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Below is my introduction from a year ago when I joined Spark and changed my life. The title above will remain because it was a huge goal that I finally accomplished in October 2011.

I came up short of my 50 pound weight loss goal by about 14 pounds. I was going so strong and had an amazing summer, but I fell apart after my race and surgery this past fall.

So now I'm back. I've readjusted my weight-loss goal, now in pursuit of losing the last 14 plus some more! I also have my sights set on another half-marathon. I know that with your help and support I can do it.

Here we go....

(Original post--4/18/2011) I'm a 33 year old mother of amazing twin girls (15 months) and have been in an exercise rut, or rather stall pattern, since I was 4-months pregnant. I've been unhappy with my appearance and feel lousy. I am ready to drop the weight and start running again. I have 2 major goals--run my first half-marathon in October and drop 50 pounds by next April. Here I go!

"I often hear people say, 'I'm not a real runner.' We are all runners, some just run faster than others, that's all. I have never met a fake runner." --Bart Yasso, Runner's World Chief Running Officer and author of My Life on the Run


Member Since: 4/18/2011

Fitness Minutes: 38,688

My Goals:
*set a healthy example for my daughters

*build my endurance by starting a new running program

*start tracking my food and my workouts

*run half-marathon in October

*lose 50 pounds by April 2012

REWARDS--

10 lbs--new sneakers
(May 30, 2011)

20 lbs--pedicure
(July 4, 2011)

30 lbs--mini-shopping spree for new clothes
(September 1, 2011)

40 lbs--full spa day

50 lbs--new wardrobe and a beach vacation with hubby


My Program:
Starting a walk/run routine, eventually leading to a half-marathon training program.

HALF-MARATHON TRAINING HAS BEGUN!
6/28/11

Tracking my nutrition.

I'VE BEEN TRACKING SINCE DAY 1 AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO EVERY DAY!

OTHER UPDATES:

DRINKING AT LEAST 8 GLASSES OF WATER PER DAY

RAN 1ST POST-BABIES 5K ON 6/26/11; 29:23

AHA RED DRESS RUN FOR WOMEN 5K ON 7/9/2011; 29:36
5th in Athena Division

GE PETIT FAMILY FOUNDATION 5K ON 7/17/11; 29:35


10K: 8/28/11 --cancelled HURRICANE IRENE!

Half-Marathon: 10/15/11; 2 h 14 min

Shamrock 5K: 3/4/12 (first race post-gall bladder surgery) 30:01

1/4 Marathon: 3/31/12; 1h 3 min

5K: 4/14/12; 27:17 PR!
(8:47 miles!)

Ironhorse 5k 6/3/12; 27:57 (2nd place finish in Athena division!)

Blum 5K 6/9/12; 28:38
(2nd place finish in Athena division!)

Red Dress Run 7/7/12; 28:54

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  • v BEMORESTUBBORN
    Hi, Kate! Thank you for stopping by my page and for adding me!

    With twins, you have your hands full! We moms put ourselves last, though, especially when we're young... Worse, we think that it's selfish to put ourselves first but actually, what we do for our health and well-being is a gift, and that gift is not only ours but it benefits those who love and depend on us.

    You have some wonderful goals on your page and as you're discovering, this site is a priceless tool that will help you achieve them. Believe in yourself and give it your all...
    3644 days ago
  • v BEMORESTUBBORN
    I am so fond of your mom! She has a generous heart and is a great friend to me, both here and on Flickr. When she told me you were here, too, I had to stop by and say, "Hello!"

    I hope you don't mind that I've added you as a friend and I wish you all the best on reaching your goals. If I can be of any help, stop by my page. My door is always open!


    3645 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/16/2011 11:54:39 PM
  • v SALLYANNE0852
    BEMORESTUBBORN Kate i want you to meet Vivian my best friend on Sparks and on Flickr. a great inspiration and wonderful roll model for young women. She's great. You will like her a lot. emoticon
    3645 days ago
  • v SALLYANNE0852
    HI! xo love you. mom

    just got off phone with Fran and done talking to Erin now im going to call Mary. xo emoticon
    3646 days ago
  • v SALLYANNE0852
    hi are you sticking to the plan? are you using the spark plan? you look great. emoticon
    3649 days ago
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