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My numbers on race day! Cam in 419th place! :D

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Wedding 3/23/04 3 weeks after Catlyn was born Close to heaviest weight. Was about 140 in this photo.

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I'm a mother of three and still trying to get back in shape. My kids don't live with me, but it only makes me stronger. If I can overcome things like that I can do anything. I've already dropped from a size 14 to a size 5 in 3 years by walking like crazy. Now I'm stuck. I'm happy with my weight just want my stomach flat again. I blame my stomach bulge on the soda, sugary foods, and don't forget the carbs. I was drinking 4 cans of Mountain Dew a day. That is 500 calories in itself! Then I found Spark People thanks to my best friend. Now seeing me with a Mountain Dew is rare. If I do have one its limited. Usually if I crave a soda I'll opp for a diet cherry 7up with antioxidants. I now eat my fruits and vegetables and get 8 glasses of water a day. I don't want people to think I've always been skinny. People think that, but no and finally added pics to show the facts. The journey has been great so far with Spark People and I look forward to the road ahead. (update) I no longer count my calories. I'm down to 111.2. I walk every day at work and some days to work. I have turned into eating only veggies, grains, beans, and unfortunately my sodas. I eat as much as I want, but of course there are far less calories now and I have to eat more often usually. I will say when I wasn't drinking my soda, I felt amazing! I Make my own food most of the time and when I get lazy I get morning star burgers without meat, eggs, and milk. I think it has helped. I finally got to run a 5k, which was one of my goals last year to do. Late is better then never! I ended up coming in at 419th place. I made it in just over 31 minutes. I'm pretty happy with that number for my first run. And YES I did run the whole way! 3.1 miles couldn't stop me! :D ...... This was me years ago. I'm back up to 132 and starting over!

Member Since: 1/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 7,934

My Goals:
1)Drink 8 cups of water / day

2)Walk 5 times a week for 60 minutes

My Program:

Personal Information:
Location: Anoka, MN

Body Measurements 3/7/10:
Neck 12" (don't know if this was accurate)
Upper Arms 10.5 "
Forearms 8"
Bust 35.5"
Waist at Navel 31.5"
Hips at Widest Point 37"
Thighs 20"
Calves 13"

Body Measurements 3/19/10:
Neck 13.5"
Upper Arms 10.5"
Forearms 8.5"
Bust 35"
Waist at Navel 29.5"
Hips at Widest Part 35.5"
Thigh 18.5"
Calves 12.5"

Blood Glucose 2/5/10:
Non-fasting 96 mg/dL

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Favorite Quotes:
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. -Will Rogers

The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good. -Ann Landers

There are two ways to spread light; to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy

Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use. ~ Ruth Gordon

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    I have those days way too often. I call them "Low-Energy" days because I just don't feel like I have the energy to do anything positive. I hope things look up for you.
    4093 days ago
    I saw your post for support on the DWD huddle. I just wanted to drop in and let you know that someone heard you and offer some love and support. I have had so many of those days when getting up just seems like too much trouble. Try to do something just for you, a bubble bath, a mindful walk, or maybe just read a book to take your mind someplace else for awhile. Keep taking care of yourself. You are a special, wonderful person and you deserve to be treated right. Hope you find something to brighten this day a little. Don't forget that sometimes it is just the smallest thing that can bring joy to the moment.

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    4093 days ago
  • v DRRAZZ
    emoticon to the C25K Team. My name is Kristin and I am one of the team leaders. As you go through this process, feel free to ask me any questions or for encouragement. Use the message boards to meet your fellow C25Kers and to share your successes. I love C25K and hope that you feel the same way as you go through it. Again, welcome and good luck on your journey!!!!

    4093 days ago
  • v CAROLYN1213
    Welcome to the Couch to 5k running group!!!! Stop by the message board and introduce yourself to the team. On the team page you will find a thread for each training week. Click on week one and post were you are at in your training. This is a great way to meet others who are in the same phase of training as you. Some of my best friends were in my training week one and we worked through the program together sharing victories, questions, comments, and ideas. I look forward to learning more about you. I will be popping in on the Weeks 1 - 3 training to help answer any questions that might pop up and to cheer you on to your goals! Be blessed! Be a runner!
    4093 days ago
  • v MARIEL12982
    You deserve a day of rest...don't over do it. You are doing a great job and just keep it up! I'm here for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4098 days ago
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