TEACHFIRST268   20,624
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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: 20,624

Fitness Minutes: 14,090

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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BIG_BEAR73
8/20/2015 10:24:00 AM

KEEP ON SPARKING, THANKS FOR THE ADD BACK AND THE SUPPORT!



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_BABE_
8/17/2015 10:02:18 PM

Thanks so much for the goodie. I feel as though I am at a cross roads and that fooling around with inconsistent eating habits is not an option anymore.
Not being able to run or really walk that much makes it harder and requires clean eating all the time. Just experimenting with my diet for now because I think that going too crazy low off the bat just sets me up for failure.
Hope your run goes well!


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KING_SLAYER
8/16/2015 11:01:01 PM

Thanks for the blog comments. It is going to be a big change, that's for sure. I'm scared and excited at the same time :) If you find the right deal, you can definitely make money fixing up houses. You just have to find that really good deal! I figure that right now, at age 45, I better do this now, otherwise I'll be too darn old if I keep waiting.

As far as the weight loss goes, it does feel like I'm beating my head against a brick wall sometimes. It's so dang easy to put on 2 lbs, but seems almost impossible to get rid of them again. So very frustrating.

There will be some pictures once things are complete :)



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DOVESEYES
8/15/2015 9:22:21 PM

Thanks for sharing my updates with me and leaving a comment. Have a great day.



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KING_SLAYER
8/15/2015 6:52:38 PM

The 2 older dogs are 9 or 10 years old and they are Shih Tzu and Pug litter mates. One looks more like a pug and the other looks like a Shih Tzu. The youngest dog is about 3 years old and he is a Welsh Corgi / Border Terrier mix. I've always preferred mutts over pure bred dogs, they're a lot cheaper to begin with and they usually have good temperaments.



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