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I'm doing it again - I am cycling 180 miles from Columbus, OH to Athens, OH and back to raise money for Cancer Research. Let's wipe out cancer!

Pelotonia is a grass roots bike tour with one goal: to end cancer. Pelotonia raises money for innovative and life saving cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center- James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Driven by the passion of its cyclists and volunteers, and their family and friends, Pelotonia's annual cycling experience will be a place of hope, energy and determination. Leveraging Netjets' transformational gift, Pelotonia directs 100% of every dollar raised to research. It is a community of people coming together to chase down cancer and defeat it.

Hi - I'm Kris, a single mom to a wonderful 8 year old girl. I've been through alot of changes in the last few years from being laid off and finding a new job to graduating with my masters, getting divorced and quitting smoking. What was left for me to drastically change? Yeah - ME!

In January of 2006 I hit the highest weight I had ever been, not counting being pregnant, and I had to buy larger pants. I knew that this couldn't go on any more so I went in search of an online food/calorie tracker and found SparkPeople.

After 9 months I had lost 30 pounds and was doing fine maintaining it. I had a physical and the blood work showed that I had lowered my cholesterol by 60 points. SIXTY! All through diet and exercise.

But then I got hit with a huge project at work and from June 2007 to December 2007 I gained back 15 pounds. Then I started back with my SP plan, lost 5 pounds and got smacked in February/March with more work than I could do and still workout like I was doing. I had to go in early and stay late, had to send my daughter to before and after school care - talk about the guilt! Then - after getting home from Disney World I BROKE MY ANKLE! There came the next 10 pounds putting me at 20 more (or more) than my lowest.

So I am back to knuckle down and get this all started again. Sparkpeople has really helped me define for me what a "healthy lifestyle" means and is helping me achieve it.

One cool thing that has come out of all of this is that I am now teaching group exercise classes at the local Y! I love Step Aerobics, Spinning and teaching Strength Training.

Member Since: 1/20/2006

Fitness Minutes: 196,237

My Goals:
I had a goal of losing 30 pounds and I met that in June of 2006. I've maintained well fluctuating from 130-135. From June 2007 to Jan 2009 I have gained 20 pounds back. I lost about 10 of those and now I hover around 145 pounds.

My Program:
I am eating better, counting my calories and working out. I do a strength & tone class 3 days a week for 55 minutes and cardio for 30 to 90 minutes a day, 5 days a week.

Personal Information:
I am from Columbus, OH. I'm a single mom of a great little girl.

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    Congratulations on being the Spark Featured Motivator of the Day. Way to go.

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    1156 days ago
    That is so awesome about your bike ride. I work with cancer patients and i really appreciate that you are doing this. Be safe and have fun
    1159 days ago
    Looking for a Fun Challenge this Summer? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle. If yes, then consider joining the BL Challenge that starts early June. Each week 11 teams of 24 Active, do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle and If for some reason you cannot do a challenge then they are modified to meet your needs. Often we do the challenge in a game form, we have BINGO and TIC TAC TOE or seasonally themed. For Spring we had Gardening Time, Help Fill Peter Rabbit’s Basket and Bingo. If you decide this might be for you you can leave your name on the waitlist for the Summer challenge. To get to the Challenge go to my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon, or copy and paste the link below, or let me know and I can send you an invite. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat.

    1180 days ago
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    Thanks for the add
    2772 days ago
    We have been friends for a long time. Thank you so much for the Zumba shoe post. You rock.
    2786 days ago
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