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"You get credit for what you finish, not what you start."

Welcome to my Spark Page and thank you for visiting. I joined Spark People in August of 2007 and it has really helped me develop a more healthy lifestyle. I lost about 20 lbs. in my first 6 months and have made some great fitness achievements, including completing 4 half marathons. Lately, though, I have not been happy with my weight loss progress. I have been stalled out for more than 18 months and recently have ...
"You get credit for what you finish, not what you start."

Welcome to my Spark Page and thank you for visiting. I joined Spark People in August of 2007 and it has really helped me develop a more healthy lifestyle. I lost about 20 lbs. in my first 6 months and have made some great fitness achievements, including completing 4 half marathons. Lately, though, I have not been happy with my weight loss progress. I have been stalled out for more than 18 months and recently have actually started to see some of my original weight loss creep back on. So, I have re-committed to my plans and am re-Sparking myself by starting from scratch. I'm just started the Fast Break stage again and am committed to getting back on track again.

I'm a 30-something, married, working Mom of two boys. I want to get fit and lose weight to feel better about myself and make sure that I'm around for a very long time.

I didn't really struggle with my weight until my sophomore year of college. I would pack on a few pounds each school year but was able to easily lose them again by the following fall pretty much just by exercising. I started WW for the first time in 1998. I got close to my goal but never made it and that's been a continuing theme for me. I always seem to give up before I actually reach my goal. I had a couple less successful attempts at WW and then got pregnant with our first child in 2001 and gained way too much weight. I tried Atkins in 2003, had some success, but just couldn't live with that program on a long-term basis. Then, the weight started to creep back and I got pregnant with #2 and got to my all time highest weight ever. Since having my second baby, my weight had been hovering around 200 lbs. and I was very discouraged.

When I joined Spark People in August of 2007, I was just coming off a rough couple of years. My husband had been working full time and going to school full time leaving lots of the childcare to me. I didn't make much time for myself and really struggled to try to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight after child #2. I was missing one key piece to the puzzle - EXERCISE. Now, he's finished and has started a new job, which will gives me more flexibility in my schedule and lower both of our stress levels.

I have a lot of trouble with emotional eating and boredom eating. It's a battle for me but I feel like with the tools here, I can win that battle and finally make it to my ultimate goal. I also struggle with the fact that my husband has the metabolism of a shrew and can pretty much eat anything that he wants with no adverse consequences. He's a real meat and potatoes eater, which has been challenging for me.

My exercise passion is running. I started with Couch to 5K back in January of 2007. I started running to try to get fit and lose weight but have found that I really enjoy it and enjoy the feelings of accomplishment (not to mention the endorphins) that running gives me. I'm a slow runner and hope to get faster as I lose more weight but my pace doesn't take anything away from my enjoyment. I ran my first half marathon in May of 2008 and have run three more plus a 10 mile race since then.

I had hoped to run a full marathon in 2009 but recently had to re-evaluate that goal as I was struggling with the increase in mileage. Although it was a good decision for me, I'm still struggling with feelings of regret and disappointment. I do plan to run a half marathon in September and a 10 miler in October of 2009.
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Member Since: 8/14/2007

SparkPoints: 18,576

Fitness Minutes: 25,193

My Goals:
I want to reach my goal weight of 155 by my 40th birthday in March - the best present that I could give to myself.

I'd also like to continue with my running and work on improving my speed. I have a half marathon planned for September and a 10 mile race scheduled for October of 2009.

Here's a link to my running log:
http://runningahead.com/logs/90f09b773
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My weight loss goals:

To be in 170ville by the end of Aug. 2009

My Program:
I'm essentially following the Spark plan by tracking my calories and trying to burn at least 3000 calories per week with aerobic activity.

I like to run, bike, walk, and cross country ski (when the weather cooperates).

Personal Information:
I live in the mountains of western Maryland.

I work outside the home full time.

I love to be outdoors.



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My interests include: my kids, natural science, reading, quilting, fishing, hiking, digital photography, and web design.

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ATRANSFORMATION
3/29/2010 12:07:30 AM

Just checking in to see if you are still around. Scary thing when you start gaining weight. I have gained back more than half of what I lost....and am determined to take it off, plus some this year!

Would love to hear from you!



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CHEYJOECAT
12/9/2009 3:44:17 PM

Hey, just wanted to come by and say hello. We're doing counseling right now and it's hard...really hard. Still trying to hang in with the running because it is like therapy. Have a 15K this weekend. Hope all is well with you and your family.



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