KAREN42BOYS
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April, 2015. My first half marathon where I finished in less than 2 1/2 hours.



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Finishing the 2014 Nike Women's Half Marathon



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140/90. That was my blood pressure late March 2014. You know how you wait for the "click" to kick you into changing your habits? 140/90 was mine. I know that if I'm eating well, exercising and at a lower weight, then my pressure will be fine. So I let that be my click to choose again to nourish my body and to move it in ways that makes it say thank you.

I've Sparked enough since 2008 that I know what I need to lose weight in a happy way. Foodwise, that means eating lots of veggies and fruit, getting at least 30g fiber daily, drinking lots of water (especially because I exercise) and eating a pretty balanced mix of carbs, proteins, and fats per the Spark recommendations. Exercise includes distance running, Pilates and strength training. My blood pressure late April 2015 was 94/67.

2015 Weight at end of the month
July 161
June 162
May 165
April 166
March 168.5
February 171
January 176
2014 TOTAL 29.5 pounds (172.5)


Member Since: 7/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 68,223

My Goals:
Long term: 30% body fat

2015 goals:
2 spring halfs, 2 fall halfs
Run a sub 30 minute 5k. Build running skills, focusing on 10k's over the summer.


My Program:
Eat mainly fresh fruits, vegetables, proteins & unrefined foods. Drink 10+ cups a day.
Running and Pilates are my exercise of choice.



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Other Information:
7/15 2mile time trial 18:29 (5% faster than Feb)
4/15 first half marathon under 2 1/2 hours!
2/15 two mile running time trial 19:48. PR.
4/26/12, 100 m swim 2:10 min
9/11 200 m swim 4:55 minutes
7/11 Swam 1500 meters in open water, 50 minutes
5/11 8:40 timed mile outside
3/2/11 5k 9:50 min mile treadmill
7/10 200M sprints: 50 seconds
HIKES
7/10 Black Mountain (2900')
6/09, 6/10 CBS to Avalon (1785')
7/10 Bike across town

Participating in a food recovery group for two years was key for the emotional and spiritual healing I needed to succeed in losing weight.




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  • v ROBBIEMARIE
    Thanks for asking how I'm doing. Actually, I'm doing really great! Nutrition couldn't be going any better and I am starting to become more active. Feeling great as well. How is being back to Spark going for you?
    2606 days ago
  • v ROBBIEMARIE
    Wow! Way to keep me accountable! Well, today I did have my necessary high protein breakfast (diabetes) instead of the garbage I've been eating and then I wanted to be lazy like the day felt - cloudy and ugly from a night of rain. It just felt right to curl up with my book I need to finish by Book Club on Sunday. AND THEN you remarked on my status. Thanks! It got me off my butt and I went to the park and walked for 40 minutes followed by a stop at the store for some healthy sprouted grain bread I needed to pick up. I was rewarded with the sun coming out by the time I left the store and a new attitude on the day for me! I give you credit. Let me know how your run goes tonight!!!! emoticon
    2613 days ago
  • v ROBBIEMARIE
    Thanks for asking about my needed direction. First I have to get my nutrition in order. It has been disastrous lately. As I am working on that I want to start thinking about the fitness end. I truly just started on the nutrition today. First step is the hardest!!! I think above anything motivation is going to be the hardest. I am having such a hard time finding it for so many reasons. I am working out in my head how to put the words into writing and maybe a blog. We'll see. What got you back here?
    2614 days ago
  • v ROBBIEMARIE
    Soooooo, I didn't miss your comment on my status the other day. How wonderful that you have found your way back on here! I guess our great minds (and bodies???? ok, mine) were taking the same break. I don't know about you but as I try to get back on here and get on track I am going to need lots of support and butt kicking............
    2616 days ago
  • v CBAILEYC
    Welcome back! emoticon Here's to both of us finding our groove again. Hope you've been well Karen.
    C~
    2629 days ago
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