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Marisa from Texas

It's hard to believe that I'm almost to my goal. Including weight lost before joining SP, I'm over 90 lbs. down, 25 more lbs. to go! Not sure when I'll get there...but I will get there!

I will probably never have washboard abs and I will always bear the consequences of being over 100 lbs. overweight, but I'm doing it and I'm not looking back!

I choose to love my body, just the way it is, right now--battle scars and all.
It's hard to believe that I'm almost to my goal. Including weight lost before joining SP, I'm over 90 lbs. down, 25 more lbs. to go! Not sure when I'll get there...but I will get there!

I will probably never have washboard abs and I will always bear the consequences of being over 100 lbs. overweight, but I'm doing it and I'm not looking back!

I choose to love my body, just the way it is, right now--battle scars and all.


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Member Since: 1/10/2013

SparkPoints: 66,364

Fitness Minutes: 27,119

My Goals:
My main goals are to be healthy and get down to a healthy weight.

Run a half-marathon - 9/22/13
Run a marathon - 2014?

2013 Races
Foam Fest 5K - 4/20/13
Carrollton Trails 5K - 5/4/13
Plano Balloon Festival Half Marathon - 9/22/13
Dirty Girl Mud Race - 10/5/13
Real Options for Women 5K Life Run - 10/12/13
(won 1st place in age group)

Upcoming Races: ??

Total pounds lost:
In 2012 - Lost 40 lbs.
(55, but gained 15 back)

In Jan 2013 Joined SP
Lost 50 lbs. - 2/05/13
Lost 60 lbs. - 3/8/13
Lost 70 lbs. - 4/15/13
Lost 80 lbs. - 7/13/13
Lost 85 lbs. - 9/4/13
Lost 90 lbs. - 9/19/13

Goal - 120 lbs.

My Program:
** Tracking food and activity on SparkPeople.
** Try to do minimum of 10,000 steps on my Fitbit.
** Right now, I'm running 5 days a week, cross training 1 day a week.
** Finished Chantel Hobb's book, "Never Say Diet" (great jump start book for me)


Personal Information:
In January of 2012, I got to a point that I could no longer neglect my health. I was at my heaviest weight ever and was heading for a milestone that I never thought that I would get to--300 lbs.

I went to the Internet, searched for a 5K and signed up. In 2012, I did 3 - 5K's and 1 - 10K and lost 45 lbs.

After my last race, I started back with my old habits and gained about 15 lbs. back.

I've now started SparkPeople and have short, medium and long term goals to help keep me motivated.

Other Information:
"I have learned that there is no failure in running, or in life, as long as you keep moving." Amby Burfoot

"Sweat and tears are healing waters." Abby, Season 8 of Biggest Loser

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HEALTHY_IN_2014
4/1/2014 11:45:37 PM

Thanks for you great comment on my blog! You have made amazing progress on your goals. I hope to follow your success. emoticon



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SMITTY4RL
4/1/2014 8:26:58 PM

Thanks for the motivation you left on my blog about running my first half! Appreciate it very much ;-). Hope you're doing well!



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BERTAS_JOURNEY
3/31/2014 3:43:41 PM

Thanks for the kind words on my page!!! There are many people that I look to for inspiration but yours gives me real hope, I picture myself sitting in that chair (just like you) and think why not?? I mean there are so many signs... Your name is spelled just like my Marisa, you are from Texas, you WERE overweight (while I still am) but you started and never looked back. You may have fallen several times but you found a way to push through and find the light at the end of the tunnel. Me?? I think I need a flashlight. LOL

When I get started I need to keep on going NO MATTER WHAT life throws at me. I just need to hardwire that into my brain and remember that always. Again, thanks for being an awesome inspiration.



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JUDITH316
3/31/2014 4:52:51 AM

Morning emoticon Marisa

Wishing you a great week ahead and cheering you on for a successful day in meeting your goals. You are doing great, keep pushing on & keep up the good work... emoticon emoticon emoticon

emoticon emoticon Marisa and God Bless you, hope you have a great day celebrating emoticon emoticon



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IUHRYTR
3/30/2014 5:51:16 AM

emoticon emoticon HAPPY BIRTHDAY! emoticon emoticon -- Lou



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