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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! :)

Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,838

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.

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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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    Hey! It has been so long since I have checked in. I hope everything is going well for you! How is wedding planning?

    I still struggle off and on but DH and I have tried a few different things and I am slowly (but surely) getting back to the self I was :)

    Happy Holidays if I don't hear from you sooner!
    1710 days ago
    You're most welcome! Thanks for your blog comment! Kale chips are delicious and I highly recommend them! Just make sure you bake until they're all the way crispy but not burned (you don't want blackness like when you roast brussels!) I am intrigued that you're in maintenance mode!I'm basically there, too... Almost! Is it pretty manageable? I need maintenance tips :) hope your Monday went well! Vanessa
    1711 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Have an awesome week!
    1712 days ago
    Thank you for stopping by my blog! That is a great quote "Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon...everything's different."

    1712 days ago
    emoticon Bl Challenge!
    1714 days ago
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