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Celebrating a new 10k PR: 1:13:12 (2min faster than my goal time!) October 20, 2013





Me in "The Dress" - July 2 2011, 130lbs. THIS is where I want to get back to.



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I'm a 35 year old stay-at-home mom who needs some motivation to set a postive life style example for my kids. And honestly, I'm tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what I see. It is time for a serious change!

I LOVE running, but suffer from a chronic knee issue that makes it difficult to maintain any sort of consistency with my runs. Currently seeing a massage therapist/Holistic Health practitioner as I'm done spending endless money on physical therapy that treats the ...
I'm a 35 year old stay-at-home mom who needs some motivation to set a postive life style example for my kids. And honestly, I'm tired of looking in the mirror and not liking what I see. It is time for a serious change!

I LOVE running, but suffer from a chronic knee issue that makes it difficult to maintain any sort of consistency with my runs. Currently seeing a massage therapist/Holistic Health practitioner as I'm done spending endless money on physical therapy that treats the injury, and not the reasons behind it. The massage is helping and I feel like I'm finally getting some answers as to why my knee gives me the trouble it does. The best part is I'm running again (30 minutes twice a week) and it feels amazing!

In the past six years, I've started my weight-loss journey, hit two major milestones (including goal weight in summer 2011) and have now bounced back halfway to where I started. I spent 2014 kidding myself that I'd get back on board with my healthy lifestyle and ended up gaining more than 10lbs in the process. Finally, I've found a program that works for me (fitness and food-wise) that is quick, helps with my running issues and provides the strength training I need to feel fit. I started another 90 day challenge January 5th and can't wait to see where it takes me!
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Member Since: 5/27/2008

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My Goals:
1. Set a positive example of fitness and healthy eating for my children.

2. Have a more positive view of my body image - for my own self-esteem as well as my children's

3. Hold myself accountable for everything I do right (and wrong!) by tracking my progress in a journal. I now have an accountability partner (and good friend!) for the 90 day challenge I'm doing.

4. Focus on inches lost, and body fat % rather than "weight" as a whole.

5. Keep up with my strengthening exercises so my knee stays healty enough to continue my running program.

6. Do a minimum of 500 fitness minutes every month

7. Run my first 10k race, April 29 2012! - DONE!!

8. Fitness-wise: focus on healthy eating and lots of strength training to support my running, and if all goes well, I hope to run a 1/2 marathon in October 2015

My Program:
Fitness: Currently I'm running 1-2 days a week for 30-40 minutes with other cardio on non-run days, and doing body-weight and free-weight ST 20min 3x per week.
I use SP fitness tracker, my Fitbit Flex and Endomondo run program to track my fitness.

Food: 8-10 cups of water daily, I'm working my way up to 5+ servings of freggies. I have a high emphasis on higher protein, lower (healthy) fats and healthy carbs in the form of veggies and fruits. I try to limit dairy (doesn't agree with my system) and breads, pastas, etc.

Personal Information:
I'm a stay-at-home mom of two young children, living with them and my husband in beautiful British Columbia, Canada.

I am training for my 6th 10k (April 26 2015). If that goes well, and my knee stays healthy, I'll continue training for a 1/2 marathon in October.

Other Information:
"When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals; adjust the action steps."

"Choose to chance the rapids; dare to dance the tide." - Garth Brooks 'The River'

"Who is ahead of you and who is behind you is less important than who is inside you" ~ John Stanton, RunningRoom founder

'Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance.' - Unknown

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CATTUTT
7/6/2015 8:49:42 PM

I have several books worth of nutritional "facts" stored in my little pea brain, but they don't seem to work for me. I know foods with healthy fats and protein are supposed to keep me full longer. They're not voluminous foods, though, and it seems like my body doesn't even register that I ate anything at all. My satiety receptors are not being activated by the size of the snack or meal. My body craves a large volume of food to be satisfied, still I don't stay full very long. And I can't seem to find any ratio of carbs/fat/protein/volume that will fix the problem.

Thank you very much for your suggestion, and yes, it IS very helpful to know how foods are processed by your body and what foods are supposed to do what. Even if it doesn't always work for me, it gives me a good jumping off point!

Hope you're having a great evening!



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CATTUTT
1/25/2014 1:08:02 PM

SP does have a buttload of videos, that's for sure! I've done a couple of them in the past. I think I will look for some new ones to do, though. Thanks for the idea!



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CATTUTT
1/18/2014 12:16:11 PM

Yeah I'm digging the NSVs I've been getting. It's a great feeling to know I'm doing things to get healthier.

Hope you're having an awesome weekend!



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CATTUTT
1/17/2014 2:39:21 PM

The me of a month ago definitely would have let the binge win and set me back for days or even weeks. So yeah, I guess moving on immediately is kind of a win. Thanks for pointing that out!

Hope you're having a great Friday!



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CATTUTT
1/16/2014 3:34:05 PM

You are correct, protein does help immensly to keep me from getting so hungry. I try to always make sure I have some with every meal and snack. Prevents arm eating. lol



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