2009 vs 2016 (down 130 pounds)
A "before" picture with Dr. Oz! I would *love* to one day get an "after" picture with him too.
FINALLY-- My "after" photo with Dr. Oz!
SLIMKATIE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
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/p/about-me.html
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
Maintain a weight under 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.
DIET: I count calories, eating about 1900 per day in maintenance. Details/FAQ's on my blog.
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.
I'm 34 years old. I've been married for 12 years to my high school sweetheart. We live in Michigan with our two boys, ages 11 and 10 (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
Since losing the weight, I became an RRCA-certified running coach and a NASM weight loss specialist.
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