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March 29, 2013

Biggest Loser race coming to Plattsburgh

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Other events are scheduled in Jackson, Miss., on April 6; Erie, Penn., on Aug. 17; and Seattle, Wash., on Oct. 13, among others.

The Plattsburgh event, hosted by the City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department and the Adirondack Coast Visitors Bureau, will start and end at City Hall.

Viewers who station themselves at that location will see runners five times during the half-marathon, City Recreation Department Director Steve Peters said.

Both courses feature stretches along the lake.

"I think this is a great opportunity for us to show what this community is but also what it can be and will be in the future," Peters said.

PLOTS HER MEALS

Jackie said she may not win any race, but she will start and she will finish even though she frequently walks at least part of the course.

"I will be faster than anyone who stayed in bed today," she said.

One of the things she learned was the importance of eating within 30 minutes of awaking each morning. She now plots her meals for the entire week.

A typical day includes two eggs and a cup of berries for breakfast; a healthy snack in the mid morning and mid afternoon; a half sandwich loaded with lean meat as well as salad and fruit for lunch; and lean meat, a vegetable and salad for dinner. She aims for about 1,400 calories a day.

One of the many people who believed it was impossible to change her diet and health for the better, Jackie said she only went on the show because Dan needed a partner.

Formerly too tired to exercise after work, she now realizes there is a difference between mental exhaustion and physical fatigue. Once she forces herself to exercise after work, mental exhaustion quickly disappears.

Dan said there will always be times when your diet veers off course. The key is to get back on track as quickly as possible.

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