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December 1999: ~135-140 pounds | May 2007: 125 pounds | It's all about body composition!

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My mantra was once, "Life is too short to eat diet food!" So I ate McDonalds every day in high school along with everything fatty, greasy and unhealthy. Due to great genes or dumb luck or a fast metabolism, I weighed under 100 pounds despite eating all that junk and NEVER exercising but wore a size 10. During university, I would often eat a entire large bag of Doritos for dinner and drink several cans of Coke a day. Double portions in the dining hall followed by late night pizza and candy. Don't you dare call me skinny, I'm FIT! Those awful habits led to a 40 pound weight gain. I would get sweaty walking from my bed to the fridge in my one bedroom apartment! In September 2000, I joined a gym and have never looked back. Thank goodness I look nowhere near my age. Favourite quotes: "Color coordination is the key. It doesn't matter how fast you run. More important is how good you look doing it." - Hal Higdon "I think I'll try defying gravity, and you can't pull me down." "Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can. First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do. The time for action is now. It's never too late to do something." - Antoine de Saint-Exupery "Until you become fit and healthy, you really have NO IDEA what you're really missing in life." - random SP board post (not by me) "OBSESSED is just a word the LAZY use to describe the DEDICATED." - Russell Warren "A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse." - Stephan Dolley Jr. "Once you cross that finish line, no matter how slow, no matter how fast, it will change your life FOREVER." - Dick Beardsley, Spirit of the Marathon "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." - 2 Timothy 4:7 "...let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." - Hebrews 12:1 "Whether you believe you can, or you can't, you are right." - Henry Ford "...and when I run I feel His pleasure." - Eric Liddell "The music of a marathon is a powerful strain, one of those tunes of glory. It asks us to forsake pleasures, to discipline the body, to find courage, to renew faith and to become one's own person, utterly and completely." -George Sheehan "It hurts up to a point and then it doesn't get any worse." - Ann Trason "The faster you run, the sooner it stops hurting." - seen on a kilometer marker sign during ATB 2009 �You only ever grow as a human being if you�re outside your comfort zone.� - Percy Cerutty Cheat meals are usually on Saturday nights and may include up to 3 courses: an appetizer, main course and dessert. They don't have to be eaten all at the same meal; for example I'll have a healthy dinner on Saturday but have an ice cream sundae for dessert. And then if I'm in the mood, I'll eat a greasy spoon diner breakfast on Sunday. I also allow myself to eat out for lunch once a week. Featured Motivator on December 21, 2008.

Member Since: 10/18/2006

Fitness Minutes: 291,492

My Goals:
General, ongoing goals:
- eat foods that are minimally processed. Produce is from local sources whenever possible.
- maintain workout frequency at 6-7 days a week.

Strength training goals:
- regain strength & lower body fat% to pre-pregnancy levels

Running goals:
- have fun!

Bucket list running goals:
- NYC Marathon
- run a marathon in every city that I've lived (to do: Edmonton, Santa Barbara, Silver Spring/Washington DC, London)

My Program:
kettlebell training, TRX, running, yoga, cycling

strength training 1-2x/week
running 4-5x/week
bike whenever possible

Personal Information:
ultrarunning trail adventurer, newbie cyclist, mom, kettlebell wrangler, pianist, fastinista, nail polish enthusiast.

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    Good Morning ! how do you use powdered celery you ask ? I use it on everything ! I Love the flavor of celery, so it goes in soups, gravies, dips, on eggs and omelets, herb mixes, rib rub mix, on pork chops and chicken, smoothies, etc. And celery is so good for you...Enjoy !
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    I had foot surgery and am on crutches so I cannot walk or bike anywhere. I need to cash a check so I physically need someone to drive me to the bank.
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    Thank you for your comment. Do you not have a day in your country when you honor your loyality to your country what it stands for? Sad.
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