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Brad and I at Mile High Music Festival in August 2010.




After the 2010 Garden 10 Mile




Anne and I before the 2010 BolderBoulder.


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I started teaching 5 years ago and have gained a TON of weight since beginning. When I worked in an office, I subsisted on coffee all day, so I didn't feel like eating. Once I got into the classroom, I figured I'd be so busy that I still wouldn't feel like eating. How wrong was I!? I was definitely busy! Breaks were few and far between and I found myself eating whatever I could, on the run because who knew when another opportunity would come? I also turned to eating to help me with all the stress I was feeling...to top it off, I spent every waking second at school, and took no time out for me. So this year, I've decided that in order to be the teacher I want my students to have, I *have* to take time for me and get healthy.

Member Since: 1/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 10,630

My Goals:
Races/Running:

** Jack Quinn's 5k - Tuesday nights--CONSISTENTLY!

** JQRC Superbowl Sunday 5k - February 3, 2012

** Colfax Half Marathon May 19, 2013

** Bolder Boulder - Memorial Day 2013

Weight Related:

Go from 190 to 130 by Christmas Break 2013.

Life Related:

Make better food choices

Make and take time for me

Leave school AT school as much as possible

Stop allowing others to volunteer me for things

Lose my doormat-ness

Go confidently in the direction of my dreams! Live the life I've imagined!



My Program:
I'm starting a HalfMarathon training program...not sure which yet, but something that will prepare me to at least finish!

Strength Train 3x a week at home using Spark People strength exercises and Bootcamp videos.

Take a tip from God, and rest on Sunday. Sunday shall be reserved for planning and/or fishing!



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I am a teacher in beautiful Colorado. I teach third and fourth grade at a charter school designed for gifted and other creative learners. I adore my profession, my school, and my students, but I tend to work too hard and not take or make enough time for me. I love to read, but that has fallen by the wayside as well. I enjoy the "runner's high" that comes with running a race and I'm learning to shush the voices in my head that tell me I can't do things. I'm finding that I *CAN* do anything I put my mind to!


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  • v LORNALARSON1
    Hi Again!
    I just wanted to tell you something that has helped me. I have been listening to Half Size Me podcasts on my way to work and when I walk. They are PHENOMENAL! There was an interview with a teacher who has a blog called It Sux to Be Fat. I loved it!
    The other thing I wanted to tell you is for the past few months, I have been planning my meals for the week on Sundays, and packing them all up MTWTHF (lunches and snacks) for work. Then I never question what I'm going to eat. It takes me a lot of time now but once I get into a swing, I'll pretty much have it down to about an hour. I just use little gift bags and chuck the stuff in there and that way it takes NO time during the week.
    Hope you are doing well!!!!
    780 days ago
  • v BRAVENEWGRL
    Just checking to see if you are alive over there!
    850 days ago
  • v BRAVENEWGRL
    Hey lady - thanks I'm so excited!!!! What a different world it's going to be.... I"m not sure what I'm going to do with support and my own classroom!

    From your status I take it you aren't running the race this weekend either? I feel a little defeated that I'm not but I there's always next time :) Maybe I will shoot for the Rock n Roll half in the fall! You in?
    1105 days ago
  • v PATSYB7
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Being a caregiver is difficult when one works full time plus. I appreciate your insights as to that generation. Unfortunately my mom doesn't like to exercise, either.

    Keep Sparking and h emoticon ave a great day!
    1213 days ago
  • v BOOSMOM03
    Hello, my SparkFriend. Thank you for your Merry Christmas note and for not forgetting me in my absence. It's been a rough couple of months, but I'm trying to work my way back. :) Hope 2013 has started well for you!
    1225 days ago
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