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In Hawaii in January 2013, at 152 lbs

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My one-year comparison at a 70 lb loss (2011: 230 lbs, 2012: 160 lbs)

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At 150 lbs, January 2013

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Weighed 230 lbs in November 2011. Weighed 140 in April 2013. Lost 70 lbs from November 2011 to November 2012. Hit goal of 90 lbs lost on April 16, 2013. Celebrated one year of maintenance on April 16, 2014. Fell down between November 2013 and October 2015 and gained back 40 pounds. Trying to get back on the wagon.

Did it all on my own: no fad diets, no paid programs, no nutritionist, no personal trainer! All done with food lifestyle changes, and I took up running in July 2012.

Have run several 5Ks, race PR is 26:23.5. 10K PR is 57:43. First 15K was in August 2013 with a 1:34:25. I ran my first half marathon in October 2013 and, despite recovering from an injury, finished in 2:42:34.

I'm a 35-year-old professional meeting planner and live just outside of Chicago. I’m also a grad student, getting a master's in sports administration.

I fancy myself a "real" runner and religiously devour Runner's World and Women's Running magazines monthly! I blog at http://www.fatgirlrunn.com

But my real religion is hockey and I am a big Washington Capitals fan!

Member Since: 1/13/2013

Fitness Minutes: 223,586

My Goals:
Maintain. Run a 5K in under 26 minutes. Finish a half marathon in under 2:15.

My Program:
Eating right, running, cross training on non-running days.

Personal Information:
My name is Erika, I'm from Chicagoland, and you can read my weight loss/running blog at http://www.fatgirlrunn.com. Massive hockey fan, Washington Capitals superfan.

5K PR: 26:23.5
10K PR: 57:43
15K PR: 1:34:25
Half Marathon PR: 2:42:34

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  • v SENATOR9
    Great job on losing the weight.Blackhawks have a real good team this year.
    3063 days ago
  • v FITFOODIE806
    Your progress is incredible! You look great.
    3067 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon WELCOME TO SPARK!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Congrats on taking the first step into changing your life to a more healthier one by joining the site. Spark is filled with amazing people that will motivate, support and encourage you on your journey. There is so much to learn and discover here, take this one day at a time. A couple of things I would like to suggestion to make you Spark experience a great one.

    1. Make goals for yourself. Each month I make a list of what I want to accomplish that month and break them down to smaller goals to work with week by week. This way the BIG picture doesn't seem so big.

    2. Join Spark teams. There are tons of teams here and you will be able to find ones that fit to what you like or want in a team.

    The key to success here is to be active and you've already started by joining. You will find that everyone is willing to help you out if you need it. Spark friends are here for support, motivation and encouragement. Good luck on your journey to a healthier lifestyle! Again, welcome to the SP family!
    *~ Paula *~
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    3073 days ago
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