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I am 37, single mother of two boys teenage boys. I've stuggled with weight since grade school so I never really knew how my body could feel without the extra pounds. I have memories of my mother signing me up to Jenny Craig and that is when my closet eating began. I know she meant well, but she didn't struggle with weight issues so I never felt that she understood what I was going through. The truth is that at that age I didn't understand it either. I truly couldn't pinpoint what got me on track. I finally understood my dads words telling me that a happy life is a balanced life. I joined Weight Watchers after trying to lose weight on my own using a low carb diet which was not the balance I needed. I started at 227 and my goal is to be at 155. It's been a long, slow moving bumpy ride no doubt, but all the struggles will be the reminder that I am stronger than I ever thought I could be and this will not allow me to fail. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you've had enough.

**It is now mid June and I am still making very slow progress. Never the less the scale is moving in the right direction. Today I weighed in at 174. I hit a slump in April due to thyroid surgery. Since then I've been having trouble getting back into my workout routine. Finally I am feeling like myself again and starting to add more activity.

***Today I am only ten pounds away from my original goal. I have hit many bumps in the road and nearly gave up due to personal problems. During this time all I wanted to do is turn to food. I stopped working out because I felt that what happened to me had something to do with focusing too much on myself. I felt selfish and my solution was to give up and go back to the wife who focused more on her partners needs. After much reflection and therapy I found that working on myself is a need that I have to meet and if I don't I will never make myself or others around me happy. So my final desicion is to continue my journey to self renewal.

Couch to 5K graduate!!!

10/10/08 Finished C25K W1 had to start all over..
10/16/08 Finished C25K W2
10/23/08 Finished C25K W3
11/01/08 Finished C25K W4
11/06/08 Finished C25K W5
11/08/08 I actually went skydiving!!!..
11/15/08 Finished C25K W6
11/22/08 Finished C25K W7
11/27/08 2mile race as part of a sprint tri athlon relay. Next time I will do it all on my own.
12/01/08 Finished C25K W8
12/11/08 Finished C25K W9!!!!DONE!!!

Starting C25K again... now working on building a stronger base for running.

* strength training is really helping me with my running posture and power.


Highest Weight after pregnancy:250lb
Starting Weight:227lb
11/17/2009 167lbs
10/22/2010 155lbs

Starting : 42in
11/17/09: 33
03/05/10: 32.5
09/21/10: 31.5

09/21/2010 : 39in

09/21/2010 :13in

09/21/2010 :13in

Weigh ins: Joined the MaryMackers team starting first weigh in 03/05/10 and every friday after that til June 12, 2010. I want to reach my goal of 150 by the end.

Starting Weight: 168

3/05/2010: 165
3/12/2010: 163.9
3/19/2010: 165 need discipline..
3/26/2010: 166 + Holy Moly!!
4/02/2010: 164.2
4/09/2010: 162.3
4/16/2010: 161.9 (TOM)
4/23/2010: 163.5(+1.6) ??!!
4/30/2010: 162.5(-1)
5/07/2010: 160.4(-2.1)
5/14/2010: 160.6(+.2) TOM
5/21/2010: 163.5(+2.9) ??
5/28/2010: 158.5(-5)
6/04/2010: 163.2
6/11/2010: 158.4
6/18/2010: 157.8
10/22/2010: 155 *** at Goal***
12/03/2010: 157
12/10/2010: 156.6
12/17/2010: 155.5
12/24/2010: 156
12/31/2010: 156

2011 :) New goal healthy BMI 145# and tone
01/01/2011: 161.4
01/07/2011: 159.4
01/14/2011: Went into birthday mode and paid dearly for it...
02/04/2011:birthday damage is done: now back to reality...

Thanksgiving Tri: Relay team. 2 mile run 11/27/2008 (24:46)
Pat's Run 2010: 4.2 Mile Run. (51:36) 04/17/2010

Stopped running after my injury, but I just restarted, need to find a race to work toward.

2011: Back to running and preparing for the Disney Half September 2011.

ST: Mostly from circuit training with Jillian videos.
Stretch/Meditate with Yoga moves to help prevent running injuries.

Nov 1st 2012: Life took a turn for the worse this past year, and although I gained back a significant amount of weight I still have the power to get back on track. I got this! Now onward and upward or better yet.. downward ;)!

Member Since: 1/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 38,775

My Goals:
To get to my first goal of 155's taking forever!.. (Done 9/2010)

To run a 5k.. Done!! ran 4.2 miles. (04/17/2010)

** Signed up for Thanksgiving Day tri -athlon. Goal completed!.. (11/27/2008)

Next tri Nov. 2010...

My Program:
I originally started losing weight on a low carb diet. The idea was to get out of the 200's as fast as possible. I promised myself a healthier choice once I met my first goal. Once I hit onederland I started WW and now I use Spark to track my calories and workouts. I will continue my new healthy lifestyle to reach and maintain my goal weight.

** Weekly activity schedule**

M: Circuit Training

T: run/ST

W: Circuit/Yoga

Th: run/ ST

F: Circuit

S: run


Personal Information:
I'm a California girl currently residing in "the valley of the sun" I call it home now and secretly really like it.

Other Information:
I love to try new workouts and ways to cook healthy.

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