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''Running Helped Me Lose Almost 100 Pounds!''

A Health Scare Inspired MKKAYA to Start Losing Weight

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GARYGS

12/1/2013 8:44:24 PM

We must be mirrors.. I lost 110lbs over 1 year, by changing eating habits, and walking. Am in my 2nd year of 'maintenance', which is actually the most difficult. I walk daily and have healthy diet. Everything else fell into place, off blood pressure meds after 15 years, and blood sugar and cholesterol normal.. feel younger now than at 40. So, walk, run, or just do something that gets you away from table and off the couch. When I get stressed, I throw on my walking shoes instead of stuffing face! Walk it off.

BETHLOVESBIKING

9/16/2013 9:58:31 AM

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Thanks for sharing your story! Congratulations!!

LAILA07

5/19/2013 11:10:36 AM

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I'm starting the Couch to 5K program soon and this gives me some extra added motivation!

GLORIAMAJDI

5/17/2013 9:08:25 AM

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That is awesome and you are an inspiration! I want to start running but have been a bit nervous about it, this makes me things I need to JUST DO IT!

DELLMEL

5/7/2013 6:02:32 PM

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You look good. Keep the good work up. Woohoo

CRANE_WIFE

4/12/2013 8:38:34 AM

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Thank you for sharing your story! I have been slowly getting into running, and you have inspired me to start thinking about doing a 5K. Thank you!

XME501

2/20/2013 11:15:39 AM

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Thank you for sharing, Mike. You have been an inspiration to me - and continue to encourage me.
barb

BANKER-CHUCK

2/20/2013 11:04:26 AM

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Great story, I have followed some of your story. Keep up the good work. I met you just before the HTC. Keep up the inspiration.

FRANCES-AGAPE

2/7/2013 11:02:50 PM

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WOOHOOOOOO, MIKE !!!

Congrats
and
THANKS for sharing
You are encouraging
to we couch potatoes !

BLESSINGS !

AL-EE-SUN

11/13/2012 9:36:42 PM

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thank you so much for sharing the story -- I have been so apprehensive about getting out and exercising in my neighborhood. This was JUST the nudge I needed. Mike -- you're a true inspiration. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

MRSJOCCO

9/21/2011 11:41:38 AM

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What an inspiring story--you just did it, one step at a time!

TIMOTHYNOHE

9/21/2011 10:33:21 AM

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Heck yeah! Like Mike, I lost 90 pounds through a comprehensive change in lifestyle ... eating better and moving A LOT more. I could not complete a 10 brisk walk without exhaustion. I am now counting down the days to my first marathons ... 44 days to Savannah Rock and Roll and 25 to Baltimore (which will be used as a training run for Savannah).

I love my new life! I think I would like to keep it.

MOTOGUY128

4/13/2011 12:20:17 PM

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I'm always impressed with individuals that were able to make such dramatic changes in their life. Its' one thing to have put on 100lb from your 20's to your 40's., bu it's another when you've always been overweight, never been a runner and now discover what it's like to be fit and healthy.

My favorite, and also detested comment, is "you're too skinny". No... it's just that most Americans are too accustomed to seeing overweight and obese people all the time, that someone fit looks sickly to them. Maybe it;s also just a bit of guilt due to a certain amount of self examination.

I've trimmed 40lbs to return to a former self. To reach that higher level of fitness that's escaped me the last 12 years. ti discover the untapped potential I had in me, but was being held back by poor eating habits and lack of motivation. Sprak has been a great tool to track my sucess.

KICKINIT11

4/11/2011 6:06:14 PM

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Thanks for the inspiration! I'm going to find a 5k and start training.

SICKANDTIRED24

4/5/2011 4:33:07 PM

That's fantastic! Anybody in the 60181/60126 area looking for somebody to walk with...then run?

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