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October 2010 and January 2016

I'm the redhead on the right...At 245 lbs...

Newest "before" Christmas 2014 up to 225 lbs


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Things Sparkpeople has taught me:
1) Never give up.
2) Misery may love company but being in the company of happy people (i.e. Sparkfriends) will get you through the misery.
3) Confidence is a learned trait and fake it until you make it!
4) Exercise really does make me happier (and healthier).
5) Weight loss, fitness and healthy living are a journey not a destination.

I am on this journey for the long haul - I've left SP for months at a time and always come back. I would love some new Sparkfriends because a lot of folks left along the way and did not come back :( - and back to #2 I like the company for this journey!

Member Since: 8/3/2010

Fitness Minutes: 26,126

My Goals:
2016 Goals:

I am going to see if I can get to 140 lbs which would finally get me to a normal BMI for my age/height. I hate being short.

Continue to run and compete in a 5k every other month.


Hit 155 on 1/12/16 that's 70lbs in just over a year.

Ran "Reindeer Run 5k" on 12/5/15 in 34.28 my personal best

Ran "Run for Your Life": 5k in October 24, 2015 in 39.11 minutes my PB!

Get to 165 by August 1-7, 2015 - GOT to 171.2 - got to 164.6 on August 31, 2015!!!!

175lbs which is 50lbs down since January 2015 (reached 6/14/2015)

UNDER 200 by March 1, 2015. - ALMOST hanging in at 201! - Reached 3/6/2015

182 by June 1st 2015. This would put me at the lowest weight I have seen since 2000. - Reached 5/14/15

PAST goals achieved:
12/9/10: 10% weight loss - achieved, ahead of goal date.

10/24/10: race-walked my 1st 5k in 47.45 minutes.

10/1/11: walk/jogged my 2nd 5k in

My Program:
1) Low-carb (less than 30gm daily) High Fat (started on Rosedale Diet which is a Ketogenic promoting plan - have adapted it somewhat but still adhere to same principles) - eat clean, stop when I'm full, drinking lots of water.

2) Exercise 5 days a week at least 30 min, have started doing HIIT, plus whatever extra activity I can fit in.

3) Had to stop weighing weekly as it psyches me out! So now only 2x a month.

Personal Information:
Mother of one beautiful grown daughter, happily living with the LOVE of her life, in North Carolina where the land meets the sky.

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"Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly" -proverb

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    TGIF!!! Hope you're having a great day! We have beautiful weather here! And hoping for the same over the weekend! Enjoy!

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    573 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/2/2015 10:16:13 AM
    You're going to love running in the rain! I have always been the type of person that loves the rain... Jumping in puddles and such so maybe it's a natural progression that I enjoy running in the rain too.
    To me it's like swimming. You're sweating your butt off while you swim, but you don't notice it! So maybe try to think of your run tomorrow as swimming on land!
    I can't wait to hear how you liked it!
    576 days ago
    Happy Thankful Thursday! Enjoy this beautiful fall weather!

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    581 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my page! Isn't this weather right now just wonderful? We've been out walking on our mountain a lot. We have a bear who's taken up residence at the top, so some of our walks get a quick "about face" when we run into him! Hope you get out and enjoy this wonderful season in our paradise- those winter snows will be here soon enough! emoticon
    587 days ago
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    Have a great Tuesday.
    590 days ago
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