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In 2009, I got fed up with being fat. I changed my diet and eventually started exercising, and lost 125 pounds in 16 months. I've been maintaining 100+ pounds lost since August 2010.

You can see the whole story in my blog, in which I write daily: www.runsforcookies.com

My best advice: Don't make ANY changes that you don't plan on sticking with forever! That is the reason I don't spend 7 days a week working out in the gym... I am only willing to work out 3 days a week ...
In 2009, I got fed up with being fat. I changed my diet and eventually started exercising, and lost 125 pounds in 16 months. I've been maintaining 100+ pounds lost since August 2010.

You can see the whole story in my blog, in which I write daily: www.runsforcookies.com

My best advice: Don't make ANY changes that you don't plan on sticking with forever! That is the reason I don't spend 7 days a week working out in the gym... I am only willing to work out 3 days a week for the rest of my life, so that's all I do now. I don't give up foods I love, because I'm not willing to give them up FOREVER. Sure, I might lose faster if I eat 1200 calories per day, but I'm not willing to do that for the rest of my life, so I don't do it now.

I get asked a lot of questions about my weight loss, so I've typed F.A.Q.'s here: http://www.runsforcookies.com/p/faqs.html

Finally, I'm terrible about responding to SparkMail, so I turned off the SparkMail option. If you'd like to get in touch with me, however, you can find my contact info here: http://www.runsforcookies.com/p/contact.ht
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Member Since: 1/5/2007

SparkPoints: 25,723

Fitness Minutes: 21,253

My Goals:
CURRENT GOALS:

Maintain a weight between 130-135.

Continue to run a minimum of 3x/week.

Maintain a binge-free streak.

PAST GOALS (that I've accomplished):

*Run a 5K.
*Run a 10K.
*Run a half-marathon.
*Run a marathon.
*Reach a "normal" BMI.

My Program:
DIET: Right now, I'm doing Weight Watchers, and have reached Lifetime Membership. However, while I was losing the weight, I went back and forth between WW and SparkPeople. I still use SparkPeople to calculate the nutrition info in my recipes, and for motivation, but I stopped tracking my food here when I started Weight Watchers. In general, I eat approximately 1700-2000 calories per day in maintenance.

EXERCISE: Now, I run 3-5x/week. When I was losing weight, I didn't start exercising until after I'd lost 60 pounds. I started with walking, and eventually switched over to running. Running is my exercise of choice, and I like to run races to keep myself motivated.

Personal Information:
I'm 33 years old. I've been married for 12 years to my high school sweetheart. We live in Michigan with our two boys, ages 10 and 9 (Noah & Eli).

I like to knit and crochet and do anything crafty. My husband is my best friend, and I love spending time just hanging out with him. He has a Sparkpage too, although he doesn't keep up with it much--his spark name is JERRICKDAMON.

I also have a love of wine! My friend and I started a wine club that gets together once a month to taste different wines and have girl talk :)

Read more on my blog: www.runsforcookies.com

Other Information:
Since losing the weight, I became an RRCA-certified running coach and a NASM weight loss specialist.

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MJJB19
8/26/2015 10:37:05 AM

Hi Katie. I am a long time blog follower. Thanks for the post about SparksPeople / MFP. I also use both. Was curious what your calorie range was since we are about the same height.
J.



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KELLYU2015
8/23/2015 3:40:18 PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend! When I received the email it actually motivated me to hit re-start again! Hopefully, for the final time but, if not, I will always continue to fight the fight! Thanks for being such an inspiration!!!



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ROYALTY1022
8/19/2015 2:41:20 PM

Thx for adding me as a friend. You are such and inspiration and your transformation is amazing. Peace & blessings emoticon



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SHARON10002
8/17/2015 10:48:03 PM

Thanks for adding me as a friend! I'm looking forward to getting to know you better. I look for daily inspiration for myself, and share it with friends. Here is what I came across today:

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"Courage is the most important of all the virtues; because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage." ~ Maya Angelou
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You have already found the champion in yourself with your tremendous weight loss and becoming healthy and fit!



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PMBOURQUE
8/17/2015 8:18:51 PM

Thank you very much for adding me as a friend. I first saw you when I watched from Fat to Finish line, when John Hulsey told me about the film. Thanks again. Looking forward to being your friend.

Paul



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