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I lost over 50 pounds on WW and kept it off for 4 years. Then I had a car wreck with back injury, followed by a long, debilitating illness AND a fall down some stairs with ankle injury and I regained.

After that, I was diagnosed with anemia, Vit. D deficiency and hypothyroidism. Medical treatment has greatly improved my health and energy level.

"Know how blessed you are to be able to work this hard." - Chalean Johnson

�Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.� � Jack Kerouac

"If I can gain weight, then I can lose weight." - the AntiJared

"Physical health is not a commodity to be bargained for. Nor can it be swallowed in the form of drugs and pills. It has to be earned through sweat. It is something we must build up." B.K.S. Iyengar

"In the depths of winter, I finally found there was in me an invincible summer." - Albert Camus, author

"An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal." - Unknown

"The only person I will ever have to outrun is the person I used to be."
-John "the Penguin" Bingham

"You haven't given yourself permission to quit." -Anonymous

"I take care of the process and the results take care of themselves."
-Anonymous

"YOGA: You Only Got Attitude." -Eoin Finn

"Make it sweet." - Eoin Finn, on yoga and exercise

"Hope is not a strategy." - Richard Rahl, Naked Empire.

"Success doesn't come to you, you go to it." - Marva Collins

"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me." - Carol Burnett

"I possess all I need to _______________."

"I realize my dreams when I avoid the extremes." - Anonymous

"All things come my way when I practice every day." - Anonymous

From a John Wayne movie: "Everyone who starts this, has to finish it. There'll be no quittin' along the way. Not by me, and not by you."

"The scale is only doing what it knows what to do, and that's showing the numbers; not providing psychological counseling." - Spark member ISABELLA35


Member Since: 7/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 76,181

My Goals:
1. Reach Healthy BMI category (158).


2014
Missed my winter races due to illess. :(

2013 Goals COMPLETED
1. Finished Hot Chocolate Run 15K in January
2. Advanced to yellow belt in martial arts
3. Completed Pile On The Miles Challenge 2013
4. Completed Thanksgiving day 8K race in 25 degrees

2012 Goals COMPLETED
1. Completed Jan Jumpstart Challenge
2. Completed Feb Bootcamp Challenge
3. Lost 9.6 lbs before my Hawaiian vacation in April
4. A short-term weight loss goal met in June before seeing a friend
5. 10K race on 4th of July with hubby and SIL
6. Completed 20 week schedule of Turbo Fire on 08/05/2012
7. Completed Sparkpeople's 5K Your Way running plan on 11/18
8. Completed 5K Gobbler Run Thanksgiving week
9. Completed 8K Autumn Fest run on Thanksgiving day
10. Started aikido classes
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My Program:
1. tracking food on Lose It

2. using vegan meal plans from Happy Herbivore

3. running, walking, yoga, strength

4. Using cognitive techniques from the book, "Beck Diet Solution"

5. I track on Lose It



Personal Information:
"Hard days are the best. Because hard days are when champions are made." - Gabby Douglas

"The fountain of youth is a puddle of sweat." - from the Turbo Fire booklet

"Know how blessed you are to be able to work this hard." - Chalean Johnson

�Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.� � Jack Kerouac


"If I can gain weight, then I can lose weight." - the AntiJared

"Physical health is not a commodity to be bargained for. Nor can it be swallowed in the form of drugs and pills. It has to be earned through sweat. It is something we must build up." B.K.S. Iyengar

"An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal." - Unknown

"The only person I will ever have to outrun is the person I used to be."
-John "the Penguin" Bingham

"You haven't given yourself permission to quit." -Anonymous

"I take care of the proce


Other Information:
Have run/walked a marathon, 2 half-marathons, a 15K and multiple 10Ks and 5K.

Certified yoga instructor.

Walking to Rivendell http://home.insightbb.com/~eowyn2challenge
/Location_Finder/Start/start.html




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  • v -STARRYEYED-
    Wanted to say hello. I hope all is going well with you and the refurb in Athens. I've just being busy, busy with work and school.

    Much love,

    Alayna
    4440 days ago
  • v NORMANDA
    Hi, thanks for the warm welcome. I would love to see the Athens Sparklers blossom into a great fun and supportative group. We will get it kicked in gear, I tell everyone about SparkPeople! I have already gotten 1 friend to join and I am pushing the others, I don't know what they are afraid of (outside of the realization that they need this community). I look forward to this journey and hope that I can turn to you for advice as I go along my path, you have accopmlished a wonderful thing and you look great!!!
    4492 days ago
  • v no profile image MISSJILLP
    Hey There -

    You had great luck with weight watchers, too. I lost and have kept off about 50 pounds for about 12 years. I was walking with my husband the other night and told him I needed to find the motivation that I had when I decided to lose the 50 pounds. Please, 13 is a walk in the park, right? I finally feel like exercise isn't going to kill me and I am not going to starve to death. So, away we go! Missjillp
    4493 days ago
  • v PITA420
    Hi IRISHF, I want to welcome you to Athens. It is a lovely city and I agree with you that getting an Athens group together would be terrific. Your pictures are really inspiring! You are beautiful. I look forward to getting to know you. *smile*

    4499 days ago
  • v THINNYMINNY
    Thanks so much for your supportive comment, IRISHF. I see you have lost a lot of weight yourself and you teach yoga. Awesome!
    4502 days ago
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