DEB9021   28,572
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This is a Seattle vacation photo from a few years ago ... looking at still helps me relax!

My boys and dog romping in Lake Erie on a camp out. Ideal summer fun!

Sunset on the Great Lake!

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Keep Movin' - Fitness, Fun, Good Health

I enjoy healthy eating and lots of exercise. Love to be outdoors and moving. But with work, family, stress it easily gets overlooked if I don't focus on it. Committing to make it a priority so I CAN live up to the demands of work, family, stress.
I enjoy healthy eating and lots of exercise. Love to be outdoors and moving. But with work, family, stress it easily gets overlooked if I don't focus on it. Committing to make it a priority so I CAN live up to the demands of work, family, stress.

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 current weight: 157.0 

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Member Since: 8/12/2011

SparkPoints: 28,572

Fitness Minutes: 37,458

My Goals:
I have lost almost 30 pounds since starting SparkPeople, and although I am more focused on feeling good and maintaining healthy habits than losing weight, that "almost" is starting to get on my nerves. I want get past that milestone this summer, while the weather is gorgeous and calling me to exercise and eat healthy, fresh foods.

My Program:
I used to go to the gym 3-4 times most weeks and/or jog 5 miles, but it got me nowhere. Sometimes when life got busy i would have a few weeks when i didn't have time to exercise at all. When I started SparkPeople I gave up the gym and started doing 10 minutes of exercise first thing in the morning. A year and 20 pounds later I upped it to 20, and I recently switched up to 30. It isn't easy because I get up at 4:30 am to do it before work, but then nothing gets in the way. I do more later in the day and on weekends move it back to later, but at least 30 minutes happens every day.

Personal Information:
I love exercising outdoors. Can't get enough sunshine and nature! But I have periods where home and work get so busy that I run out of time in the day. So I want to do enough in the early morning so that if life gets crazy and that's all I can do, I'm still staying fit, feeling good and relieving stress. I need it to find the energy and motivation for everything ELSE I do!

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My current goals:
- 30 minute brisk walk in the early morning and a 30 minute walk before bed with dogs.
- Strength training twice a week
- walk/jog/run intervals for 45 to 60 minutes three times per week.
- One house chore per evening so I don't spend my weekend catching up
- Log into SparkPeople daily to log food and fitness and give/receive support to Spark Friends.

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2/6/2016 7:00:02 PM

emoticon My husband likes those shows too! That is probably why he likes to hoard things! I cannot get him to get rid of things he doesn't even use anymore! So I keep shifting them around!
Thanks for all your comments and likes on the feed. I have always enjoyed keeping in touch via the feed! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1/17/2016 2:08:15 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog...glad you enjoy them. And for the comments on the friend feed....always like to interact with my sparkfriends on the feed. Appreciate your input and likes. Glad we are sparkfriends again!! Hope you are having a good weekend so far. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1/4/2016 8:24:17 AM

In reference to your question about the Kathrine Switzer photo: the other runners were trying to get Jock Semple off her back. I have another photo that shows it pretty clearly. Glad she made the run!

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12/31/2015 8:02:07 PM

I just caught your comment on my SPAT blog--I hate to say it, but I'm not sure I can use my Garmin for bike-riding? Can you? I usually go by my mileage and time thingie that's attached to my handlebars and figure out the calories when I get home.

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12/14/2015 9:29:50 PM

Hi Deb--Hey, it was wonderful having a race with runners who were doing intervals. I made a joke to my husband that the race would start and approximately 30 secs later everyone would stop, lol. But everyone 'got' the interval thing and everyone was doing different versions of them, too. Good luck with your trail race! I find them harder than road races and you gotta watch out for the downhills, too. But it is really awesome to be out running on a trail--good luck!

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