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March 2012. I love penguins so I was very excited to see one up close and personal!


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I'm rejoining Spark. I tried it out a few years ago and didn't really do the "social" part of things. I'm hoping if I reach out and am a little more open on here maybe I'll get some better results this time around.

My weight has slowly creeped up over the years starting with when I went back to school a few years ago. I'm currently the heaviest I've ever been. I've lived in the San Francisco bay area for close to two years now. I was hoping to moving to California the "active lifestyle" stereotype would rub off on me, and I'd lose some pounds. While people here are overall pretty active, something I didn't take into account were all the scrumdiddlyumptious restaurants the bay area as to offer....daaamn you! (Which is also not a good motivator for trying to cook more!) So, I think it goes without saying, no weight has been lost since I moved here...I may have even gained a pound or two....but now I'm really looking to change that! I currently have a long commute (1.5-2 hours each way) so that makes exercise a little challenging right now. Luckily, I only have to do it for a couple more months but I don't want to wait and make excuses to lose weight and get a little healthier and I want to do it now. So, I'm trying to do what I can now!

Member Since: 7/12/2012

Fitness Minutes: 36,141

My Goals:
Lose 30-ish pounds

Be overall healthier

Work out in some way or another 3-4x a week

My Program:
Eat less crap and work out more...easy right? :oP

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    I just wanted to say hi and tell you that even though I've been away from SP for the past several months (bogged down with work and stress) I am looking forward to ending the mighty-year-of-challenges that has plagued me this past year and start fresh soon... I may be still a bit scarce around here for the next little while but I did want to let you know that I've been thinking of you and hope you are doing well in life, in happiness, and in your journey.
    1908 days ago
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    WELCOME to the......... 13.1 Miles...CAUSE I'M ONLY HALF CRAZY TEAM

    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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    Leader: 2013...A Brand New Road Ahead Team
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    1913 days ago
    I'm Natalie one of the Leaders of the 13.1 Miles...Cause I'm Only Half Crazy Team. I just wanted to welcome you and invite you to participate on the boards and in the challenges. If you have any questions feel free to post on the boards or shoot me a SparkMail. Happy running!

    p.s. I see that you got to meet a penguin. That is sooooo cool :-)
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    Today you have the choice to be amazing. Today you can do more than just try. You can succeed. You can be victorious. Today, you can rock your world. You can look yourself in the eye and smile... because you know that you are fighting for an amazing cause: YOU. And YOU are absolutely worth fighting for.

    You can also do the same thing tomorrow.

    "It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up." - Vince Lombardi

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    In honour of the upcoming Summer Olympic Games this Saturday in London, I give to you the Olympic Creed which is as true for the games as it is for achieving our own goals and dreams each and every day:

    "The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part, just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well."

    Today, you are a superhero, a survivor, a warrior, and a beacon to others for honouring yourself, your mind and your body; for making the choices that will make you an even better person tomorrow.

    Today you are one step closer, because you decided to be. Fight strong, fight well, fight fair.

    "Never, never, never, never give up." - Winston Churchill

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