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March 31, 2013-Easter. Not there yet, but I'm making progress!

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Hello, I'm Chara. I've lost about 50 pounds, and this time, I'm planning to keep it off and get strong!

My first 50 pounds were lost during my, "Ready to Lose Myself Running," program, where I trained for and ran the Dallas Half Marathon in December 2012. It was an amazing experience!! But I needed another program to get me through these next 50 pounds, and I just found it!

I'm going to become a weight lifter! I'll do the program from "New Rules of Lifting for Women," and I'm going to get strong and build some muscles!!

Check out my fitness and motivation board on Pinterest. One of my fast break goals is to collect motivational pictures, so here they are!

My main goal right now is to keep getting healthy. More muscle, less fat. Also to get strong enough to to handstand. And run some more stuff, like 5ks and 10ks. Who knows what else. Zumba certification is always something I think about, too... Oh, and eat more wholly. That's going to take me a while. :)

The backstory:
I feel like I've been dieting my whole life. I've been on and off Sparkpeople for a few years. Each time, I am pretty successful with the weight loss, even losing 40 pounds about 2 years ago. But I'm not as successful with the life style change part, and I gradually stop eating healthy and stop exercising and say hello to the weight again.

But this time, it's for real! I made it back under 200 for the first time in forever, and I'm looking better than I did in college. I'm not giving up and going back to my junk food ways again! I'm going to push until I get a healthy body that can DO things!!

Race Log
Alley Run 5k 6/5/10 38:43
Friends of the Library 5k 9/18/10 37:33
Sibley Memorial 5k 3/12/11 39:31
Wildflower Trails Hughes Springs 4/16/11 37:20
Wildflower Trails Linden 4/23/11 38:20
Alley Run 10k 6/4/11 1:19:27
Boo-a-thon 5k 10/29/11 46 ish
Alley Run 5k 5/12/12 41:17
Friends of the Library 5k 9/15/12 36:07
Dallas Half Marathon (formerly White Rock) 12/9/12 2:58:08
Sibley Memorial 5k 3/9/13 34:43
Wildflower Trails Hughes Sprints 4/20/13 34:37 NEW RECORD!!

Member Since: 4/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 9,406

My Goals:
Come back to school after summer break and have people comment on my weight loss! 210 at least if not less! MADE IT! 8/25/12!!
Run a half marathon in December. MADE IT!! 12/9/12
Weigh under 200 for that half--for the first time in years. MADE IT!!
Get Zumba instructor certified.

My Program:
New Rules of Lifting For Women by Lou Schuler and some others
Stage 1- began April 15, 2013

I use Runkeeper to track my runs... add me!

Personal Information:
I'm a music teacher currently living in East Texas. I'm a 3rd year newlywed and we have 2 cats. I love music, gaming, and writing. I do National Novel Writing Month every November! I also believe that God is the Author of MY story and that he sacrificed his own son to save me and you! Ask me more and I will tell you!

Other Information:
Height: 5'9", Final goal weight between 145-155

Phase 1-until December, 2012
230--Date night 5/19/12
220--New shorts 7/20/12
210--Half Registration 8/25/12
200-- New running shoes! 9/29/12

Phase 2:
190--New Boots
180--New Jeans-smaller size!
170--New Swimsuit
160--New Running Shoes
150--shopping spree! :)

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    Hi Chara :)

    I have been off the site for a couple of months, but, starting tomorrow, i'm back on. I just wanted to go on your page and see how you were. I hope all is well. Has the new school year started yet?

    2136 days ago
    HI :) How are you? Did you get all moved in? I'm gonna go write a new blog :)
    2173 days ago
    NEW BLOG is UP :)

    I hope you're enjoying your weekend! :)
    2214 days ago
    So....lot's to say (blog to come - sat/sun)

    A) Yeah, I tried SparkCoach for a hot second, and then forgot about it....forgetting was a waste of my trial :( But I don't know if'd want to pay for it.

    B) Unfortunately, I cannot go to the doggie dash with Belle. I found out that she needs to be licsened, and I won't have that done in time...another time.
    2232 days ago
    You've used SparkCoach, right? How is it?
    2238 days ago
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