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DECIDE! COMMIT!! SUCCEED!!!

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I am 52 yrs old and married 10 yrs (on 3 Jan '14) to my best friend. I also have a 12 yr old daughter. I guess I did everything late in life-my first marriage and my first & only child,all in my 40's.
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I'm a vegetarian, Clean Eating South Beacher. It works for me.

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I am 52 yrs old and married 10 yrs (on 3 Jan '14) to my best friend. I also have a 12 yr old daughter. I guess I did everything late in life-my first marriage and my first & only child,all in my 40's.
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I'm a vegetarian, Clean Eating South Beacher. It works for me.

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I have a heart rate monitor. I absolutely love it! I know exactly how many calories I'm burning. And I have found this chart to be helpful:

From Bodybuilding.com
ZONE 1--50-60%=Very easy to easy
ZONE 2--60-70%=Easy to somewhat hard
ZONE 3--70-80%=Somewhat hard to hard
ZONE 4--80-90%=Hard to very hard
ZONE 5--90-100%=Maximum, all out effort

To Determine Your Target Heart Rate Zone:
220 - age = maximum heart rate (MHR)
MHR x 65%75% = light to moderate intensity zone
MHR x 75%85% = moderate to heavy intensity zone
(Mine is (171 MHR) 111%-145%)

Zone 1 = 3-7 calories per minute
Zone 2 = 7-12 calories per minute
Zone 3 = 12-17 calories per minute
Zone 4 = 17-20 calories per minute
Zone 5 = 20+ calories per minute

Fat is burned differently in each of the heart zones. You'll burn a different ratio of fat to carbohydrates in each of the heart zones. And once you've crossed over the exercise intensity threshold called the "anaerobic threshold," you are burning no additional fat, though you still burn fat. That's because oxygen has to be present for fat to burn. If there's no additional oxygen present, there's no additional fat burned during this period. However, don't confuse this with meaning that you won't lose body fat in higher zones. Another factor that results from training in these zones is a reduction in body fat, such as an elevated metabolism over time caused by muscular breakdown and/or increased muscle mass, which raises the metabolism.

There are four ways to achieve a caloric deficit:

1. Eat less.
2. Increase your activity.
3. Elevate your basal metabolic rate.
4. All of the above - also known as "Cardio Alone Won't Work".

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MY FAVORITE QUOTES/MANTRAS

"When you see the Golden Arches you are probably on your way to the Pearly Gates" William Castelli,M.D.

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." Mahatma Ghandi

YOU are responsible for your results.

I've worked too hard to put THAT in my mouth!

A moment on the lips,forever on the hips!

If you rest,you'll rust!~Denise Austin

A lean,healthy body is 80% clean eating, 10% exercise & 10% genes~ Tosca Reno

Just do it!~ Nike

'Can't" never did anything!

YOU are the powerhouse of your life!--

We do not stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.

Pain is just weakness leaving the body.

A friend will come bail you out of jail--a good friend will be there,sitting beside you,saying "We screwed up but we had FUN!!"

As seen in Sandgee62's blog--

" Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body but,rather,to skid in sideways,totally worn out,shouting "...WHAT A RIDE!


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Member Since: 3/29/2006

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My Goals:
My ultimate goal is to get to 125 lbs, maybe 120.






My Program:
I am currently following the South Beach Diet/LifeStyle and I am doing the AthLeanXX workout program.

I'm a regular reader of Muscle & Fitness Hers and Oxygen magazines. Excellent for changing up the routines!!





Personal Information:
My heart is in Boston but my body is in Texas.





Other Information:
I love to read-Grisham,Kellerman,etc.

And my FAVORITE tv show is The Deadliest Catch on the Discovery Channel! I also like Longmire &, of course, Walking Dead!



I have a 13 yr old daughter and 5 cats-3 of which were strays (I swear they followed me home--"here,kittykitty":)). And 2 of which are blind.

I also have 2 dogs-a Schnauzer- named Jazzy-Q and a Heinz 57 :) name Chloe.
And a Red Slider turtle named Roxie. And we just added a bunny, Thumper, to our zoo! And my daughter has 5 Hermit Crabs.



I collect snowmen figurines. I miss the snow a LOT so I make up for it by collecting snowmen/ladies.



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BARBIEE52
9/30/2014 11:49:47 PM

Michelle,
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""Never do something permanently foolish just because you are temporarily upset.""(Unknown)

So, whatever you do this day, do it out of love, not only for others, but especially for yourself.
And make this day a day filled with happiness and love. (Barb)
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Have a Wonderful Wednesday!!
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9/29/2014 8:46:42 PM

Hi Michelle, emoticon
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Past~~Present~~Future

Past is Experience.
Present is Experiment.
Future is Expectation.

So, better use your experience
in your experiment to meet your expectation.

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Have a Terrific Tuesday!!
Barb
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NEW-CAZ
9/28/2014 6:36:36 AM

emoticon i was just saying to him this morning- extend the garage space the length of the garden and we'll have half each.

Him for the bikes, me for all the gardening tools and furniture in winter (at the moment the garden shed is a tight squeeze

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BARBIEE52
9/27/2014 9:18:18 PM

Michelle,
TEN FACTS ABOUT YOU
1. You're reading this right now.
2. You're realizing that is a stupid fact.
4. You didn't notice I skipped three.
5. You're checking now.
6. You're smiling.
7. You're still reading this even though it's stupid.
9. You didn't realize I skipped eight.
10. You're checking again and smiling about how you fell for it again.
11. You're enjoying this.
12. You didn't realize that there is only suppose to be ten facts.
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Thanks for your friendship~~it means alot to me!!
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FORZACHANDMATT
9/26/2014 11:13:50 PM

Thanks so much for the spark goodie - sorry I am so behind in thanking you! I am do glad we are on the same BLC team too
- have a great weekend



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