SLIMKATIE   25,087
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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: 25,087

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 31 years old. I've been married for 10 years to my high school sweetheart. We live in Michigan with our two boys, ages 9 and 7 (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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SOVERYJESSICA
8/11/2014 9:28:58 PM

I added you as a Spark Friend, just as a reminder to myself to read your blog! I loved reading your blog & being reminded to only make changes that I'm willing to stick with long term. Thanks for sharing your story!



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LUCKIEME24
7/29/2014 12:00:03 PM

I just wanted to say thank you so much for sharing your story. I have been a member of Sparkpeople for a while and I lost about 100 lbs, but there were some life altering events that took place last October and I fell into old habits and gained almost 4 lbs back and I have struggled to loose them again. I forgot who I was and why I lost the weight in the first place and how I did it. I lost my motivation and drive to and just simply let life happen to me. Reading your story helped me put my life back into perspective. Thank you for that .

Nichole (a.k.a Luckieme24)





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7/15/2014 12:39:08 PM

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PANDORABERRY
7/14/2014 12:34:00 PM

Congratulations on your weight-loss! Even though I am with Spark-people I don't really use it daily cause I also do weight watchers too and I am at goal and life time too! I started at 174 and now at 139. emoticon emoticon



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7/4/2014 3:04:01 PM

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Happy 4th of July! !! Hope you have a great day filled with fireworks and summer fruit! ;)
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