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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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CINDYC53
2/12/2011 1:38:43 PM

Hey, you are inspiring!! Just found your page and hope you don't mind that I added you as a friend. I also have returned to college and am getting fit... my partner is a really serious cyclist, and we have a tandem road bike. Used to put on lots of miles, but lately my weeks are so jammed. (Just had a new grandson born, too.) I'm inspired by your riding, though. Thanks!



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BARRONVC
2/12/2011 12:53:54 PM

Check out my new ride! You rock.........



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TGALDA
2/3/2011 8:58:14 PM

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment! Keep rocking the Sparked life and you will meet your goals!
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I love finding other cyclists on here - it seems most are runners. I looooove biking! emoticon



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FUZZMARTIN
1/11/2011 1:41:48 PM

I'd like that link to that long distance ride site if I could, please.

Thanks,

Fuzz



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STEVIERAY2
4/30/2009 2:40:43 AM

I have the same motivation pic thing I am working for the after 15 lbs so far biking is getting more enjoyable each day.



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