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Me with my new Love. . . .biking!

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Me at My Heaviest

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April 2015 getting my degree in Management

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"I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. " ~Author Unknown

I think this pretty much sums up where I am at right now. I've made tremendous changes since joining Spark, but I still have a ways to go. I'm comforted in knowing that there is a community of people that I can talk with who have either gone through it, are in the trenches, or beginning their journey. I have received assistance from many, and appreciate it.

I never thought that at this point in my life, my biggest joy would be training for a 1/2 marathon (completed). I've gone from struggling to complete 1 mile on a track, to walking more than 4 miles daily on the treadmill. Working out has become part of my daily lifestyle.

I am growing and developing into the person I was destined to be one day at a time.

8/28/12 Update: I'm so excited that my youngest daughter is now an active member of SparkPeople! I have only been shouting it's praises for 4 years now. So, to top it off, she is training for the Tough Mudder in June 2013. I have agreed to participate with her, but I must build upper body strength in order to qualify to be of benefit to anyone on the team. Wish us luck as we move forward in our health quest.

10/20/14 Update: I've recommitted myself to loosing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I have put on some pounds last year with illness and not being as mobile as I once was. I have kept the majority of my weight off, and I'm celebrating 6 years of maintaining my 100+ weight loss. I have decided that I will once again participate in a half marathon to challenge myself.

My goal is to be as active as I possibly can by participating in 5k and 10k competitions, as well as increasing my swimming endurance and speed on my bike. I have become quite a rider this summer, clocking in more than 40 miles weekly.

The one thing that I have learned, is that you have to stay active by doing new and challenging things. As for me, if I have no goal I'm trying to obtain, I have no motivation. So I needed to put them down to make them concrete in my mind.

Member Since: 4/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 42,898

My Goals:
My Current goals as of October 2015:

1. Walk 10,000 steps 5 days per week.

2. Lose 8 pounds by October 31.

3. Reduce/eliminate drinking Pepsi daily.

4. Get a passpost!

5. Register for Masters Program by January 2016.

6.Post journal entry at least once per week on Spark, and post at least 3 times per week on FB with the appropriate hashtag.

My Program:
Walk during my lunch during the week - weather permitting.

Go to the gym at least 3 times per week minimum.

Personal Information:
I love Winnie the Pooh, the Disney Character Princess Tiana, the color Yellow, and Comedy.

I enjoy bike riding and walking along the Riverfront in downtown Detroit. If its a weekend, and not raining, tha's where I'm at!

Other Information:
"Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow." ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

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  • v TMSDET
    Just wanted to stop in to say that you inspired me with your goals for the end of the year. You look fabulous and I'm sure that you will meet your aspirations...Will look forward to sharing a Saturday Morning walk, when the weather and time allows.
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    Comment edited on: 8/31/2009 9:47:55 PM
  • v NEWME0519

    Thanks again for the walk & taik! Congratulations on your weight loss! Keep up your great progress and be done when YOU say it's enough.
    4047 days ago
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    Hi Friend!

    Great SparkPage!

    Stopping by to WELCOME you to Your Quickfire Challenge Team and to Congratulate you for adding One more tool to your belt!

    You have chosen to be part of a New and Radically different SparkPeople Team Approach. So happy to have you part of this Special Fitness Team to help You Achieve Your Goals!

    Please check in daily for your "Quickfire Challenge Of The Day" found on the QFC Team Front Page under "QuickFire Challenge Of The Day Forum" - listed by date. When you get time, please review the "General Team Discussion Forum." Also, check in on the Announcement Tab for all New and Relevant Team Information.

    Have a GREAT journey... and remember to eliminate excuses that keep you from attaining your goals and you WILL get there, One QuickFire Challenge A Day.

    Keep Sparking! =0) Kelli, Wendy and Mic!

    Nike ~
    "If you went running when you first started thinking about it, you'd be back by now."

    "Others aren't staring at you. They're thinking how they should be running, too."

    "Someone who is busier than you is running right now."

    "The road to hell is paved with couches."

    "It's easier to sleep than run. That's why sleeping isn't an Olympic sport."

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    4057 days ago
    Dotty--you have had tremendous success in your physical fitness...keep it up and encourage us sparklers....I know I am encouraged by those who DO IT and not just talk about it. emoticon
    4085 days ago
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