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Update January 2017...............
wow, progress in the wrong direction for 2016. I struggled most of the year with PF, but it finally got better. However, I fell off my workout routine and I'm working on getting back into it!
This year I will focus on pulling the mental and physical parts of weight-loss together. Healthy lifestyle choices will become routine! Eating veggies at every meal and getting plenty of fiber and water! Finding the right workout routines that help me be the best me and help my body lose weight (not hold on to it).

Update January 2016................
So I ran a half marathon May 2015 and got Plantar Fasciitis, which slowed me down for the rest of the year. I started seeing a nutritionist.. and gained more weight. In December 2015, I recommitted to regular exercise routine (although I never stopped working out, it just wasn't consistent enough), and not here it is the later half of January 2016 and I'm starting over with the weight loss. Signed up for The Biggest Loser Challenge 30 here on SP with a 15 week timeline to make something happen. Took my measurements and there is no where to go but DOWN! So here we go! A more active me on SP and in real life.

Update Feb 2015.......................
Turned 40 last April and ran a marathon! Gained weight while training and after training! ?
Still working out 3-5 times a week and started tracking my food on SP again which should help!
Training for a 1/2 marathon for May 2015

Update July 2013.........................
Training for second sprint-triathlon.. same event as last year. trying to be better and faster. Not sure if I will accomplish that as I'm up some lbs, but having an event to train for sure does help me work harder on my fitness! AND I'm trying to focus more on nutrition for fueling those workouts!

Update March 2013��������
Although I'm active on spark, I'm terrible at updating my page! No new news for me in the weight-loss department, in fact, have gained a little weight.. 14 lbs or so over the past 4-6 months and working on getting it off. What happened? I dont really know.. homemade pizza and winter blues I guess, time to perk up and make better choices and work a little harder on nutrition and fitness.

180 lbs : DONE Dec 11, 2009 (179.4)

175 lbs: DONE Feb 5, 2010 (174.4)

170 lbs: DONE April 2, 2010 (170.2)

165 lbs: DONE (2011) (working on again Summer 2013)

160 lbs: Done (Spring 2011)

155 lbs: Still working on it.. 2012
Update March 2012...........................
Been at the same weight FOREVER now.. need to lose the final 10-15 lbs to be forever established in the healhty BMI range!

This year I will focus on HIIT, weights, and some new activities training for my first Sprint Tri the Danskin in August 2012!!

I need to purge the sugar from my diet and get my wicked sweet tooth under control once and for all!

This is the year to make goal weight!

Update June 2011.............................
Haven't made much progress in losing weight, in what seems AGES.. so what am I going to do?
I'm going to focus on fitness and good nutrition.

It is SUMMER!! SO, that means lots of fresh fruits and veggies to fill any craving! From sweet to crunchy.

I have the Warrior Dash in Mid-July, so I'm focusing on Strength and Running and bootcamp drills to get ready to have FUN at that event!

Update Feb 2011...............................

No doubt about it.. I Am a SLOWEST LOSER.
I workout 4-5 days a week
I eat in range 95% of the time
I watch my sodium, watch my refined carbs.

I still lose weight really really slow.. well or stall all together!!
But that doesn't mean I won't stop trying!

Healthy lifestyle gives me energy to tackle a full time job, 2 young kids, active social life with family and friends.

I'm planning on meeting my goal weight in 2011.
One deadline is late April, my birthday, will be 2 years of actively monitoring my weightloss:
I want to be 154 for a 40 lb loss!

Final deadline would be October 2011
149 is healthy BMI, 145 would be a solid GOAL weight

So the slow dash is ON!

Planning to tackle a sprint triathlon sometime this year and maybe the Warrior Dash.
Adding more ST to my weekly workouts and pushing hard on biking and running as well as adding swimming to the mix!

2010 Winter 5% Challenge
Team Starfish!!
1) What motivated you to take on a healthier lifestyle?
I wasn't comfortable in my own skin.. and I couldn't see the real me under all the weight

2) What is your goal for this challenge? Lose 5% of my weight!!

3) What diet are you following? Trying to follow Spark people guidelines with some minor calorie cycling and south beach approach

4) What is your favorite exercise? Running and bootcamp/ST

5) Two random fun facts about you? I do research in Alaska and love reading novels

6) Would you like to have a Spark buddy? Already have 2

7) Anything else you would like to share? I'm excited to be in an active challenge with a motivational team!! YAY!
Why I want to lose weight?
Not look in the mirror and see a double chin
Be in a "normal/healthy" BMI range
Look better than I did BEFORE I had kids
Not be embarrassed when I run into old friends from my home town
Not be the only overweight woman of all my close friends!
Be Faster and Stronger each year and inspire my children!

original spark page profile info:

Isn't it funny how weight just sneaks up on you!! And then it just seems 5x harder to get off? Ok..maybe it isn't that funny.
I'm a 36 year old mother of 2 kiddos, one is 5 years old and my youngest is 3.

Update June 2010........................
Finally seeing progress in my weightloss, slow, but progress.. took me forever to move from the 180s into the 170s and then again to move into the 160s.. but I am well established in the 160s.. Fighting my way to the 150s..
Thansk to great sparks buddies, I am living a healthy lifestyle and enjoying my fitness and my healthy eating!!

From June 2009......................................
I have been working out for a couple of years now, with gains in the fitness category, but very little progress in the weight-loss category.
I feel the best I have in years, but still have more to work to do.
I have found that working out gives me more energy and helps elevate my mood and relieve stress� But finding time to workout isn�t always easy, but I�m working on making it a part of my everyday life whenever, and however I can.

Cut and paste from sp blog
~I will remember the following which I read on Craig Harper's web site:
"You�re the problem. And the solution. The only person who can really make your life a success or failure is you. Of course crap will happen to you and around you but in the middle of all that crap, the key is what you learn, what you choose and what you do. You�re the architect of your life and the captain of your ship � the SS You. Don�t wait to be rescued and don�t rely on other people to get you there. Wherever there is. You�re good enough, smart enough and sexy enough."

Member Since: 5/1/2009

Fitness Minutes: 107,527

My Goals:
Lose weight and feel great!
1lb/week (not always happening)

Start of TBLC 30
Jan 20, 2016 201.4
195 lbs: Date?
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155 lbs:

150 GOAL

My Program:
Eating right : fruit and greek yogurt, eggs and whole grain bread, lean proteins and greens.. sometimes high fiber bar for snacks.

workout 5-6 days/week:
treadmill interval runs or outdoor runs with friends/co-workers

biking to work in summer

bootcamp class twice a week

ST with weights or Jillian Michaels DVDs

Personal Information:
43 years old
5 foot 5 inches
Seattle, WA

married mother of 2 kiddos age 11 and 8

Work Full time outside of home and over time at home :)

Other Information:
I love to read just about anything:
novels, magazines,
online news and blogs about nutrition, fitness, parenting, child development

I love movies and some select TV shows and music

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  • v MARJIMAC63
    Go out and have a great week!
    And remember, if you eat it, write it down. If you don't want to write it down, don't eat it!!
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    243 days ago
  • v MARJIMAC63
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    Best wishes for a strong first week full of water, nutritious food and exercise. You can do it!

    250 days ago
    I'm sorry to hear about PF. I was running last year and have it now as well. Such a pain. I stopped running in November because I just couldn't anymore. It feels a little better now, but I'm not going to try running again for awhile.

    After I had my youngest daughter, who just turned 4, I didn't have the same motivation to lose weight like I did with Emma. It wasn't until Brooklyn turned 3 and we had family pictures that I finally decided to do something about it. When I went into labor with Brooklyn I weighed 234 and I weighed the same when she turned 3. :-( So I finally decided to give WW a go for the meetings. I figured that would hold me accountable. You can do online only for cheaper, but I would just do SparkPeople if I wanted online only. The reason I decided to do WW is because I KNOW this is something I have to work on for life. And after you hit your goal you can go to WW meetings for free and use the E-tools as long as you weigh in once a month and are within a few lbs of goal (cant' remember how many) Now I am down to 170 lbs and need to lose 15 more lbs to hit goal. After I maintain within 2 lbs for 6 weeks then I become lifetime and then I can lose a little more if I want too.

    2016 was an AWFUL year for me!! Its good to hear from you!!
    252 days ago
    Hi Girl! I miss talking to you and supporting each other! I just logged in to check on you and see how you are doing! I've been doing Weight Watchers and so I've been using their app, which is one of the reason's I stopped logging in here. Hows it going?
    252 days ago
  • v MONAKIN314
    Are you ready for the Winter 5% Challenge???

    Go emoticon !!!
    255 days ago
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