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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

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- Be a safe refuge for my loved ones

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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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    We usually wait until May to start our garden. We will probably start our garden in April. We can still get frost in April, but the seeds should be ok. emoticon
    6 hours ago
    Your spark friends are here. emoticon The sun was out and shining for my hike. emoticon Thank goodness. You are in a colder area then me and I read bout your hikes. I think you are a pro. emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v VTORIA3
    Maple syrup...yum! I once had the opportunity and bought a gallon straight from a farmer in Canton, NY area where I visited many moons ago. Got the farm tour, too; it was a special visit to experience where my good friend grew up.

    Thanks for visiting my blog....I did get some quality rest last night......All set and raring to go and get out in the nice weather today. By Sunday, it will be back down in the 30s again....

    Hope you have an terrific Thursday! emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v ARRO-YO
    Thanks for the balance board and the suggestion for the MDP. Hope your weekend was great and you are ready to start the week all refreshed!

    5 days ago
  • v ARRO-YO
    Thanks for the balance board and the suggestion for the MDP. Hope your weekend was great and you are ready to start the week all refreshed!

    5 days ago
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