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Me + Bryan + Rambler during Save the Date photo shoot October 15, 2011





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Maintenance, Marathoning, and More

Greetings!

I've been a member of SP for over a year now (whoa!) and my goals just keep changing so this is "intro" numero 4.

I've reached a point where I'm no longer trying to lose weight, but am just focusing on maintenance and training for various races, half marathons, and probably a second marathon eventually. Oh, and I really wanna do my first triathlon soon too!

If I never hit that "125" target I'm OK with that. I fit all my old clothes (from when ...
Greetings!

I've been a member of SP for over a year now (whoa!) and my goals just keep changing so this is "intro" numero 4.

I've reached a point where I'm no longer trying to lose weight, but am just focusing on maintenance and training for various races, half marathons, and probably a second marathon eventually. Oh, and I really wanna do my first triathlon soon too!

If I never hit that "125" target I'm OK with that. I fit all my old clothes (from when I did weigh 125) so I figure it's not really about the weight anymore and more about my body composition. That said, still aiming to keep below 133ish but am not stressing about the rest.

SP has been a great place for me for so many things - I'm thrilled to be where I am now and I know SP helped me get here.

My advice to any newbies: consistency and commitment. If you practice those in your approach to weight loss, weight maintenance, fitness goals, etc. you will be amazed and thrilled at your transformation - mental and physical.

Whoo! :)
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Member Since: 8/20/2009

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My Goals:
Run half marathons every other month or so, and decide on next full marathon date

My Program:
- enjoy everything in moderation

- stick to my running program with intermittant yoga, swimming, biking, etc.

Personal Information:
Originally from North Carolina, got to Texas by way of Virginia.

I'm a technical writer and freelance "fun" writer.

Mother of two super cats (not literally of course :)) and an irresistable Spangold Retriever!

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"It's not where you are, but what you do there that matters."

- African proverb



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ASHWILLDOTHIS
12/25/2011 10:27:55 AM

emoticon job on the weight loss this week!! Hope next week is even better :]



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BELIEVER104
12/3/2011 10:53:34 PM

Congrats for being the "biggest loser" this week!




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BELIEVER104
11/27/2011 9:22:17 PM

Have a GREAT week two on the challenge!! :)



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DOCLOVER
11/22/2011 2:07:33 PM

SOOOOOO true :) If there's one thing I've learned through everything, it would be how important consistency is. That's the boiled-down message to this whole thing! Once you realize that it's about consistency is when you start getting results (or, maintaining your results :) Thanks for the reminder. I hope your Tuesday is going well! I packed my food for the day and I'm trying to figure out my workout for tonight.



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BOOTS_N_SPURS
11/22/2011 11:36:40 AM

We have been doing more hiking adventures than anything...we would still really like to get all of the gear to go backcountry hiking, but our budget says that will be awhile. I think we are getting snow shoes for Christmas this year...and planning to try skiing too! I haven't been running NEAR as much anymore, and I think that is the problem....I do plan to do another HM this summer though so hopefully that will get us motivated to start up again.

I started a family Biggest Loser contest that runs to the end of the year. We have a pot going for the winner and it is up to $300! I don't really plan on winning that either (but the money would be nice) because I don't have as much to lose...its just great to see my family getting healthy! As a family we have already lost over 50 lbs! Not to mention, as soon as this contest is over, I am coordinating a BIggest Loser contest at our church too---busy busy busy! Hopefully that will keep me in check through winter anyway :) Glad to hear you are doing well and planning is coming along!



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