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N. Moats

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I ' m recommitting to a more careful lifestyle. I've joined the fall 5% challenge team as a start. My diet is the biggest problem I can see. Unfortunately in my job I'm required to sample food constantly. I believe that there are no " bad" foods, nothing off limits to me. Everything in moderation. That said I am trying to limit my sugar intake. And reign in my calorie counts.
Exercise is not a problem, I love love love ST!
I have a new puppy who requires a lot of vigorous daily exercise. With me, no treadmill running for my little guy!
I've worked in professional kitchens since the early 1970's. Food is a major part of my life. Being a woman in a male dominated field was a struggle back when I started as a line cook in a high volume fine dining restaurant. Being an older woman in a physically demanding industry is a struggle too. I enjoy the struggle. I enjoy the long hours, the heat, the noise. The food.
In my early 50's my metabolism started to slow down.

Member Since: 1/7/2012

Fitness Minutes: 133,199

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- Stay strong
- Stay calm
- Be a safe refuge for my loved ones

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I lift heavy.
Free weights are my chosen method
I love my fluid ergometer rower!

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The year that I turned 50 I went on my first hike. My husband is a big hiker, and I wanted something else to share with him. Since then I've been hiking to celebrate all our 'milestones' - birthdays, anniversaries, holidays. Living in up state NY, we do a lot of Adirondack hikes, but we also hike in the Shawangunks and the White Mountains of NH.

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    Nancy, thanks so much for checking in with me. I just read your message on my page and I can't tell you how timely it was as i was feeling a bit down just now. I went a whole week without working with my trainer as it was just too much. I went back today and it was so, so tough. I really felt like crying. I know that discomfort, doubt, wanting to give up surfaces just before breakthrough. Well, it all came up today! I went 45 mins instead of an hour; that was as far as I could go. But I'm going back on Wednesday and am determined to finish my sets.

    I'm joining the Spring 5% Challenge. I asked to join the Shooting Stars, just to check out another team, make new friends. We'll both still be in the challenge, though, so I'll check in with you from time to time to cheer you on! emoticon

    Thanks again for your thoughtful words. So appreciate them, Nancy! Big hug!
    8 hours ago
    How was your weekend Nancy - are you still dealing with all that snow?
    The sun has been bright the last few days although we are still getting some hard frosts - Spring is here - hoorah
    1 day ago
  • v DEEGIRL50
    Thank you for your kind words on my Spring Break blog. I had fun so no regrets there, but it's difficult for me to get myself to "stop" once I start overeating. I fall into the "I'll start tomorrow" spiral.
    emoticon Ready to make today a healthy day! Wishing you a great one too!
    2 days ago
  • v TCDRAGON54
    emoticon Thanks for joining the Spring Weight warriors as an EL. emoticon . I appreciate your willing to assist This is going to be an awesome team! emoticon
    2 days ago
    thank you for your kind comment. Still kind of pondering it all. Hope all's well with you and sorry you went through that with your mom as well.
    5 days ago
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