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Taken after a 7 mi run in Washington DC, when the cherry trees were in bloom (a business trip)





Taken after my first ever official race... a 10K race, partially in mud after a heavy morning rain.



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Spreading the Spark to others through actions and by leading a healthy lifestyle.

I have changed my lifestyle for myself, lost over 95 pounds, and achieved goal weight, but also love being an example for others who do not believe that they themselves can do it. I have learned that one is capable of so much more than one often believes one's self is.

I lead a semi-hectic and crazy life as a Ph.D. student. I work typical work hours but also have occasionally found myself in the lab at 2 am or at 6 am on a saturday. Being a Ph.D. student makes life busy, and I ...
I have changed my lifestyle for myself, lost over 95 pounds, and achieved goal weight, but also love being an example for others who do not believe that they themselves can do it. I have learned that one is capable of so much more than one often believes one's self is.

I lead a semi-hectic and crazy life as a Ph.D. student. I work typical work hours but also have occasionally found myself in the lab at 2 am or at 6 am on a saturday. Being a Ph.D. student makes life busy, and I have adopted a healthier lifestyle while getting my degree.

I am now running distance races! I was one who swore they would never be a runner, let alone race, let alone run longer races. My first official race was a 10K in the beginning of march 2013, 1:03:53, after a soaking rain leading to a lil mud. I have since ran a virtual 10K, and am also doing longer runs in prep for my first half marathon May 19th, 2013! I am ready for it, bring it on!! I've finished 12.2 and 13.5 mi training runs w/o too much issue and am looking forward to the actual race!! I have a 5K race, The Color Run, 6 days after my half... but am quite excited for this smaller race too as I have gotten friends who are not normally runners to join me!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE getting my friends active with me!!!

After the challenge of adjusting to maintenance, I am now rocking it!! I have not varied from my range I set for myself since hitting my goal weight Jan 8th of 2013!!
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Member Since: 3/24/2011

SparkPoints: 31,076

Fitness Minutes: 43,486

My Goals:
I have reached my goal weight! However, I will continue to work on gaining more muscle and becoming more toned. I also want to be an example to my friends and family that becoming healthy and leading a healthy lifestyle is possible.

My Program:
I track my food and exercise regularly. I have been working on eating a variety of healthy foods, as I tend to get bored with food easily. I work out 6 days a week (a mix of cardio and strength training). I'm now rocking maintenance! :)

Personal Information:
I am a Ph.D. student studying pancreatic cancer, and have about a year to go until i get my degree.

Other Information:
I love cooking, playing video games, reading, doing crafts, working out, running, long-distance running ... and of course "playing" in the lab. :)

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YICHE12
5/31/2013 8:40:54 AM

emoticon Hello there. I just want to extend a warm emoticon to AMANDARAGS for having joined the SP Community Team. It's great having you on board. emoticon

P.S. Your transformation is amazing!



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GLAMNGLOWDIVA
5/31/2013 1:19:10 AM

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"If we all do one random act of kindness daily, we just might set the world in the right direction." (Martin Kornfeld)

Welcome, it's great to have you on board with the SP Community team! This is a great team to become a part of, everyone is helpful and friendly. Remember to take each day as it comes and make it count. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the team!
*~ Paula *~



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AEGISHOT
5/30/2013 7:57:10 PM

Thank you for the friend add.



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DESERTDREAMERS
5/30/2013 12:25:54 PM

Welcome to the Spark People Community Team - you're looking GR8!



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FLOWERDALEJEWEL
5/30/2013 8:04:31 AM



Hi and welcome to the SP Community Team. I really hope you enjoy it here



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