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May 2012 -- 167.5 pounds // September 2012 -- 152 pounds // January 2013 -- 145.5 pounds

Official on October 1, 2012. Almost 4 years after joining. Second time's a charm.

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A Little Sweat Ain't Neva Hurt Nobody

In October 2013, I accepted that I would not be spending my Saturday mornings as I had hoped… I had to find some other way to occupy myself. Naturally, I registered for several distance races. My goal at the time was to complete a different race every week for 13 weeks straight. That didn't quite happen, but I'm still running as many races as I can. For now, it looks like 2 per month (one being a half). Someday I'll run 13 weeks straight. 26 weeks would be great. 52 weeks would be awesome! ...
In October 2013, I accepted that I would not be spending my Saturday mornings as I had hoped… I had to find some other way to occupy myself. Naturally, I registered for several distance races. My goal at the time was to complete a different race every week for 13 weeks straight. That didn't quite happen, but I'm still running as many races as I can. For now, it looks like 2 per month (one being a half). Someday I'll run 13 weeks straight. 26 weeks would be great. 52 weeks would be awesome!

August 2014 Update... The new goal is to complete 26 races by the end of 2014 and 6 halves in 6 months by April 2015.

A DIFFERENT RACE EVERY (other) WEEK (more or less...)

($12) -- September 20, 2014 -- Baker Buffalo Festival 5K or Fatseaux 5K
[($15-30) September 27, 2014 -- Tipitina's Foundation Rhythm and Blues 5K]
($60) September 28, 2014 -- Girl Power Triathlon (300m swim, 10mi bike, 2mi run)
$20 -- October 3, 2014 -- Of Moving Colors Zombie Run 5K
($35) October 11, 2014 -- Race to the Lake or Run to Remember
[($25-35) October 18, 2014 -- Harvest Festival Nut Run 5K and 1m]
($70-85) October 19, 2014 -- UL Ragin Cajun Triathlon OR Gulf Coast Half Marathon Mandeville
[($50)October 25, 2014 -- Cane Field Classic... 2m, 4m, 1m probably not]
($30) November 1, 2014 -- Avery Island 5K or New Orleans Jazz Half Marathon
$33 -- November 8, 2014 -- Cajun Cup 10K
$22 -- November 15, 2014-- Q50 Midnight Full Moon 14 Miler
[November 22, 2014 --Turkey Day 7K (Hammond, LA)]
[November 23, 2014 -- Big Easy Running Festival (Half Over CCCB)]
$24 -- December 5, 2014 -- Forum35 Reindeer Run 5K
December 13, 2014 -- Girls on the Run 5K or Cajun Country Half
($70) December 20, 2014 -- Ole Man River Half Marathon
[December 2014 -- YMCA Gingerbread Jog 5K]
January 17, 2015 -- The Advocate Cypress 5K
January 18, 2015 -- The Louisiana Marathon (Half... or Full???)
February 21, 2015 -- BRASF Mardi Gras Mambo 10K
February 28, 2015 -- Q50 Marathon Half
March 8, 2015 -- Zydeco Marathon Half
April 13, 2015 -- New Orleans Ironman 70.3 (????)

2014 RACES
$17 -- August 23, 2014 -- Zoo Zoom 5K - 24:55 (3rd age div)
$25 -- August 16, 2014 -- CSR Twilight Classic 5K -- 24:01 (1st age div)
July 6, 2014 -- Essence Fest Coke/BGR "5K" -- 25:30 (no chip timing)
June 7, 2014 -- Crescent City Connection Bridge Run 4 miles -- 36:30
May 24, 2014 -- Run for Children "5K" (St. Jude) -- 21:54 (1st age div, no chip timing)
May 10, 2014 -- Girls On The Run 5K --25:16 (no chip timing)
May 3, 2014 -- Huey P. Bridge Run 5K -- 26:08 (2nd age div) (goa und 27 met)
April 19, 2014 -- Crescent City Classic 10K -- 51:14 (PR! goa und 52:45 met)
April 5, 2014 -- United Way Bridge Run 10K -- "54:27" (3rd age div)
March 30, 2014 -- Zydeco Marathon Half -- 2:01:48 (PR!)
March 22, 2014 -- New Roads Pecan Classic 4m -- 32:59 (1st age, 2nd fem)
March 16, 2014 -- St. Patrick's Day 5K -- 26:57 (3rd age div)
March 1, 2014 -- Tortoise and the Hair 5K -- 25:26 (3rd age div)
February 15, 2014 -- Mardi Gras Mambo 10K -- 54:20
January 19, 2014 -- Louisiana Half Marathon -- 2:02:51
January 18, 2014 -- The Advocate Cypress 5K -- 24:51 (PR!)

2013 RACES
December 14, 2013 -- Cajun Country TRAIL Half -- 2:08:06 (1st age div)
December 6, 2013 -- Reindeer Run 5K -- 27:45
November 16, 2013 -- Q50 Midnight Full Moon 14 Miler -- 3:03:03 (dead last)
November 9, 2013 -- Cajun Cup 10K -- 52:56:09 (under 54 goal met!)
October 4, 2013 -- Zombie Run 5K -- 28:10... (8 pound weight gain)
June 8, 2013 -- Crescent Connection Bridge 4 Mile Run -- 36:39:20
May 4, 2013 -- Girls on the Run 5K -- 24:35-ish
February 16, 2013 -- Mardi Gras Mambo 10K -- 57:10:60 (damn train!)
January 20, 2013 -- Louisiana Half Marathon -- 2:03:07

2012 RACES
November 30, 2012 -- Reindeer Run 5K -- 25:28:70
October 5, 2012 -- Zombie Run 5K -- 24:ish (no chip timing)

I never thought I would say this... but I LOVE to sweat! And run!
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Member Since: 11/6/2008

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Fitness Minutes: 64,667

My Goals:
Borrowed from EALIHASSAN's SparkPage because it encouraged me not to beat myself up for gaining yet again

Starting Weight = SW
Goal Weight = GW
Lowest Weight = LW

1st Weight Loss (Age 23)
SW: 187 (November 2008)
LW: 155 (June 2009)
GW: 140

2nd Weight Loss (Age 26)
SW: 172 (November 2011)
SW: 167 (May 2012)
GW: 158 met July 2012
GW: 152 met September 2012
GW: 145 met November 2012
LW: 142 met January 2013
GW: 140

3rd Weight Loss (Age 28)
SW: 157 (December 2013
SW: 160 (June 2013)
GW: 152 met 07/08/2014
GW: 145 (target 08/15/2014)
GW: 139 (target 11/1/2014)
GW: 135 (target 01/01/2015)

My Program:
August 2014 til...
sprint triathlon training
spin/bike 2x/week
run at least 10 miles/week
swim at least 900m/week
yoga at least 3x/week
strength 2x/week
no meat consumption
Sodarshan Kriya

June 2014-July 2014
(11.6 pound loss)
sprint triathlon training
spin 4-5x/week
run 10 miles/week
swim at least 300m/week
yoga 3x/week
no meat consumption
Sodarshan Kriya

Mar 2014-May 2014
(8 INCHES were not lost…)
spinning, kettlebells, barré, 2 races/month
limited meat consumption
yoga every day until Easter
"Last Resort Meditation"

Jan 2014-Feb 2014
(10 lbs WERE NOT lost...)
spinning, 2 races/month
limited meat consumption but lots of junk : (
yoga at least 2x/week
40 days of "Last Resort Meditation"

Jan 2013-Dec 2013
(15 pound gain)
Run, PhiPhi, Run! @ least 10 miles per week

Sept 2012-Dec 2012
(7 pound loss)
Hal Hig

Personal Information:
28 years old

I gain my weight 15 pounds at a time and then lose 30.

I will do the work I'm supposed to,
and I will attract the love I deserve.
All will work out as it's meant to.
It's hard most days,
but I just have to trust in the universe.

Other Information:
"Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare."
--Audre Lorde

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
--Anaïs Nin

"Your journey has molded you for the greater good, and it was exactly what it needed to be. Don't think that you've lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time."
-Asha Tyson

"It's not who you are that holds you back. It's who you think you're not."

"What we hope ever to do with ease, we must learn first to do with diligence."
-Samuel Johnson

"I may not be the fastest. I may not be the strongest. But I'll be damned if I'm not trying my hardest."

"Your body will argue that there is no justifiable reason to continue. Your only recourse is to call on your spirit, which fortunately func

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Member Comments:
12/3/2012 3:48:13 PM

Hey there!

You are WIRED on the great poetry front grrl! Rumi...Hafiz...Nye -- YES! You really should consider subscribing to Panhala, Joe Riley's weekdays poetry subscription. I've subscribed for a few years now...and I'm NEVER disappointed (except when he takes breaks LOL)!!! I have turned SO many friends on to this as well. This will give you an idea of the kind of poetry he shares, although the archives have not been updated since the end of 2011: And as you can see at the bottom of that page, to subscribe you send an email to:

Does SPeople notify you when someone comments on your blogs? I commented on some of them...but I'm particularly thinking of one that I posted a poem on...?

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11/22/2012 8:43:23 AM

Thank you for stopping by my page regarding my comment on the article Eat More Often, Lose More Weight. It's so so true though isn't?! Sometimes I despair at the things I read in Spark articles, and what they recommend people to eat. It's so backward to me. After all we've learnt, why would you chose 150 calories from fruit juice, rather than 50 calories eating the real fruit??!! So weird to me.
Anyway, hope you're having a blessed day :-)

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10/8/2012 4:22:13 PM

Hey just stopping by to say congratulations on getting in all those fitness minutes. Keep up the great work!

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6/18/2012 2:16:48 AM

emoticon to the Nappy Divas Team. I am looking forward to getting to know you and hope that you will participate with huddling, challenges and posting on message boards. Our purpose is to uplift and motivate each other. Please remember, if you need anything, I am just a click away!!

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2/23/2010 9:54:57 AM

Hi, I saw your post on the Chalean Extreme Forum about using bands and was wondering if you decided to try them? If you aren't pleased with using those maybe you can try using household items as weights buy or find some bricks (use gloves to protect your hands),really heavy books,giant jugs of water or laundry detergent. When you use the detergent up just refill it with water. You can also use the plastic storage containers. Make sure they are the kind with handles and the plastic side locks. Buy two and just fill them with heavy stuff then make sure they are securely closed even if you have to use tape to be extra safe. Sometimes you can get those boxes at the dollar store.

By the way I love your hair. Good luck and keep up the good work!

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