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That's right, i'm finally willing to accept the title of runner. It has been a long battle to feel comfortable with such words. Sure, I run races and I train a lot, but am I really a runner?! It seemed preposterous to me. Yet, here I am telling you that it is possible!! As of two years ago I had never thought to run for longer than...well...I hadn't thought to run at all. Now, 2 marathons and bunch of other races later, i'm proof that you can start from nothing and end up finishing a marathon in 4:17:24!! wahhh! It was thrilling. Time to set some higher goals. Time to finally achieve the elusive "best-self" title that has been floating out there for far too long. ;)

I wrote this little gem a two years ago:
Sooooo....I fell off the wagon again. But i'm back and I MUST DO THIS. I went shopping yesterday and had to "fight" my way into some dresses. I will NEVER have a fight with clothes again. It's ridiculous. I'm not going to pray to fit into the biggest size at the "normal girl" stores anymore. I'm done. just done. I'm losing the weight cause although i'm happy, I wanna be healthy.

Sooo...i sorta fell off the wagon. When I started not eating foods that were good for me and not exercising I figured the best way to avoid my guilt would be to avoid sparks. But it's funny how a little persistence pays off, sparks. I kept getting stories in my inbox about "weight loss sucess" or other motivational things from sparks and after weeks and months of deleting them, I finally started reading them again. I realized that it's probably not too late, and it turns out I can always start again. So here I am trying to figure out to be my best self again. Also I was down to my goal of being in the 170's then I went home for Christmas and everything went out the window...oops.

Hey!! I'm Molly. I'm totally new to this business, but figured it was worth a try!! I have been practically the same weight for as long as I can remember, which I guess is kind of a good thing. However, it's def. not where I want to be. My friends and I have been joking about "being our best selves" for a while now, and i'm finally ready to make it a reality! I'm hoping to lose about 50lbs over the next year! I am actually living in Japan right now and loving it. However, it is a little harder for me to follow food advice on sparkpeople since my choices are quite different. I'll do my best! Ganbarimasu! ;)

Member Since: 8/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 780

My Goals:
To get into the 140's!!
Starting Weight: 187
Currently: 155 3/28/12

Complete 30 days of NMTZ. Love you Jillian.

Running Achievements:

Tokyo Marathon 10k
February 2010

Tokyo Marathon 42k
February 2011

Half Marathon , Ibaraki
November 2011

Tokyo Marathon 42k February 2012
4:17:24 woooo!!

Namban 10k
November 2012

5k Time Trial
November 2012

My Program:
5k to 10k, 5 days a week

4 days a week

Personal Information:
I am originally from Minnesota, but at the moment I am living and teaching in Japan!

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