KIMPOSSIBLE82   30,139
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Healthy Livin'

Healthy Livin' makes everything better.

I'm a 31-year-old momma of two young children and I'm married to a hard-working hunk.


The first spark:
May 2008, dressing room at local department store:
I stood staring, mortified, at the label on the only shorts that would fit me: size 20-22. For several years, I'd been a happy, albeit overweight, size 16. Hitting the 20s knocked me on my ass emotionally. My daughter was nearly two months old at that time, ...
Healthy Livin' makes everything better.

I'm a 31-year-old momma of two young children and I'm married to a hard-working hunk.


The first spark:
May 2008, dressing room at local department store:
I stood staring, mortified, at the label on the only shorts that would fit me: size 20-22. For several years, I'd been a happy, albeit overweight, size 16. Hitting the 20s knocked me on my ass emotionally. My daughter was nearly two months old at that time, so I was still carrying baby weight, but I was far too big to blame it on baby.

With two children depending on me, I knew I had a responsibility to set a healthy example. I knew small steps would be the key to making it last forever, and I was more concerned with being healthy than with looking thin. I remember telling myself, "I don't care if I look this way forever, I just don't want to FEEL this way." And I didn't want my children to ever feel that way, either.

I lost about 30 pounds on my own from that moment until July 2008, when I discovered SparkPeople. With the support of Spark, I made even more lifestyle changes and I maintained 150 pounds for a year or so. I got down to around 145 for another year or more. I was comfortably wearing size 8 pants.

The summer of 2011 was full of emotional turmoil and I let it all manifest in my weight and lack of exercise. I expanded into a size 12 pants.

To rededicate myself to my health, I signed up and completed a half marathon in April 2012 (2:35). Still, for months after the race, I let old habits take over. July 2012, I started back, in earnest, with my original mantra of placing top priority on feeling good and being a healthy example.

So far, so good :)


Heaviest weight: 205 in May 2008
SP start weight: 176 in July 2008

5K goal: met Oct. 2008!
Half Marathon Goal: met April 2012!




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Member Since: 7/14/2008

SparkPoints: 30,139

Fitness Minutes: 17,841

My Goals:
I want to focus on healthy eating for myself and my family and making regular exercise a part of every day -- for all of us.

My Program:
3 days cardio
2 days strength

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Cleveland, Ohio



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I like to crochet and play poker.

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Member Comments:
SEEHOLZ
4/11/2013 9:27:58 AM

I'm running the Half- just for fun actually- aren't you supposed to come down and run the Half? I just remembered something like that...
My BIL is running the Full and since we are taking my son to visit OU, we thought we'd make it a week-end trip!



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NATPLUMMER
2/22/2013 10:40:59 AM

Dumb feet....yes, I do know about them ;-)
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SEEHOLZ
2/19/2013 5:34:48 PM

Just checking up on you--- how's the foot? how are you feeling? Are you able to stay active????

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NATPLUMMER
2/17/2013 10:24:21 AM

Believe me, I know how you feel. My foot is doing well so there is hope...it'll just take a little time and you will be back in action.
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5WHITEROSES
2/7/2013 4:32:04 PM

Thanks for checking in on me! I have been in a slump, fell off the wagon and haven't gotten back on yet. I have decided that tomorrow is the day! It's been too long, I pretty much gave up mid-December. I've gained some weight back, not sure how much but I guess I'll find out tomorrow.

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