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I'm in it for the long haul. Less worried about the number on the scale than I am with the way my clothes fit....and the number of miles I can run. Less worried about body inches than body image....because if I don't love ME right here, right now, then losing 5 pounds won't be fixing what's really wrong in my life!

Fitness is important. A healthy diet is important. But most important to me is equilibrium. I need a sustainable lifestyle that doesn't leave me feeling deprived! ...
I'm in it for the long haul. Less worried about the number on the scale than I am with the way my clothes fit....and the number of miles I can run. Less worried about body inches than body image....because if I don't love ME right here, right now, then losing 5 pounds won't be fixing what's really wrong in my life!

Fitness is important. A healthy diet is important. But most important to me is equilibrium. I need a sustainable lifestyle that doesn't leave me feeling deprived! While I really enjoy active outdoorswomaning - running, biking, hiking, kayaking, etc. - I also enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings, dining out with friends without feeling guilty over the calories...and let's face it, at certain times of the month, chocolate is necessary.

This September felt like coming full circle. I joined SP under a different name in late 2008/early 2009, after I quit smoking for the first time (for roughly 15 months!) At that point, I weighed 173 pounds. This was the highest point of my quit effort, but not my highest weight ever. That came my sophomore year of college - when I hit 210-215.

I quit again (finally!) September 2013. And again found myself reaching a highest weight of 173. I'm breathing easier, and starting to build my stamina - and lose weight in the process.

My long-term goals are pretty simple: be fit and strong, live a healthy and happy life, and maintain a healthy weight range. I don't know yet what my goal weight will be...but for right now, I'm aiming for 145!
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FRENCHIFAL is finally off the food cooperative board!! Considering how much extra work it's been, and how hard it's been to deal with one particular ex-board member, I'm really happy that my term is finished!
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Member Since: 1/30/2010

SparkPoints: 83,923

Fitness Minutes: 60,672

My Goals:
Run 15 miles/week.

Bike 15+ miles/week.

Run my first half marathon!!



My Program:
I'm still building up my stamina, but I WILL reach this point!

Monday:
AM-Bike
PM-Cardio Bootcamp
ST-Arms

Tuesday:
AM-Run
PM-Zumba
ST-Legs

Wednesday:
AM-Bike
PM-Yoga
ST-Core

Thursday:
AM-Run
PM-Bootcamp
ST-Arms

Friday:
AM-Bike
PM-Zumba
ST-Legs

Saturday:
Long Run
Yoga
ST-Core

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Member Comments:
OFFICIALOLDY
4/19/2014 9:01:38 PM

Terrific job on this week's weight loss! emoticon emoticon



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LITTLEBJANET
4/16/2014 2:28:12 PM

I hope you are having a great week with the 5% challenge. Tracking makes a big difference for me. See on the post Saturday. Go Tiger Monarchs!
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MTNGRL
4/13/2014 2:27:22 PM

Relax and enjoy your extra time!



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FUSIONFITNESS3
3/25/2014 2:06:04 AM

Thanks for the friend add. Have added you as a friend too. forward to seeing more of you around here at Spark.




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MISSG180
3/21/2014 10:21:02 AM

You're welcome! Nutritional needs definitely make a dramatic change when training heavily for distance events. The USRDA is designed as minimums for daily living and does not take into consideration the kind of training you are doing.

I admire you taking on those kinds of distances. I love biking but have no use for running, myself, except that I am into traithlons and have to deal with the running leg!



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