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June19 - Aug19 - Lost 11 Pounds ... Down to 150!





2006 Easter - 140 Wasn't as bad as I thought. Would love to get back to 140 by Labor Day 2007.



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First Half Marathon Ran - 10-15-11 - Official half marathon time 2 hours 43 min 2 seconds! I did better than any of my goals! Woo Hoo!

Get a Pedometer and Use It! Compete against yourself daily!

On June 5th, 2007 I weighed in at 167 pounds and was not happy with the way I looked or felt, and I couldn't walk the half mile around the block without breathing problems and constantly having to stop. I had multiple medical issues and I needed to change my life.
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First Half Marathon Ran - 10-15-11 - Official half marathon time 2 hours 43 min 2 seconds! I did better than any of my goals! Woo Hoo!

Get a Pedometer and Use It! Compete against yourself daily!

On June 5th, 2007 I weighed in at 167 pounds and was not happy with the way I looked or felt, and I couldn't walk the half mile around the block without breathing problems and constantly having to stop. I had multiple medical issues and I needed to change my life.

On June 5th, 2008 I weighed in almost 30 pounds less, have reduced the number of meds I am on by half, regularly walk/exercise an equivalent of 12,000 - 15,000 steps a day (can even walk 10 miles in one afternoon), and look a lot nicer.

On October 7th, 2011 I weighed in at 129.6 � I MET MY GOAL !!! My girls got me into running this year and have been doing 5k�s and other races. I tested myself and ran a 10k in decent time. I�ve found that I can run/walk more than enough to do a half marathon � which I am signed up to run this weekend, October 15th!

A nice side benefit of doing this for myself is that my family and friends joined me on my journey and they are healthier as a result.

When I turned the big 4-0, I felt like I was pushing retirement.

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MY GIFT TO YOU - Knowledge ... people who continually say they can't lose weight because they are too busy with their lives or don't have enough money will hopefully learn from me that:

** The more you focus on making yourself healthy, the more time, energy, and focus you can give to your loved ones
** Step, step, step � park farther away, walk to dinner, walk in place on conference calls � push yourself
** Sodium � keep it low � Sodium keeps your body from getting rid of water weight and keeps you bloated
** Water � Buy a water bottle and keep refilling it � 10-12 glasses a day! Remember, the more you run to the bathroom, the more steps you are adding to your day. Plus it keeps you from feeling hungry.
** Fiber � Shoot for 35g of fiber a day, they help keep you full and keep your system from storing toxic waste.

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My 1st 6 months on SparkPeople - I lost 13% of my body weight!!! Go Me!
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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
� Theodore Seuss Giesel

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10,000 Baby Steps ... They still count as steps!!

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Did you know that in Roman Numerals the number 40 is equal to XL? I may be saying hello to 40, but my goal is to say good bye to XL! -- Goodbye XL ... I am 40 wearing size 4/6 pants and medium tops!!! I did it! And will continue!
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Member Since: 6/5/2007

SparkPoints: 38,228

Fitness Minutes: 55,772

My Goals:
- Lose 15 pounds
- Daily walking plus WII or Shredding Video
- Support and motivate friends and family who are just starting the journey

My Program:
Baby Steps - A little fruit, a little veggies, a little exercise, and every once in a while ... a little treat. :-)

It may be a little ... but after a year, just look at the success!!

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AEROBISAURUS
6/4/2013 5:27:03 PM

Hey! I did good, ran it faster than last year which was a goal. I shaved about 2minutes or so off my pace per mile. I made it across the finish line in 2:11:32! It was a rush! How was your run?


~Nikki

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AEROBISAURUS
4/23/2013 12:34:21 PM

I live in Blue Springs so I run around here in town. Have you heard of Gary Gribbles Running Store ...

http://www.garrygribbles.com/store-locat
ions/#Independence

I know they have a runners club and I think they run mostly in your area ... I SO wish I had a running partner, but I train by myself. Thank you for the congrats on my running!





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4/23/2013 9:04:35 AM

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PASTAFARIAN
4/12/2013 4:04:35 PM

I wanted to nominate you as a motivation member but darn - you already have that honor! So I figured I'd let you know this way. Thanks for your blogs - very enjoyable to read.



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TOPAZ-TURTLE
11/14/2012 9:30:13 AM

Welcome to the Fibro Friends team! You'll find lots of good info and support here. You might also like to try the Fibromyalgia & Exercise Team. Check it out!
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