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I am 58 years old, live in the northern tip of NH, have been married to to my DH for 30 years and have a son who will graduate from culinary arts school as a chef and a pastry chef.

I had a hip replacement a year ago. My has increased 100 fold and it's incredible. I have discovered hiking and love it.

My goals have changed a lot lately. I have learned that that it isn't about weight loss, the the journey to a healthier lifestylye. I am also learning to like the person on the inside. She is someone that I want to get to know and never knew. I have goals that aren't about weight, exercise or nutrition related which is totally new for me.

My goals for this Spring Challenge are:
1 Be able to hike at more.

2. Walk a 5K.

3. Use the birthday gift my parents gave me (a local atlas) to check out the local trails.
My long term goals are:
1. To get upto a calorie range of of 1300 (or slightly less)-1650 calories a day.

2. I will log everything I eat (good or bad). I will also strive to increase my fiber intake.

3. I will track my fitness on a daily basis.

4. I will do 60 minutes of cardio on good days and no more than 15 minutes on not so good days - 6 days a week-no excuses. Anything extra is a bonus!

5. I will strength train a minimum of 3 times a week-no excuses.

6. I will work to improve my mobility issues and become stronger along the way.

7. I will make every effort to reach my 5% goal
8. I blog at least 1 times a week.

10. I will post these goals in a place where I can see them on a daily basis.

11. I will weigh-in weekly.

Embrace the Future
If you're busy hugging the past, you can't embrace the future. Don't let the past kidnap your future.
Noah benShea

Member Since: 5/8/2010

Fitness Minutes: 80,460

My Goals:
1. Learn to see the person hiding inside!

2. To reach my goal weight of 155 pounds. I will see how I feel when I reach that weight about going further.

3. Fit into a size 12 (or smaller) jeans .

4. Swim 10 laps with ease.

5. Complete the Spring 5% Challenge and lose 5% of my body weight.

My Program:
I will track all the food and my excersic..

I have to figure out a whole new strength training workout since my shoulder surgery. Should be interesting trying to workout my triceps & biceps.

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Northern NH

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Favorite authors:
Nora Roberts/JD Robb
Iris Johannsen
James Patterson
Tami Hoag

Favorite Hobbies:
Any type of needlework.

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    PAWSOME IDEA!! TY For putting on the Vet Record under having a 5K race etc that if you do it'll be a personal one!! LOVE IT!! I think I'll JOIN you on this!! TY TY TY!!

    I am going to even set up a thread for personal goals that we can put down and revisit as we change or meet them.

    WOOHOOO WHO SAYS YOU Can't teach an "OLD DAWG" new tricks?
    14 days ago
    How do I get the badge??
    15 days ago
    Tomorrow is our first weigh in. I don't know what we would do without you our illustrious leader.By the way Diane says she has passed off my buddy Mr. Squirrel to you he is soft and cuddly.I will let you play with him for a while if you take good care of him don't let Diane pull his tail off ! Sending you super luck for a successful challenge hugs, Cheri
    16 days ago

    Hit me UP with it gal!!

    My FIRST Challenge to you is "Which one of us can stay in calorie range the longest?" ARE YOU UP TO IT???? (GIVING away the cupcakes I made today. They are for tomorrow any ways, but I WAS going to keep 2, instead AWAY THEY GO!)
    16 days ago
    Hey Maryann, I wrote Diane telling her I will be at my daughter's in MA from October 15-22. I want to know if I can post all my workouts when I return. Would that be okay? emoticon
    17 days ago
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