Lauren - July 2008
Lauren & his new (to him) bike - February 2007
Lauren - November 2006
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Still in great shape, but a little rounder than I should be... After a year and a half of excuses following a motorcycle accident (I got hit by a truck on the way to work), it's time to shed the pounds I picked up while I was under forced inactivity. I also hope to get myself ready to race my bicycle in the spring.
Thanks to a little encouragement from my Sparkfriends, I not only completed the MS 150 Bike Ride May 5th & 6th 2007 from Frisco, TX to Fort Worth, TX, I excelled and had a fantastic time! Hard to believe for someone who was a smoker and 100 pounds overweight in March of 2006...
I'm so much healthier and happier than I was before! I'm so much more motivated and have tremendous amounts of energy. Before I joined SparkPeople, I'd been packing on pounds and inches since 1997, and it was finally time to do something about it. Now I have.
My ticker shows an end goal of 180... and I plan to get there, but I'm not in a rush. I've reached a level of fitness and a body condition that I'm honestly very happy with. The weight actually came off so fast and consistently I'm now waiting for my skin to catch up a bit.
My new goals:
I will continue making healthy choices for eating, living, and exercise.
I will increase my cruising speed on my bicycle to 18.5 mph.
My original goals:
I want to fit comfortably in my Miata (I do)... I want to look stunning in tight button-fly bluejeans (She says I do!). I want ridiculously sexy legs (Got two!)
I'm going to eat healthier, and spend more time outdoors playing with my dog. I'm going to make sure I get at least an hour of cardio time every day that I can - and certainly no fewer than 4 days a week.
That's the goal... Since February, I've spent 8-12 hours per week on my bicycle, burning upwards of 8,000 calories per week. In conjunction with strict calorie monitoring, I lost over 60 pounds in the 6 months leading up to 6/1/2007.
I'm Lauren in Plano, Texas. 39 years old and I DID SOMETHING about being overweight. Thanks, SparkPeople.
Life is short. Ride far.
Secrets of Success
This user doesn't have any secrets of success.
How are you doing?
I haven't seen any pots from you on our biking challenge.
You encourage me with all the miles you do.
2958 days ago
I am SO GLAD to see you back on the 1 Day Challenge group! How have you been? I'm so glad to see that you are riding still. You are such an inspiration to me and sooooo many on Spark. I am training for 3 halves and 2 marathons between now and the end of Feb. 2009. WE BOTH CAN DO IT!!!
Give yourself a BIG, WELCOME BACK hug for me!
1 Day Challenge Chick
3008 days ago
So great to see you featured in the SPARKPEOPLE SUCCESS STORIES!! You have done fantastic.
If you check my last Blog entry on my page, you will see my fourth son, Adam's, new motorcycle, since I see you like "bikes."
Stay working on your maintaining!!! That is HARD.
3114 days ago
read your success story this morning, and I really liked it! Life must feel so good now, the way you write about it, we can almost taste it!
I was wondering though: did you give your secret (SparkPeople), to the guy who lost the bet?
3176 days ago
Lauren, YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!! Your progress is amazing, and I look forward to being where you are soon. Congratulations on your progress, and if I'm ever in the DFW area, I'll give you a holler!
3206 days ago