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For The Last Time

So here's the deal. It is now three years since I first seriously started using Spark to become a healthier person. I lost 42 pounds over the course of 5 months and was feeling pretty good. I even managed to run my first 5K and not die. Then some stuff happened...nothing horrible, I just started putting other things first and abandoned my eating and exercise plan. I also found that my work was suffering because I was putting too much time into exercising. So now, having found all of the pounds ...
So here's the deal. It is now three years since I first seriously started using Spark to become a healthier person. I lost 42 pounds over the course of 5 months and was feeling pretty good. I even managed to run my first 5K and not die. Then some stuff happened...nothing horrible, I just started putting other things first and abandoned my eating and exercise plan. I also found that my work was suffering because I was putting too much time into exercising. So now, having found all of the pounds I originally lost, I want to see if I can learn how to create a balance in my life. I also need to find some intrinsic motivation, because relying on an outside event resulted in my giving up entirely. But it's time for a fresh start. And hopefully, this truly will be the last time I have to say that.
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Member Since: 5/28/2006

SparkPoints: 56,458

Fitness Minutes: 86,719

My Goals:
Weight loss of 61 pounds and maintain it.

Better self-esteem and body image.

Better overall health.

My Program:
Exercise: Walking/Running, Elliptical, Cycling and weight training. I ran my first 5K in June 2009, and am looking forward to participating in more races. I try to work out 5 times a week for an average of 45 minutes.

Eat Right: Monitor calories regularly.

Balance: Make time for myself and then use that time wisely.

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Christine, 43 years old
Teacher
Tacoma, WA

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