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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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    Thanks for the nice comments emoticon So, what's your plan of attack for this weekend? Does your family do a big Easter celebration? Mine does and I'm in need of some advice for how to avoid completely destroying my healthy eating.
    1853 days ago
    I'm okay.
    Weight-loss -none.
    Fitness -trying.
    Water -more than my usual, so I guess that's good.

    My birthday is on Saturday and I'm just not feeling it.
    The kids are on Spring Break, so no jobs at the jobs have been slow to none. That's frustrating. On the plus side, my dog keeps me on my I guess that's a good thing.

    Enjoy your Easter!
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    1853 days ago
    How's the Great Sugar Embargo going? I thought of you today because I ALMOST ate a cookie. There was a small bag of Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies sitting out on the filing cabinet in the middle of the office (where they keep all the goodies - right in my line of sight from my desk), and I almost ate one. I had it in my fingers. And I told myself, "It's only one little cookie. It's only 40 calories. One little cookie isn't going to undo all of my hard work. I'll burn more than 10 times that at the gym tonight." I almost did it. But then I thought better on it. I wasn't hungry. I don't even really like those cookies - they're hard and crumbly and just not very good. I only wanted it because I could see it and I know it's sweet. And worst of all, if I eat that one cookie, I'll want another. It never stops at just one, at least not for me. So, I put the cookie back, moved it out of my line of sight, and carried on with my day.
    1853 days ago
  • v MKELLY72
    You look amazing!! and you are well on your way to reaching your goal! Thanks for your comment to my page!
    1855 days ago
  • v BEECHNUT13
    Wow, me? Thanks! :)
    1856 days ago
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