KRISCHICK
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Me at my ideal weight - 132. I will get there - I swear it!


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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!
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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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  • v SAVANNAHZMOMMA1
    Thank you for commenting on my blog, as always! I'm using the book, "Everyday Paleo" to hold my hand through this, as I spent so many years trying to find a way to feed Savannah something she'd eat, but I hated the foods she seemed to really want. As it happens, THIS is what she and I BOTH wanted. Sara Fragoso is the author. There are all kinds of other recipes, but it's easy and time-saving just to sort of march through her recipes.

    Next book I'll get may be "Make It Paleo", as those recipes look good. Of course, a really good steak cooked up right is pretty simple, too. I love my pantry now, Kris. I love everything in there, and we can eat all of it without guilt. Great stuff!
    3187 days ago
  • v WOLFEMAN5150
    How ya been? Just wanted to stop by and say "hey!" I hope you are doing great in all of your goals for your fitness journey! I am enjoying the holidays with a little treat to myself without going overboard on the food!! I hope your Christmas was great! Happy New Year!! Can u believe it is 2012 already! How 'bout we just fast forward to the spring and warm weather..lol!

    Take Care,

    Duane

    PS,

    Did you get the invite for a luncheon at Whole Foods at Sawmill/161 on 1/21/12 at 1pm to visit other sparkies from Cols? I will be there! Sounds like fun!
    3196 days ago
  • v SAVANNAHZMOMMA1
    HOLY MAMA! You got Motivator of the Day, and I missed this? How? It doesn't surprise me, and I expected this kind of news at some point.

    I stopped by to say "Hi" and thank you always for your kind visits to my page, my friend! Congratulations, Kris!
    3207 days ago
  • v LYNNEBO1
    Hi there-

    I just noticed your post that you got your ZIN so I clicked on your page to see where you live - Ohio! Me too - I'm about 80 miles NW of Columbus near Lima.

    Good to see another intructor on Spark from the area!

    Lynne
    3209 days ago
  • v TAMSPARKLESTOO
    emoticon on being the motivator of the day! Keep up the good work!
    3224 days ago
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