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I DID IT!!! I'm a Triathlete now!! WOOO WWHHOOO!!!! At the finish line of my 1st Triathlon





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Starting Over! I do not want to be thin, I want to be athletic!!

UPDATE:
I quit smoking July 21st 2011 & like most people who quit smoking, I gained weight... inches. Now it's time for them to go! So I decided that if I am SERIOUS about losing these pounds & inches... I need to be accountable. I am making all of you my 'nag squad' by posting my weekly weigh in's. Every Friday I will get on that dreaded scale & post here for all of you to see. Sigh... how embarrassing! Lol!

5/4/12 - 148 lbs.2 pounds down, 28 to go!
5/20/12 - 145 lns ...
UPDATE:
I quit smoking July 21st 2011 & like most people who quit smoking, I gained weight... inches. Now it's time for them to go! So I decided that if I am SERIOUS about losing these pounds & inches... I need to be accountable. I am making all of you my 'nag squad' by posting my weekly weigh in's. Every Friday I will get on that dreaded scale & post here for all of you to see. Sigh... how embarrassing! Lol!

5/4/12 - 148 lbs.2 pounds down, 28 to go!
5/20/12 - 145 lns hit this 5/11 & holding steady!


7/20/11
I feel like if I keep uping the ante, things can only get better :)
So, I have been a member of SP for some time now & have found that when I stick w/ it, tracking my food & my fitness, I do much better b/c I get excited about my minutes & catious of my food intake. After recently discovering a spinal condition, I gained some weight while staying out of the gym (for fear of 'over doing it') 20 pounds found their way to my midsection & theighs and I am none too pleased. It's time to start over. It's time to get serious about losting this weight & KEEPING it off. I got down to 122lbs for my 1st Triathlon & I think that was a good weight, so here I am 2 years later with 20 pounds to lose.
I love to play sports, volleyball is my fav! But also enjoy biking, hiking, kayaking, walking & camping. In the winter I love to snowboard & I learned when I have pounds around the midsection, I dont' have the control over my board I want & need. These pounds need to find a new home & not anywhere near me!
It's not about being thin for me, it's about being healthy, being active & being strong. I want to be spiking into my 60's if not later!

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Despite having 6 years experience I like to think of myself as being new to my 30's. For the most part, life has been really good to me. I have always been thin, some women might hate me for never TRUELY knowing the pain of being 'fat' or 'obese' or even 'over weight' but like so many others, I amnot satisfiedwith just being thin. Being thin does not mean fit. Being thin does not mean healthy. I want to be fit! I want to be healthy!

Most of my life I was 98 pounds soaking wet. Then, when I turned 25 I put on a few pounds & it was good b/c I no longer looked sickly (eewww!) Then I turned 30 & that's when gravity started to have fun w/ my body! I put on weight, even got as high as 145 & for this tiny frame, it was too much! So I made some changes.

I came across Spark People a few years ago & at the time, used the wealth of information just as guidelines, but now, here it is a few years later & I still do not have the body I thought I would have! If I had to guess it is because I changed my standards, err, raised my standards. Being thin is not enough, I want to be strong, I want to be flexible & I want Jillian Michaels body!

I have completed 2 Triathlons in the last 2 years & I have to tell you, the feeling of crossing that finish line is compareable to nothing! I try to inspire people in my life to give 'competing' a tri. (get it, triathlon, tri? oh it's funny!)

So now here I am, with new goals in mind from when I first started my journey & I know I need to make a change for the better. I want to FEEL healthy, look great & be that fit woman I know I can be!
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My Goals:
I want to lose the inner tube that grew around my tummy! It is not as big as it use to be so I know I can do it, it is just going to take some hard work.

I have a target weight of 115 but I am not sure this is a good goal, I think this weight might be too low. However, my goal is not to reach a certain weight but to reach a certain fitness level. When I reach 65 years old I still want to be living the lifestyle I live now. Kayaking, snowboarding, volleyball, cycling... just maybe not so much on the partying!

My Program:
I hate running, I have no desire to ever run a marathon (!) but I see the benefits of it so I am trying to get into it. For now, I cycle, kayak, snowboard & play volleyball.

I go to the gym 5 days a week, I picked a gym that is walking distance from my job so most days I walk to the gym on my lunch break. (Yeay 1 hour lunches!)

I play volleyball at least 1 night a week all year round in a variety of leagues. I also cycle when time & weather permits. I also like to kayak but due to a back injury I was not able to do so in 2010 :( Looking forward to it next year though!

I also have an eliptical trainer at home that I use when I just can not make it to the gym. I am somewhat addicted to working out so if I miss the gym I work out at home.

My weakness is food, so I'm thinking all those healthy cook books might have more use than keeping the cats OUT of the kitchen!

Personal Information:
I live in central NJ, I LOVE to cook & even more, love to eat. I quit smoking & put on a several pounds but this is the lesser of 2 evils! I know I can lose the inches that have been haunting me for so long!

Other Information:
I now live with my b'friend & despite being awesome, he is a picky eater (booo!!!)
so any suggestions on how to please a meat & potatoes guy w/ less fat & calories.... I'm all ears!
Thanks!

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MIRAGE727
7/21/2011 12:00:00 PM

Hey Jersey Girl! Thanks for the add. I returned the action. Stay in touch. Be well!




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COUCHDIVA333
7/20/2011 7:31:34 AM

woohoo!! keep up the good work. i had a friend use chantix to quit and she has bee smoke free for 3 years. it's hard and some days are worse than others, but you can do it because you are AWESOME!!
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SHYROB
7/19/2011 2:23:15 PM

Congrats on your fitness minutes! I understand how it feels because I've too completed the 1,000 minutes mark. Keep up the good work and hope to see you at the same place come this time next month. emoticon



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COUCHDIVA333
7/5/2011 7:42:26 PM

how is it going. did you quit yet?



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SAX_88
6/30/2011 11:16:04 PM

You absolutely ROCK, my friend!! SparkCheers to you!



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