CARROT143   22,434
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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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Reinventing Myself Day by Day

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 ...
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!
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 current weight: 152.8 
 
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Member Since: 8/3/2010

SparkPoints: 22,434

Fitness Minutes: 18,471

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.


DONE:

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.

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

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CATE195
9/15/2015 7:35:55 AM

Have a great Tuesday.



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CATE195
9/13/2015 6:48:48 AM

Thanks for adding me as a friend. I have added you too. Have a good day.
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DESERTDREAMERS
9/11/2015 11:44:15 PM

Welcome to the Spark People Community Team!



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STRANGEPORK
9/10/2015 11:59:41 AM

that is usually the case, I get up knowing if I strap on my shoes and get my blood pumping it will wake me up and then I feel better and ready to go and have more energy during the day. I can tell something is wrong when 5 minutes in I'm really dragging and I didn't get that boost. Thank heaven I can work from home today and try to figure out what this is.



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SPOKENWORD
9/1/2015 11:18:13 AM

Woohoo!! Hey Spark Buddy! I've still got a lot of fight in me too!!

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