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I'm eager to get healthy again so that I can be active with my two young daughters and my husband, and so that I can keep challenging myself. My main exercise right now is running; I ran my first 5K in March 2011 and from there I was hooked. My longest distance to date is a half marathon, but my long term goal will be to someday complete a marathon. More than anything I just want to be healthy and set an example of healthy living for my girls.
I'm eager to get healthy again so that I can be active with my two young daughters and my husband, and so that I can keep challenging myself. My main exercise right now is running; I ran my first 5K in March 2011 and from there I was hooked. My longest distance to date is a half marathon, but my long term goal will be to someday complete a marathon. More than anything I just want to be healthy and set an example of healthy living for my girls.




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Member Since: 2/12/2012

SparkPoints: 2,781

Fitness Minutes: 4,500

My Goals:
Lose 20 pounds
Log 100 miles a month
5K PR: 29:33
5K Goal: Sub 28
10K PR: 1:04
10K Goal: Sub 1:00
1/2 Marathon PR: 2:28
1/2 Marathon Goal: 2:15

My Program:
Tracking what I eat and working toward consistent weight loss
Cross training - Yoga and Kickboxing


Personal Information:
From Southern New Hampshire

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2012 PR
5K 28:17
4 Mile 36:38 9:10mm


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ELAINEMISS
4/3/2012 8:59:58 PM

Hi! I have no idea how to comment to individual comments, so I'll just send out a general hi. And Jeckie, we are close by, I used to teach in Haverhill and I've run several races in Lowell. If you end up coming this way for any we should try to meet up.



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JECKIE
3/12/2012 12:37:38 PM

Your comment about your friends in Dracut made me realize you're really close by! :) I grew up in Southern NH (Milford) and live just south of the border in Lowell now. Hi neighbor! :)



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KELLI9001
3/7/2012 11:36:20 AM

Thought I would stop by and see how you are doing. I joined the debt free living team and noticed that you were on there also.
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RAGAMUFFINKEL
3/4/2012 9:59:12 PM

emoticon Elaine!!!
emoticon on taking the first steps to a healthier you. A emoticon toast to a healthier and more enjoyable life! emoticon emoticon emoticon And emoticon prayerfully you will find that you can enjoy it more than you would ever imagine!!!
Some thoughts and suggestions as I say emoticon to Spark People.
emoticon This sight has so much to offer! One of the easiest ways to learn a lot about what it has to offer is to go to your "My SparkPoints" tracking Page. Next to each opportunity to earn Sparkpoints there is a link that will take you to the place on the site that helps you complete the task. Some are one time opportunities, others are daily tasks. Complete as many tasks as possible per day.
emoticon don't emoticon to the temptation of making the journey all about the numbers. It is not about pounds taken off or inches trimmed, it is all about creating a healthier and more fit you. emoticon
emoticon Be on the lookout for the many, many, many non-scale non-tape measure victories you will achieve. Feeling healthier, breathing easier, enjoying activities that were once a drudgery, trying something new and enjoying it, choosing a healthy snack versus an unhealthy option, choosing a less than healthy food option over a decadent food option! The possibilities for non-scale victories are ENDLESS. emoticon
Some things to remember: emoticon drink plenty of water every day!
emoticon sleep well, it is probably more important than you know. emoticon healthier every day. emoticon Don't go the way of total deprivation, it is apt to set you up for failure and a binge that will leave you feeling devastated. Look for opportunities to emoticon every day. emoticon when you need to --it is healthier than emotional eating! Find ways to emoticon emoticon emoticon exercise that you ENJOY. The right form of exercise is the one you can stick with regularly!!! Something else may burn more calories in a shorter time, but if it makes you give up you won't burn any calories! emoticon
emoticon MAKE EVERY STEP COUNT. Even steps that seem to move you backwards or to the side have a purpose. Sometimes it is just to get another look at something you passed by without noticing.
Perhaps most importantly from my perspective DONíT LOSE weight or inchesÖTAKE THEM OFF, emoticon KICK THEM TO THE CURB. You arenít interested in FINDING them again. GET RID OF THEM through hard work, determination, accountability, whatever it takes!!!
Finally, join teams, make friends, encourage others, be encouraged, take challenges, write out SMART goals regularly and track! Track! TRACK!!! It will help with both accountability and motivation, and You will be glad you did!!!
Feel free to stop by my page, let me know if there is anything I can do to help you in the journey!
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BUTRFLY_FREEDOM
3/4/2012 9:48:39 PM

emoticon Just wanted to officially emoticon you to SP!

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