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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: 76,281

Fitness Minutes: 28,910

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
6/21/2014 1:05:46 AM

Marisa,
Take the time every day
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to be grateful, thankful for everything that you have.
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You can always have more, but you could always have less.
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* * * * HAVE A TRULY WONDERFUL, FUN, & MEANINGFUL WEEKEND * * * *
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BARBIEE52
6/15/2014 3:41:55 PM

Hi Marisa,
For all Dad's ""Happy Father's Day""
I want to share with you a quote about Fathers'. I came across.
Fathers Quote ~ "Top Ten Favorite Sayings"

1. When I was your age..
2. A little bit of dirt never hurt anyone.
3. Go ask your Mother
4. Were you raised in a barn?
5. You don't know what hard work is.
6. It builds character.
7. Don't make me stop this car!!
8. You're grounded till you're thirty.
9. Money doesn't grow on trees.
10. Because I said so.

My Dad said ALL of these things many, many times, as I am sure your Dad did. (at least a few, anyway).
All these things bring up so, so many memories of my Dad. He passed away over 5 years ago, but there isn't a day that I do not think about him, and the special memories of him. This morning when I woke up, before I even got up, I looked up, and said "Happy Father's Day, Dad"
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did!

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JUDITH316
6/13/2014 2:59:21 AM

Good Evening emoticon Marisa

Cheering you on for a fantastic Friday and weekend ahead, may I encourage you to emoticon and keep up the great work...

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BARBIEE52
6/13/2014 1:03:56 AM

Smiling is my favorite exercise.
~Author Unknown
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Smile! It increases your face value.
~Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias
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Wear a smile one size fits all
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BARBIEE52
6/5/2014 12:54:23 PM

MARISA,
~ ~ ~ ~ ~ HAVE A THANKFUL THURSDAY ~ ~ ~ ~ ~
Take time to be thankful
for everything you have.
You can always have more,
But you can always have less.
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We better live this life the best we can,
and be grateful for everything we have.
Novak Djokovic -

emoticon Make your day a "THANKFUL THURSDAY" emoticon

I am Thankful for today,
From sunrise to sunset
spending time with family, friends,
to live, laugh, make mistakes,
learning from whatever this day brings me.
But,most of all,
being able to live another day.
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What are you "THANKFUL" for today?
Sending lots & lots of ((((((((((((((HUG)))))))))))))))
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