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Oh wow, I really need to find the time to update all this. So much has changed in my life since I first joined Sparkpeople. I can now officially say I'm a marathon runner!! WHOOHOO!! In 2013 I will be running 3 full marathons, 2 half marathons and several 5K's.
Also all the pictures here are so outdated! Ran my first full marathon Oct 20, 2012... I posted a blog about that (with pictures). I also ran my first half marathon in 2012 (June) and blogged about that as well with pictures.

Update: March 20, 2010
Well I hate to admit this, but after being in maintence for over a year and staying in a 108-110 range, that all went downhill end of Dec through early March... I took a much needed "spark break" and gave my food scale a rest... I also got lazy and wasn't working out. I ended up gaining some weight and now am at 115.6
However, I am BACK and on track again... weighing and tracking ALL my foods again and working out regularly.
I will get back to my 108-110 maintaining range and never again will I let myself get back to this 115.

I am looking foward to my WI on Monday - I'm hoping that I am at a 113... or at least a 114. I really would like to be back to a 110 before our next Great Wolf Lodge trip April 14-16

Update: Jan 8, 2010
Imagine my surprise when I checked my email today and saw the tons of emails saying I have a new comment on my spark page. I then found out I'm motivator of the day.

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments. Spark People is definetly been a huge part of my success. I have been a maintainer of 108-110 pounds for over a year now. I still use the nutrition tracker every day (other than my recent 2 week "break") and the fitness tracker.

I drink 12-14 glasses of water every day, I stay in my calorie range every day. And I also feel it is very important to keep my fiber, sodium, calcium and protein in range every day.
By keeping these things in range, I am able to continue to be a maintainer.

Before SP, I was on medications for reflux - had been on it for so many years (was diagnosed when I was at my heaviest weight of 156) and was told I'd probably be on it the rest of my life. Over the last several months I have been cutting back on my meds and I'm very happy to announce that the last 2 months I've not had ANY medication whatsoever. I feel that by living a healthy lifestyle and lowering my weight, I have been able to stop taking that medication. And I feel GREAT!

Thanks Spark People!!

June 27, 2009:
I only have a minute right now, but I have a 13 yr old girl that was reading over my shoulder when I was updating my status and said "mom, thats WRONG... you're almost 36" LOL Well, not exactly, ok, so I'm not 34 anymore - but I won't be 36 until Dec!!!
I guess I am due an update on how things are going. I will come back soon to do so. Right now, I am just trying to be a maintainer.

Hello - and welcome to my page!!

I'm 34, a home schooling mother of 4, live in KS, and ready to get back into shape and be fit again. I was at my heaviest weight ever in 1999 when my 2nd child was 2yr old - why? I hated seeing food go to waste and what my children didn't eat, well, "I" did YIKES! I went from barely a 100 pounds when I married (in 1993) to 156 in 1999 - I joined a gym in 2000 and my goal was to get as fit as possible before getting pg with #3 - I worked out ALOT and was always at the gym with the children - when I wasn't working out, we'd either be at the gym swimming, or we were at the zoo walking! LOL

By 2004 I was down to 120 pounds and very very fit - my legs were solid muscle (I was running on the precor 6miles daily) DH was very proud of me - infact, I was at the gym so often that I actually got a job working there - I stayed until I got pg in 2004.

Unfortantly, early in the 3rd trimester we moved (with next to no help) and I was at risk of preterm labor, so I had to stop working out... then by the time the baby came, well, I just never got back into it...

When she was 14 months old (2006) I got another job working at another fitness center - but unfortantly, I only went to the gym to work, not to work out.

Moved again last year, had another baby Feb 26th this year and here I am. I started here at 139 pounds and I'm so ready to get fit again. I just needed the motivation to get off my butt and do something - I'm lacking in the sleep dept since baby is not even close to sleeping through the night - and well, I'd rather sit and rest than work out!

But since joining here, I've had the motivation to do something - I've been taking the children for long walks, either pulling the wagon or pushing the double stroller (wow what a workout) And best thing ever, portion control!!!!

I've already lost 3 inches in the waist and 3 pounds in the first 2 weeks being on SP - YA!!!

My goal is to get back where I was a few years ago and look and feel good about myself. To be a good example for the children.

My short term goal is to get as fit and trim as possible before our annual Great Wolf Lodge trip mid Sept - I want to feel my best in my swimsuit for those 3 days!! :)

Going to put my weight loss success here:

6-26-08 Weight 139 (before I bought scale, at dr office)
6-30-08 (no scale yet) Waist 36" hips 39"
7-10-08 Weight 135.6 (brand new Titanita scales)
7-14-08 Weight 137.0 waist 35" hips 39"
7-21-08 Weight 132.2 waist 34.5" hips 39"
7-28-08 Weight 133.4 waist 34.5 hips 39"
8-4-08 Weight 131.2 waist 33.5 hips 38.75"
8-11-08 Weight 130.0 waist 33" hips 38.25"
8-18-08 Weight 128.6 waist 32.5" hips 37.75"
8-25-08 Weight 127.6 waist 32.5" hips 37.75"
8-31-08 Weight 126.8 waist 32" hips 37.25"
9-8-08 Weight 123.0 waist 31.5" hips 37"
9-15-08 Weight 120.4 waist 30.0" hips 36"
9-22-08 Weight 120.4 waist 30.0" hips 36"
9-29-08 Weight 116.8 waist 30.0" hips 35.5"
10-6-08 Weight 113.4 waist 29.5" hips 35"
10-13-08 Weight 113.6 waist29.5" hips 35"
10-20-08 Weight 112.4 waist 29" hips 35"
10-27-08 Weight 112.6 waist 29" hips 34.5"
11-3-08 Weight 112.0 waist 29" hips 34.5"
11-10-08 Weight 111.0 waist 28" hips 34.5"
11-17-08 Weight 109.4 waist 28" hips 34.25"
11-24-08 Weight 108.6 Waist 28" hips 34"
12-01-08 Weight 108.6 Waist 28.5" Hips 34.25" (after Thanksgiving)
12-8-08 Weight 106.6 Waist 28" Hips 33.5" (sinus infection all week)
12-15-08 Weight 109.0 Waist 29" Hips 33.5
12-22-08 Weight 107.6 Waist 28" Hips 33.5" (great job, as we just celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary this week and today is my birthday)
12-29-08 Weight 107.6 Waist 28" Hips 33.5 - perfect - I should NOT loose any more weight and need to maintain. This week everything was exact same as last week. WTG with all that Christmas Candy hanging around here!! And 2 days going over my calorie range.
1-5-09 Weight 107.0 Waist 28" Hips 33.25"
1-12-09 Weight 108.2 Waist 28" Hips 33.25"
1-19-08 Weight 110.0 waist 29" Hips 33.25"
1-26-09 Weight 109.6 Waist 28.5" Hips 33.5"
2-2-09 Weight 108.8 Waist 28.5" Hips 33.5"
2-9-09 Weight 107.6 Waist 28" Hips 33"
2-16-09 Weight 107.6 waist 28" Hips 33.25"
2-23-09 Weight 108.0 waist 28" Hips 33.25"
3-2-09 Weight 108.6 waist 28" Hips 33.25"
3-9-09 Weight 107.8 waist 28.5" Hips 33.5"
3-16-09 Weight 108.8ist 28.5Hips 33.5"

My Cardio log:
(miles/calories do not include regular walking... these miles/calories are only from what I did on the precor - our eliptical machine)

July Totals:
17.84 Miles
1769.5 Calories Burned

August totals:
805 minutes
75.10 Miles
7070.1 Calories burned

September totals:
369 Minutes
41.15 miles
4007 calories burned

October Totals:
206 minutes
27.33 miles
2369.4 calories

November Totals: (Slacked off this month - had lots going on - but also did many 10 minute cardio videos instead of precor cardio)
68 minutes
8.96 miles
766.5 calories

December totals:
103 Minutes
14.11 Miles
1174.5 Calories

July 2008-Dec 2008 totals:
2084 Minutes
193.49 Miles
18301 Calories burned!! WOW!! WTG!!!!!

January totals:
198 Minutes
28.1 Miles
2319.2 Calories

Member Since: 6/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 86,281

My Goals:
I want to be able to fit into my pre-Christoper clothes. I'm so frustrated at having to wear the same 2-3 outfits every time I go out - none of which I even feel so good in...

I want to look and feel like I did before getting pregnant

Update: I'm excited to say that I PASSED my goal. Now I still don't have anything to wear, as all my "too small" clothes that I wanted so badly to fit into, are now too BIG!! I've not been this small since I married nearly 15 years ago.

Thanks to the wonderful tools I've been using from SP and the challenges from being on the teams!

My Program:
I want to increase my activity... and decrease my sweets intake (yes, I have a huge sweet-tooth - increased 100% during my pg and now I can't get rid of it)

I want to get back into working out regularly and get my calves to the rock hard calves they once were from running 6/miles a day.

Personal Information:
I'm a homeschooling mother of 4 ages 15, 13, 5 and 2yrs

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    I think passing out cards on your running trail is a GREAT idea! If I had someone pass one to me, I might think it was weird at first...but when I saw what it was, I'd definitely be on board. I sign up for every newsletter, update, blog, etc. I can find on running!!! But, then again, I'm kind of a freak. LOL.
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    Thanks for stopping by to comment on my blogs. I hope your week has been going great!


    "In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins; not through strength, but through persistence."

    3159 days ago
    Thank you so much for your comments on my recent blog “Congratulations – you have won 86,400…” I have been overwhelmed and honoured by the response and receiving a popular blog award. I am happy if you would like to pass it on to other friends - the message is very powerful.
    In the past three weeks my mother-in-law passed away at 93, my brother-in-law had open heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and my son’s mother-in-law has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and is undergoing radical surgery tomorrow.
    Together with these events, the article came to my inbox as a timely reminder to me that our time here is numbered and every minute that we are given is too precious to waste on unimportant negativity.
    As Sparkie friends, we are sharing the journey to focus on being as healthy as possible and finding a successful balance in our lives – through healthy eating, exercise and happy relationships – I just wanted to share the article with everyone and I am humbled that it also resonated with so many others.
    Thanks for your support and best wishes for much happiness in the future.
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    3164 days ago
    I hope you are having a great August!!
    3166 days ago
    Hi Corina.

    I wanted to stop by your page and say thanks for adding so much positive energy to my blog entries.
    I really appreciate it.
    3168 days ago
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