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February 2018
Five years post stopping HRT, my body is out of control - rolls of fat around my middle. Due to regular exercise, I'm still comfortable in my body, but not in my clothes. I've been eating according to Whole30 for a couple of years, but items have crept in that are doing me no good. Time for a reset!

July 2013
I finally acknowledged that the healthy diet I was eating didn't agree with me. I'm now using The Plan to ferret out those foods that aren't friendly. After 4 weeks, I'm down 6 lbs and my joints no longer ache. The research continues....

May 2013
I still haven't figured out what my body is doing, but I'm feeling better. Losing weight may or may not happen, but I'll keep running.

January 2013
Off HRT, and with a significant weight gain. Time to get serious and figure out how to handle the new me.

November 2012
My energy is back, and so is the excess weight. But this is a quest for health, so I'm not going to panic over a few pounds. There is no doubt that I'm in better shape and healthier than I was when I started running almost three years ago.

January 2012
I haven't been my energetic self since the St. Louis marathon last October. My mojo is AWOL, but I'm not giving up, so here I am. Not the update I wanted, but it's real and so am I.

November 2010
We limit ourselves by defining ourselves. That's what I discovered while training for a marathon. I'm in a place I never thought I would be, I'm an athlete, I'm a runner. Who else might I become?

March 2010
I'm on a fitness and health quest now, having achieved a weight range at which I feel comfortable. Yes, range: weight isn't static, and it's going to fluctuate by a few pounds. I'm good with that.
My journey on SP has brought me to an interesting point: it's not about my weight, it's about discovering who I am in so many different arenas.

2010 goals:
Maintain my weight range
Become a runner

July 2009
I had lost weight before, but couldn't even seem to get started this time. Somehow I stumbled onto Sparkpeople, I don't even remember how!

I was going through some very stressful times, with no energy, and no focus, so it was a matter of putting one foot in front of the other without feeling particularly motivated.

It took seven weeks to see any results, and by then I'd developed a habit, motivated or not.

By nine weeks, I realized I needed to get serious about exercise. This piece still eludes me on a consistent basis, particularly strength training.

After three months, I'm feeling so much better. It's hard to believe what difference five or six pounds can make on a 5'1" frame. And my quest is now for fitness, not for a magic number on the scale. So it's going to be a long journey, one I'm on for the rest of my life.


Member Since: 7/14/2009

Fitness Minutes: 309,370

My Goals:
A balanced diet
A healthy body
A strong body
A sense of control

The rest of the journey: fitness.

Run a 5k - goal met 2/13/10
Complete C25K program - goal met 3/16/10
Power in Motion training - completed 5/1/10
Galloway training - ongoing
Run a 10k - goal met 3/12/11
Run a half-marathon - goal met 10/24/10
Run a marathon - goal met 11/14/10
Run the Hood to Coast relay - done! 8/27/11
Be fit enough to run more than one marathon in a year - goal met 1/19/14
Still be running at 70
Still be running at 80
Still be running at .....


My Program:
Track what I eat
Eat a balanced diet, making sure I get enough protein
Balance - no deprivation
Exercise regularly
Get enough sleep
Use the SP resources to stay motivated



Personal Information:
Living in Houston, TX. Mother of four, grandmother of five
Sharing my home with a standard poodle, my daughter, and her two cats.


Other Information:
I'd rather be dancing or running.





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  • v KIMOT2LTD
    Congratulations on your fitness achievement Deirdre.
    4058 days ago
  • v FEATHERSTITCH
    Thanks for commenting on my quilts. Looks like you have a passion for gardening. Quilting and gardening seem to go together, but not always at the same time. Perhaps when the weather is cooler you will feel more in the mood to quilt. I wish quilting burned as many calories as running!
    Liz
    4060 days ago
  • v PATTYSH
    Thank you for your kind words on the blog about my brother. He seems to be progressing nicely. Time will tell.
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    Patty
    4061 days ago
  • v DEB2448
    Welcome to spark people. This is a great site full of wonderful tools to use. By joining a few teams you will get support and motivation from other members. Good luck with your goals.
    Deb
    (leader of OFF: Ongoing Fun & Fitness Team)
    (co-leader of Creative Challenges& Saintly Souls Team)

    4083 days ago
  • v LEEPFROG95
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    I am sending the warmest WELCOME to you.
    You may me a bit overwhelmed by the info that is here.
    But give it some time, and you will be an expert in no time.
    Everyone on this web site is here for the same reasons,
    maybe a little different end goals but we all want to have
    a better quality of life. Loving Spark is something you do.
    Being Spark member just becomes part of the new you.
    If you have any questions just ask, someone. That is the cool
    thing about this site there is always someone to help,
    to pick you up, to listen just to be there.
    Come visit my Spark Page check things out. ~~
    Also, come and check out the QUICK FIRE TEAM,
    the team has daily challenges something
    for everyone at every level.~~~~~ We would love to have you join...
    Enjoy the new journey.
    ~~~~~~Have a great day and enjoy SPARKING !!!~~~~~~~~

    http: //teams.sparkpeople.com/QuickfireChallenge
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    Mic ~
    4083 days ago
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