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Me and my bike! A "before" picture...stay tuned for the after picture.





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



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less pounds to carry up those hills!

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 ...
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.




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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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TOOTHFUL99
3/7/2011 5:36:17 PM

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



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KERSTIN814
2/15/2011 4:33:00 PM

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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CATS_MEOW_0911
2/13/2011 10:51:54 PM

Thanks for the blog comment. Your progress is inspirational!

What are you studying?

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DDOORN
2/13/2011 8:25:56 PM

Yhx for the well wishes...!

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

Don



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BARRONVC
2/13/2011 12:54:25 AM

The Serotta is full Ti, custom and I'm working on getting it set to my beat up body.



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