Hi, I'm Laura. I've maintained a 100+ pound weight-loss since May 2009. The weight loss credit goes to Weight Watchers and SparkPeople (and myself of course!), but I credit the maintenance to running, especially the C25k program (Couch to 5k), which is what started my addiction to running back in the fall of 2009!  I run at least 4 days/week, and try to do a longer run on the weekend. This is sometimes not possible because of Lucy. Where we live now she has to be on a leash, and trying to run with her leashed always ends up with me having to limp back home after she winds herself around my legs and down I go! In the house, I have to lock her out of the treadmill room because she spends the entire time simultaneously trying to get on the treadmill and eating the belt :(  

Lucy and her piggy :)

In May of 2010 I watched the documentary Food Inc. and immediately gave up meat, eggs, and (about 98%) dairy. I'm an advocate of Farm Sanctuary, Mercy for Animals, Forks over Knives, Meatless Monday, etc... I highly promote the ideals of veganism and I try to live as cruelty-free as I possibly can. That being said, I'm not perfect and so I've adapted the label "plant-powered" instead of vegan.

This blog is basically just a food/recipe and running journal, with a little bit of life thrown in.  

By the way, want to see what a 100+ weight loss looks like:

Before: 240 pounds (and no, I'm not pregnant)
After: 114 pounds, and a Half-Marathoner!


affectionforfitness said...

Hi Laura! I don't even think I realized that you had lost this much weight. I kind of just liked you because you were healthy and slim in the first place. <<Turns out that wasn't actually true, so your story is even better than I thought. :D

:-) Marion

Robert Wadhams said...

wow.. you really have a nice page set up... and WOW... you have really changed!!! WTG :)

Anonymous said...

Dang, girl.

Found your blog through Running Bloggers! What you've done is pretty cool. Don't know if you still get emails from the old site, but I followed you over on wordpress!