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From my friends' wedding in July, 2013





April 12, 2014--Biggest Loser Off-Road Challenge at Citi Field, NYC





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Striving for health

I'm a fat girl trying to run my way to being a not-so-fat girl. The goals have changed from being focused so much on how I look to being focused on how I feel, and that shift has made all the difference to me. Eventually, I know the scale will catch up.

My highest weight ever was 288, reached in part via a bad relapse with depression. I dropped 20 pounds of it the summer following (2006) and held steady in the 270s for awhile before eventually climbing back into the 280s. After ...
I'm a fat girl trying to run my way to being a not-so-fat girl. The goals have changed from being focused so much on how I look to being focused on how I feel, and that shift has made all the difference to me. Eventually, I know the scale will catch up.

My highest weight ever was 288, reached in part via a bad relapse with depression. I dropped 20 pounds of it the summer following (2006) and held steady in the 270s for awhile before eventually climbing back into the 280s. After that, I worked and got down in the 260s, but got back into the 270s. Before entering grad school, I got back in the 260s and have been hovering there for my first year. Now I'm more determined than ever to finally get this weight off. If I don't do it now, it's just going to get harder once I enter my career.
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Member Since: 3/31/2009

SparkPoints: 11,445

Fitness Minutes: 15,917

My Goals:
In 2014, I would like to:
---Complete 3 5ks
---Complete a 10k
---Train for a half marathon
---Drop another pant size (or two!)
---Tackle this binging problem head-on
---Start boxing
---Find one-derland

My Program:
I'm starting with sparkpeople's 10k training plan and then sometime around March, 2014 I'm going to transition to the 20 week half marathon training schedule found here: http://www.halfmarathons.net/training_tips
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I'm trying to supplement with cross training and weights at planet fitness and dog walking. Also thinking about hitting the stairs in my apartment building.

Races:
7/18/12: 5K 43:50

6/9/2013: 5k 48:17 (ALL hill for first half of race!)

7/4/2013: 5K 39:47 (no walking!!)

Personal Information:
I just moved to NYC to pursue a career in publishing. I'm pumped to finally be in the city because I've wanted to live here every since I was a little girl! Living the dream! (Well, almost....just need the dream job!)

Other Information:
This quote is always by my desk because it's my "writing" quote, but I feel it would be appropriate here, too. I believe it's from Dune.

"I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."

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ADF1981
7/9/2014 1:29:52 PM

Hey! Glad to see your post on my blog. Thanks again for always being so supportive!



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5/14/2014 4:49:05 PM

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ADF1981
3/25/2014 1:37:00 PM

Thank you so much for your encouragement on my blog today! I had been putting off changing my goals for a while now and finally got the nerve to do it. Figured I won't know if it works unless I try and I think what I was doing was no longer helping me. At first I was nervous about eating more, but I really enjoyed it yesterday LOL.



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ADF1981
3/18/2014 7:51:09 AM

Thanks for all the info! I haven't seen a store for runners like that around here. Sounds interesting. When I decide to jog again I am going to try to correct my stride and probably going to get a heel insert of some kind for my shoes. Tried on my shoes yesterday and still sore, but getting better. I plan to wait until it is better and then start walking again. Waiting is hard, but it's been raining the past couple days anyway so it takes some of the bad feelings away. Like I couldn't have walked anyway LOL.

I will have to try the oat shakes when I need to change it up! I'm like you about the protein powder. Anyway, it seems that it's better to get your protein from real food so your way is probably healthier.



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3/16/2014 8:16:31 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I was reading a lot about the heel problem and I think it's a combination of things. I recently lengthened one of my intervals by quite a bit since I sort of connected two to avoid a slight hill. That increase and my stride probably had something to do with it. I am going to put on my shoes tomorrow to see if it hurts still, but I am thinking it might be still too early. I walked and jogged on it for about a week before giving into it. Thought it was one of those things that would work itself out LOL. I think I have been coming down on my heel lately too. Thanks for the advice!

I am going to have to look in to more information about the correct shoe for the stride. Never thought of that before. The shoes were fine until I did that increase so I am hoping I don't have to shop for new ones. There is a visible bruise so I am hoping it's just from my goofy self learning how to jog.

I've used a little oatmeal in smoothies, but would love to know more about your oat shakes! Always looking for new food ideas. I've been sort of hooked on the mixed frozen fruit from walmart cooked in the oatmeal with raisins, cinnamon, and peanut butter. The fruit and raisins definitely sweeten it up.



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