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I was so proud of myself when I lost my extra pounds in my late twenties. I said, "Never again will I be overweight." Then, a year and a half after I got married, I got pregnant. I became 65 lbs overweight, and despite my efforts, it seemed as if I couldn't get back to my healthy size. I lost 20 lbs initially, but it took 5 weeks to lose 1 pound, and at a certain point, I gave up. It was just Too Hard. I had no guidance other than the vague, "Exercise and watch your calories."

I spent most of my thirties feeling bad inside my body. I had no idea how much it affected my moods until I joined SP and finally had some guidance as to how much I should be exercising, what my calorie/protein/carb range should be, etc.

I have found that outdoor walking is vital to my mental as well as physical health. I found calorie counting helpful, but now that I've got a good idea of what my body needs, I've eased ease up on the strict calorie counting and generally make healthy choices with suitable portions.

I have met my preliminary goals, and now I'm making new ones. I need goals so that I keep working and avoid complacency. Some people think that I lost my weight quickly. I most certainly did not. I am not a "new person." I am still me-- just healthier. I am grateful.

Member Since: 10/14/2010

Fitness Minutes: 65,643

My Goals:
-Jingle Bell Run 5k in Dec. 2012

-Best Dressed 15k or Beat the Bridge 8k in May 2013

-Seattle Rock and Roll Half Marathon in June 2013

My Program:
Mon: Run
Tue: XT (usually long walk)
Wed: Run (hills, tempo, etc.)
Thu: Pilates
Fri: Run (or rest)
Sat: Run (or rest)
Sun: Rest (or run)

Muscle strains from overuse or kettlebells can derail the plans. I need to get and stay injury free.

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