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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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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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Member Since: 8/12/2011

SparkPoints: 25,493

Fitness Minutes: 32,808

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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BA5454
4/20/2015 6:51:35 PM

Deb--Yeah is was a lot hotter than normal and I overdressed, but I was 5 miles away from the car, lol. I'll do better next time ;-). Hindsight is 20/20.



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BA5454
4/10/2015 8:01:13 AM

Thanks for your comments on my blog yesterday--I really appreciated them. The 10K was great (the other miles were tougher, lol)!



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NETTYBREAD
4/5/2015 1:59:37 PM

Thinking of you! Have a *Blessed* Day emoticon



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NETTYBREAD
4/3/2015 4:43:33 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Friday My Sweet Friend!!!



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KRISZTA11
3/30/2015 1:52:44 PM

Thank you for the yoga socks info, I'll check that out for next winter!
Also thanks for you comment about how face changes in weight loss phase and in maintenance. This may be the case for me too!
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