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Me (140 lbs) with Peyton (4.5 lbs), Labor Day 2011 -

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Summer 2010 at about 170 lbs.--I was not happy


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I am passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle...SO much depends on it! Eating "clean" and exercise are daily routines. I have finally learned the difference between losing weight and maintaining weight loss. I celebrate the 2 yr anniversary of reaching my goal weight on June 15, 2013.

A big element of this success is being "authentic". Acknowledging my weight on a scale on a (somewhat) daily basis is a step toward accepting who I am and what all those mental health professionals tell us we must learn to do first: Love yourself. I know that struggle, the love-hate relationship with the scale, and have FINALLY come to realize and accept in my soul that "it's only a tool, it's only a number; it's not who I am; it's only one facet of the person I am." This definitely takes a re-wiring of the brain circuitry. Learning the skills to better my emotional intelligence has been life-changing and key to that smile on my face!

Member Since: 3/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 151,893

My Goals:
My primary goal is to be healthy. I've reached my goal weight, so now my challenge is to maintain it.

My Program:
My eating plan follows the Dukan diet - high protein and low carbs.
My typical exercise week:
Every day warm up with 30 min of treadmill or eliptical.
Monday: 60 min Dynamic (Art of Strength) strength training
Tuesday: 60 min Intensity (Crossfit) class
Wed: 60 min Dynamic (AOS) ST class
Thurs: Walk with friend and puppy dogs, hilly terrain about 70 min, then 60 min Intensity class
Fri: 60 min Intensity class (Challenge Day)
Weekends are for "playing": running with runner friends/family, or swabbing the deck of the houseboat, or swimming or skiing in the river, or hiking (looking for morel mushrooms), or chasing 2 yr old granddaughter :))... You get the picture!

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I am loving Crossfit, the challenge -- to my weight lifting abilities, to my stamina, and the camaraderie -- working out with my DH, my friends who are on similar level with me and those experienced crossfitters who inspire me!

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    Haven't been to Tuvalu, but spent time in Fiji, Bali, and the Solomons. LOVE the South Pacific! Some of the best scuba diving ever, the water is incredible!

    Definitely want to get there, and Tonga - just so many places around the world that are amazing, aren't there?

    Let me know if you want or need tips on how we plan, and how we stick to a budget. And go for it!
    6 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my Good Bad and Ugly blog. Always nice to see your smiling face.

    12 days ago
    emoticon For adding me as a friend!.... I have added you as well and I find your biography very interesting and quite similar to mine......... in the goal for optimum health but yet not giving that much status to the number on the scale...( So fickle and what doesn't really say anyway?)
    Your pictures are beautiful; you look very healthy, and I look forward to getting acquainted....... emoticon
    15 days ago
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    hi maree - you are absolutely right, and i need to get back to checking in with the team! thank you for stopping by and commenting on my blog!
    20 days ago
    Thank you for commenting on my blog! I can't wait to reach my goal and join you on the maintenance team. I'm over halfway there!
    22 days ago
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