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Hello! I'm Kim. I'm 48 and happily married for 22 years to a wonderful man named Brian. We have no children (by choice). At my highest weight, I was 336 pounds, and I lost a good portion of that weight, but I recently started putting some of it back on (a combination of less activity due to a running injury and stress eating due to not being able to find a job in my field since graduating from college in June of 2013). A friend of mine signed up for SparkPeople and convinced me to rejoin so that we can lose weight together. I'm so grateful for her friendship and support!
I want to do my first marathon by June 30, 2016.
I want to land an HR-related job which pays at least $40K by January 1, 2015.
I want to be a size 8 by January 1, 2016.
I'm not on a rigid food plan, per se; it's just that I am making a conscious effort to choose healthier foods. Also, I have increased my activity level greatly. I started with a walking program, and I walked my first 5K 10/2/2011 and have done several other races (including one half-marathon) since then. I have slowly worked up toward jogging. To further motivate myself to keep going with my exercise routines, I keep signing up for races.
Most of my pertinent personal info was listed in the introduction, but I can add that I am originally from Shillington, PA, and I now live in Allentown, PA. Although I have a full-time temp job and a part-time job, I am seeking full-time employment in an entry-level HR position, preferably in recruiting, diversity, or training.
I have lots of interests and hobbies: walking, bowling, playing tennis, going to museums, playing board games or card games, participating in discussion groups, going to the movies, going to see local rock bands, going to zoos, going to aquariums, exploring different restaurants, attending wine-tasting events, going to festivals/carnivals/fairs, going to see comedians...the list is almost endless, but I'll stop here. :-) Of course, doing all of these things is only possible when my budget permits. I'm sure most of you know how that is.
Some of my favorite quotes are "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." (Unknown) and "It's not that some people have willpower, and some don't; it's that some people are ready to change, and others are not." (Unknown)
Another great quote for the holidays comes from a poem by Leslie Nease: "And you'll hear me exclaim as I jog out of sight, 'Merry Christmas to all - may your clothes not be tight!' "
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| current weight: 276.0