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A Lifelong Journey

I am 37, single mother of two boys teenage boys. I've stuggled with weight since grade school so I never really knew how my body could feel without the extra pounds. I have memories of my mother signing me up to Jenny Craig and that is when my closet eating began. I know she meant well, but she didn't struggle with weight issues so I never felt that she understood what I was going through. The truth is that at that age I didn't understand it either. I truly couldn't pinpoint what got me on ...
I am 37, single mother of two boys teenage boys. I've stuggled with weight since grade school so I never really knew how my body could feel without the extra pounds. I have memories of my mother signing me up to Jenny Craig and that is when my closet eating began. I know she meant well, but she didn't struggle with weight issues so I never felt that she understood what I was going through. The truth is that at that age I didn't understand it either. I truly couldn't pinpoint what got me on track. I finally understood my dads words telling me that a happy life is a balanced life. I joined Weight Watchers after trying to lose weight on my own using a low carb diet which was not the balance I needed. I started at 227 and my goal is to be at 155. It's been a long, slow moving bumpy ride no doubt, but all the struggles will be the reminder that I am stronger than I ever thought I could be and this will not allow me to fail. It's amazing what you can accomplish when you've had enough.

**It is now mid June and I am still making very slow progress. Never the less the scale is moving in the right direction. Today I weighed in at 174. I hit a slump in April due to thyroid surgery. Since then I've been having trouble getting back into my workout routine. Finally I am feeling like myself again and starting to add more activity.

***Today I am only ten pounds away from my original goal. I have hit many bumps in the road and nearly gave up due to personal problems. During this time all I wanted to do is turn to food. I stopped working out because I felt that what happened to me had something to do with focusing too much on myself. I felt selfish and my solution was to give up and go back to the wife who focused more on her partners needs. After much reflection and therapy I found that working on myself is a need that I have to meet and if I don't I will never make myself or others around me happy. So my final desicion is to continue my journey to self renewal.

Couch to 5K graduate!!!

10/10/08 Finished C25K W1 had to start all over..
10/16/08 Finished C25K W2
10/23/08 Finished C25K W3
11/01/08 Finished C25K W4
11/06/08 Finished C25K W5
11/08/08 I actually went skydiving!!!..
11/15/08 Finished C25K W6
11/22/08 Finished C25K W7
11/27/08 2mile race as part of a sprint tri athlon relay. Next time I will do it all on my own.
12/01/08 Finished C25K W8
12/11/08 Finished C25K W9!!!!DONE!!!

Starting C25K again... now working on building a stronger base for running.

* strength training is really helping me with my running posture and power.

Stats:

Highest Weight after pregnancy:250lb
Starting Weight:227lb
11/17/2009 167lbs
10/22/2010 155lbs

Measurments:
Waist:
Starting : 42in
11/17/09: 33
03/05/10: 32.5
09/21/10: 31.5

Hips:
Starting:50in
09/21/2010 : 39in

arm:
09/21/2010 :13in

neck:
09/21/2010 :13in

Weigh ins: Joined the MaryMackers team starting first weigh in 03/05/10 and every friday after that til June 12, 2010. I want to reach my goal of 150 by the end.

Starting Weight: 168

3/05/2010: 165
3/12/2010: 163.9
3/19/2010: 165 need discipline..
3/26/2010: 166 + Holy Moly!!
4/02/2010: 164.2
4/09/2010: 162.3
4/16/2010: 161.9 (TOM)
4/23/2010: 163.5(+1.6) ??!!
4/30/2010: 162.5(-1)
5/07/2010: 160.4(-2.1)
5/14/2010: 160.6(+.2) TOM
5/21/2010: 163.5(+2.9) ??
5/28/2010: 158.5(-5)
6/04/2010: 163.2
6/11/2010: 158.4
6/18/2010: 157.8
10/22/2010: 155 *** at Goal***
12/03/2010: 157
12/10/2010: 156.6
12/17/2010: 155.5
12/24/2010: 156
12/31/2010: 156

2011 :) New goal healthy BMI 145# and tone
01/01/2011: 161.4
01/07/2011: 159.4
01/14/2011: Went into birthday mode and paid dearly for it...
01/21/2011:?
01/28/2011:?
02/04/2011:birthday damage is done: now back to reality...
02/11/2011:162.5
02/18/2011:162.3
02/25/2011:161.6
03/04/2011:160.6
03/18/2011:159.2
03/25/2011:160.4
04/01/2011:163.4
04/08/2011:162.4
04/15/2011:159.7
04/22/2011:158.7

Running:
Thanksgiving Tri: Relay team. 2 mile run 11/27/2008 (24:46)
Pat's Run 2010: 4.2 Mile Run. (51:36) 04/17/2010

Stopped running after my injury, but I just restarted, need to find a race to work toward.

2011: Back to running and preparing for the Disney Half September 2011.

ST: Mostly from circuit training with Jillian videos.
Stretch/Meditate with Yoga moves to help prevent running injuries.

Nov 1st 2012: Life took a turn for the worse this past year, and although I gained back a significant amount of weight I still have the power to get back on track. I got this! Now onward and upward or better yet.. downward ;)!
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Member Since: 1/7/2008

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My Goals:
To get to my first goal of 155 lbs...it's taking forever!.. (Done 9/2010)

To run a 5k.. Done!! ran 4.2 miles. (04/17/2010)

** Signed up for Thanksgiving Day tri -athlon. Goal completed!.. (11/27/2008)

Next tri Nov. 2010...

My Program:
I originally started losing weight on a low carb diet. The idea was to get out of the 200's as fast as possible. I promised myself a healthier choice once I met my first goal. Once I hit onederland I started WW and now I use Spark to track my calories and workouts. I will continue my new healthy lifestyle to reach and maintain my goal weight.

** Weekly activity schedule**

M: Circuit Training

T: run/ST

W: Circuit/Yoga

Th: run/ ST

F: Circuit

S: run

S:Yoga



Personal Information:
I'm a California girl currently residing in "the valley of the sun" I call it home now and secretly really like it.


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I love to try new workouts and ways to cook healthy.

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10/6/2014 11:05:30 AM

Oh no! I forgot to text you on Saturday! So sorry. It was crazy hectic that day. How did it go for you and your friends? I had a blast. So much fun. I have bruises and scratches all over, but battles wounds are good. haha. Now we're talking about doing a Tough Mudder next year. OMG. I can't even...eek. Do it with me!!
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10/1/2014 4:37:04 PM

Hi! Yeah, we're going at 9:40. Trying to be up there by 8 or so to check in. What about you? How's your ankle (I think)?



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9/4/2014 2:49:39 PM

Hey! I am doing Mudderella, too. I'm so scared!! I've never done anything like this before. Excited and super scared. haha. I'd love to see you and say hi, if possible. Is your number the same? I think I still have it....



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I hope all is well with you and yours & that you are enJOYing the Summer...

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