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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, climbing, 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.

Last 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). I quit again (finally!) September 2013. And again found myself gaining weight.

My quit project was running. I had managed a couple of 5K and 10K races, but I was pretty slow and I tended to need a lot of recovery time...but I had been trying for a year to become a regular runner. So I registered for my first half marathon - which was almost exactly 9 months after my official quit date. I ran my first half on May 3rd - in 02:33:40! It was so much fun, I decided to do another. I ran my second half marathon on November 9, and this time finished in 02:15:27!!

A little more about me: I spent about six years working for an environmental non-profit in Indiana before beginning my masters degree Sept. 2014 at the University of Wisconsin. I'm an amateur chef and a total foodie; I biked the 8 miles to campus 2-3 days every week before the weather turned, and am trying to work up the motivation to keep biking in the cold and snow; I joined an outdoor club where I'm learning to rock climb and whitewater/sea/lake kayak (and hopefully roll...); and I'm a little bit obsessed with taking pictures of my cat, Miss Kitty. It's not my fault. She's adorable :P
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Member Since: 1/30/2010

SparkPoints: 103,996

Fitness Minutes: 80,912

My Goals:
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!

My Program:
Starting Measurements
Weight: 179
Body Fat: 38.83%

Neck: 12.5
Shoulders: 42
Upper Arm: 12
Bust: 41.5
Rib Cage: 34
Waist: 36
Lower Abs: 40
Hips: 43
Thigh: 25
Calf: 16


Personal Information:
Races to Date:
2012 Riverfest 5K: 35:34
2012 Spring 10K: 72:14
2012 Fall 10K: 70:36
2012 Christmas 5K: 33:52
2013 Fall 5K: 39:34
2013 Christmas 5K: 35:02
2014 New Year 10K: 66:42
2014 Valentine 10K: 66:17
2014 Indy Mini: 2:33:40
2014 Water Drop 5K: 31:04
2014 Madison Half: 2:15:27
2014 Santa Run 5K: 28:03
2015 New Years Dash 5-mile: 53:06

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MISSM66
3/5/2015 4:01:44 PM

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Choose your goal and keep your eye on it. Never give up.
Perhaps you will need to change your plan
and approach you goal from a different direction, but don't quit.
Keep thinking. Keep re-planning. Keep going.

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spite of the roadblocks that lay before you.

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3/3/2015 5:45:53 PM

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THEBLONDEGENIUS
3/3/2015 2:29:11 PM

I spend most of my extra $$ on knitting supplies. haha! I took it up a few years ago to give my fingers something to do on the occasions where I actually sit down for a while. Busy brain needs busy fingers! But I'm like you in that I shop those sales for supplies!



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THEBLONDEGENIUS
3/3/2015 12:12:02 AM

The painting looks like a lot of fun! I love my small town life, but I do sometimes miss having more things like that to do!



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BABY_GIRL69
3/2/2015 8:54:09 PM

Thank you for add! I need to reinvest in myself more & daily. God bless & lets do it! Dee



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