30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 30,891

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!


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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:

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:

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:

Member Since: 1/5/2007

Fitness Minutes: 37,185

My Goals:

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.

My Program:
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.

Personal Information:
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:

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

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  • v LAURELJ72
    Hi Katie!! I'm back on board with a mission to eat cleaner! Wish me LUCK! I'm so happy to see you're still active here. You were SO much fun to follow and see what you were up to! I see you've been maintaining and doing excellent! I love it! Talk to you SOON!
    711 days ago
  • v TINK9305
    Way to go getting your groove back. I'm finally back on track 2 months strong after dealing with 8 shoulder surgeries. Keep up the great work!! :)
    730 days ago
  • v JAYNEG15
    I am so inspired by your story! I'm TIRED of being fat and EXCITED to look and feel healthy! Thank you for your blog!!
    736 days ago
    You are truly inspiring, showing the struggles and celebrating the progress! Thanks for sharing what has worked for you--in a way that is detailed, but may not work for all. Your tips have made a big difference! Thank you!
    746 days ago
  • v MARTHA324
    You are ROCKING IT! So happy to read that you are back to under goal and doing so well. You are an inspriation to us all.
    762 days ago
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