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Alyssa and Jeff October 2010


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My name is Nadine and I am 55 years old. I have been working on my size since I was 25 years old and had gained twenty pounds after I got married. I have been a Weight Watcher for over 20 years and have been a member of Ballys about that long. I really got serious about my health in December, 2007 when I started working out regularly. In January, Jeff and I committed to eating healthier and cooking at home more often. It's paid off! I am finally happy with my size and shape and now the trick is to keep it the way it is! It's still a struggle, though good habits are finally starting to become a way of life!

Update August 29, 2009 I just can't seem to lose that last five pounds. I go anywhere from 127 to 132 at WW, but every time I get to that 127, I go back up. I have taken up running along with Jeff. He ran a 10K in June and is training for a half marathon. I have NEVER run in my life, but I started slowly and I ran 4 miles without stopping outdoors today. A real milestone! I am signing up for a 5K in Ann Arbor, MI in October.

Update October 7, 2009 I ran the 5K last Sunday and it was a blast! My time was just under 33 minutes and the pace was 10.34 minutes per mile. I ran steadily the whole thing through the streets of the University of Michigan and the best part was passing other people. Yesterday I ran for one hour straight on the gym track, so the next goal is a 10K!

Update January 31, 2010 I am signed up for my first 10K in Mesa, AZ on Feb. 20. AND I am at my lowest weight I have ever been at in about 20 years.

Member Since: 5/13/2008

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It's hard for me to believe that I can run 6.2 miles non-stop in a little over an hour. I don't love the actual running, but I love the sense of accomplishment when I am finished, no matter what the distance is. 5K now seems like just an easy jog to me!

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I log onto SparkPeople every day. I put in every food I eat in the tracker and check how I am doing with my nutrition. My goal for exercise is 300 minutes weekly and I make sure I get in that time if it takes me until Saturday night to do it! It's just constant vigilance and working on it every day and every meal!

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I live in a suburb in Detroit and soon we will be spending the winters in Fountain Hills, AZ. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 33 years and we have two sons. In May, 2009 our first grandchild was born, Alyssa Dianne. I am a retired dentist and I love having so much free time to prepare meals and to work out!

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