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06 Sept 2013.
So I am back. I've been out for a long while, but I thought I'd check back in and see what is going on. My page still needs some updating but that's okay. My goals for now are to work on my cardio fitness and increasing my strength. Without those, there isn't health.


11-28-2011
I've joined the 5% Winter Challenge. I ended up maintaining during the Fall challenge, some of which was from being sick the last two weeks of the challenge. Now i ...
06 Sept 2013.
So I am back. I've been out for a long while, but I thought I'd check back in and see what is going on. My page still needs some updating but that's okay. My goals for now are to work on my cardio fitness and increasing my strength. Without those, there isn't health.


11-28-2011
I've joined the 5% Winter Challenge. I ended up maintaining during the Fall challenge, some of which was from being sick the last two weeks of the challenge. Now i am healthy again and ready to go. My weight loss goals are the same as September.

September 18th 2011

I have joined the 5% Fall Challenge. The goal is to lose 5% of one's body weight in 8 weeks while in a supportive/challenging environment. I am looking forward to this team and helping others while I work towards my goals.

I will be starting the challenge at about 209 pounds so need to lose about 10 in 8 weeks. This is going to be a blast.

May 15th 2011

I know I don't update very often, but I thought it was time.

After completing my marathon in October of 2010, I was ready for something new. I put on weight during the endeavor and wanted to take it off. For now I have been working on building my muscles and strength, along with that my flexibility.

This summer I am really going to be working on my eating, and hopefully start taking the pounds and inches back off.

Heres to a good summer!

Loren
March 23rd, 2010

So I am three months in to my marathon training (15 mile long runs) so I thought I should add something to my main page. Sorry, I've been busy with three hour long runs!

The marathon I am aiming for is the 15th annual Indianapolis Marathon held on October 16th of 2010. It is still a long way away, but since I have spent most of my life as a non-runner I thought I'd give myself plenty of time.

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Dec. 8th 2009.
Tomorrow I am going in to talk to a lawyer/cpa about starting a charitable foundation. Recently I had up a tenative idea for a general not for profit but over the months the ideas have changed into an actual workable set of goals and ambitions. I have a blog posting with details if you are interested.
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Jan 2. 2009 My goals for the year! (Changed to show reality May 31st)
Weight loss:
-Keep getting closer to my 160-174 goal.
-Get off this 180-184 pound PLATEAU!

Fitness:
-Strength Train 2x/week
- Learn to jog (inspired by Priceless!) by the end of summer

Food:
-2x/week no dessert
-2x/month eat a serving of fish
-Food garden up and running

Money:
-Get back to investing
-Pay off first student loan

Start A Not For Profit
-I am currently in the early stages of starting a not for profit to provide housing for those coming out of a group living environment (ie foster care system).

December 1, 2008
Planning Ahead:
I wanted to start this month with a plan. My weight has mostly just going up and down about two pounds. Since I am exercising a lot it must be the food intake that is causing the trouble. So for December I am really going to track what I eat and aim to be in the lower part of my range. I know the end of the month is going to be really hard so I thought I'd try to start off strong. I also plan on getting a more user friendly food scale. That should help with portion control.

I went out today and bought a new scale. My last one had a run in with some water and now gives random weights. Talk about an exciting way to start the day.

Hopefully if I keep up my workout routine then the pounds should start coming off again, or I should at least start shrinking.

November 8, 2008
My weight actually went down this week! Talk about a motivator. I have been struggling to get back on track and it might actually be paying off in the scale department.

May 22, 2008
Went to Drs for standard visit including a discussion about what final weight would be good for me. Overall we decided between 160-165 would be best for me. My previous goal of 175 would put me at the top of my healthy BMI (which is good) but would give me no room to maneuver once my metabolism starts slowing down in a few years (which is bad).


May 1st
Well I have been on spark for a while and now I am down 100 pounds, which I reached April 30th. I'm almost to my goal, but not there yet. Talk about a motivator!

Feb. 2008

I am a newly wed (July 1, 2006). Over the first year of marriage I've lost about 70 pounds on my own. Concerns of muscle loss and a plateau I can't seem to conquer has brought me to Spark.
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Member Since: 12/6/2007

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To continue to improve my health through healthy eating and exercise (both strength and cardio).

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Following the How to Eat Plan, which focuses on eating within a structure. This involves paying attention to what my body wants both in regards to food and activity.

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Isaac Asimov:

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but rather, "hmm.... that's funny...."


Jacob Bronowski:

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.

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GAELENEC
7/29/2014 1:38:35 PM

Hey girlie!

Hope you are doing well; I keep seeing all your activity and being impressed! you are really killing it!

So what's on the horizon for you? Anything exciting and new?

I've decided to go back to school to get a degree in computer science. Life is short, and I think I wanna be a geek for awhile.

Otherwise good; my gallbladder made a run at exploding from infection not long ago, but I have a wonderful doctor who got me all fixed up.

Anyway, it's always good to see you around, and I enjoy that we stay in touch.



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GHK1962
7/28/2014 5:59:12 PM

Nice on the 15 miler ... storm or not .... that is awesome.

And while you rode and got caught in the storm ... shhhhh .... no one needs to know. In Velo's rules of biking, one of the rules is ... when you ride in horrid weather conditions ... it just means you are badass! (Ohh ... is spark going to censor me for that word?!?!?!)

You totally rock ... you do know that right? :)



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GHK1962
7/25/2014 11:07:08 AM

Haha that you accidentally posted a response on your own page ... but I've done that too haha.

And yes ... the first half is uphill, which means the 2nd half of the ride is downhill. But still ... 12.5 miles up .... uhg.

What about you? What's up for your weekend?



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GHK1962
7/21/2014 9:29:24 PM

Biking around to garage sales sounds fun. But ... how would you bring back all the stuff you'd buy? (Personally ... it's wifey's bike that has the side bags ... so for me it'd be no problem loading us up with stuff hahaha.)

And good going on the long walk too. I will walk at lunch time a lot ... or at least sometimes :)

And yes...this weekend we did have a race. A tri ... or for myself, it was the duathlon. I did ok. I thought it was a 5K run / 12 mile bike / 5K run ... but it was actually shorter on the run and longer on the bike. So it's hard to compare with the past duathlon I did. It was a 2 mile run ... I did it in 20:30 .... which is the fastest I have ever run I think ... then the bike was actually 12.5 miles ... I did it in about 43 minutes ... then the 2nd run ...I did a bit slower...3 miles ... it took me 37 minutes I think. But all in all it was fun.

This coming weekend we have another Tri we are going to ... and I just looked the bike route up ...arrgghhh....whyyyyyy did I agree to it? 24.5 miles ... the first 12.5 is ALL UPHILL!!!! Aieeeeeee haha



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GHK1962
7/21/2014 12:28:01 AM

Thanks for the Spark Goodie - :)

How has the weekend gone for you?



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