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Down approx. 25 - 30 pounds. June 2010




December 2015 -- at my heaviest in 5 years.


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The Flylady (flylady.net) taught me that "I can do anything for 15 minutes" (declutter, clean, exercise). It was certainly gratifying when I discovered how stressed I was when I was living in clutter and how a quick change of attitude and 15 mins. would let me soar.

Now it's time to extend this motto to all other health related aspects of my life. In particular, I need to accept the philosophy in relation to food/fitness--WELLness!


Member Since: 1/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 42,719

My Goals:
YEAR: 2010
Mini-goals will be my focus to eventually becoming a more fit and less stressed mother.

Official Running begins in summer (alternate days)

G1: Lose 13 pounds. DONE!
G2: Lose 5 pounds. DONE!
G3: Lose 5 pounds. DONE!
G4: Lose 5 pounds. DONE!
G5: Lose 5 pounds.
DONE! (10-12-11)

Run 5K: DONE--July 30, 2010.

Run 6.55K: DONE--Sept. 11, 2010.

October: Run my 1st 5K Race--Legs for Literacy. DONE--October 24, 2010 (Chip Time: 35:34).

YEAR: 2011
2nd summer of running (alternate days)

Jan. 1: Resolution Run--2nd 5K. DONE (35:30 approx.)

May 23: Blue Nose 5K. 1st time running. (2nd official Chip Timed event: 35:10.3) DONE!

July 2: Cross Border Challenge 10K. Ran first 5K (35:34) + Walk second 5K (54.11). Conditions--dirt road mainly + hot! DONE

YEAR: 2012
Summer Goal -- Run Daily.

Run 10K: DONE--July 29, 2012.

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My Program:
Simple: Baby-steps for me. Eat in moderation and exercise regularly (both cardio and strength building). I refuse to set enormous goals for myself that feel overwhelming. I just wish to focus on short, baby-steps that seem within grasp and CELEBRATE each accomplishment.



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"If you feel like quitting, ask yourself why you began. For the Health of It!"

"5K--the gateway drug."

"Progress, not perfection."

"The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before."

"Make every day count and live purposefully, live energetically, live completely. "

"A healthy lifestyle is a process that never stops changing and unfolding, not a predetermined goal you have to reach. Everything is part of that process—good days and bad days, successes and failures, gains and losses, pleasure and pain—and the only thing that can really get in your way is trying to ignore or deny what your own experience can teach you. Don’t waste time regretting or clinging to anything—learn and move on." [DebbieKay1]

"If you had gone running when you first thought about it, you would be back by now."

"Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same num




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