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Sept 2007 - Sean took this the weekend after we met. I was near my lowest weight in 10+ years.

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Sean and I were married in San Francisco in August, 2008.

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South Park, San Francisco - the perfect place for our small, low-overhead wedding.

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I'm a 37-year-old living in Minneapolis. I lost 67 lbs between 2002 and 2005, and have spent the time since then gaining and losing the same 20-40 lbs. since then.

I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 1996, and go through years where it's better and worse. I was fortunate that 2001-2008 were relatively good as far as fibro symptoms. I really struggled in 2009 with worsening symptoms, and have been relieved that I was able to set a 28-week 5k training program in 2010 and stick to it.

So, I met this wonderful man in September 2007, when I was at my
For the first time in my life, I am starting to feel confident in who I am and what I can achieve. Sean's love and support means a lot to me, and I wouldn't be at this point in my life without his willingness to get up at 5:30 am to drive me to a race.

Since early 2010, I have run my first 5k and 10k and fought my way through my first half-marathon and marathon. I am also a duathlete, planning to compete in 2 more this year. In 2013, my big "first" will be tackling a triathlon, which is pretty big, considering I didn't learn to swim until 2012.

I'm originally from southern Maine, and lived there for 25 years, and then I relocated to southeastern WI for 8 years. I met Sean, moved to Chicago briefly, and then we moved to Minneapolis in 2008. I adore the Cities, and, out of the bargain, I became a Twins fan in 2009. A 20-game season ticket plan, Target Field's opening, and a fantastic 50th anniversary season by the Twins mean that I will always be a Twins fan, no matter where we live.

Member Since: 2/4/2009

Fitness Minutes: 83,064

My Goals:
1st 10K race 1/1/11 - Done!

1st Half-Marathon 06/11 - Done!

1st Duathlon 08/28/11
- Done!

1st Marathon 06/16/12 - Done!

1st Triathlon - planned August 2013

My Program:
Staying w/in calorie range (losing 0.75-1.0 lb per week on average - slow and steady wins the race)

Duathlon Training starting mid-June 2012

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    Welcome, welcome. I'm Carla, 1/4 of your MPLS/STPAUL enthusiastic leaders group. We're so pleased to welcome you to our team. We're a great group of fun, supportive, encouraging members who want to get to know you. Take some time to check out SparkPeople, there's a lot available. Check out my page, I love quotes and motivations. And then let me know if you have any questions at all. Congrats on your wedding. The pix look great and just FYI, happy weight is okay as long as it's not overweight, right? Keep your happy weight emotional weight. Hope to see you blogging and posting away really soon. Again, welcome from your entire leader-team.
    4478 days ago
    I think Karen is/was around here somewhere, to; keep meaning to ask her. :-)
    4479 days ago
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    Welcome to SparkPeople!

    I started last June and by using Spark and some self discovery in the process, I'm down 25 pounds, and am holding steady at a healthy weight. Spark is a massive site, you will be discovering new and exciting things for at least two months! Good luck and enjoy this invigorating new healthy lifestyle.

    * Diet is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate! emoticon
    4479 days ago
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    Love your South Park photo... and also love low-overhead!

    Stopping by to say...

    Welcome to SparkPeople and sending you wishes for an awesome and successful journey to your health goals!
    4479 days ago
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