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Obese and tired to ACTIVE Mom. If *I* can do it...

It's not all fireworks, but it's worth it...... Because I am worth it! My re-dedication to getting healthy started September of 2009. That's when I got back into walking, counting calories and a little strength training. Then I got introduced into a little wonderful thing called the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge). Since then I have lost over 60 pounds! I ran a 5K! I not only ran the whole thing, I finished in 30:59! I found I needed more motivation to keep running, so I ran a second 5k! Then I ...
It's not all fireworks, but it's worth it...... Because I am worth it! My re-dedication to getting healthy started September of 2009. That's when I got back into walking, counting calories and a little strength training. Then I got introduced into a little wonderful thing called the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge). Since then I have lost over 60 pounds! I ran a 5K! I not only ran the whole thing, I finished in 30:59! I found I needed more motivation to keep running, so I ran a second 5k! Then I started training for my first HALF MARATHON! Me? Really? YES, REALLY! I did it! I ran the Flying Pig in Cincinnati, ran the entire distance of 13.1 miles (in the rain...) and finished UNDER my goal time of 2:30! (2:27:58 to be exact!)

A few more half marathons and a setback with my knee. What now?? "Do a triathlon" says a spark friend. Really? A tri? I don't know anything about that! I'm not a swimmer. I don't have a fancy road bike. Well... why the heck not?! The swimming and biking helped my knee recoup and more importantly, I learned a VERY valuable lesson during my tri. The quote "Dead Last Finish Beats Did Not Finish which greatly trumps Did Not Start" now has a genuine meaning to me. I finished DEAD LAST with a huge smile on my face. I'm not afraid of it any more!

I'm finally seeing the changes reflected in the mirror AND my attitude, and I couldn't be prouder!! If *I* can do it, YOU can do it!
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Member Since: 3/5/2008

SparkPoints: 49,333

Fitness Minutes: 56,010

My Goals:
To make healthy a lifestyle and not a fad. To eliminate the mindless eating. To make better choices about my health. To be a good example for my children.

My Program:
Cutting portion sizes, eating in more often, MUCH fewer trips to eat out, exercising on my lunch breaks (walk/jog, stairs) and taking the kids outside when weather permits.

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A Louisville native, I live in Morehead, KY. I'm 34, happily married and we have two beautiful children.

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"Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle." unk

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NANA-B-FITZ
7/24/2015 8:02:43 PM

My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

Do something today that your future self will thank you for..........

For me today I made the decision to join a indoor pool.to help me on my weight loss journey.

Share what you think you can do that your future self will thank you for.

Have a Fabulous Weekend
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7/17/2015 8:20:47 AM

Have A Great Weekend !!!

My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

The moment you're ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens.

Don't give up.!!!
Stay Strong My Spark Buddies
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7/10/2015 12:54:04 AM

Have A Wonderful Weekend.!!!

My message to help motivate you & ( Especialy ) Me this week is

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”
Johnny Cash
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7/4/2015 6:20:34 AM

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A Quote from -- Erma Bombeck

You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness. You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.

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6/20/2015 12:37:33 AM

Have A Fabulous Weekend.!!!

My message to help motivate you & Me this week is

I'm better than I used to be. Better than I was yesterday. But hopefully not as good as I will be tomorrow.

Marianne Williamson
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