4EVERADONEGIRL   76,574
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March 2010





BEFORE: Me at about 240 lbs. in 2001 (??)








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It's 2014 - Living Life with Courage!

Hi! I'm Kristen and I live in Southern California. I want to lose about 75 lbs. total which will get me to a healthy BMI. If you want to know a whole heck of a lot more about me, I wrote an "origins" blog that basically lays out my road to being a (former) Fat Girl...because I'm DONE with that now! :-) Even though I can't do a link, you should be able to copy and paste: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=3271247

As of May 19, 2009 I am an ...
Hi! I'm Kristen and I live in Southern California. I want to lose about 75 lbs. total which will get me to a healthy BMI. If you want to know a whole heck of a lot more about me, I wrote an "origins" blog that basically lays out my road to being a (former) Fat Girl...because I'm DONE with that now! :-) Even though I can't do a link, you should be able to copy and paste: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_j
ournal_individual.asp?blog_id=3271247

As of May 19, 2009 I am an official Done girl! So in classic Done Girl style I have the following to say:
I am DONE making excuses!
I am DONE telling myself I can't be a runner!
I am DONE deleting all my pictures from the camera before anyone has a chance to see them!
I am DONE calling myself a Fat Cow!
I am DONE allowing my past to decide who I am today!
I am DONE telling myself I don't have time for exercise!
I am DONE not having collarbones because they are covered in fat!
I am DONE not having armpits!
I am DONE thinking my feet are the only cute part of my body!
I am DONE shopping in the fat section!
I am DONE being the fat friend!
In short, I am DONE, DONE, DONE!!! I AM DONE BEING THE FAT GIRL!!!
Wow - I was actually selected as Done Girl of the Day for 7/31/09!! What an honor!!!!!! I am so humbled to think that I, little ol' me, is inspiring others! I love the DONE GIRLS! They just ROCK!!

9/5/09 - Graduated Couch to 5K program! YAY!!!
6/2/10 - Became a SparkPeople Motivational Member (WOW!!)

5K Stats
Disneyland 5K - 9/5/09: Approximately 37 minutes
Komen Race for the Cure - 10/18/09: Approx. 36 minutes
Race for Humanity - 4/24/10: Approximately 36 minutes
Anza Days 5k - 7/2/11: Approximately 42 minutes
Run Through the Pines 5k - 8/13/11: 37:20
Fearless Skins 5k - 10/29/11: 34:23 (PR!)
Hometown Heroes Honor Run - 11/12/13: 34:22 (PR!)
Holiday 5k - 12/14/13: 34:24

10K Stats
Idyllwild 10k - 6/5/10: 1:22:12 (first one so it's a PR! LOL) But it was a lot of hill on this one...
Idyllwild 10k - 6/4/11: 1:16:20 (Yeah!!! a new PR!)
Idyllwild 10k - 6/5/12: 1:22:15
Mission Inn 10k - 11/10/13: 1:16:14 (a PR!)

1/2 Marathon Stats
Mission Inn Run - 11/14/10: 2:57:53 (first one so it's a PR! LOL) But it was a lot of wind on this one...excuses, excuses!! ;-)
Tinkerbell Half - 1/29/12: 2:41:02 - PR!
Citrus Heritage Half - 1/11/14: 2:53:20 (faster than my first!)

Hiking Log:
Summit Hike: 9/19/09
Devil's Slide to Tahquitz Peak: 10/1/11

The mascot I have chosen for my journey is the butterfly because just like a butterfly I can transform into something even more beautiful than I am now. I'm not a dowdy little caterpillar, but I haven't reached my full butterfly potential just yet either...both inside and out! So as Heimlich would say in his German accent in It's a Bugs Life - "I'm a beautiful butterfly"!

"The battle is never lost until you quit" I'm sure this quote has been said by a million people in a million different variations but I couldn't say for sure. So in this incarnation I attribute it to my sister, Heather, who said it in a blog comment and it just HIT me! Such wise words...

Update on 5/13/09 - I am working through my motivational images and quote and selected the following quote by Marilyn von Savant: "Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent." I selected this quote because I refuse to give up! It can and may take me longer to achieve my goals than what I think, but I am not going to give in to them or discouragement. So many times before I have lost some weight and gone back to my wicked ways; but the reason I am here on SparkPeople today is because I never gave up! I may have been temporarily defeated, but I came back like a bad penny! I don't want this to be a temporary change, hence a DIET; this is a lifestyle change! I want being active and healthy to be so much a part of me that I don't even think twice about it.
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Member Since: 5/24/2007

SparkPoints: 76,574

Fitness Minutes: 70,016

My Goals:
Lose weight, get healthy, stay active!

179 pounds - this will be an overweight BMI(instead of obese!!!) DONE!!!

149 pounds - a healthy BMI!! Someday...

Run a 5K - yeah...RUN!! (Done 9/5/09)

Complete a 10K -hopefully running the majority of the time!
(Done 6/5/10)

Complete the Summit Hike in Idyllwild, CA in September 2009 (Done 9/19/09)

1/2 Marathon in 2010 - DONE November 14, 2010, Mission Inn Run in Riverside, CA

My Program:
Run 3x a week for at least 30 minutes
Cross-train 3x a week


Personal Information:
My name is Kristen, I am happily married to my best friend for over 25 years. I have four kids ranging in age from 19-25 and two grandbabies aged 3 and 2. I have to make time for working out, but it's WORTH IT!

Other Information:
I love music, movies and reading in my spare time (what little there is of it).

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CRABADA
4/24/2014 8:16:28 PM

Hey Kristen,

I'd love your opinion on a topic I'm wrestling with lately: the use of vanity as a motivator. I've posted it in a forum here -- http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_me
ssageboard_thread.asp?board=3840x9674x
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Would you be willing to pop in and comment, please?

xox
C.



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BARBIEE52
4/19/2014 4:54:31 PM

Easter is a time of love, of family, and of peace.
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It is a time when we say a quiet thanks,
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For all that we have, and for all that the future holds.
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LADDANNA
4/17/2014 3:52:11 PM

Thank you...I joined this site to be encouraged and inspired by people like you...keeo on keeping on! emoticon emoticon



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4/14/2014 10:26:22 PM

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When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt
I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does that much better.
– Plutarch
Have a Terrific Tuesday, and remember to smile, for every smile makes you a day younger.
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RED_WRITINGHOOD
4/12/2014 12:32:24 PM

I have been a little AWOL lately and wanted to check in and say hello. I hope you have been doing amazing!



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