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So... it's been a while since I've been here (story of my life) - it's just not the same place as it was 10+ years ago. But I still like the platform, and reading my old blogs - so I still sign in from time to time, to do some reading.

But I thought I'd do a quick update:

Started Keto 1/1/19. As of 5/24/2020 I've lost 122 lbs. I have about 40 to 50 more to go, but my goal is more body fat % related rather than weight related. I'd rather LOOK GREAT than weigh a specific number on the scale. So that goal is going to be 18 to 20% body fat. For a now 42 year old, that's gonna be ROUGH.
But it's all good. I'm up for the challenge!

still currently Keto, and rockin' along. The weather is getting nicer, and I am gearing up to get back to road racing, and triathaloning.
So, exciting stuff! Stop by and say hello... I may not answer right away, but I will answer eventually!
Intro from 2019: Getting back up. Again and again, (and again and again) but at least I'm still getting to my feet and stumbling onwards. Even if the route I was taking had such a huge detour, that it took me back to where I started. Not important. I've been down this road before, so today I'm deciding to take a slightly different route.

2019 is here. I'm now 40 years old - so that just means things might be even more difficult. I'm ready though. I've had enough. Enough of feeling blah, enough of being tired and in pain.

I'll be trying a few things, and I may transition away from Spark - but I'll put details about that out there as they happen. But for now... I'll be here doin' my thing.

Member Since: 2/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 78,094

My Goals:
Find my mojo again, and get my groove back.

Run again (and find the joy in running again)

One full bodyweight pull up (by the end of the year!)

My Program:
1 day a week with my trainer (trying to save some $$ so I can get back to 2X a week).

I'm starting the year off focusing on my diet. I'll be following a Ketosis program (the same one I did, waaay back when). So if you see bizzare things in my nutrition tracker, that's why!

The gym/workout stuff will follow soon. Baby-steps!

Personal Information:
I've been back from Mexico for almost 5 years now (wowsers!), and I'm fitting into life again. My Freelancer life is in full swing, I'm back working for a Hospital (I'm a supervisor now, so my work schedule is definitely different than before). I'm single, and I'm almost ready to be in a relationship - however my outside doesn't match my inside and I want to be able to LIVE fully with someone and not be limited by my health. So I'm working on me first. I live in a lovely apartment in Lakewood, OH (CLE rocks!) and I love my little city so much. :) If you see me out and about, say hi!

Other Information:
It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you are not!!

(no truer words have been said, and I've clung to this saying through my entire journey)

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  • v GI..GI..GINA!
    Hey Meredith! Thanks for stopping by again honey. How tall am I? 5'3. When I hit 150 though, people told me to stop. LoL. I wore a size it works for my build. I'm still loosing, but don't know how much I weigh, because I haven't weighed or measured in like 6 weeks. :)
    As far as being busy...I hear ya. I'm a full time student, work full time, bake cakes on the side, I'm a coach for MDB, and about to add personal training certification into that. I also manage to cook dinner and lunch for myself everyday, workout for anywhere from 1-2 hours, and sleep. LoL. Trust me I know about business. But it's so much better once you have lost the weight! You have so much more energy to do all the things you do. :)
    5214 days ago
    I just started at the gym. I really like the elliptical machine. Other than the gym I like Dance Dance Revolution.
    5214 days ago
  • v GI..GI..GINA!
    Hey Meredith!! Thanks so much for stopping by my page. I've soooo been in your shoes girl, and would love to talk further. I have 100% faith in you that you can win this battle. As far as making a was hard for me too. I have never been thin a day in my life, so didn't know where I'd be comfortable, ya know? So I just guessed at 150....that put my as loosing 143. I was like um, ya right?!? But look at me now, 143 pounds!! Crazy!!
    Now to answer your questions! Favorite work out of all time: Turbo Jam!! It's the best most fabulous high energy fun workouts ever created. I never get bored working out. What kept me going? A combination of things I guess. Enjoying the extra energy I had, my family and friends and boyfriend urging me to make good decisions, support is sooo important!
    If you want to talk further, email me at

    Thanks again!!!!
    5216 days ago
    I also have 100+ to lose. WE CAN DO IT!!!!!
    5216 days ago
  • v W8T2GO
    Welcome!! I also have 100+ pounds to lose. You can do this!!
    5218 days ago
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