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Fourth half marathon is done!

Saturday, November 17, 2012      3 comments

This past weekend I went to Walt Disney World for the first time and also completed my fourth half marathon. Disney World was really fun, surprisingly accommodating to me with my vegan diet and also a bit overwhelming at times. Here are some ph... Read more

100 lbs lighter!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012      9 comments

Two days ago, I stepped on the scale and was shocked to see that for the first time in my adult life, I weigh under 200 lbs! As of today, I weight 196.4 and I'm really excited about getting to my weight loss goal of 175 lbs. Here's a photo of me... Read more

Goal 1 done and fighting the diet sabotage monster!

Thursday, September 20, 2012      0 comments

I got on the scale today and am happy to say that I'm officially 200lbs (well 199.8 if you want to get technical)! Never during my entire weight journey did I ever really think I would get here and now that I've reached this goal,I'm not gonna s... Read more

My before and after pics

Sunday, July 08, 2012      5 comments

I figured today would be a great time to post a before and after photo of me. The photo on the left is of me in 2002 at my highest weight of 298 lbs and the right photo is o... Read more

Second half marathon done!

Monday, April 16, 2012      0 comments

I completed my second half marathon on the day before my 33rd birthday. It was the Hollywood Half Marathon and I was happy that I finished and I did so in 3:18 which was slightly faster than my finish time for the Tinkerbell Half Marathon that I... Read more

Completing my first half marathon

Wednesday, February 01, 2012      3 comments

I completed my first half marathon (Tinkerbell Half Marathon) on Sunday! Although my finishing time was 3:19 (with a time limit of 3:50), I'm proud of myself for completing a exercise goal I set for myself. I woke up at 3:00 am Sunday morning go... Read more

Tinkerbell half marathon and collage video success story

Friday, January 27, 2012      2 comments

I am super excited to be running my first half marathon on Sunday at Disneyland. I've been doing a run/walk training schedule and did a practice run last night. I am sure confident that I'll be able to finish the race within the 3 hour time fram... Read more

Pushing forward for progress

Sunday, November 06, 2011      1 comments

So I decided to move the date for reaching my goal weight to May of next year. I feel that it's better to do this now rather than trying to do crazy things in order to reach my goal. Today has been an awesome day for me in that I went running/wa... Read more

Finished my first 5.3 mile run!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      1 comments

After several months of training, I'm happy to report that I just finished running/walking my first race in a time of 1 hour and 11 minutes! When I did run a race several yeas ago (2004), I didn't train for the race at all so when I ran 2K, I fi... Read more

When wanting to be a runner, do what runners do

Monday, August 15, 2011      1 comments

So, I've been following a run-walk training program for the last month and I am happy to say that I can now run an entire hour without stopping! If that's not progress, I don't know what is. I plan on running in San Pedro's Conquer the Bridge 5.... Read more

I'm a runner now and have the scars to prove it

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      2 comments

So I'm currently in week two of six weeks to a 5K training! Things are going well for the most part;my body is still getting used to running on a consistent basis. One day last week I went out for a run and since the hotel we were staying at did... Read more

I got a long way to run part 3

Sunday, June 05, 2011      1 comments

Four years ago, I signed myself up for a 5K (which I thought was two miles) and ran the race without properly training for it. I even posted about how much my butt go kicked here on Sparkpeople- 1/14/07 & 2/11/07). Fast forward four years and I ... Read more

What is wrong with me?

Saturday, May 28, 2011      1 comments

I've been trying to not overeat and only eat when I'm actually hungry yet the last two days I've been overeating a lot. I'm more mad at myself than anything because I know what I need to do to get the rest of my weight off, it's just matter of d... Read more

The glass is half full (I think)

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      0 comments

So, my weight is up again but I'm not gonna freak out over it,not this time. Although my weight is up six pounds, at least I'm still in the overweight category of the B.M.I and not obese. I feel like I'd do better by focusing on decreasing my B.... Read more

Hi, I'm Tamara and I'm a sugar addict

Thursday, March 17, 2011      1 comments

I've heard it said that admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery and as such, I've decided to tackle my addiction to sugar. I think that my addiction started as a child since sweets were pretty much off limits to me except for ... Read more


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