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December 31, 2012

Time for another update.... I have been trying to figure out what the best "eating plan" for me is lately... I have been doing a TON of reading, listening to podcasts, and talking to others. I re-joined WW on-line in September of 2012, realized that I needed to join the meetings to get free meetings after getting to Lifetime, so I re-joined going to WW meetings in December. I am close to my "WW goal" weight, but have another 10-15 pounds to my actual goal. I started experimenting with Paleo around Thanksgiving, and I am starting a Whole30 on 1/02/13. I had a goal of 12 races in 2012... which I surpassed by 2!!! I am planning on concentrating improving my half marathon time next year.

2012 RACES
1/1/12 One One Fun Run
3/17/12 Irish Jig 5K 23:37
3/31/12 Iron Dog 5K 22:10
4/21/12 OEC Trail 4K 20:58
5/12/12 River Bank 25 K 2:15:29
5/26/12 Bayshore Marathon 4:11:20.6
7/28/12 Warrior Dash 3.2 miles 43:55.5
8/25/12 Summerfest 5K 25:50
9/15/12 Warrior Dash 44:39
9/29/12 Baker's Dozen Beer Run 1/2 Marathon
(Garmin) ~1:53
10/14/12 Nike Women's Half Marathon 1:59:59
10/27/12 CASA Superhero 5K 23:39.6
11/16/12 Yule Run, I'll Walk 5K 23:55
11/22/12 Turkey Trot 5K 24:03

May 28, 2012
I just got done training for, and running, my second marathon the day before yesterday!!!!! I was able to get to my WW "goal" weight of 160 (my "real" goal is 155 or lower) the week of Christmas 2011, but wasn't able to maintain it for 6 weeks... I ended up gaining over 10 pounds between Christmas and NYE. I started marathon training in January, and was bouncing around 170 since.... NO MORE!!!!! I am getting to my goal weight now!!!!!

October 21, 2011
Update time again!!!
I had managed to get within 12 pounds of my 155 goal, I believe it was in July or August, but a couple of weeks ago, was back up to 181.... Yikes!!!!
So, I joined Weight Watchers about 3 weeks ago. OK, I re-joined WW!!! I have done WW's 3 times now, and have never made it to my goal weight, which I am going to change this time!!!!

June 21, 2011
Update time!!!
I have been on here again for about 3 months!!! I have to admit that I wasn't putting as much effort as I should have been for about two of those months. I started calorie cycling on 6/ 15/11 and more importantly have been tracking better than ever before!!!!

March 22, 2011
I am a (occasional) veterinarian and a (mostly) stay at home mom of two wonderful little boys, born in Nov. of 2008 and Sept. of 2010. I was able to lose the pregnancy weight fairly easy the first time, but the weight loss has stalled this time around. My youngest just turned 6 months, so I need to get motivated to lose the last several pounds of pregnacy weight and a few (like 10) more!!!!

2011 RACES
11/24/11 Turkey Trot 5K: 22:34.5
11/18/11 Yule Run 5K: 24:34
10/09/11 Big Heart Big House 5K: 24:10
8/27/11 Hastings Summerfest 5 K: 26:35
5/29/11 Vermont City Marathon: 4:25:17
5/14/11 River Bank Run 25K: 2:22:25
3/19/11 Irish Jig 5K: 27:15

Member Since: 5/28/2007

Fitness Minutes: 139,418

My Goals:
My goal is to feel better in my clothes and to be able to fit in my smaller sized clothes again!!

My Program:
Mostly vegetarian diet, trying to eat food in it's natural state as much as possible and stay away from processed foods.

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I live in Hastings, Michigan. I graduated from Michigan State University in 2000.

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My hobbies include- working out, yoga, jogging, baking, gardening, fishing, camping, watching sports, most outdoor activities, and most importantly spending time with my family.

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    hope U had a great Christmas say aren't you going on a cruise?
    1636 days ago
  • v FITFOODIE806
    You'll have to let me know what your trainer has you do. My plan is serious track workouts once a week and to negative split my long runs to make me practice finishing strong. That's the plan for now. Now to keep my weight down over the winter...
    Hope you are doing well!
    1688 days ago
    I am in my sixth week of carb cycling :).
    It seems like no matter how many times you read the book, you still miss something (you meaning anyone who reads the book), so I'm sure you'll have questions. It's fine to ask any before you're done reading the book too, if you're trying to jump right in eating his way right away.
    Thank you for the spark goodie! :)

    1693 days ago
    Hey there. Welcome to the team Choose to lose!! Carb Cycling- Chris Powell. Jump on in with any questions you have. We love helping each other out here. :)
    1694 days ago
    Hey stopping by to check in! How are you doing with your workouts?
    1695 days ago
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