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April, 2015. My first half marathon where I finished in less than 2 1/2 hours.





Finishing the 2014 Nike Women's Half Marathon





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140/90. That was my blood pressure late March 2014. You know how you wait for the "click" to kick you into changing your habits? 140/90 was mine. I know that if I'm eating well, exercising and at a lower weight, then my pressure will be fine. So I let that be my click to choose again to nourish my body and to move it in ways that makes it say thank you.

I've Sparked enough since 2008 that I know what I need to lose weight in a happy way. Foodwise, that means eating lots of veggies ...
140/90. That was my blood pressure late March 2014. You know how you wait for the "click" to kick you into changing your habits? 140/90 was mine. I know that if I'm eating well, exercising and at a lower weight, then my pressure will be fine. So I let that be my click to choose again to nourish my body and to move it in ways that makes it say thank you.

I've Sparked enough since 2008 that I know what I need to lose weight in a happy way. Foodwise, that means eating lots of veggies and fruit, getting at least 30g fiber daily, drinking lots of water (especially because I exercise) and eating a pretty balanced mix of carbs, proteins, and fats per the Spark recommendations. Exercise includes distance running, Pilates and strength training. My blood pressure late April 2015 was 94/67.

2015 Weight at end of the month
April 166
March 168.5
February 171
January 176
2014 TOTAL 29.5 pounds (172.5)
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Member Since: 7/24/2008

SparkPoints: 101,319

Fitness Minutes: 66,265

My Goals:
Long term: 30% body fat

2015 goals:
2 spring halfs, 2 fall halfs
Run a sub 30 minute 5k. Build running skills, focusing on 10k's over the summer.

My Program:
Eat mainly fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins & unrefined foods. Drink 10+ cups a day.
Running and Pilates are my exercise of choice.

Other Information:
4/15 first half marathon under 2 1/2 hours!
2/15 two mile running time trial 19:48. PR.
4/26/12, 100 m swim 2:10 min
9/11 200 m swim 4:55 minutes
7/11 Swam 1500 meters in open water, 50 minutes
5/11 8:40 timed mile outside
3/2/11 5k 9:50 min mile treadmill
7/10 200M sprints: 50 seconds
HIKES
7/10 Black Mountain (2900')
6/09, 6/10 CBS to Avalon (1785')
7/10 Bike across town

Participating in a food recovery group for two years was key for the emotional and spiritual healing I needed to succeed in losing weight.

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SPEEDYDOG
5/25/2015 11:14:47 PM

Thanks for your comment on my "fighting bull thistles" status.

The long woody root of the bull thistle is editable. The root can be baked or boiled just like a potato. The taste is a bit like asparagus but more bland.

The roots and leaves can be also be used to make a healthful tea.

I am just trying to keep these nasty prickly monsters off my personal mountain biking trail system, "Mangled Mountain".

Thanks, Bruce



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MBTEPP
5/13/2015 10:14:42 AM

emoticon for the blog support. I will look at MapMyR to study the elevation. It may make more sense to me that way. Thanks for the tip.



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MBTEPP
4/29/2015 12:51:33 PM

Great response to dirty laundry. You made me LOL.

Thanks for the friend request.
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ADARKARA
4/26/2015 11:48:59 AM

I love that this is photo caused a debate! All the current guesses are wrong! For now, I'll leave it a mystery, because I'll be blogging about it soon. *grin*



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TURTLE69
4/25/2015 8:12:41 PM

Welcome to Emotional Eaters Team! emoticon Feel free to add me as a friend. If you need any support or just someone to talk with, give me a holler.

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