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Hello everyone! My name is Kari. I am 29 years old. I was introduced to Spark People by my dietitian. I have been struggling with my wieght since I was a teenager. I have been to weight watchers several times. I would lose the weight and then gain it all back within a year. It never became a life style change for me. Two years ago I was at the most unhealthy stage of my life. I was informed by my doctor that I was obese and I had high cholesterol. I began to feel depressed. I was trying very hard to lose weight and it was going nowhere. I realized that something had changed in me emotionally . I was not the same girl. I was no longer outgoing. I sat at home and felt sorry for myself. The people closest to me began to notice that I was not happy. That was the turning point for me. I decided I needed to find me again. So I began a long journey! I lost 30 pounds the first year and did a great job maintaining the weight loss. I used running to stay in shape and ended up loving it. I ran several 5ks and even an 8k. I finally felt like I found myself. last year I even trained 6 months for a half marathon! It was very difficult but I finished. Now it has been 3 months since my half marathon and I am gaining all my weight back. I am basically starting over. I loved who I was when I had finally lost the weight. I am looking forward to beating this weight loss battle I have struggled with all my life. I will be successful!

Member Since: 9/3/2010

Fitness Minutes: 15,056

My Goals:
I want to find me again.

I want to improve my health overall.

I want to be a role model for my daughter

I want to be able to run a 5K. DONE!! Swamp Fox 5k 9/18/2010 41:45

Race for the Cure 5.5k
10/23/2010 47:06

Turkey Trot 4k
11/13/2010 34:05

Red Flannel Run 3M
2/13/11 37:06

Battle for a Breath 5K
4/17/11 38:16

Iowa Cubs 5M fun run
5/22/11 1:02:29

Alliant Energy 5th Seasons 5k
7/4/11 36:38

Swamp Fox 5k
9/10/11 36:08

Especially For You 5K
10/2/11 34:29

Race for the Cure
10/22/11 33:12

IMT Des Moines Half Marathon 10/21/12 3:05:00

I want to run a 10k

I want to fit in a size 12

I want to lose 10% of my weight-DONE!!!

I want to be in a healthy BMI range

I want to lower my cholesterol- DONE!!!

My Program:
I have been using the nutrition tracker daily.
I am currently doing the Couch to 5k program.
Run 3x a week

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Change is good. If nothing ever changed there wouldn't be any butterflies.

Pain is nothing compared to what it feels like to quit.

Dig Deep, Settle In, Push Hard

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