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Life Change!

In July 2011, I topped the scales at my highest weight ever - 195. I started running out of breath just climbing the stairs to the second floor of our house. My husband told me I had begun snoring. I couldn't fit into any of the sizes at normal stores. It was very depressing as I had been a thinner person my whole life.

When my father died of obesity related illnesses, it motivated me to change. I slowly began running with the C25K program. I changed my eating habits.
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In July 2011, I topped the scales at my highest weight ever - 195. I started running out of breath just climbing the stairs to the second floor of our house. My husband told me I had begun snoring. I couldn't fit into any of the sizes at normal stores. It was very depressing as I had been a thinner person my whole life.

When my father died of obesity related illnesses, it motivated me to change. I slowly began running with the C25K program. I changed my eating habits.

Now people actually call me "athletic" which I've never been called before! I was always picked second to last on teams in elementary school and felt like a clutz, but now I'm a runner, competing in races with other athletes! No, I don't win, but I'm there, I finish, and that's a win for me. : )

Being a healthy weight, exercising regularly and trying to make the right food choices has given me so much more energy! I'm happier and more content, but being closer to my weight goal didn't magically change my life. I just feel good about myself again.
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Member Since: 7/4/2010

SparkPoints: 7,035

Fitness Minutes: 7,123

My Goals:
Finish a 5k with a time of 33 minutes or better. Done! 9/1/13

Finish a 10k.

Finish a 10k at 1:05 or better

Finish a 10k under 60 minutes.

Qualify for the "E Corral" at the Chicago 8k Shamrock Shuffle (qualification times: 5k - 29:00, 10k - 1:01).

Complete a half marathon.

Complete a half marathon in under 2 hours.

Complete the Chicago Marathon.

Complete a marathon in 3:55 or less.

Qualify for Boston? Dream come true! : )

My Program:
SparkCoach Daily.

Run 3 times a week.

Lots of vegetables and fruit.

Drink as much water as often as I can.

Personal Information:
I'm 45, married, and live in Plainfield, IL. No children, but I have a 7 pound dog we rescued that I absolutely adore! : ) So sad that there are some really well behaved and adorable dogs that don't have a home! It's so true what they say - "Who rescued who?" because I really believe my little dog Bailey rescued me just as much as I did him. : )

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3/24/2014 4:23:38 PM

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7 Days Of Inspiration

Take one day and feel great all week!

1. Difficulties are no match for determination!
2. You have a beautiful spirit!
3. Set your worries aside for a while ..No one will miss them!
4. You are someone's strength!
5. Hit a bump in the road? It'll soon be behind you!
6. Live well. Take time to enjoy!
7. Dreams still come true. Yours will too!!!!

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- The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at. –Jesse Owens




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2/5/2014 4:30:29 AM

Go sign up for Sassy's next big thing...something to do with Valentine's Day!! There is a link on the 12 Weeks to Walking team. It's some kind of surprise she is doing for us!
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