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Fairy Tale of a Fat Girl

Once upon a time there was a fat girl who became determined to get her health back on track......

Hi, I'm Diane! I am working on making me the healthiest me I can be! I've really mastered making exercise a priority in my life. I could be a little better about going on the weekends or days off of work, but I've come a long, long way.

What I'm really trying to do is support all this awesome activity with the right foods and calories! That's my biggest struggle, but I ...
Once upon a time there was a fat girl who became determined to get her health back on track......

Hi, I'm Diane! I am working on making me the healthiest me I can be! I've really mastered making exercise a priority in my life. I could be a little better about going on the weekends or days off of work, but I've come a long, long way.

What I'm really trying to do is support all this awesome activity with the right foods and calories! That's my biggest struggle, but I learn a little more everyday, and have a lot of great support on here. I couldn't ask for better SparkFriends than the ones I've found so far! Once I get this piece of the puzzle figured out, there will be no stopping me!
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FINCHFEEDER80 Had a good race yesterday. I completed all the obstacles, including the big rope net climb. I'm surprisingly exhausted today.
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Member Since: 4/15/2012

SparkPoints: 42,125

Fitness Minutes: 44,752

My Goals:
Weight Goals:
30 pounds gone(it will be the most I've ever dropped): 9-3-14
10% lost(36 pounds): 9-19-14
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GOAL!!!!! 150 (211 pounds lost):

Fitness Goals:
Complete a 5K under 45 minutes

Those are my first few, I'll add more, and maybe some rewards once i think of them!

My Program:
I hit my gym Monday-Friday before work. Not really sure how this night owl turned into a morning exerciser, but it seems to be working, so I'm sticking with it!

I like to do races, usually just 5k's, but I'm completing my second 10k on March 29th, AND I've signed up for the Richmond half marathon in November- EEK! Races keep me motivated to keep training hard.

I still struggle with eating, but tracking my food and trying my best to stick to my SP ranges. I'm just trying to trust the process, even when I don't see any changes. I know if I'm patient it will continue to pay off.

Personal Information:
Glen Allen, VA

I'm married, no kids yet. I do have two nieces and two nephews. And we have two fur babies- a ginger tomcat named Jean-Luc and a grey/tortie tabby called Unna. I work full time for a mortgage company.

I love to read, I write a bit (although I haven't in a long time) and also love music. I dabble a little in sewing/crocheting/embroidary. I enjoy medieval history.

I'm totally a Doctor Who junkie, and an Anglophile in general. BBC America can be a problem in my life. ;)

I adore Firefly as well.

Haven't played in a while, but I enjoy a good game of D&D, as well. It's actually how I met my husband! :D

Other Information:
One decision at a time.
This is the motto of my life.

"I am a leaf on the wind, watch how I soar" is my mantra.

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TOTALFOCUS
9/20/2014 7:07:27 PM

Hi There!
I hope you are doing well!
I just wanted to let you know that I am going to run a 5K near Washington DC. It is called the Biggest Loser 5 K.
I will keep you posted as this will be my first 5K in almost 5 years. I am starting off from scratch as it relates to learning to run.
Have a great week!
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OWLWENEEDISLOVE
9/19/2014 3:22:26 PM

Thanks for reading my blog today Dianne, you're a terrific lady :) Have a great weekend my dear :)

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OWLWENEEDISLOVE
9/18/2014 1:57:36 PM

Hello Dianne, I hope that you are having a wonderful day !! I love your sparkpage my dear; it is so colorful and delightful ! Your cats are just adorable, and yes, I too love owls very very much. Hope that you do not mind I added you as a sparkfriend :) I am new to sparkpeople, and have only a couple of friends so far. There is so much to look at in the spark pages , it is a very nice website , and I look forward to this being a younger by next yr kind of life. Younger meaning, having more energy and more stamina for my journey :)

Take care dear friend

Lori

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CATTUTT
9/18/2014 1:14:36 PM

A high school friend of mine went to Radford. I've never been there but I've heard it's lovely. I have been through Beckley though. When we go to VA sometimes we go down through WV, through Charleston and Beckley. My hometown in VA is about 5 miles from the WV line, but from the middle of no where WV.

I got rid of my accent ASAP when we moved to Columbus. I hated it my whole life and did my best to speak properly when I lived there. Once I got out and was around people who didn't have an accent, I got rid of it fast. Not since the first couple of months in Columbus has anyone asked me where I'm from because of the way I talk.

I do love the mountains though. Columbus has some pretty parks and stuff, but the mountains of Southwest Virginia sure are beauitful!



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CATTUTT
9/18/2014 12:16:52 PM

I'm from Virginia, but only from the mountains. No beaches anywhere near my home town. I do miss the mountains sometimes, Ohio is rather flat!



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