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Out on a club ride 4/21/2007. Jersey is a size smaller than previous picture!


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I quit my job of 16 years and started college full time. I have finished my BS in Environmental Issues and am now pursuing a PhD in epidemiology. I am so glad to have left a job I was hating for the last two years I worked there. Since I finally found the courage to change my life I also figured this would be the perfect time to lose that extra 70 pounds and get healthy.

I had lost 60 pounds the first time on spark but unfortunately gained it back plus 5 pounds or so. Now I am back hoping to lose 75 pounds.

The support here is great and I am quite sure that I could not lose the weight without it. Thank you to all those I meet along the way

I love cycling and touring by bicycle but the funny thing is I have never ever done any other kind of exercise. So far all the people I have met on SP have inspired me to eat better and to start exercising more consistently.






Member Since: 10/4/2006

My Goals:
I would like to eventually be able to run a 5k but right now the bike takes precedence because I will be leaving on 5/27 to work on a bike ride across the USA. Perhaps when I get back I'll try again to do the couch to 5k.
I have been riding about 300 miles a month.
Eating wise I am trying to keep it around 1600 calories except for the days I ride 50 miles or more, those days I will probably eat about 2250-2500 calories.


My Program:
I am using the SP nutrition tracker to track my calories and other nutrients.

Lots of indoor and outdoor bike riding.

I wanted to walk but I hate walking in the cold and/rain and don't have a treadmill. I'll try again after the bike trip.



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I am from the New York City area but currently living in Buffalo, NY


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  • v TOOTHFUL99
    Thanks for your words of encouragement on my blog. My youngest has finally figured it out, too, but that oldest son....ay yi yi!! I often joke about how I hope I get good daughter's-in-laws someday or I'll be in big trouble! lol
    2416 days ago
  • v KERSTIN814
    I just read your goal to ride across the country. That is my goal too, but I have to wait until I retire. Can't take 2 or 3 months off and certainly couldn't do it any faster than that. I will have to go with the old geezer team! Can't wait to hear how it goes. You can blog your way across the country.

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    2437 days ago
  • v CATS_MEOW_0911
    Thanks for the blog comment. Your progress is inspirational!

    What are you studying?
    2438 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/13/2011 10:52:42 PM
  • v DDOORN
    Yhx for the well wishes...!

    Hoping to kick this SOON! Usually a day or two at most and it passes.

    Don
    2438 days ago
  • v BARRONVC
    The Serotta is full Ti, custom and I'm working on getting it set to my beat up body.
    2439 days ago
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