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Mom's Day with my middle son. 38 pounds down!



Candy Cane


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I love to hibernate. Seriously. However, if I'm going to reach my goals I am going to have to balance my desire to nestle in for the winter with my desire to improve my fitness level and health. So here is to early mornings and chilly runs, lunch hour walks, and evening pilates workouts followed by healthy dinners and time spent with family and friends...💕

Member Since: 4/16/2012

Fitness Minutes: 28,909

My Goals:
*to be the best version of myself
*to celebrate my 50th birthday with a healthy weight, gained strength, and improved flexibility
*to keep my PKD in check and keep my kidneys healthy as long as I possibly can
*to create a life of positive habits that keep me in check

My Program:
*eat clean, real food
*cut out processed foods and refined flour products
*cut out soda (tough for me!)
*sometimes have those two pizza slices I am craving. ;-)
*weigh in once a week
*get OUTSIDE when possible
*exercise consistently
*WATER as my main beverage
*try new, healthy recipes often
*stay connected with like-minded friends

Personal Information:
Small town girl living in the city. Former Kindergarten teacher that transitioned to social services. Married to my best friend for 28+ years. We have three sons, a lovely daughter-in-law, a beautiful granddaughter and a handsome grandson. Turning 50 in January 2018 and I want to be ready for it!

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I love to be out of doors and in nature. This includes hiking, walking, running, camping, biking...anything outside! I tend a small garden that is therapy at its finest. :-) I love a good book and good conversation...even better if shared over a great cup of coffee...

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    emoticon for your comments and greeting mid-July...sorry for the slow response. July has been a month of transition and we are closing the month, doing well. We moved my mom in with us...she is thrilled with her 2-room suite (bedroom, sitting room/den + bath)!! She was in a retirement center nearby, but we all decided it was time for her to be with us. At 91 (92 in October), she is very mentally alert, but needed more stimulation and engagement in life...what a difference, so far! We are all grateful and blessed...praise God! I hope you and your precious family are doing well. Thank you for your support and friendship.

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    (PS - Great family photo...love it!)
    175 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/31/2017 3:00:00 PM
    emoticon I hope you are doing well! Wishing you a wonderful week-end! You are an inspiration to me. So glad to call you friend!

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    290 days ago
    emoticon to....FLYclean TEAM (Finally Loving Yourself)

    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    It's great to have you on board. Come and join us on the Forums for some fun and challenges.

    337 days ago
    emoticon Today is Rose Day...I present this single rose to all of my spark friends; it represents me thanking YOU for being a special person in my life
    349 days ago
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    Thank you!
    350 days ago
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