STRONGDAWG
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I want to grow old with my husband and have fun and be active the whole time. He has been a great motivator for me to get in shape.

I am in maintenance. It's not the goal weight that I set at the beginning of the journey, but it is what I can maintain and feel healthy. When I started, I didn't think I'd be working with a trainer 3 days/week as long as I have (18 months as of writing.) I look great. I am incredibly strong. I'm out of pain most days. If I manage to lose a few more pounds, I'm fine with that. I'm no longer stressing it. My trainer keeps telling me that I'm in the healthy range for body fat/lean muscle mass and I'm getting close to the athletic range. I can't argue with that. My new goal is to be competitive in the NJ State Triathlon in July 2017. Not sure I'll make it given my injuries, but I'm trying. Stay tuned, Sparkers. (May 2017)

I am close to my goal weight. I have recovered from a debilitating back injury and now I am stronger and more fit than I ever was. However, the pain of that injury and the many, many months of working with a physical therapist, physical trainer and registered dietitian has taught me a strong lesson in not ignoring pain and taking care of the body that I am blessed to have. I will never again take for granted my ability to walk. (Sept. 2016)


Alas, I have fallen prey to the perils of arthritis and back injury. This has resulted in more than a year of reduced activity for me and significant weight gain. I am very frustrated and scared of a lifetime of obesity and pain. So I am embarking on a commitment to intense physical therapy and training coupled with nutrition counseling to lose the weight that is making my pain worse. My husband is right by my side doing whatever he can to make this work. I am counting on my spark friends to be there, too. There is no place like SparkPeople for support and motivation. (Sept. 2015)


Member Since: 4/18/2010

My Goals:
1. Be competitive for my age group for the NJ State Triathlon.

2. Maintain weight loss.


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I live in downtown Beverly, MA - less than a half mile from the ocean. It's lovely.


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  • v IRISHF
    Boston...out of my league. :) Permanently.
    3054 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/29/2012 11:11:02 PM
  • v IRISHF
    No, I *don't* think it's easy! I'm counting seconds out there myself. SECONDS! One of my friends asked me how it feels to run the speed I did this week. I said it feels HARD. :)

    How many days a week do you run? I've only ever run 3 days a week in race training, due to doing lower-injury plans by Jeff Galloway. But it sure would be nice to be able to do 30 minutes daily at an EASY pace when on vacation. Well, 5 days a week at least. I hope I can. It would be nice to travel and only need my shoes to do some weight maintenance.
    3055 days ago
  • v YDAVIS23
    GET YOUR SHOES OUT! I'M REGISTERED!!!
    3055 days ago
  • v ALLIEALLIE2
    Thanks for your support! You are a rockstar!!
    3055 days ago
  • v IRISHF
    I'm not doing burpees before a race, I'm doing my regular workouts and then going outside to work on my mile pace for fun. :)

    I've marathoned and half marathoned. Don't worry, I know what to do when race training and before a race. Right now I'm just having a fun time with challenging myself.


    3055 days ago