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Welcome to my page! I've been with Spark on and off since 2011, returned in the Spring of 2017 renewing my commitment to a healthier me.

Two things I have found especially helpful on my journey:
1. Virtual Walks to encourage and keep track of physical activity
2. The 5% Challenges and BLC for support and motivation

For exercise I like walking outside, or using an elliptical or gazelle inside. I keep track of my steps and miles on various virtual walks. I love watching my progress in both the solo walks and in the group walks, and I like to use Google maps and images to check out where I would be.

I use the Virtual Walk/Run/Cycle Team in SparkPeople to keep track of my progress on the TransAmerica Trail (which runs from Yorktown, Virginia to Florence, Oregon). I started this virtual trail several years ago but only got part way through Kentucky then stopped tracking. I started over at the beginning in 2017 and this time I don't want to stop until I make it to the West Coast. Since this trail is 4063 miles long, it will probably take me over two years! I love making it to the next state's border.

I use the website to track my Group walks. My group is called the Walking Warriors and if you are interested in joining us we would love to have you! We have no minimum participation requirement. After registering, use the key word "cancer" when you search Groups, then look for the pink ribbon in the search results. Or message me with your email & I will send you an email with the link to our Group. If you prefer a Solo walk, you have that option also!

Member Since: 9/23/2011

Fitness Minutes: 54,792

My Goals:
Weight loss, then maintenance, through tracking my exercise and nutrition

My Program:
Plan ahead to stay in range; measure portions.

Yogurt with fruit;
Banana or other good potassium source;
Snacks: High fiber/protein energy bar and/or herbal tea (favorites: lemon ginger or cinnamon)
8+ glasses of water
Benefiber in water and herbal tea as needed to supplement daily fiber

MOST DAYS (any or all to make up balance of calories/nutrients for the day) :

Tossed/chopped salad with protein (tuna, salmon, low-fat cheese, or tvp granules,etc.)

Sandwich (with added veggies: cucumbers, tomato, peppers, lettuce, etc,) on whole grain

Non-starchy vegetables

Entrée (e.g. vegetarian lasagna; vegetarian omelet; eggplant parmesan; bean/cheese burrito with salsa; shrimp fajita; lentil vegetable soup; dolmadas; etc,)

Personal Information:
I struggle with emotional eating and yo-yo syndrome.
Breast cancer survivor since 1992.

Other Information:
Exploring new places and revisiting old favorites
Genealogy research

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