TEACHFIRST268   20,384
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Aug to July, down 40lbs. Aug to May, down just over 70lbs.





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This was getting too long with all the updates...so time to update the updates and shorten it up!

I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I've lost and gained 50 lbs several times in my life. I joined SP about 5 years ago and lost about 30lbs. Since then I fell off the SP wagon, got a job teaching first grade, earned my master's degree and gained it all back, and then some...and some more...and some more.

I scared myself at my all time heaviest weight in ...
This was getting too long with all the updates...so time to update the updates and shorten it up!

I've struggled with my weight my entire life. I've lost and gained 50 lbs several times in my life. I joined SP about 5 years ago and lost about 30lbs. Since then I fell off the SP wagon, got a job teaching first grade, earned my master's degree and gained it all back, and then some...and some more...and some more.

I scared myself at my all time heaviest weight in July 2011 and started on the get-healthy journey once again. In June 2012 I came back to SP and am so grateful for all of the FREE tools, education, and support that I find here! I'm happier and healthier than I've been in years and am coming to understand and accept that it really IS about the journey, not the destination. I can't fail on this journey if I don't quit. And believe me, I'll never quit!

I look forward to both giving and receiving the 'spark'! It's so much easier when you're traveling this road with folks who 'get it'!
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Member Since: 7/7/2006

SparkPoints: 20,384

Fitness Minutes: 13,731

My Goals:
Oct. 14, 2007
Flutie 5K - FIRST EVER
Time: 38:29 - Pace: 12:25
2012 5 Years LATER
(Drum roll, please...)
Time: 33:25 - Pace: 10:46
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2013
7/3/13 Finish at the 50 5K
Time: 34:05 - Pace: 10:58
9/13 Color Run -5K
Not timed
10/13 Flutie 5K
Time: 31:57 - Pace: 10:17
11/13 Turkey Trot
First EVER 5 MILE race
Time: 52.47 - Pace: 10:33
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2014
3/14 NEF 5K
Time: 32:44 - Pace: 10:32
10/14 Flutie 5K
Time: 32:31 - Pace: 10:28
11/14 Town Loop 5K (informal)
Time: 35:39 - Pace: 10:35
11/14
5 Mile Whitin Turkey Trot
Time: 53:01 - Pace: 10:36
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2015
3/14 Whitin 7K
Time: 47:11 - Pace: 10:51
4/4/15 NEF 5K
Time: 32:36 - Pace: 10:29
4/26/14 On Guard 5K
Time: 31:15 - Pace: 10:03
5/14/15 MRA 10K FIRST EVER
Time: 1:09 - Pace: 11:16
6/20/16 BAA 10K
Time: 1:08 - Pace: 11:02


My Program:
Working on eating right, WATCHING PORTIONS, and keeping my body in motion! I've taken up running, but am certainly not a serious runner. It's the only form of exercise I've ever stuck with.

Personal Information:
I'm from Massachusetts, married with 2 teenage boys.

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KING_SLAYER
7/26/2015 7:32:47 PM

Thanks for the blog comment. Funny thing is, I don't have any allergies except for Ibuprofen and Codeine. No seasonal allergies, no food allergies, no chemical allergies. This all started when we began tearing out the tile floor with the concrete board backer. Lots of concrete dust. Then there was lots of drywall dust when we were putting the walls of the kitchen back together. What I find odd is that I can sometimes go all day long with zero pain and then out of the blue at bedtime it feels like someone has hit me in the side of my face with a baseball bat! That is not fun! I am also getting a minimum of 12 glasses of water per day, so plenty hydrated.

The loss feels good, I've dropped 9.4 lbs this month and it feels good!



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NEPTUNE1939
7/25/2015 6:14:39 PM

Thank you for your photo comments emoticon



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KING_SLAYER
7/25/2015 4:47:15 PM

Thanks for the blog comment. We did seem to mirror each others patterns back in the day of good losses! I did have another loss this week, just slightly more than last week :) So now you have to post a slightly bigger loss to keep up!!!



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CERULEANTEAR
7/18/2015 8:40:45 PM

I've been doing well. I'm not hitting my goals as quickly as I'd like, but I guess slow and steady will eventually get there.



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