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The last six months, I have indulged myself too much and it's time to reclaim my body and return to healthy eating habits and regular exercise. I now struggle with asthma and it has been a real challenge to exercise as hard as I used to. But I will prevail!



From April 2007 to April 2008, I lost a total of 55 pounds and 40 inches (the BMI reader estimated that 34 pounds lost were pure fat!). And I couldn't have done it without SparkPeople, Curves, Spin Classes and all the wonderful and motivating people on here!

The stakes are high for me with my love of food, genetics, and hypothyroidism allowing me to easily gain weight. If I let my guard down, I gain. To loose the 52 pounds, I diligently counted each and every calorie I ate and burned for 52 weeks. I didn't just workout once a day, I worked out twice a day.

So to maintain all that I have accomplished, I run, I race, I spin, I do yoga, I hike, I strength train, I ride my bike, and I look for new and exciting things to keep me motivated. I will not go back to my size 16s, nor can I because I donated them all to charity two years ago along with my 14s, 12s, 10s and anything that said XL.


Potential Races:
March 2014 - LA Marathon

12/15 - Holiday Half Marathon Pomona
11/17 - Griffith Trail 10K
11/16 - Griffith Trail Half Marathon
11/12 - Run For Her 5K (6th year)
7/7 - Costume Half Marathon San Diego
6/9 - Valley Crest Trail Half Marathon

My 2013 Finished Events:
3/23 - The Great Race: Pacific Half (Lucky Number 13) 2:47:20
1/5 - New Years Half Marathon 3:25:10
1/1 - Bandit Fun Run 11 miles - Pasadena Rose Parade Route

My 2012 Finished Events:
3/22 - The Great Race: 10K (did it for fun, forgot my time)
11/11 - Run For Her 5K approx 48 min

My 2011 Finished Events:
11/13 - Run For Her 5K approx 40 min (5th year)
11/12 - Griffith Park Trail Half Marathon 3:30:30
***11/5 is when my asthma worsened* :-(
6/4 - Fontana Days Half Marathon 2:11:30 NEW PR!!!

My 2010 Finished Events:
11/14 - Run For Her Charity 5K, 31:05
10/24 - Rock n Roll LA Half Marathon, 2:30:16
07/25 - San Francisco Half Marathon, 2:44:52
05/15 - Palos Verdes Half Marathon, 2:28:06
05/08 - Revlon 5K for Women, 30:11
03/27 - The Great Race: Chesebro Half Marathon, 2:33:13
01/10 - 13.1 Los Angeles Half, PR 2:13:49, 84/231 W 35-39

My 2009 Finished Events:
12/13 - 10K on the Universal Backlot, 1:05:00
11/15 - Run For Her 5K, 30:00
10/31 - Zombiethon 8K Walk, benefiting Brain Cancer Research
10/24 - 5k Nike Human Race 31:44
10/18 - AIDS Walk LA 10K
10/11 - Long Beach Half Marathon 2:52:19, just happy to finish
9/2-9/4 - Hiked the Grand Canyon from Rim to Rim, 23.9 miles
06/27 - SparkRally Long Beach Fun Walk
05/02 - SparkPeople Fun Walk in San Diego
03/22 - Pasadena Half Marathon - 2:18:14, 87/246 W 35-39
02/08 - 10K Chinatown Firecracker PR 1:02:59, 39/137 W 35-39
02/01 - Surf City Half Marathon 2:16:31, 472/1065 W 35-39

My 2008 Finished Races:
12/07 - Half Marathon cityofangelshalf.com 2:19:33, 125/280 W 35-39
11/16 - 5K runforher.com, PR 27:27, 7/61 W 35-39
10/12 - 5K Run Forrest Run, 29:11, 12/125 W 35-39
08/02 - 10K uncoverthecure.org, Raised $1551, finished 1:03:22

Member Since: 1/16/2007

Fitness Minutes: 102,582

My Goals:
My Past reward system:
1-7-0 = V.S. store*
1-6-5 = spin shoes*
1-6-0 = karizadesigns.com*
1-5-5 = new cross trainers*
1-5-0 = new jeans*
1-4-3 = daisy tattoo*
1-3-7 = new sz4 jeans*
1-3-6 = new running shoes*
1-3-5 = bike*
1-3-4 = new headphones*

My Program:
My Wake-up Call was April 2007, when I stepped onto the scale at the gym and it read 1-9-0. No way am I one hundred ninety pounds! I'd been going to the gym for 4 months at night and I wasn't getting anywhere, in fact I'd gained 10 pounds!

I switched to strength training in the mornings which motivates me to eat healthier throughout the day. I count my calories and keep within my range. I added cardio workouts to help break my 1-8-5 barrier by taking up spinning, hiking and doing dvds at home (My favorites are Turbo Jam: Booty Sculpt and Abs and Sara Ivanhoe's Fat Burning Yoga and her 20 min Yoga series)

Personal Information:
Running has become my new passion. I had no idea that I could run but after a year of taking spin classes, hiking, strength training, doing yoga, mat pilates, and walking, I discovered on an Easter hike with friends that I could indeed run. A week later another friend handed me a flyer for a charity 10K. So I got on a treadmill to see what I was made of, and ran 2 straight miles to my surprise.

I ran my first race on August 2, 2008. A really fun 10K called the Underwear Affair in Los Angeles. I trained for four months to run the 6.2 miles and finished 1:03:22 after having a severe chest cold the weekend before. Nothing was going to stop me from running that race.

It was one of the most amazing things I have ever done in my life. And it has prompted me to continue running and to pursue running Half Marathons.

Other Information:
I also battle hypothyroidism. I was diagnosed in 2001 and take a daily thyroid hormone supplement to balance everything out.

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