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I'm a 48 y.o. graduate student soccer mom. I just tried to touch my toes and...well at 194 pounds...my gut got too big for that. Too much studying and watching other people exercise. I also started Risperidone two years ago, which I have now learned causes obesity in many people. So I'm weaning slowly off this medication. My experience with weight loss is slow but steady. No instant gratification, except for the workout HIGH. I need Sparkhelp to be the little engine that could.

Member Since: 8/1/2006

Fitness Minutes: 20,811

My Goals:
walk 5k by my birthday
masters swimming workouts again
paddle when my core gets strong enough for balance


My Program:
swim 3x week
pilates/lift/resistance training 3x/wk
elliptical or walk 3x/wk



Personal Information:
I am a mother of 3.
I just started graduate school.



Other Information:
2002: 225lbs at end of pregnancy--severe degeneration in SI joint and hips

2003: third pregnancy--6 weeks in a wheel chair at the end

2004: prednisone for asthma, walks with a double stroller just 10 minutes at a slow pace

2006: chronic upper and lower respiratory infections, pilates classes

2007: 178 lbs. began treatment with naturopath then started paddling--pilates has fixed my back and pelvis--got up to almost 10 k runs!!!

2008-2009 competitive paddling, swimming, and running

2010--developed arthritis in shoulder, cut back on paddling and swimming, gained weight again

2011--balancing joint mobility with pain management and asthma medications

2012--synchronous bilateral breast cancer (stage II) mastectomy

2013--paddled 7 mile race

2014--ran 8.8k race, salpingectomy, bilateral DIEP flap reconstruction

2015--psychiatric hospitalization, torn MCL right knee, started risperidone

2016--torn hamstring, pne




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