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Like some members of SparkPeople, I am a returning user. I know the drill and I know it works. Further on down this page is my testimony... 22 inches is a great loss, only if it stays off, right? I hope you will follow my journey as I make my second attempt at a life change.

MY ADVICE: Stay positive and try your best. Never look back with regret about anything... keep looking to your goals.

If we wait for the moment when everything......
absolutely everything is ready, we shall never begin--
Ivan Turgenev

UPDATE: May 18, 2009
lost 26 pounds and 22 1/4 inches- it has to be the running!

UPDATE: May 4, 2009
I am still a 44 year old single mom. I have made wonderful changes in the last 9 months while on SparkPeople. Now I do alot for myself and for my family. I make the time to make a difference in my life. I have lost 26 pounds and 14 1/2 inches. All with diet and exercise. I am registered for the 5K and I am training to be a runner.

NEW MEMBER: July 2008
Hi, I am a 44 year old single mom. I do alot for my family, but little for myself. My goal is to start doing good things for myself. Another one of my goals is to be able to participate in a 5K run next summer.
(July 2008)

EVERYTHING BELOW THIS LINE IS OLD NEWS.... OLD LIKE SEPT. 2008 THROUGH SPRING 2009. I leave it here to remind myself of how hard I used to work and hopefully I will work my way back to this.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Cardio Days
Stretch or warm up
Right Jab
Add the left cross
Jump Rope
Left Jab
Add the right cross
High Knees
Right side:the works with a step(right jab,
left cross, right hook,left upper)
Left Front Kick
Add the Back kick
Left Front Kick
32 pushups
50 crunches
Right Front Kick
Add the Back kick
Right Front Kick
Left side:the works with a step(left jab,
right cross, left hook, right upper)
Right side obliques
32 pushups
Left side obliques
32 pushups
Side kick right then left side
Bicycle crunches

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays:
Stretch and warm up
These days are band days

Tuesday, Thursday, and Sundays:
C25K training
Week 1- 3/24/09-----DONE!
Week 2- 3/31/09-----DONE!
Week 3- 4/07/09-----DONE!
Week 4- 4/21/09-----DONE!
Week 5 -4/28/09-----DONE!
Week 6- 5/05/09-----DONE!
Week 7- 5/12/09-----DONE!
Week 8- 5/19/09-----DONE
Week 9- 5/26/09-----DONE
DAM TO DAM MAY 30TH 2009 5K time 40:44---- YEA!!

Member Since: 7/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,307

My Goals:
I only have one goal...
It is simple, Get healthy!

In my quest for a healthy lifestyle I will acquire many other things both physical and mental.

I will lose weight and gain self esteem.

My Program:
My program is healthy eating and exercise.

I started out very slowly learning the Spark website, and walking, and spent alot of time reading articles and label reading in the grocery store.

Personal Information:
I am from central Iowa
I am a single mom

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    Hey Tracy!! How are you?? Such a GREAT surprise to see a comment from you!! I hope you are back for a while. I have faith in you and I know we can do this. Boot camp isn't so bad. It is just 60 min of working out with support from the leader and the other girls in the class. I have come to enjoy it a GREAT deal in the past 2 weeks, and it shows on the scale!! Now I need to make healthier choices!!
    2449 days ago
    Just stopping by to say Hi! emoticon
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    Hey sweets! Hope all is well! I've been without internet for a while and it has sucked but I'm back now!
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    Hey girl! Hope all is well! Good Luck through the Holidays! emoticon
    2725 days ago
    Hey there! Stopping by to say Hi! I was away for a while there while I trained for the Chicago Marathon. I did it, and I thought of you and the rest of the gang from early 2009 and how much I miss you all! Take care!
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