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Here's to the day when shredded wheat is a better snack than a box of macaroni and cheese! THAT DAY IS NOW!!!! I'm 34, almost 35, and still trying to figure out what I want to be when I grow up. I'm getting closer to knowing and SP is helping me get there in so many ways. I know for a fact that having more energy and a better self image will help me figure that out.

So, I've been here since April, and doing pretty great. When I started, I thought running 3 miles was madness and now I'm thinking that a 10K might be a piece of cake, since I'm looking forward to 26.1 miles in March. The tortilla chips still haunt me, but I'm able to avoid the siren call of cinnamon buns, doghnuts, and now even cigarettes are banished. Can't believe it. Down to a size 12 from a 16 just 5 months ago, and looking forward to more loss in the next 6 months. Go Me!

Follow up - have done a 10K and 1/2 marathon and down to a size 10!

More follow up - add another 1/2 marathon and the big one (26.2 coming up next week). I'm probably closer to an 8 now, and feeling great!

OK - more follow up. That marathon was great! What's next?

Member Since: 4/2/2006

Fitness Minutes: 701

My Goals:
To run the LA marathon in March, 2007 DONE! and the Long Beach 1/2 marathon in October, 2006. DONE! To be able to fit into a Marc Jacobs outfit by my birthday in April, 2007. DONE IN ADVANCE!

To be able to have energy to enjoy life, enjoy my husband. To be happy. To feel like I don''t have another body surrounding my body

My Program:
Portion control, portion control, portion control. Healthy delicious cooking, not just delicious cooking. Get my butt off the couch and moving around.

Personal Information:
I''m 34 and finally trying to take better care of myself. I''m happily married for almost 4 years, and have a greyhound that gets both of us out of bed in the morning.

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    Hello, I feel kinda silly about doing this, but if you don’t try you can’t succeed!

    I am in a contest that will end on September 30th which will be my one month anniversary to my quitting smoking (yeah). I am trying to come up with at least sixty votes in two days, so pass it along if you can (ouch, but not giving up ;0). All I need is for you to follow this link, sign into facebook….become a fan and scroll down to look for my name (Shirlee Riegger-I will be on page two now) and click “like” under my story. That’s it….I am trying to win a trip to Ohio for the weekend as a reward for my quitting….can’t afford a vacation so I thought I would try to win one. LOL….Thanks for the support!

    4318 days ago
    wow. I found your comment on a post of mine from 07! thought Id take a chance and say hi!
    4376 days ago
    5083 days ago
    I haven't seen you in awhile and I thought I'd check out your Spage. Wow, you've run a HM and a Marathon!! How exciting! I did my first 5k and a 5 miler. I am training for a 10k and a 8 3/4 miler in February. I want to do a HM and am slowly working up to that. What training program are you following? Well, you look fantastic! Kudos to you!

    Your SP friend, Shell

    5152 days ago
    Hey there woman, haven't seen you around in like forever!! Hope things are going well for you and you are still kickin' butt. Stop by and say hi sometime! =O)
    5168 days ago
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