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158-ish. 8 pounds to goal. April 2012.





One thing I am NOT is a graceful runner!Completed a very hilly 10 miler w/ 9:44 min. splits Mar. '12





High school me. I'm at close to my highest weight (238 lbs, size 18/20).



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I lost 85 pounds in my 20's thanks to running and kept it off for 7 years. Then "real" life happened. I married, I dropped my career, had 3 beautiful kids, etc. I put on the pregnancy pounds and battled both hubby's and kid's schedules to find time for myself, but I did. I lost the baby weight 3 times (it wasn't easy and it took time each and every time!) Now, I'm hoping to maintain and maybe lose a few more.

THINGS I LIKE TO KEEP IN MIND (when losing weight)

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I lost 85 pounds in my 20's thanks to running and kept it off for 7 years. Then "real" life happened. I married, I dropped my career, had 3 beautiful kids, etc. I put on the pregnancy pounds and battled both hubby's and kid's schedules to find time for myself, but I did. I lost the baby weight 3 times (it wasn't easy and it took time each and every time!) Now, I'm hoping to maintain and maybe lose a few more.

THINGS I LIKE TO KEEP IN MIND (when losing weight)

I like to remind myself of the following whenever I get stressed about losing the weight (from one of my favorite SP articles):
-Slower is Better. Sure it's less dramatic, but the goal is the same.
-Everyone is Different. Why compare? It's all about being the best YOU!
-Weight Loss is Rarely Constant from Week to Week (so when the scale gets stubborn, RELAX!)
-Setbacks Are Par for the Course. Pick yourself up and get back up again.
-Eating Less Isn't Always Better!! Don't be a fool!




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Member Since: 4/20/2007

My Goals:
Maintenance and maybe a few more pounds at this point. I care more about my health then the number on the scale. I'm taking it one day at time, slowly. I'm on thyroid meds and weight loss tends to be slower than average for me but that hasn't stopped me from achieving my goals.


My Program:
I have been running for about 12 years now. I'm always training for something. My runs usually consist of 1 to 2 tempos, 1 day of easy mid range miles and one moderate long distance run every week. I track my miles on Dailymile.com.

Other Information:
I'm into reading, hiking, running, hanging with my beautiful children. I love the outdoors. I also enjoy cooking and photography.

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SAC-6582
4/10/2012 9:51:42 AM

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CURVES_N_CURLS
4/1/2012 1:28:57 PM

Thank you for commenting on my page. I have kind of strayed from SP for a few weeks. I need to be better about posting and being involved. I miss y'all. :)



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KSHALLER
1/23/2012 10:31:52 AM

I don't really have a set recipe for my smoothies, but a key component for me is GNC 100% whey protein (the only one I've found so far that doesn't overpower everything I mix it with). The nice thing about buying the powder at GNC is that if you don't like something you can take it back (within 30 days). I bought an off-brand bullet type blender for around $20 at Target and I love it! It has lots of cups and a few blade attachments and I throw all the pieces in the dishwasher when I'm done. Just use your fav yogurt, fresh or frozen fruit, one scoop of the protein powder and 1 or 2 cups of fresh spinach. It won't look pretty, but it's tasty and substantial. This is the only way I ever get vegetables in a breakfast time.



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KSHALLER
1/12/2012 12:09:34 PM

I forgot how easy tracking food was since I have all kinds of foods in my "favorites". My problem is how to get enough protein throughout the day. I really like protein smoothies (with fresh spinach, yogurt and fruit) in the summer, but I need to find something more substantial than cereal or oatmeal in the winter.



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CASSIE-O
1/6/2012 3:34:43 PM

Thanks for the comment. I'm working really hard to get back into everything. I know that I can do. Just one step at a time.



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