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Girls weekend trip to Pittsburgh 2005

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End of a late, late, L-A-T-E night with the girls...

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Me at my heaviest last summer. Yuck! No more thats for sure.

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I'm an RN that works in a cardiac ICU. I see every day what happens when you don't take care of yourself. This past winter- that finally truly clicked and really understood what my future could hold if I didn't get serious and the rest they say is history....

Things have been going well thus far, I am feeling very happy about how far I have come and looking forward to keep moving in the right direction to reach my final goal. I have come to realize that there are some people that support you and want you to succeed and some that don't and that's ok because I will succeed no matter what.

FOOD: I have learned to try new foods and have discovered that some of them actually taste better than what I was eating before. Learning to change the way I cook (and bake) has become a fun challenge for me. I am still learning to listen to my body and realize when I am full but each day I get better. I am amazed at how many calories I was consuming before and the complete amazing difference I feel now that I am doing this correctly.

FITNESS: I joined the local gym and have progressed from just walking to actually running. I also started taking Pilates and have truly fallen in love with it! It is such a great workout and I can feel the results so quickly. I have tried so many new ways to exercise- there are so many options out there! Weight training is also starting to grow on me. I like feeling strong and healthy.

LIFE: It's all good.

Member Since: 1/10/2008

Fitness Minutes: 9,806

My Goals:
To be at a healthy weight by the end of 2009- which according to everything I have read for my height and body type is between 115-135. So, I figured I would split the difference and settle on 125. I would love to feel comfortable in my own body again and have increased energy. I am also looking forward to working at getting myself in shape so that I can complete a 5k and then 10k by the end of 2009- then 1/2 marathon and finally a marathon by the end of 2010. Whoo-hoo!

My Program:
Food: Whole foods, nothing processed.
Fitness program: 60 minutes of cardio 5 days/week.
Weight training: 3 days/week.
Strength & flexibility training: Pilates or Yoga 2 days/week.

Personal Information:
I am 34 and live in central NY. I work as an RN and love the way it keeps me moving. I love to scrapbook, attempting new recipes, addicted to theme parks and love being with my family and friends. I am always willing to try new things and look forward to where my path in life takes me.

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  • v KELCEE75
    Just stopping by to say hey!! emoticon

    Hope you're still out there fighting the fight! AND I hope your wedding was a smashing success!! I'm sure you looked great! (pics?) hehe

    Keep going!!

    3731 days ago
  • v KELCEE75
    Congrats to you too on your upcoming wedding! You must be in full swing prep mood....good luck with all that! Will definitely need to see pictures.... :)

    Thanks for the goodie too!
    4233 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/17/2009 10:20:10 PM
  • v JAL4828
    Wow, LOVE the new profile pic..You need to get more pics on here. You are doing a great job! Thanks for the comment on my blog! I am SO open to running anytime. Do you get to Geneva much? We could go down by the lake? I have slowed down a little bit- not getting on the road as much as I would like...but I am always looking for someone to go with.
    Keep up the great work! emoticon
    4233 days ago
  • v KELCEE75
    Hello fellow LC'er-Cardio-Queen! :) Congrats on keeping up with the challenge. It sure feels great, hey? Just wanted to say congrats on your weight loss progress so far. I noticed your new profile can really see a difference in your face! You look awesome!

    Have a great day!

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    4234 days ago
    Thank you for the comment! It's been a rough road, but I'm still truckin!
    4245 days ago
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