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I used to be one of those obnoxious people who could eat anything and never gain weight. I couldn't gain weight when that was the goal even. It's not longer the case and now I really have to start paying more attention to what I eat and what I do.

Other things - I'm in the process of doing a re-write on a book I hope to ultimately get published.

Spiritually - I consider myself a non-denominational pagan. ;)

I am seriously addicted to reading books. It's ...
I used to be one of those obnoxious people who could eat anything and never gain weight. I couldn't gain weight when that was the goal even. It's not longer the case and now I really have to start paying more attention to what I eat and what I do.

Other things - I'm in the process of doing a re-write on a book I hope to ultimately get published.

Spiritually - I consider myself a non-denominational pagan. ;)

I am seriously addicted to reading books. It's rare for me to be reading less than three books as a time. I am so addicted, that I recently decided to give in to the audiobook world. The 15 minute commute to work was just "free" time I wasn't reading.
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My Goals:
The newest goal (as of 01-03-16) :

Restarting the C25K program. I hate running, but I hate that me knees make it almost impossible to run. I keep doing 5K's though so the plan is to start up again. The first one of the year is usually the last weekend in April. Starting the C25K on the 4th of January should get me on target for that. My last 5K was my best 5K time to date - 35:24. I'd like to be in that range for the first 5K on April 30th.

I'm trying to do little things more for my mental health now. I've been in maintenance for weight for years now. It's time to work on other things.

My Program:
Continuing to track workouts. If the weight starts to move too much, I'll track my food more intently.

Trying to keep improving my 5K times during the year.

I still want to write more, but I want to learn more as well. I'll be doing some free courses online, but I've also decided to try to learn German.

Personal Information:
Married for 24 years. We have 3 boys.

The oldest (age 27) is autistic and recently found a job after being out of work for most of last year after a bout of severe depression.

The middle son (affectionately called the boy) is 23 and studying creative writing and music in college.

The youngest is 10. Yes, we did forget how that happens. He loves camping, baseball, basketball, running around, reading, telling stories.

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I have alternate realities in my head that I write about. If I could get something published, that would be wonderful, but unlikely. Still going to give it a try though.

I read. My husband says I'm addicted, but I could stop any time I wanted to. Not likely to happen in my lifetime.

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LIFEISSWEET2
11/17/2015 12:40:18 PM

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Greetings, Spark Friend! The holidays are fast approaching. Are you ready for all of the food-centric events coming your way? I hope so! If not, now is the time to make a plan to navigate the holidays safely. With Spark's many resources and your Spark friends you can do it!
If you need ideas stop by and read my latest blog entry or better yet, post a blog declaring your holiday goals! What are your plans? How will you make it thru healthy and happy? I'd love to know!
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JANET552
11/17/2015 7:04:46 AM

Thanks for your encouraging comment on my blog! I usually do okay if I can find time to socialize with friends periodically. Had a chance for that yesterday and will do that again today. My outlook always improves then.



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RAWCOOKIE
11/8/2015 2:41:59 PM

emoticon thanks for your comment about never been too early for bed - now that three people have given me the go-ahead, reckon that's where I'm headed!



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FORZACHANDMATT
10/29/2015 1:41:47 PM

Thanks so much for your support!



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WITCHYWOMAN75
10/27/2015 5:19:24 PM

I would love to read your book if you have a way of getting it to me. My middle son just found a publisher for his book. He's also a great editor. I read a lot too. emoticon



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