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Not seeing my eyes when I smiled anymore was one of the things I found really depressing. Progress!

June 2015

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Towards a lighter life!

Thanks to my wonderful Sparkfriends, I have discovered hiking and rediscovered photography. I love going to new places in my area each week and posting blogs about it. I also love to share my travels!
Thanks to my wonderful Sparkfriends, I have discovered hiking and rediscovered photography. I love going to new places in my area each week and posting blogs about it. I also love to share my travels!

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 Pounds lost: 58.0 


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Member Since: 1/23/2011

My Goals:
Weight loss goal for 2015:
Keep losing weight!

Fitness goal:
I want to be able to go hiking for the day. At the moment my knees are still not happy with my weight and prevent me from going on much longer than 3/4-hour hikes. But little by little, I believe I'll get there!

My Program:
Eat small quantities (WLS in November 2014) 6 times a day.

1 or 2 hikes/walks every weekend (3 to 7 hours in total, with a photo blog for the fun and to keep myself accountable) and walks or stationary bike twice a week depending on the weather.

Personal Information:
I am French and live just outside Paris. I am 6ft (no, French women aren't all 'petite'!).
I love to travel and I have a passion for jazz (Cool West Coast).

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Thank you so much for the support I receive here from Sparkpeople and my Sparkfriends! It is helping me make my way towards a lighter life, body and mind...

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7/28/2015 1:12:43 PM

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“Being grateful for what you have is the fastest way to receive more.” Gail Lynne Goodwin
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Wishes for a terrific Tuesday. HUGS

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7/27/2015 7:33:42 PM

Hi Claire -
wow! I've never seen Hemlock here but have heard of it plenty of times. Didn't realize just touching it was enough to kill a person, but I guess I don't keep up with all the historical stories of who was killed with hemlock and who wasn't. And yes, Queen Anne's Lace/Wild Carrot is very common wildflowers along the roads and fields. On my way home from Wisconsin, I had a chance to stop by one of the Tourism Center/Rest Areas in northwestern Missouri and they had done a beautiful job "decorating" a hill with various prairie wildflowers - I probably need to upload all those photos as a blog project pretty soon!! It was only a quarter mile "loop", very short hike, but enough to stretch legs a bit after a long day of walking. That was really the closest I had ever been to a Queen Anne's Lace flower and I was struck by the "fractal" patterns there in the flower. And from what I could see of your hemlock photo, very similar pattern but the individual flowerets (sp? or not even sure if that's the right term - been awhile since I took botany!!) were much more spread out.

The main poisonous plants here to watch out for are Poison Ivy, and in other areas of the country, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac. I'm not as sure I've really seen either of those last two in Kansas, but we battle poison ivy in our back yard every year - and I usually end up losing!

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7/27/2015 6:35:51 PM

Hope you feel better!

Thanks for the compliment on my background.
Scallop shell tiles, Victoria Building, University of Liverpool, Built: 1892, Architect: Alfred Waterhouse, Style: Victorian Architecture

Drink plenty of water! I got my background on pinterest where I get a lot of the pics I use.

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7/27/2015 11:39:48 AM

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“Gratitude is the #1 way to improve your life.” Gail Lynne Goodwin
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7/26/2015 8:37:09 PM

Thankyou Claire for the wonderful blog comments. I'm feeling alot better after some rest and ready to finish the job. Have a lovely day.

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