TEACHFIRST268   16,761
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Aug to July, down 40lbs. Aug to May, down just over 70lbs.





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This was getting too long with all the updates...so time to update the updates and shorten it up!

I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I've lost and gained 50 lbs several times in my life. I joined SP about 5 years ago and lost about 30lbs. Since then I fell off the SP wagon, got a job teaching first grade, earned my master's degree and gained it all back, and then some...and some more...and some more.

I scared myself at my all time heaviest weight in ...
This was getting too long with all the updates...so time to update the updates and shorten it up!

I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I've lost and gained 50 lbs several times in my life. I joined SP about 5 years ago and lost about 30lbs. Since then I fell off the SP wagon, got a job teaching first grade, earned my master's degree and gained it all back, and then some...and some more...and some more.

I scared myself at my all time heaviest weight in July 2011 and started on the get-healthy journey once again. In June 2012 I came back to SP and am so grateful for all of the FREE tools, education, and support that I find here! I'm happier and healthier than I've been in years and am coming to understand and accept that it really IS about the journey, not the destination. I can't fail on this journey if I don't quit. And believe me, I'll never quit!

I look forward to both giving and receiving the 'spark'! It's so much easier when you're traveling this road with folks who 'get it'!
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TEACHFIRST268 I did NOT get a DQ blizzard (when my boys did!) Why isn't the scale down 5 lbs this morning! I deserve it for that VERY challenging positive choice!
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Member Since: 7/7/2006

SparkPoints: 16,761

Fitness Minutes: 10,125

My Goals:
Oct. 14, 2007
First 5K EVER
(Flutie 5K)
Time: 38:29
Pace: 12:25

5 Years Later 2012
(Drum roll, please...)
Time: 33:25
Pace: 10:46
Goal MET!

NOT waiting 5 years to do it again!
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2013

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7/3/13
Finish at the 50 (ramps included!) at Patrtiot's Place -5K
Time: 34:05
Pace: 10:58

9/13
Color Run -5K
Not timed...app not synced...didn't want to ruin it with color! Finished and had fun!

10/13
Flutie 5K
Time: 31:57
Pace: 10:17

11/13
Turkey Trot
First EVER 5 MILE race
This was tough!
Time: 52.47
Pace: 10:33
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2014

3/14
NEF 5K
Time: 32:44
Pace: 10:32


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I'm from Massachusetts, married with 2 teenage boys.

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CERULEANTEAR
7/25/2014 9:18:11 PM

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BEWELL48
7/22/2014 4:37:09 PM

Thank you for stopping by! Yes, my stress level is finally coming into normal range! And you? Are you relaxing this summer? Certainly hope so! Now I need to really lose some weight and generally be happier and healthier!
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SHERICAN
7/20/2014 10:14:01 PM

Having a great summer, how about you? Haven't been on spark much but keeping active and maintaining. Hoping to drop the next 20 here soon. Ready to get motivated! Hope your summer is great!!!!!



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BECOMEFEARLESS
7/20/2014 9:47:49 PM

How about an update blog? Thanks for stopping by my page. I've missed you!



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RUDITUDI2000
7/20/2014 12:04:57 PM

Hi! Hoping your are enjoying your summer! Its going by so quickly! I see your post about being close to breaking into the next 10 lb bracket! So exciting! You must be CLOSE!
Wishing you sunny days and smiles for miles!



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