SLIMKATIE   29,052
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2009 vs 2016 (down 130 pounds)





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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/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 ...
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
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Member Since: 1/5/2007

SparkPoints: 29,052

Fitness Minutes: 31,339

My Goals:
CURRENT 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: 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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Member Comments:
KELLIEBEAN
1/4/2016 2:55:36 PM

Just heard your interview on the Run To The Top podcast. You sounded great. Your Spark page was an inspiration to me a couple years ago. It was great to listen to you today.

Happy New Year!

Kellie



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180HEREWECOME
12/17/2015 8:48:54 AM

You look amazing! You are such an inspiration to me. You have accomplished a lot. emoticon



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DANELLE34
12/16/2015 10:01:49 AM

So proud of you!! What a radiant smile you have😁....great work🎉



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JAYCEE1969
12/10/2015 11:32:04 AM

Omg, thank you. I think you are so beautiful You're an inspiration. I've been following you for years. You are courageous, thank you for sharing your life with the world.



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CJARCH27
10/28/2015 2:33:10 PM

Just wanted to say hello, and thank you for your blog RunsForCookies! I enjoy reading your observations and appreciate the realistic way you approach exercise and weight loss. I especially enjoy your Motivational Mondays posts. :) Have a great week!



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