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I joined SP in January of 2010 at a weight of 330+ lbs because I was tired of not being able to do anything. I couldn't fit in the chairs at the movies, or ride a roller coaster, or even walk up a flight of stairs without feeling like I was going to die. In the last two years, I have lost over 130+ lbs using SP and an array of workouts. What's even more amazing is the transformation I have seen in me as a person - I've become driven, hard working, an optimist, athletic, and most importantly, incredibly happy. While the numbers on the scale are a wonderful motivator, the feeling of truly being able to live with, and love myself far surpass the weight loss euphoria.

I am an ecstatic supporter of SP - if you work hard, stay positive, and ask for
support, you will succeed!

I fell in love with running in the summer of 2010. My younger brother is my biggest cheerleader - he is also my trainer/running partner. We have run almost every race together. For 2012, I am planning my biggest challenge yet - Tough Mudder.

"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up. "
— Dean Karnazes, ultrarunner.

Races: 2011

St. Paddy's 5K on March 13th - 39:22
Bunny Dash 5K on April 2nd - 35:06
Race to Wrigley 5K on April 16th - 36:53
Splish Splash 8K on May 22nd -65:05
Rock N Sole 10K on July 10th - 95:05
Chicago Rock N Roll Half Marathon on August 14th - 185
Fort2Base 3 Nautical Miles on September 11th - 43:04
Warrior Dash on September 17th - 46:00
Halloween Hustle 5K on October 29th - 33:08
Turkey Trot 8K on November 24th - 59:35

Races: 2010

Halloween Hustle 5K on October 30th, 2010 - 40:37 minutes.
Turkey Trot 5K on November 25th, 2010 - 40:32 minutes
Jingle Bell 5K on December 4th, 2010 - 41:18 minutes (in 2" snow!)

2011 stats:

Lost 30 lbs
Dropped one dress size
Completed 10 races, including a half marathon
Logged 7907 fitness minutes
Joined the Fire Department!

2010 stats:

Lost 102 lbs
Dropped 10 dress sizes
Lost 10+ inches from my waist
Ran over 120 miles for the year
Logged 8546 fitness minutes

Member Since: 1/2/2010

Fitness Minutes: 18,514

My Goals:
2013 Goals:

Be happy and healthy!

2012 Goals:

- Finish Tough Mudder
- Finish P90X2
- Fit in Size 10 pants
- Be an awesome Maid of Honor.
- Go sky diving!
- Be happy and healthy.

2011 Goals:

-Be happy & healthy CHECK
-Run 10 races.
-Finish a 10 K under 1 hour (CLOSE)
-End 2011 under 175 lbs (NOPE)
- Buy size 12 pants! (ALMOST!)
-Be in One-derland by Spring! CHECK

2010 Goals:
~To be happy and healthy in 2010! (GOAL REACHED DECEMBER 31st 2010)
~To looking stunning in my bridesmaid dress in July. (GOAL REACHED ON JULY 19TH)
~To be 75lbs lighter for my 26th Birthday in September. (GOAL REACHED ON JULY 30TH)
~Enter and run a 5k. (GOAL REACHED OCTOBER 30TH)
~Lose 100 lbs by January 1st 2011. (GOAL REACHED DECEMBER 11TH)
~Fit into a dress size that is under size 20. (GOAL REACHED ON SEPTEMBER 1ST)

My Program:
I love to exercise, but hate the calorie tracking. I am learning to track what I eat. Food wise, I eat a lot of turkey, vegetables, fruits, whole grains and very little red meat. I gave up soda (diet too) in 2010. I drink a ton of water and tea.

As far as exercise, I like to switch it up. I have done Sweatin to the Oldies, Taebo, Turbo Jam and P90X in the past. I am currently on a Turbo Fire kick. I love to play sports - especially softball, volleyball, and ice hockey.

I just picked up p90X2 , so I am excited to start that in 2012.

If SP has taught me anything, it's the fact that losing weight is not just a physical battle. Your mind and heart have to be in it as well. The support system I have found on SP is profound. I have the most supportive family and friends in the world as well!! Support and motivation are the keys to success.

Personal Information:
I work full time.

I attend UWP as a full time student - majoring in English.

I am a volunteer firefighter/EMT.

Other Information:
I am an avid reader - I love Camus, Sartre, Wilde, Yeats, and Donne. Read any good books lately?

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