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Happier me - Sept 2007

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I turned 50 in June 2007 and I need to get rid of this middle age spread. I am not happy with the current state of my metabolism, weight, shape or muscle tone. I am taking steps to improve these areas.

Our new winery is up and running. Check us out at

Member Since: 12/6/2006

Fitness Minutes: 8,309

My Goals:
Walking 5-8 miles/week


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My Program:
Cardio 30 minutes 3 x weekly

Strength training 3 X weekly

Walking every work day at least 20 minutes and using the stairs at work.

Personal Information:
I live outside Seattle and work in the downtown area. I have about a 60 minute commute every day depending on bus schedules and traffic. SInce I work 9-hour days this really cuts in to my available free time.

I have done really well with low carb eating in the past, but my husband was sick of it, so I stopped. I tried the lower fat method - but it just doesn't work for me. I started Atkin's Induction again April 16, 2007 and immediately lost 10 lbs. I need to figure out a way to get a workout in my busy day and not drop the ball elsewhere.

My job keeps me pretty sedentary - I review patient data for cancer clinical trials. I am at the computer all day. This with my age and lack of regular exercise are adding inches to my mid-section.

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On top of our 'day jobs' my husband and I just started a winery in our garage. This is another little project that is eating away at my free time. We have been making wine for about 7 years and were bonded by the Feds in 2006 to go commercial. It's exciting and a little scary at the same time.

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  • v -WISPY-
    Hi there Curly good to hear from you.
    I have sweeet memories of you also..... it was the chocolate cant even remember the recipe, but it made chocolate such a programme friendly treat.
    As I write this realise I seldom even think of chocolate these days. Not that I have tried to stop eating it, it is no longer my absolutely favourite thing to go to.
    176 days ago
  • v -WISPY-
    Hi there Curly, sending you love and big hugs. Wispy.
    2027 days ago
    Gf, I am so sorry about your mom. I have been through that and it nearly killed me. My MIL died a year ago last April 22 and we are still not over it. You are doing great to handle all of the estate business. My hubby is in charge of that too though we are only 60 miles away. Working our butts off day and night so I know what you are dealing with. We have had MIL's house on the market over a year now. We still have not gotten rid of her things as his mom was legal guardian for his special needs brother and we had to get him and attorney, a physical guardian, and a financial guardian before we could do anything and it took 8 months. We have everything else done now but the house an possessions but it has been too much work.

    I have gained over half of my weight back too - stress, lack of sleep, not enough exercise, and bad diet. Not unexpected. LOL.

    Take care of yourself. Stress is a killer. My thoughts are with you. Keep in touch. emoticon
    2028 days ago
    Hey, GF. Just stopped in to say hi and see how you are doing.
    2028 days ago
  • v -WISPY-
    Hey there Curly my love, I am so happy to see you.
    Missed your posts. Loving dat chocolate!!!!
    Hope you will still be in our team, maybe you have posted there. Wanted to answer this first.
    Thank you - yes my life has been currently transformed and I am loving every minute of it.

    PS Can't believe we were not "on the page" SPs. So I've remedied that!
    2134 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/14/2012 5:14:47 PM
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