HILLSLUG98239   32,525
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HIking in the Blue Mountains, near Godman Ridge

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Kim vs. The Couch

I'm still trying to lose all the weight I gained since I graduated from college in 2002 (at age 36). At my heaviest, I was about 210 pounds. I've lost about 35 of that, and I'm working to lose 35 more.
I'm still trying to lose all the weight I gained since I graduated from college in 2002 (at age 36). At my heaviest, I was about 210 pounds. I've lost about 35 of that, and I'm working to lose 35 more.

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HILLSLUG98239 just bought a pickup truck. Now she needs to get used to getting in and out of it in a skirt.
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 Body Fat %: 42.7

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Member Since: 11/14/2012

SparkPoints: 32,525

Fitness Minutes: 53,203

My Goals:
In April 2013 I made a big commitment: I will celebrate my 50th birthday in September 2015 by completing an Olympic-distance triathlon. My blog is mostly about training & maintaining motivation.

My Program:
Eat real food.

Move! Work! And never underestimate the value of a rest day.

Personal Information:
Born & raised in Seattle. Joined the US Coast Guard at 18. Bounced around a lot for the next twelve years, including a few more years in Seattle. Moved backed to Washington in 1996 to a rural area of Western Washington (the wet part). Moved to Eastern Washington in 2000, and I fell in love with this side of the Cascade Mountains. We currently live in the Tri-Cities. It's a brush steppe, but the climate is very similar to a high desert: cold in the winter, hot in the summer, lots of sun, not much rain, lots of wind, very little humidity.

Other Information:
I have very little self-control when it comes to food. I can always justify eating that extra snack - and then I regret it!

I've found that following Matt Fitzgerald's point of view about diet quality has improved my diet and made it easier to stay within daily calorie ranges.

Although I love to sleep and I could spend 9-10 hours in bed everyday, I'm naturally kind of fidgity. I like to keep myself in motion. I find it difficult to sit for more than an hour. Since I work at a desk job, I'm always up & walking around.

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Member Comments:
10/19/2014 8:46:46 AM

So far so good...I figure anything to help nudge the core along a bit can't hurt...? :-)


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10/14/2014 7:45:42 PM

You are planning on swimming across the Columbia? Wow. What about boats and stuff? I'd be scared some tugboat would come and hit me!

By the way ... I'm glad to know I'm not the only one giving the evil eye to all those faster, fitter, and stronger than me. Though... most are, and my evil eye gets watery and tired...so I keep it down to glaring and 2 ... maybe 3 people at most.

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10/13/2014 7:50:30 PM

Did someone say food? Woof!

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10/11/2014 5:27:56 PM

Bummer that you can't get it... since I have a "local" friend out on the course, it's a great boon to have the ability to track individual athletes' progress. Race technology is SO advanced these days...

The men's leader is within 5 miles of the end of the bike right now. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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10/10/2014 1:29:36 PM

One more ARRRGGHHH .... because I just got the Sparkmail ...opened it ... and saw the word Dim Sum again!

Aieeeeee .... wants to get some ... wants...wants ...

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