In El Salvador, at 130 pounds
My motivation picture, at 165 pounds, May 2005, and the beginning of my weight loss journey
I am currently trying to get healthy, run more, and reach my goal! I have come a long ways in the past year and a half, and have a little bit more to go to reach my weight loss goal.
I love to travel just returned from living and teaching abroad in Guatemala. I'm a teacher and got married in June. I'm trying to keep the weight off that I have lost (about 40 pounds total!) and lose a little more...
I have worked very very hard to lose weight, which was about 165 (due to college, job change, move, etcin June 2005. I have dropped about 40 pounds because of Sparkpeople and my motivation to become lean and fit.
I picked up running two years ago, and this year I want to run a marathon. I have done two half marathons and a bunch of smaller distances races, any tips or suggestions are always welcome.
- Run a marathon in June or October of this year!
- Eat right, stay fit, and keep off the weight I've lost
- Begin courses to become dietitian/nutritionist
- Get my MN teaching license
I watch my calories, fiber, and fat intake. I exercise 5-6 days of the week, which includes the gym, pilates, or running. I love to be active!
I am from Minnesota. I am 26 and this is my fourth year teaching. I'm trying to make some life decisions - either to continue teaching in a school setting, or go back to school and get my dietitian/nutrition degree to do health education in a hospital setting. Any advice would be great!
I love chick flicks, a good book such as The Time Traveler's Wife, Angels and Demons, The Poisonwood Bible, just to name a few.
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2152 days ago
Would you believe I usually order the lettuce wraps?! Was trying to spice it up a bit by varying my 'usual'.. argh.. That's what I get for wanting to expand my Chili's pallate! lol
Thanks for the encouragement and.. You look great!!! I look forward to joining you as a success story!!
3328 days ago
Hey again! Well, I made it into the 120's -a t 129. I am slowly but surely getting there!
You look great at 130! How are your weight loss goals going?
3609 days ago
Hey there! Thanks for your encouragement on my page! I will just keep on going and hopefully be down in the 120's and going down soon! I'd like to stay between 120-125 as mny maintenance goal.
You look great at 128! Do you enjoy living overseas? That seems like an amazing thing to do-- teach overseas. What do you teach?
3650 days ago
Hi, Kimberley --
Just wanted to say well done -- you look fab!!! Your starting weight is similar to mine, so your pics are quite an inspiration. I noticed you also have vegan lentil burgers listed as a favourite -- I thought I was the only one who liked those! LOL!
When I'm feeling down or like I can't lose the weight I want to, I'll be sure to pop to your page for encouragement!
3688 days ago