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10/24/11 4:57 P

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To achieve something we've never had we must do what we've never done.

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10/21/11 9:55 A

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Hi there! I can totally relate! I felt I couldn't do it alone too, and had no friends/family who were serious about leading a healthy lifestyle. Then in Dec. 2008 I realized, it wasn't about anyone else but ME so I set a goal (in my case a 15k) which was 60 days out and I started tracking and training. Ran every run, did every workout by myself, got people to cheer me on for my race and come raceday, was down 2 sizes. Set another goal, got people to cheer me on, met goal, down another size. Continued to set goals and have fun with them, as it took my mind off of "losing weight", I only weighed and measured myself once a month and 9 months from Dec. 2008 was at my goal size. I realized the food was most important and blogging on Sparkpeople helped too as it kept me accountable. Now, it's amazing how many people I've been able to help do the same thing and I didn't set out to be any type of role model, I just took the personal responsibility to do it for ME and no one else. So while everyone is different, what worked for me, is to set goals, commit to them, tell everyone about the goal so you can't back out, stay away from the scale, log every single thing you eat, follow Sparkpeople's calorie/fat/protein/etc. recommendations, find exercise that you enjoy, incorporate strength training immediately and HAVE FUN!!! You really can do this!

- Tia

Praise Yahweh for each day!

Co-Leader Spark Tampa Team

Personal Running Bests:
5k: 24:53 (10/10)
10k: 53:00 (9/10)
15k: 1:26 (4/10)
Half Marathon: 1:49 (2/12)
Full Marathon: 4:02 (1/11)
1st Triathlon (6/12)

Featured in 12/2011 Ebony Magazine.

Online Nutrition Coach: Ruben (Sparkname FLEXCHEF) @ Fit To Be In Your Kitchen. Yummy food, eat to lose, learn for life!!!
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10/21/11 8:20 A

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HELP, I am sick and tired but now I see that I cannot do this alone I need Help is there anyone out there who can understand what I am going thru and possibly help a sista out.

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