On vacation, at top of maintenance range, in new bikini!
I totally love how I look like I am levitating! Most recent 10K in February 2008.
My highest weight ever was 245. I lost some weight in the stress of finishing my thesis, but then decided to do the rest of getting back down to a healthy weight in an actually healthy way... and did so in 2007-2008 with the help of SP!
I am now back on Sparkpeople to lose the pregnancy weight (224 lbs on the day I went into labor). I came home from the hospital at 194 lbs (big baby, long hospital stay) and looking forward to getting my body back to myself. I'll be taking it a bit slow to not damage my ability to be a food source for my son... and will be focusing on regaining my aerobic fitness and getting back into marathon running shape over the next year!
Primarily, I want to be healthy, for myself and for my future family!
Having arrived at goal weight doesn't mean I'm done! Instead, my emphasis is shifting towards maintenance of where I am now, which I think will be just as much work as getting here was.
I am also training for my first marathon on November 30, 2008!
After nearly a year away from the nutrition tracker, I am also going back to entering my food more stringently so that I can be sure I am getting adequate nutrition for my running goals, especially as I am entering maintenance!
I'm 6' tall! I love it, and it doesn't stop me from wearing heels!
I'm a lifelong ovo-lacto vegetarian. In the past two years, I've occasionally had sushi, but I hate the smell of cooked fish, so I won't be incorporating other types of seafood into my diet.
I'm a huge Harry Potter fan, and I enjoy reading in general. My particular weakness is romance novels, but favorites span all genres and include more serious literature. But, really, isn't it all about the romance?
Professionally, I am a science/math geek, a teacher. I also love writing.
Motivation: having a lower-risk, healthy pregnancy in the future, absolutely!
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| current weight: 173.0