ROSIEJP

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Completed my first HM while almost 4 months pregnant. Definitely a challenge on both counts!



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My weight loss journey has been quite a ride to say the least. When I was in college I weighed as much as 262 and was not loving the way I looked or felt. It was a long road, but over the course of 15 years, I slowly dropped weight while improving my eating habits and fitness. Eventually, I reached by weight goal of 160 lbs and many of my fitness goals including running my first half-marathon.

When I was at my healthiest, I found out that my husband and I were expecting our first child. Even though I exercised throughout my pregnancy, I still gained quite a bit of weight. Almost three years later, I'm still working on dropping the weight, but I'm faster and stronger than I was before having my daughter. I'm hoping to be able to maintain focus on my health and wellness while managing the stress of being on the tenure track.


Member Since: 10/12/2006

Fitness Minutes: 207,357

My Goals:
- Hope bring my weight and BMI down to into the normal range... done being overweight or obese!

- To feel comfortable with my body again regardless of what number is on the scale

- Work towards new running PRs


My Program:
- Track my food daily online

- Cardio 4-5x week mixing running and other cross training

- Strength train 2x week

- Training for races every few months. Who knew I'd enjoy running?

- Tons of water!



Personal Information:
I'm currently an Assistant Professor in Higher Education and Student Affairs. Trying to stay healthy as an academic is definitely a challenge! It's amazing how sedentary you become when your job is all about reading, writing, and thinking.


Other Information:
Running PRs
Firecracker 5K (7/4/14) - 25:43
St. Patrick's Day 8K (3/07) - 46:37
Dexter-Ann Arbor 10K (6/1/14) - 55:51
Capital Strides 10 miler (9/21/14) - 1:37:07
IMT DesMoines HM (10/19/14) - 2:06:42




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  • v LJR4HEALTH
    Thanks Rosie for the SP Goodie

    Linda
    3760 days ago
  • v TOMEETMYGOAL
    All your pictures are great....I enjoyed looking at them. I too am so happy that they have a Pinoy group. emoticon emoticon
    3833 days ago
  • v ROOT4HOME
    "Beautiful Woman Award!" emoticon

    Oops! I forgot chain comments & emails are discouraged on SP - so instead, please enjoy the sentiment and know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!
    3841 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/25/2011 1:22:31 PM
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    If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.


    Where you are headed is more important than how fast you are going. Rather than always focusing on what's urgent, learn to focus on what is really important
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    3859 days ago
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    A real transformation begins on the inside, not in a bottle or a package. The magic is sitting inside you, just waiting to be let out. The transformation is a learning process, one that comes from realizing you control your destiny, and that you can accomplish whatever you decide you're going to accomplish."

    "Make the decision, then do something - no matter how small - toward accomplishing what you want."
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    3862 days ago
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