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I began this journey Jan 5, 2008 at 158 pounds...

In the past year since finding Spark People, I got pretty close to my goal weight.... I am 5'9" and today weigh 144 pounds.... I am happy with my weight loss, and hope to maintain at 140-145 pounds.
I also gained muscle and lost fat…. I went from BF% of 21.7 in May of 2008 to a BF% of 16.1 March 2009.

Through my “friends” on Sparks I am now a runner.
I learned to run using the Couch to 5K programs on ---I was bored with just walking on the treadmill, needed something different, so I learned to run and finished the program 05/02/08.
At home I do DVD’s, the elliptical and some ST besides running or walking..
On occasion I go to the gym, hope to make this more of a routine…
I have never stuck with working out for this length of time-SP really keeps me motivated and accountable.

In 2008 I completed 6-5K’s.

In 2009 I have just done 1 race so far-an 8K that was awful--it was cold and it poured for the whole thing.
I have my first 5K of 2009 on June 7th, which is the very first race I ever did last year.

My goal and what I am training for now is a 1/2 marathon in New Orleans Feb 27, 2010---a bunch of fellow Sparkers are doing this race also, it will be a blast....

Love the journey that I have been on this past year, value all the "friends" I have made and love all the advice....

Love my new way of life….

My race results 2010....
12/4 Reindeer Run 5K=29:35
11/13 Lindsay's Legacy 5K=29:11
10/17 Susan G Komen Florida 5K=28:49
9/26 Linda Yalem 5K=29:02
9/11 First Responders 5K=29:25(placed 3rd in my age group)
8/22 Run for Row 5K=29:48(placed 3rd in my age group)
8/17 Moonlight Run 5K=29:05
8/14 Brian K Rybarczak Memorial 5K 29:39-Took first in my age group!!(2009=31:05)
7/3 Tommys Run 5K 32:11
6/6 Run for the Rosas-5K 29:35(2009=30:55) NON CHIP
2/27 HM(my first) New Orleans with fellow Sparkers..2:20:49


Best mile of 2009
9/11/09 8:24
9/6/09 8:50
8/22/09 9:23
3/27/09 9:27
2/6/09 9:42

Best 5K
9/11/09 28:24
6/7/09 30:50

My race results 2009

11/14 Lindsay's Legacy 5K=31:17(2008=32:24)
9/27 Linda Yalem Safety Run 5K=29:51(2008=33:14)
9/19 Carlys Club 5K=30:40(2008=31:52) NON CHIP
9/11 First Responders Memorial 5K=28:36(Garmin was 28:24) NON CHIP
8/22 Brian K Rybarczak Memorial 5K 31:05(2008=32:42)
6/7 Run for the Rosas-5K 30:55(2008=32:17) NON CHIP
3/7-Shamrock Run-8K 55:27

My race results 2008

12/6/08 Run for the Reindeer 5K-32:24(chip)Garmin 31:47
11/8/08 Lindsay's Legacy 5K-31:53(Garmin was 31:47)
9/28/08 Linda Yalem Safety Run 5K-33:13 (chip)
9/20/08 Carlys Club 5K-31:52
8/16/08 Brian K Rybarczak Memorial 5K-32:42(chip)
6/8/08 Run for the Rosas 5K-32:17 *****FIRST RACE EVER*****

Love this quote...
Runners just do it - they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first. ~Author Unknown

Member Since: 1/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 98,821

My Goals:
My goals for 2011 are....

1) Get to weight of 145 and then maintain 145-149

2) 1000 running miles in 2011

3) Clean/pickup one room a day so I am not doing the whole house at one time

4) Read for 15 minutes at a time at least 5 days/week

5) After my Jan HM...get back into using Chalean Extreme and Turbofire

6) Get to the gym 2 days per week...this needs WORK!!

My Program:
Running a minimum of 3 times a week.

Getting to the gym 2 times a week.

Tracking what I eat. I find this to be a great motivator for me.

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    Welcome to SparkPeople and the Love To Cook team! This site is full of supportive people and useful information. Good luck with your goals!
    4823 days ago
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    o.k. - he's officially the cutest puppy I've seen in a long time and is becoming a very handsome adult (and he's at a great weight, it always makes me sad to see labs that are just tubular! my Riley is 1/2 lab and has an appetite that would make him rotund so easily). Great job CoopsM!

    4830 days ago
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