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I was recently snapped in a photo sans shirt. I looked like a brood mare. I realized it was time to get serious about my weight loss after crossing the "pleasingly plump" line right into "two ton tubby" territory. Bikini season is right around the corner and I don't want to spend the entire summer indoors wishing I was outside swimming with all the cool kids.
Run 9.30257 miles the week of March 17 to the 23rd.
Weigh LESS than 200 pounds by March 27th.
Run 5K in 40 minutes or less by the end of April.
Run 22 miles per week by the end of May.
Be able to bench press ten more pounds than I can now (March 14) by the end of June.
Weigh 180 pounds by the end of July.
Have registration completed and training underway for first full length Marathon by end of August.
Weigh 165 pounds by September 28th.
Be able to run a half-marathon in less than two hours.
Maintain weight of 165 pounds andhave a full length marathon completed by end of 2013.
To meet my goals, I'm eating a daily fistful of amphetamines and have recently started smoking. Everytime I'm inclined to eat, I light up a cigarette instead and swallow a Black Beauty.
A midwesterner born and raised, I currently live and work in Chicago. I come from a fat family where food was the primary focus and have been chunky most of life with some exceptions here and there but ideally I'd like to get to my goal weight stay there and rid myself of my fat clothes.
I am a serious home cook and am keenly interested in all things concerning food from seed germination to future resaturant trends. I also like booze. A lot. Beer, wine, spirits, vodka, cabernet, IPA, stout, malbec, absinthe, Pernod, barolo, pilsner, pale ale and syrah. And gin. I don't like brown booze though because it makes me vomit.
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YOU are funny as Hell!!
2109 days ago
Thank you, Seaswell! I agree with you, a little more levitivity could go a long way around here. Hope to see you around!
2116 days ago
Love your humor and writing style. There's too little on this website!
2117 days ago
Welcome TRAINWRECKTINA!!! You're off to a great start!!! Sparks really is a wonderful website to develop a healthy lifestyle to get fit and lose the weight .... permanently!! And you've got the supportive folks on Sparks to help you along the way as well!! So have fun with your nutrition and fitness plans while you become the new, slim, healthy you!!
2125 days ago
Congrats on taking the next step to reaching a healthier you by getting active with SparkPeople - it's a great community, wonderful resources and fantastic support.
Please check out the SparkTeams - I think you will find a lot of others 'just like you' there. You can choose SparkTeams by age group, lifestyle or interests, geographic location or several other ways - some of the teams you might like include the Official 10-minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, Starting Over Weekly Mini-Challenge Team, 10k Steps A Day and Motivation & Positive Attitude Plan but there are so many to choose from, you can have a great time looking for the ones that seem to fit you best! In fact, I suggest joining more than one group, post your intro there and write blogs as often as you can - you will find tons of friends and support that way, I promise!!
In my experience, SparkPeople is like a in some ways - it's lots of fun and easy to make friends because we're all in this together. I like the way a HEALTHY LIFESTYLE is emphasized instead of a 'quick fix wonder diet' so it's good for people wanting to lose weight, maintain a previous loss, get healthier, improve fitness and many other goals - it's about waaaaaay more than 'just' losing weight so you have definitely come to the right place!
If you ever need any help using features of the site, there are tutorial videos under the HELP section that can show you how to use the features of the site. You can also find them on the START page and several other places on the site.
If you haven't already discovered The Spark book and/or the SparkDiet linked at the bottom of the START page, check them out - the program is simple but extremely effective. There is a TON of information on this site - so much it might even seem overwhelming but fortunately we don't have to 'digest' everything at once! The FastBreak program is a good way to start.
Another nice thing about SparkPeople is that we have permission to be human - we don't have to change everything at once or be in a hurry to reach our goals. Take a few baby steps and then a few more and before you know it, you'll have completed a long journey - I hope you enjoy this community as much as I do - it teaches us how to make positive lifetime changes because that's the only thing that will work over time!
2127 days ago