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after smoking for 18 years (heavily) and abusing my body with alcohol and fast food and weight gain...i started running and walking did my first half marathon...slowly now training for full and a 24 hour race.....lots of walking maybe run it all someday..lost 50 pounds but still long way to go....dont want to be a couch potato anymore.....i hope other smokers and non active people in their forties see that if a chain smoker can quit, train, and finish such events that they will also try ...
after smoking for 18 years (heavily) and abusing my body with alcohol and fast food and weight gain...i started running and walking did my first half marathon...slowly now training for full and a 24 hour race.....lots of walking maybe run it all someday..lost 50 pounds but still long way to go....dont want to be a couch potato anymore.....i hope other smokers and non active people in their forties see that if a chain smoker can quit, train, and finish such events that they will also try quitting and accomplishing something important to them....even better if they ask me for help or advice i like to help anyone i can.....bottom line is excuses are the devil.....i had bad knees, back and lungs till i started training and ironically all better
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Member Since: 5/10/2012

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My Goals:
this year it is all about finishing the half, full, the ultra...so next year i have a target....i have ambitious goals like boston and 100 miles etc but lets walk before we run ...oops sorry no pun intended.....i quit smoking 6/1/07 and will never smoke again

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right now walking and jogging and several fitness workouts to finish losing weight and hopefully be running again instead of the walking/jogging

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i started this journey at 273 pounds but just signed up for spark (at 225lbs) because i want to find positive minded people that hope to accomplish goals like marathons or even just a 5k and if it is local or virtual I will try my best to be a true friend supporting unconditionally
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Only those who risk going too far, can possibly find out how far they can go....


pain is temporary quitting last forever!!!

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TWNOMWE
10/15/2012 10:40:01 AM


Thanks for comment on my blog and great advice.
Are you kidding me eat 4-7 chocolate covered almonds. I go for about 10 so you are right I left them alone. I just bought black beans and rice andDH cashew nuts.
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SUN_N_SEA
10/14/2012 10:04:10 PM

Thanks for the comments on my photos! Congratulations on initiating the lifestyle change, it takes a strong will, but it seems like you're well on the path to success! Keep it up!



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NVRDWN88
10/12/2012 5:17:14 PM

Everyone thank you for all the kind words and friendship



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J0ETTE
10/12/2012 4:55:36 PM

Welcome to the "weekly challenges" team. I am happy you found us! Jump in!



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LORIELP
10/12/2012 2:51:05 PM

thanks so much for the comment on my blog. We are all in this together that's what makes this web site my go to place. Lorraine



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