGED!!!
- Completed my first year of my master's degree while earning a 3.83 GPA
- Completed a 5 mile race for the American Cancer Society and raised over 1000$! (Time: 1:10:49)

2011 Accomplishments:
- Faced thyroid cancer with a positive attitude
- Celebrated 1 year with my guy!
- Turned 28!
- Went through radioactive iodine diet/treatment first round
- Went to yoga retreat at Kripalu Yoga Center (amazing!)
- Was accepted and will begin graduate school
- Went through radioactive treatments (second round)
- Received CLEAR bloodwork and ultrasounds! Doctors are very happy with my progress :)
- Began my master's degree program.

2010 Accomplishments:
- "Met" and started dating a fabulous dude ;)
- Turned 27!
- Got accepted to two top graduate schools
- Ran in 6th 5K on 3/21/10
- Completed a Spring Cleanse 6 week yoga program in April/May
- Signed up for early morning yoga in June!
- Started working as a seva student at the yoga studio in exchange for 2 classes a week!
- Been through countless doctor's appointment to figure out what's wrong with my back (when you go to that many appointments in the year, I consider that a major accomplishment
- Recognized that I'm a positive thinker
- Committed to 3 yoga classes per week
- Diagnosed with thyroid cancer and had thyroidectomy on 11/17
- Finished Tools for Transformation program at yoga studio
- Got into the 170's!! First time EVER in memory.

2009 Accomplishments:
- Completed 30 Day Shred 3/30
- Ran 7 miles 4/30
- Ran 1st trail 5K! (40:30)
- Completed 3rd 5K (COX 5K)
- Completed 4th 5K and 1st trail race!
- Started morning exercise habit prior to work day
- Rejoined gym!
- Celebrated my 26th birthday
- Started my third academic year at my job
- Joined the Warriors!
- Started my Big Girl Eats blog!
- Ran my 5th 5K and my 5K year anniversary
- Ran my 1st 10K!! October 13, 2009!
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Member Since: 6/11/2008

SparkPoints: 18,692

Fitness Minutes: 30,493

My Goals:
7/1/12-7/1/13:

Lose 2-3 dress sizes (size 14 to size 8-10).

Get to a healthy BMI (Lose 25 pounds)

Feel fabulous in my wedding dress on my wedding day!!

7/1/12-8/10/12:

Go from 191-187 (DONE)

8/1/12-9/1/12:

Lose 2-3 inches in my thighs and legs before returning back to grad school

Go from 187-182 (NOT DONE)

9/1/12-10/1/12:

Create a sane, effective and well organized plan for working out while in grad school + working (3-4 workouts per week)

Go from 186-180

10/1/12-11/1/12:

Go from 180-175

11/1/12-12/1/12:

Go from 175-170

12/1/12-1/1/13:

Go from 170-165

1/1/13-2/1/13:

Have a fabulous 30th birthday!!

My Program:
I love running, yoga and eating clean. I have recently learned to love lifting weights and aim to workout/move every day!

Do the work.
Treat myself with love and compassion.
Grow.
Forgive.
Let it go.
Move, everyday.




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Why I am here:

- To live my life NOW, not next month, when I'm "thin" or ten years from now

- To be HEALTHY!

- To be happy at the beach

- To see my triceps and biceps

- To protect my heart and my body

- To never hear "You have cancer" ever, ever again

- To be happy and proud of my body and accomplishments

- To feel GREAT


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NOTABOUTHEFACE
10/29/2013 2:17:39 PM

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FRIZGIRL
11/1/2012 7:38:35 PM

Hey, looooove the picture of you in your green dress!!!!! You look SO awesome!!!! Come back to spark! We're all being good and supportive now and actually posting and everything! Congrats on your engagement!



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SILLIANGEL
10/23/2012 7:53:49 PM

Erin... how are you? Where are you? I want to hear from you!!



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LIVENLOVELIFE
10/16/2012 11:27:54 PM

I MISS YOU!!! I hope things are going well for you! Love to hear an update!



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