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In Hawaii in January 2013, at 152 lbs





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Weighed 230 lbs in November 2011. Now weigh 140. Lost 70 lbs from November 2011 to November 2012. Hit goal of 90 lbs lost on April 16, 2013. Celebrated one year of maintenance on April 16, 2014. Fell down between November 2013 and June 2014 and gained back 27 pounds. Back on the wagon officially as of June 16, 2014 (see blog!)

Did it all on my own: no fad diets, no paid programs, no nutritionist, no personal trainer! All done with food lifestyle changes, and I took up running in ...
Weighed 230 lbs in November 2011. Now weigh 140. Lost 70 lbs from November 2011 to November 2012. Hit goal of 90 lbs lost on April 16, 2013. Celebrated one year of maintenance on April 16, 2014. Fell down between November 2013 and June 2014 and gained back 27 pounds. Back on the wagon officially as of June 16, 2014 (see blog!)

Did it all on my own: no fad diets, no paid programs, no nutritionist, no personal trainer! All done with food lifestyle changes, and I took up running in July 2012.

Have run several 5Ks, race PR is 26:23.5. 10K PR is 57:43. First 15K was in August 2013 with a 1:34:25. I ran my first half marathon in October 2013 and, despite recovering from an injury, finished in 2:42:34.

I'm a 29-year-old professional meeting planner and live just outside of Chicago. I'm also a grad student, getting a master's in sports administration.

I fancy myself a "real" runner and religiously devour Runner's World and Women's Running (and usually Women's Health and Fitness) magazines monthly! I blog at http://www.fatgirlrunn.com

But my real religion is hockey and I am a big Washington Capitals fan!
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Member Since: 1/13/2013

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My Goals:
Maintain. Run a 5K in under 26 minutes. Finish a half marathon in under 2:15.

My Program:
Eating right, running, cross training on non-running days.

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My name is Erika, I'm from Chicagoland, and you can read my weight loss/running blog at http://www.fatgirlrunn.com. Massive hockey fan, Washington Capitals superfan.

5K PR: 26:23.5
10K PR: 57:43
15K PR: 1:34:25
Half Marathon PR: 2:42:34

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NURSENIKKI6
2/18/2015 3:33:57 PM

Thanks for the Add Girl!! I just read your story and find so many similarities within myself... had to laugh out loud at the statement "eating an entire box of mac & cheese" that was my life in nursing school and never really thought that was an issue... Congratulations on the 90lb loss. Rockin' it!! emoticon



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TAMMY73087
1/14/2015 7:51:01 PM

Thank you for adding me as a friend back. You are such an inspiration! :) emoticon



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MONTHONY
1/8/2015 2:02:38 PM

You are an inspiration!



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EMFREEMAN
1/4/2015 2:13:20 PM

Your story is amazing! Thank you for sharing, I needed it! Congratulations on everything you've achieved - Keep up the great work!! emoticon



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MAMARUNNING4GOD
12/29/2014 10:30:06 AM

Your page was very inspirational to me! I have 60lbs to lose and have been running a year now. I am training for a Half Marathon right now that is in May of 2015.
Keep up the amazing work!!! emoticon emoticon

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