SLIMKATIE   25,348
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In 2009, I got fed up with being fat. I changed my diet and eventually started exercising, and lost 125 pounds in 16 months. I've been maintaining 100+ pounds lost since August 2010.

You can see the whole story in my blog, in which I write daily: www.runsforcookies.com

My best advice: Don't make ANY changes that you don't plan on sticking with forever! That is the reason I don't spend 7 days a week working out in the gym... I am only willing to work out 3 days a week ...
In 2009, I got fed up with being fat. I changed my diet and eventually started exercising, and lost 125 pounds in 16 months. I've been maintaining 100+ pounds lost since August 2010.

You can see the whole story in my blog, in which I write daily: www.runsforcookies.com

My best advice: Don't make ANY changes that you don't plan on sticking with forever! That is the reason I don't spend 7 days a week working out in the gym... I am only willing to work out 3 days a week for the rest of my life, so that's all I do now. I don't give up foods I love, because I'm not willing to give them up FOREVER. Sure, I might lose faster if I eat 1200 calories per day, but I'm not willing to do that for the rest of my life, so I don't do it now.

I get asked a lot of questions about my weight loss, so I've typed F.A.Q.'s here: http://www.runsforcookies.com/p/faqs.html

Finally, I'm terrible about responding to SparkMail, so I turned off the SparkMail option. If you'd like to get in touch with me, however, you can find my contact info here: http://www.runsforcookies.com/p/contact.ht
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Member Since: 1/5/2007

SparkPoints: 25,348

Fitness Minutes: 20,430

My Goals:
CURRENT GOALS:

Maintain a weight between 130-135.

Continue to run a minimum of 3x/week.

Maintain a binge-free streak.

PAST GOALS (that I've accomplished):

*Run a 5K.
*Run a 10K.
*Run a half-marathon.
*Run a marathon.
*Reach a "normal" BMI.

My Program:
DIET: Right now, I'm doing Weight Watchers, and have reached Lifetime Membership. However, while I was losing the weight, I went back and forth between WW and SparkPeople. I still use SparkPeople to calculate the nutrition info in my recipes, and for motivation, but I stopped tracking my food here when I started Weight Watchers. In general, I eat approximately 1700-2000 calories per day in maintenance.

EXERCISE: Now, I run 3-5x/week. When I was losing weight, I didn't start exercising until after I'd lost 60 pounds. I started with walking, and eventually switched over to running. Running is my exercise of choice, and I like to run races to keep myself motivated.

Personal Information:
I'm 33 years old. I've been married for 12 years to my high school sweetheart. We live in Michigan with our two boys, ages 10 and 9 (Noah & Eli).

I like to knit and crochet and do anything crafty. My husband is my best friend, and I love spending time just hanging out with him. He has a Sparkpage too, although he doesn't keep up with it much--his spark name is JERRICKDAMON.

I also have a love of wine! My friend and I started a wine club that gets together once a month to taste different wines and have girl talk :)

Read more on my blog: www.runsforcookies.com

Other Information:
Since losing the weight, I became an RRCA-certified running coach and a NASM weight loss specialist.

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DANELLE34
5/19/2015 3:06:29 PM

So proud of you and your accomplishments! Any one of us could have been in your situation and you pulled yourself out of it. I wish you didn't have to suffer with the surgeries and the mental struggles. It's great you are making healthier choices for your happiness and of course health. Wish we lived on the same block so that we could go jogging and you could give me pointers on how to help my Mom who I know hurts a lot emotionally.

You look great! Always beautiful but now even healthier...you just added more years to your life!

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MARTHA324
4/21/2015 4:03:18 PM

Just read your blog titled "struggles" and want you to know that I admire your honesty and willingness to share your struggles. Your weight loss and healthy journey have been an inspiration to me and I'm sure thousands. As most of us know it is a struggle to lose and maintain weight loss and you've done it for years.

You're going through a tough time now not being able to run, but there are other exercises....like that 15 mi bike ride. You'll find other things that turn you on and keep you moving until you can run. I have faith. And you know what to do about the eating and you'll do it.
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LITE2015
3/10/2015 1:14:48 PM

Please disregard my last post requesting information. I am currently viewing your FAQs and getting all of my questions answered.

You have provided in depth feedback about your weight loss and I will look to you (web site) for motivation. TRULY INSPIRING!!!

Thanks a MILLION!!!!!!



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LITE2015
3/10/2015 1:06:29 PM

Hello,

I just read your review and visited your blog. Please share some tips with me as a beginner to incorporate running into my workout regimen.

Congratulations on your success! Thanks for motivating everyone else looking to accomplish the same thing!

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ASCHONHARDT85
3/3/2015 9:51:02 PM

You are such an inspiration, I hope to get to the same point as you!



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