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January 2016 = Current. Planning to reach my Goal by the end of the year.

BEFORE June 2012 - 10 lbs LIGHTER than my heaviest (no pics from my heaviest - too self-conscious)

March 2013 - 33 lbs lost - Starting to recognize myself!





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For the first half of my life, I was slim and athletic. I was no super model, but I was strong, healthy, confident, and content with my body. As I got older and busier, I became more sedentary; and I gained weight which I successfully lost in the early 2000s.

Unfortunately, massive stress, insane eating habits, and a thyroid condition resulted in a regain of the weight. The addition of a fractured foot that curtailed exercise for months set me over the edge to my heaviest weight in 2012.

My goal is simple. To be able to look in the mirror and recognize the person looking back at me. I don't need to look 20 years old, but I want my old identity back - the slim athlete. Today is the day that I take back my identity.

March 17, 2013 - I wrote the text above on Dec. 9/12. Since then, I have lost 30 lbs. 20 more to go. I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel.

October 30, 2013 - Well, I backpeddalled a bit since the last posting and have gained back 10 lbs. I WILL turn this around, however. Just watch me go!

Sept 18, 2014 - That's not gone well. Almost a year later, and I've made no progress. However, I started running 6 months ago, and I know I've gained 4 lbs of lean body mass. So, I'm on the right track and recommitted.

Member Since: 9/17/2012

Fitness Minutes: 86,453

My Goals:
To regain my naturally slim, athletic build.

Short-term goal: 171 lbs by Mar. 31, 2016.

Long-term goal: 146 lbs by Dec. 31, 2016.

My Program:
Focussing on calorie count and increasing protein.

A minimum of 3 days running per week (based on half marathon training plan) + 20 minutes of toning every other day.

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Surviving in the great white north!

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Scuba diver
Distance runner

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    Thank you for the encouragement on my status update. Looks like you're doing great, too! YAY!!
    1616 days ago
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    Thanks for adding me as a friend too. Have a healthy week!
    1618 days ago
    Thank you for that sweet comment on my photo. I don't know if I look 10 years younger, but I know I FEEL ten years younger!
    Hope you're having a healthy weekend!
    1619 days ago
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    Thanks for adding me as a spark friend. Best of luck with your goals for 2014!
    1629 days ago
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