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Kevin and I at the Canada Day 5K

February 2009 - not sure but I think I weighed about 195 here

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and I've joined the Summer 5% Challenge. on the Starfish team! I've tried other challenges but this one is different. There seems to be an amazing support system for this challenge and I can't wait to get started!

Member Since: 9/21/2006

Fitness Minutes: 61,208

My Goals:
Get off metformin.

Reverse diabetes

Get down to my goal weight (125).

Walk a 5k - completed Nov. 2009

Run a 5k - completed May 2010

Run a 5 Miler (8k)

Run a 10k race - completed July 23, 2010

Run a 15k race - completed August 21, 2010

Run a half marathon
Completed May 2012

Goals for each race:
1. finish
2. get a personal best
3. don't come last

Eat healthy.

My Program:
Eat healthy.

Walk daily.

Go to the gym 3 times a week.

Personal Information:
My name is Bernadette. I was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I now live just north east of the city. I have 3 amazing children ages 28, 30, and 32. I manage a Tim Hortons - so some days it's a challenge not to give in to all the temptations!

Other Information:
I first got serous about my weight when my doctor informed me that I was now diabetic. The doctor told me I had a choice - lose weight or be on medication for the rest of my life. I chose lose weight.
I've managed to lose enough that I was no longer considered diabetic. I took that as licence to go back to my old ways and have paid the price. I since put back 39 lbs and have lived to regret it. Life goes on, though, and it's time to get serious again. You'd think going back on medication and everything else that goes along with diabetes would be enough for me to motivate me but this time it just isn't. I'm joining the summer 5% challenge .and I hope it will get me back on track

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  • v MONAKIN314
    Welcome to the Starfish Team!
    Please let me know if you have any questions or if there is anything I can help you with.
    GO emoticon !!!!
    65 days ago
    An invitation to join the Summer 5% Challenge has been sent. It appears that you are not accepting Spark Mail. Can you update your mail settings so your invitation can be sent, received, and we can get you onboard?

    Spark Mail me, if you have questions! I'm happy to help! JEANKNEE
    65 days ago
    Glad you back and workout and how everything going so far
    198 days ago
    Hi, thanks for adding me! I hope to see you around. ~ Summarah
    199 days ago
  • v HOMEBODY67
    emoticon I would love to invite you to join our team......THE POWER OF ONE TEAM

    It only takes one person to change your life: YOU! You have the power. Within you is the power to rise above any situation or struggle, and transform into the Brightest, Strongest version of you EVER!

    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    All you have to do to join on my picture or my name on the left hand side of this message. This will take you to my sparkpage where you will see this team on the teams section.

    Click on the picture of the team or teams that you would like to on JOIN THIS TEAM bar and come on in for some fun and challenges.

    337 days ago
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