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Welcome to my page.

I'm trying to lose weight and get into shape, but it has been a journey! I started on May 1, 2010, and since then have found some pelvic issues (related to my hysterectomy) that prevented serious exercise for a few months but are now under control, and I've also dealt with several hormonal and health issues (low estrogen, low vitamins B & D, low thyroid -- geez, do I have anything in me except fat?!).

While I've lost nearly 30 pounds, it's a SLOW ...
Welcome to my page.

I'm trying to lose weight and get into shape, but it has been a journey! I started on May 1, 2010, and since then have found some pelvic issues (related to my hysterectomy) that prevented serious exercise for a few months but are now under control, and I've also dealt with several hormonal and health issues (low estrogen, low vitamins B & D, low thyroid -- geez, do I have anything in me except fat?!).

While I've lost nearly 30 pounds, it's a SLOW 30 pounds, less than a pound lost per month. :( It's a big change from the last time I lost 30 pounds in about 5 months -- with far, far less effort (and I had kept most of those 30 pounds off up until Nov., 2009).

I originally described myself as a veritable couch potato, but I can now say that I'm becoming a gym rat! My husband and I joined a gym in October, 2012. I'm lifting weights three times a week, doing core classes twice a week, cycling classes twice a week, another yoga or body sculpting class each week, and at least 2 other cardio workouts each week. I also run outside and enjoy riding my road bicycle with my husband, son, and son-in-law.

There's probably nothing earth shattering (or even remotely interesting) for most people to read, but keeping up with the Spark website keeps my hands busy (and therefore not snacking!), and it's a great place to have a plethora of data points telling me that I'm on track (or not). I kinda need that big brother giving me non-judgmental feedback.
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Member Since: 10/19/2009

SparkPoints: 50,405

Fitness Minutes: 40,537

My Goals:
I'd like to feel better about myself. I'd like to lose weight and look better; lose weight to feel like I can be more active; and exercise to feel better.

My Program:
Small, incremental changes to ensure that this is a lifestyle change. Adding a little exercise and slowly reining in the food tends to work for me. I've already lost 30 pounds and kept it off for 5 years, and now I want to tackle the next 30.

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GHK1962
10/20/2014 12:35:51 AM

Oh man ... bald eagles are soooooo awesome! (Have you ever sailed through the San Juans? OHHHH ... there is a little uninhabited island ... and there are HUNDREDS of bald eagles during certain times of the year. I saw it once ... I was totally blown away!)

And ... what is a food truck rodeo? Sounds fun. And yeah, sometimes you gotta say, "this is life. gimme some of that yumminess of mmmm."

Weekend was ok on my end, and yeah, the run was fun. Wifey is doing C25K again ... because it forces her to walk. (She is nursing an Achilles issue) But man, it was fun. I love running/walking with her. And we got bombarded with colored cornstarch!

I was telling a new Psycho .... errr... Cycle member, about some of the people on the team. I mentioned how you always give most excellent advice!



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GHK1962
10/19/2014 1:21:42 PM

Just checking in on you. How'd the weekend go?



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COUCH2ROAD_LIZ
10/6/2014 9:25:38 AM

Wow! Thank you for the in-depth suggestions for running in cold weather!



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GHK1962
9/23/2014 12:41:42 AM

Ok ... now you are in trouble. Make me a Spark Friend eh? Now you will get notices whenever I post my incessant blatherings about all things goofish! ... not Goo Fish ... goof-ish. (see ... the start of nonsensical things begin!)



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GHK1962
9/10/2014 11:27:23 AM

I saw your post about the chain oil stain and removing it at the Cycle page ... good tips. I especially liked the term 'chain tattoo' haha, I will have to mention that to my wife ...she gets those all the time!



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