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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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- 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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    As always, my friend, you offer such helpful information on my recipe blogs! I really appreciate it! You are so right on the quinoa...all the other ingredients take so much longer to cook and are a good cooking time combination, but the quinoa wouldn't hold up! I think it would need to be cooked and added separately, too...or left out! I also thought it would be something good cooked in a crockpot overnight...but not sure of the adjustments that would need to be made!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    6 days ago
    thanks for stopping by! Yes, slipping a bit does get the core going - and my adrenaline up!
    7 days ago
  • v 2AWESOME4U
    Thanks for checking in, it was just a flat out eyes burning exhausted Feeling better these days. Hope all is well with you
    7 days ago
  • v VTORIA3
    Hello, friend. Thank you for stopping by my blog. It is really good of you to take Ike to the home facility to see the elderly.....its great to share some of the love Ike has to give in that way and raise another's spirits. The days are so long in those places....remember from my mom being placed in skill care for the 2.5 years before she passed.

    Sounds like you are making some important decisions in your life. I'm glad that your big guy is so supportive. I hope you come to a decision that brings you peace and contentment. emoticon
    10 days ago
    Snow and sledding sounds like fun for you and the pup!
    13 days ago
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