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The original Maddee Lou stuck on the kitchen table after stealing a sandwich.

Me 75 pounds gone due to stress. (March 2008). Now to figure out how to be thin & happy.


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Hello. I am tired of being on the weight loss roller coaster. I want to be healthy and welcome friends to join me on this journey.

Although I have been a SparkPeople member for years, I have not always used this wonderful resource the way I should. I am excited to be a part of this great community and look forward to having support on my journey.

I used to think people who ran were crazy. I could not understand why they would put themselves through that torture. Then, in a moment of clarity, I realized that all of my running friends were healthy and I decided that I wanted to be healthy too so I started the couch to five K program and shocked myself by LOVING it. Holy moly! I was running and I liked.

Last May I hurt my foot (plantar's fasciitis). Finally, in February, I was able to run again without pain. Thank you WalkFit inserts. It was a little sad to start over but I have completed the C25K progam before so I know I can do it. I have been doing two days at a time and am up to week 7. Now I want to work on speed (I am definitely a tortise) and increase my distance to 10K.

Thanks for joining me on this journey to health.

�Do all the good you can,
By all the means you can,
In all the ways you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.�
John Wesley

Member Since: 6/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 104,786

My Goals:
Be healthy!


Take better care of me so I can take better care of others.

Eat less sugar.

Drink more water!

Run the 10K trail at our family reunion in Sarasota this summer.

Add strength training to my exercise routine to tone up and get strong.

My Program:
Drink my water.

Eat fruit instead of candy.

Track my food on SparkPeople.

Graduate from C25K and move on to the Bridge to 10K program.

Firm and TurboJam on non-running days.

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I am a wife, mom and teacher. I struggle to find me time but know that to be the best me I can be, I have to take care of myself.

I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant and know that my risk for developing Type II diabetes is higher than average. Making healthier choices is about so much more than weight.

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