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I've been a member of SparkPeople for awhile. I used it routinely for over a year and had wonderful success. I lost almost 80 pounds and have kept that weight off for over a year now. I've actually gone up a few pounds, but that's muscle as I've added a lot more weight training to my routines and have continued to lower my body fat percentage.

My goals have changed a bit over time as I've continued/changed my fitness regimen. I do still want to shed the last 15 pounds of excess weight, but I'm more concentrated on continuing to improve my running endurance (and speed) and also continuing to build my muscle tone.

I am insulin resistant so I'm attempting to follow a low glycemic diet (which is different than low carb and much more challenging to find information on!).

I'm also working on eating small meals every few hours as my doctor has recommended (and which I know is the best way to fuel your body).

12/03/06 6:00PM - Festival of Lights Walk/Run
Stats: 3.2 miles completed in 39:53

04/26/07 7:15pm - CitiStreet Corporate Run (5K)
Stats: 3.2 miles completed in 38:25

09/21/07 8:00am - Children's Way 5K
Stats: 3.2 miles completed in 35:57

10/20/07 8:00am - Race For The Cure (5K)
Stats: 3.2 miles completed in 31:52

12/31/2007 1:00pm - Gator Bowl 5K
Stats: 3.2 miles completed in 34:11

03/08/08 8:30am - Gate River Run (15K)
Stats: 9.41 miles completed in 2:00:57

Member Since: 6/7/2006

Fitness Minutes: 332

My Goals:
I'm 5'11" and I'm carrying about 15 extra pounds of fat that I would like to shed.

- Improve my race times (running)

- Complete a half-marathon

My Program:
Low Glycemic
1600-1700 calories a day (broken up into at least 4-5 small meals per day)

Current training program for running is from Hal Higdon's book Run Fast (speed training).
- Run 6 Days (training)
- Weights on M, W, Sat
- Cycling on Tues & Thurs

Personal Information:
I live and work in Jacksonville, FL with my husband, Shaun and our border collie mix Destiny. I love running, going to the beach, sunshine, warm breezes, NASCAR, football, reading, and RV camping.

I'm a neat freak and I'm pretty anal about keeping my life organized.

I'm also an eternal optimist!

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    I'm so proud of you! You've changed your life and your will power is amazing! emoticon
    4175 days ago
    Hello and welcome to the SparkJacksonville team. Please feel free to introduce yourself to the team if you haven't already. You may want to include what part of town you live in and if you are interested in having a workout buddy. Please do check out the team's main page or forum for information on our monthly Meet & Greets, Biggest Loser Challenges and all around talk and fun.

    Congratulations on all your accomplishments thus far!

    Here's to a looking and feeling fine in 2009! emoticon
    4273 days ago
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    4413 days ago
  • v KTWJAX1
    Hey Crystal,
    How's it going for you? I've been away from SP, but now back again. Just thought I would say Hi
    4446 days ago
  • v KAMEN19
    Thats so great that you are back! :-) Drop me a line anytime!!
    4477 days ago
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