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I lost over 50 pounds on WW and kept it off for 4 years. Then I had a car wreck with back injury, followed by a long, debilitating illness AND a fall down some stairs with ankle injury and I regained.

After that, I was diagnosed with anemia, Vit. D deficiency and hypothyroidism. Medical treatment has greatly improved my health and energy level.

"Know how blessed you are to be able to work this hard." - Chalean Johnson

�Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.� � Jack Kerouac

"If I can gain weight, then I can lose weight." - the AntiJared

"Physical health is not a commodity to be bargained for. Nor can it be swallowed in the form of drugs and pills. It has to be earned through sweat. It is something we must build up." B.K.S. Iyengar

"In the depths of winter, I finally found there was in me an invincible summer." - Albert Camus, author

"An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal." - Unknown

"The only person I will ever have to outrun is the person I used to be."
-John "the Penguin" Bingham

"You haven't given yourself permission to quit." -Anonymous

"I take care of the process and the results take care of themselves."
-Anonymous

"YOGA: You Only Got Attitude." -Eoin Finn

"Make it sweet." - Eoin Finn, on yoga and exercise

"Hope is not a strategy." - Richard Rahl, Naked Empire.

"Success doesn't come to you, you go to it." - Marva Collins

"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me." - Carol Burnett

"I possess all I need to _______________."

"I realize my dreams when I avoid the extremes." - Anonymous

"All things come my way when I practice every day." - Anonymous

From a John Wayne movie: "Everyone who starts this, has to finish it. There'll be no quittin' along the way. Not by me, and not by you."

"The scale is only doing what it knows what to do, and that's showing the numbers; not providing psychological counseling." - Spark member ISABELLA35


Member Since: 7/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 72,431

My Goals:
1. Reach Healthy BMI category (158).


2014
Missed my winter races due to illess. :(

2013 Goals COMPLETED
1. Finished Hot Chocolate Run 15K in January
2. Advanced to yellow belt in martial arts
3. Completed Pile On The Miles Challenge 2013
4. Completed Thanksgiving day 8K race in 25 degrees

2012 Goals COMPLETED
1. Completed Jan Jumpstart Challenge
2. Completed Feb Bootcamp Challenge
3. Lost 9.6 lbs before my Hawaiian vacation in April
4. A short-term weight loss goal met in June before seeing a friend
5. 10K race on 4th of July with hubby and SIL
6. Completed 20 week schedule of Turbo Fire on 08/05/2012
7. Completed Sparkpeople's 5K Your Way running plan on 11/18
8. Completed 5K Gobbler Run Thanksgiving week
9. Completed 8K Autumn Fest run on Thanksgiving day
10. Started aikido classes
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My Program:
1. tracking food on Lose It

2. using vegan meal plans from Happy Herbivore

3. running, walking, yoga, strength

4. Using cognitive techniques from the book, "Beck Diet Solution"

5. I track on Lose It



Personal Information:
"Hard days are the best. Because hard days are when champions are made." - Gabby Douglas

"The fountain of youth is a puddle of sweat." - from the Turbo Fire booklet

"Know how blessed you are to be able to work this hard." - Chalean Johnson

�Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.� � Jack Kerouac


"If I can gain weight, then I can lose weight." - the AntiJared

"Physical health is not a commodity to be bargained for. Nor can it be swallowed in the form of drugs and pills. It has to be earned through sweat. It is something we must build up." B.K.S. Iyengar

"An obstacle is something you see when you take your eyes off the goal." - Unknown

"The only person I will ever have to outrun is the person I used to be."
-John "the Penguin" Bingham

"You haven't given yourself permission to quit." -Anonymous

"I take care of the proce


Other Information:
Have run/walked a marathon, 2 half-marathons, a 15K and multiple 10Ks and 5K.

Certified yoga instructor.

Walking to Rivendell http://home.insightbb.com/~eowyn2challenge
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  • v JAWATKINS
    I just saw some of your blogs about the "Bikini Bootcamp" book. I just got the book at my library & am loving it - the exercise portion anyway. I haven't tried any of the recipes yet, but they do look good!! I was just wondering if you were still doing the plan on and off. I don't think I could keep it up more than a month. I am planning to do it until my next Biggest Loser Challenge starts Dec 8th. I was hoping SP had a team based on the book, but I'm not seeing it.
    Hope you have a great day!! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the book!!
    313 days ago
  • v BUTTONPOPPER1
    Thanks so much for commenting on my Beautiful Jamaica Man blog! That was a harrowing experience, but the happy ending will stay with me forever.

    Your grandfather was a wise man, and Air France should widen their aisles! You made me smile with the reference to airplane toilets. Hard to maneuver in there, isn't it, probably even for people who aren't overweight like me. Gotta hold these images in my mind as the time for my long-haul flight approaches. Being even just a little thinner will reduce the unpleasantness. Thanks for the motivation!

    516 days ago
  • v LISAWMI
    Yes I am trying to get back to it! Nice to hear from you!
    526 days ago
  • v NINJALINDA
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. Yes indeed, surprising how quickly we can fall out of healthy habits, but it's always good to get them back!
    880 days ago
  • v STRONGDAWG
    Thanks for the comments on the blog. I am working hard to get my head out of the 'poor, poor, pitiful me' place and into the 'happy' place. I knew you wouldn't try to offer advice. You are good that way.
    881 days ago
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