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My name is Christine and I'm a Registered Nurse currently living in Indiana. Making healthy changes and choices that I can live with for a long time is my current plan. I think I have jumped into weight loss with to narrow of a focus in the past; if the numbers didn’t change fast enough, it wasn’t worth it. That is not a healthy mindset and not is going to keep me healthy for the long term. I was recently told by my eye doctor that I may be developing age-related macular degeneration. Being in my mid-thirties that was quite the shock. Then she started reading the risk factors and I pretty much have all of them, some that I can’t change but then there were the factors I do control (low vegetable intake, high BMI, not being physically active). It was an eye opener for certain. It is essential that I make changes now so that I stay healthy for as long as possible! This is not about the number on the scale, this is about my quality of life!

Member Since: 2/1/2011

Fitness Minutes: 14,086

My Goals:

Bev Coleman 5K
--10/30/11 32:20
Joy of Giving 5K
--12/10/11 31:30
Frostbite 5K
--1/07/12 31:50
Valentimes 5K
--2/10/12 31:37
Pink Power 5K
--3/03/12 31:58
Caring Parents 10K
--4/14/12 1:03:43
Home run 5K
--4/21/12 29:30
Couch Tater 5K
--4/28/12 28:58 PR
Abby Brinkman 5K
--6/2/12 32:28
Sparkler Sprint
--7/4/12 31:50
Bump & Run Classic 5K
--8/18/12 33:19
Sprint with the Spirit
--8/25/12 32:41
Indianapolis Women's Half Marathon
--09/01/12 2:41:21
Mill Race Race 15K
--9/22/12 1:42:54
Oktoberfest 5K
--10/6/12 30:15
Bev Coleman 5K
--10/28/12 30:23
Turkey Trot 8K
--11/22/12 51:20
Joy of Giving 5K
--12/8/12 29:38
Reindeer Romp 5K
--12/24/12 29:26
Disney Princess Half Marathon --2/24/12
Glass City Half Marathon
500 Festival Mini Marathon

My Program:
I am tracking my calories on here and trying to eat balanced meals. I am keeping track of my portion sizes.


Doing some yoga and pilates as strength training. Also I use weights and resistance bands to work out at home.

Personal Information:
Current Location: Greensburg, IN

Hometown: Columbus, IN

College: Boston College

Other Information:
I have a gorgeous cat named Matty who is 2 years old. He entertains me on a daily basis!

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    Hello Christine. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I really did not think of how short a time it has been since I started running and then put my plan into motion to run my 1st half feels like I have been running forever. I still have so much to learn and the team pages and reading other sparker's blogs are great resources.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    3342 days ago
    Hey Christine!
    Popping by to say hello!
    Hope all is well with you and your family.

    PS Are you watching Race?
    3383 days ago
    Hey Christine,
    I hope you are enjoying the summer, and hope all is well with you.
    Have heard from you in a bit and so I got to thinking of you.
    3443 days ago

    Hi there--I just got to Pico Island--this is such a great motivator to get that exercise going! Lets make it happen--see you at the airport!
    3465 days ago
    Christine, you're running a great race. I'm headed back to Jerusalem (crossed the finish line earlier today) because there's more to the city that I want to see. Maybe we can hook up and at least grab dinner? I don't want to slow you up, but it might be fun.
    3471 days ago
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