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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: 56,800

Fitness Minutes: 87,705

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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3/1/2015 2:23:22 AM

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Although you may be very shy and unassuming, you care deeply about your stature and succeeding in your endeavors. You may feel vulnerable and anxious when you are unsure of your status and circumstances. You have a deeply hidden inner pride and when this is attacked in any way, you react emotionally.
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Happy Belated Birthday, Done Girl! !! Hope you had a lovely day and may the year bring you much prosperity! !!
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Happy Sparkiversary! Six years ago we all started out on a journey together. Some of us hit our goals quickly and some of us are still working towards them. Either way, we will forever be bonded together by struggles, triumphs, joys of trying to reach our goals together. Time may pass, but I will always call you my emoticon !

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PS. I know I'm almost a week late. The new year is slipping away too fast already!



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1/11/2015 5:52:40 PM

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