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Marisa from Texas

It's hard to believe that I'm almost to my goal. Including weight lost before joining SP, I'm over 90 lbs. down, 25 more lbs. to go! Not sure when I'll get there...but I will get there!

I will probably never have washboard abs and I will always bear the consequences of being over 100 lbs. overweight, but I'm doing it and I'm not looking back!

I choose to love my body, just the way it is, right now--battle scars and all.
It's hard to believe that I'm almost to my goal. Including weight lost before joining SP, I'm over 90 lbs. down, 25 more lbs. to go! Not sure when I'll get there...but I will get there!

I will probably never have washboard abs and I will always bear the consequences of being over 100 lbs. overweight, but I'm doing it and I'm not looking back!

I choose to love my body, just the way it is, right now--battle scars and all.




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Member Since: 1/10/2013

SparkPoints: 76,019

Fitness Minutes: 28,850

My Goals:
My main goals are to be healthy and get down to a healthy weight.

Run a half-marathon - 9/22/13
Run a marathon - 2014?

2013 Races
Foam Fest 5K - 4/20/13
Carrollton Trails 5K - 5/4/13
Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon - 9/22/13
Dirty Girl Mud Race - 10/5/13
Real Options for Women 5K Life Run - 10/12/13
(won 1st place in age group)

Upcoming Races: ??

Total pounds lost:
In 2012 - Lost 40 lbs.
(55, but gained 15 back)

In Jan 2013 Joined SP
Lost 50 lbs. - 2/05/13
Lost 60 lbs. - 3/8/13
Lost 70 lbs. - 4/15/13
Lost 80 lbs. - 7/13/13
Lost 85 lbs. - 9/4/13
Lost 90 lbs. - 9/19/13

Goal - 120 lbs.

My Program:
** Tracking food and activity on SparkPeople.
** Try to do minimum of 10,000 steps on my Fitbit.
** Right now, I'm running 5 days a week, cross training 1 day a week.
** Finished Chantel Hobb's book, "Never Say Diet" (great jump start book for me)


Personal Information:
In January of 2012, I got to a point that I could no longer neglect my health. I was at my heaviest weight ever and was heading for a milestone that I never thought that I would get to--300 lbs.

I went to the Internet, searched for a 5K and signed up. In 2012, I did 3 - 5K's and 1 - 10K and lost 45 lbs.

After my last race, I started back with my old habits and gained about 15 lbs. back.

I've now started SparkPeople and have short, medium and long term goals to help keep me motivated.

Other Information:
"I have learned that there is no failure in running, or in life, as long as you keep moving." Amby Burfoot

"Sweat and tears are healing waters." Abby, Season 8 of Biggest Loser

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BARBIEE52
7/3/2014 12:42:45 AM

emoticon Marisa,

Just stopping by,
To say "Hi" emoticon
And how are you?
Are you Happy or blue? emoticon emoticon
If you're happy, smile. emoticon
If you're blue, smile. emoticon
And after awhile,
You'll be happy, too!! emoticon emoticon
Sending Lots of ((((HUGS))) & smiles,
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7/1/2014 8:03:58 AM

emoticon emoticon It's July 1st!! emoticon emoticon
Keep the smile, Leave the tear, emoticon emoticon
Hold the laugh, emoticon
Think of joy, Forget the fear, emoticon emoticon
Be joyous, emoticon
coz JULY is a new month! emoticon emoticon
Have a Happy, Eventful, & Joyful July!! emoticon emoticon

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6/29/2014 11:03:40 PM

Have a Marvelous Monday!!
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6/27/2014 10:40:45 PM

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When an "all-nighter" means
not getting up to pee... emoticon
When all the names in my black book
have M.D. after them... emoticon emoticon
When "getting lucky" means
finding my car in the parking lot... emoticon emoticon
When the candles
Cost more than the cake... emoticon emoticon emoticon
I promise you
We'll still be best friends!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
--Author Unknown--

Count your blessings,
appreciate what you have,
and Enjoy your life!!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!!

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6/23/2014 11:27:26 PM

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~~Take the Power ~~

This life is yours.
Take the power to choose
what you want to do and do it well.
Take the power to love
what you want in life and
Love it honestly.
Take the power to walk in the forest
and be a part of nature.
Take the power to control your own life
No one else can do it for you
Take the power to make your life happy.
~~Susan Polis Schutz ~~

Take this Tuesday ...
Make it a great one, and make it your own!!
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