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My numbers on race day! Cam in 419th place! :D

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Wedding 3/23/04 3 weeks after Catlyn was born Close to heaviest weight. Was about 140 in this photo.

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I'm a mother of three and still trying to get back in shape. My kids don't live with me, but it only makes me stronger. If I can overcome things like that I can do anything. I've already dropped from a size 14 to a size 5 in 3 years by walking like crazy. Now I'm stuck. I'm happy with my weight just want my stomach flat again. I blame my stomach bulge on the soda, sugary foods, and don't forget the carbs. I was drinking 4 cans of Mountain Dew a day. That is 500 calories in itself! Then I found Spark People thanks to my best friend. Now seeing me with a Mountain Dew is rare. If I do have one its limited. Usually if I crave a soda I'll opp for a diet cherry 7up with antioxidants. I now eat my fruits and vegetables and get 8 glasses of water a day. I don't want people to think I've always been skinny. People think that, but no and finally added pics to show the facts. The journey has been great so far with Spark People and I look forward to the road ahead. (update) I no longer count my calories. I'm down to 111.2. I walk every day at work and some days to work. I have turned into eating only veggies, grains, beans, and unfortunately my sodas. I eat as much as I want, but of course there are far less calories now and I have to eat more often usually. I will say when I wasn't drinking my soda, I felt amazing! I Make my own food most of the time and when I get lazy I get morning star burgers without meat, eggs, and milk. I think it has helped. I finally got to run a 5k, which was one of my goals last year to do. Late is better then never! I ended up coming in at 419th place. I made it in just over 31 minutes. I'm pretty happy with that number for my first run. And YES I did run the whole way! 3.1 miles couldn't stop me! :D ...... This was me years ago. I'm back up to 132 and starting over!

Member Since: 1/12/2010

Fitness Minutes: 7,934

My Goals:
1)Drink 8 cups of water / day

2)Walk 5 times a week for 60 minutes

My Program:

Personal Information:
Location: Anoka, MN

Body Measurements 3/7/10:
Neck 12" (don't know if this was accurate)
Upper Arms 10.5 "
Forearms 8"
Bust 35.5"
Waist at Navel 31.5"
Hips at Widest Point 37"
Thighs 20"
Calves 13"

Body Measurements 3/19/10:
Neck 13.5"
Upper Arms 10.5"
Forearms 8.5"
Bust 35"
Waist at Navel 29.5"
Hips at Widest Part 35.5"
Thigh 18.5"
Calves 12.5"

Blood Glucose 2/5/10:
Non-fasting 96 mg/dL

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Favorite Quotes:
Don't let yesterday use up too much of today. -Will Rogers

The true measure of an individual is how he treats a person who can do him no good. -Ann Landers

There are two ways to spread light; to be the candle, or the mirror that reflects it. - Edith Wharton

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses. - Ziggy

Courage is like a muscle; it is strengthened by use. ~ Ruth Gordon

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    Thank you, I feel great in that dress, my BF got it for me for my birthday last november. Have a great day.
    4141 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    emoticon So happy you passed your test!!!!
    4141 days ago
    Hi. I am in Texas, not Minneapolis but I know there is a walking club in your area if you are interested in participating in local events on a regular basis. I do similar walks every weekend. We are not "fund raising" clubs, we are for fun, fitness and fellowship. Our clubs are family oriented and most events are baby stroller, and pet friendly. Our object is to keep a record book and collect a stamp for each event that we do. I've done over a 1000 of the 10K events in Texas and in 46 other states. Here is the information on your local club:

    Club Name: NorthStar Trail Travelers
    Address: 3951 Russell Ave. N
    City: Minneapolis
    State: MN
    Zip: 55412
    Contact: Peter Cartwright
    Phone: (952) 854-4911

    4142 days ago
  • v GIVEUP30
    I know you have been studying....this will be my last post for I want grandchildren Spring vacation been three years since I've had them emoticon
    4143 days ago
    I hope you have today off and are doing something fun!
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    4144 days ago
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