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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 my anniversary of reaching my goal weight on June 15. The year was 2011. 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 improve my emotional intelligence has been life-changing and the key to that genuine smile on my face! I hope to pass on these skills and encourage others in any way I am able. Thanks for visiting my page!

Member Since: 3/28/2008

Fitness Minutes: 185,488

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

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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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    Thank you for the congratulations. I had forgotten March was anniversary month so when Spark remembered it was a real surprise and a happy one as well. I'm feeling particularly pleased because I'm at goal on this anniversary. Thanks again for the hug of words.
    5 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog about making lists. ... 😆 ... And I hope you're having a great weekend!
    10 days ago
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    we are on molokai - spending the winter here working away, but snatching time for a beach walk when we can:-)
    23 days ago
    Hey there. Thanks for the kind words. My Alaska sister is actually the one who clued me n about the earthquake. She sent us all an "I'm Okay" email when it happened so we all woke up knowing she was safe.

    Mother Nature - she's a big deal isn't she?
    52 days ago
    LOL! Yes yes yes. choose your hard.

    Thanks for the bloglove.

    And wow! cool for you to learn to surf. I've done a little boogie board but surfing on the atlantic ocean is .. sort of like ice skating in VA. Hardly worth the effort. oh la. now you've got me hankering for a beach vacation. LOL

    Happy Sunday to you.
    59 days ago
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