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My first triathlon finisher goodies. It's all about the bling! I finished 5th in my division.





My first 5K race. Took 2nd place in my division.





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Hi, I'm Nancy. I live in the western Chicago suburbs. I enjoy being outdoors and marveling at the beauty of all God's creation in all 4 seasons.

In the fall of 2009, I enrolled in a "Healthy Eating" class at school, and our teacher introduced the class to this website. WOW, what an awesome support community! I'm so glad to be part of it now!

Just before Christmas 2009, I had neuroma removal and bunion correction surgeries on both feet. I was confined to bed or the sofa ...
Hi, I'm Nancy. I live in the western Chicago suburbs. I enjoy being outdoors and marveling at the beauty of all God's creation in all 4 seasons.

In the fall of 2009, I enrolled in a "Healthy Eating" class at school, and our teacher introduced the class to this website. WOW, what an awesome support community! I'm so glad to be part of it now!

Just before Christmas 2009, I had neuroma removal and bunion correction surgeries on both feet. I was confined to bed or the sofa with my feet elevated over my heart for 4 weeks. My goal was to maintain my weight during the recovery time. Thanks to all my SparkPeople friends, the Nutrition & Exercise Trackers, and Coach Nicole's online exercise videos that I was able to modify to my ability, I did not gain even one pound during this downtime! Thank you for all the SparkPeople support and encouragement - it really helped me! You guys are AWESOME!

December 2010, I had both feet operated on again for another neuroma and hammer toe corrections. My goal, once again, is to maintain my weight during my downtime.

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01/03/06 - 173.6
10/21/09 - 159
12/23/10 - 144.4
12/23/11 - 161.4 (I obviously didn't maintain my weight during my foot surgeries last year. I ended up accidentally frost-biting 3 toes due to constricting bandages and over-icing trying to get the swelling down. It was a tough year of recovery. I was stress eating and feeling-sorry-for-myself eating. Back to basics. Looking forward to getting back to my 12/23/10 weight by 12/23/12!)

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1/13/12
New goals for 2012 --
Starting weight 161.2
Get back to my college weight of 140 lbs.
Train for and participate in a triathlon sprint (shorter distances than a regular triathlon.)
Be accountable to my Spark Team daily with my accomplishments toward my exercise, calories, water, freggies, and sleep goals.

8/26/12
After months a physical therapy and the PT's blessing, I participated in my first triathlon - a super sprint: 1/4 mile swim; 10K bike; 3K run. Took 5th in my division. My transition times were slow, or I'd have done better.

12/31/12
I began 2012 at 161.2. This morning, I weighed in at 154.2 - a loss of 7 pounds for the year, but I was just below 150 during the year and my goal was to get to 145 by year end. I didn't accomplish that, but that is still my goal for 2013. I've been out of my workout routine for the last 2 weeks and only made it to the health club one time - that is a problem that I need to correct next year. Less busyness and more focusing on the basics.

2013 Goals
* Spend 15 minutes reading and meditating on scripture daily by setting the alarm 15 minutes earlier. (Accomplished most days.)
* Always be present in the moment by not multitasking. (Still needs work, but at least I'm conscious of when I'm multitasking now!)
* Find something to be in awe of daily by being present in the moment. (Needs more work. Forgot this was one of my goals.)
* Participate in 2 outdoor triathlons and 1 indoor triathlon. (Did 2 outdoor and 5 indoor tris.)
* Run 2 5K races. (Laps with Chaps and Turkey Trot.)
* Reach and maintain goal weight of 145 +/- 3 pounds. (Ended the year 2 lbs heavier than I started it.)

1/1/13 Starting Weight 153.8
12/31/13 Ending Weight 155.8


2014 Goals
I like the goals that I set for 2013, so will repeat them for 2014. Many of these are lifestyle changes rather than destination goals, and I want to change my life, not just my weight.

* Spend 15 minutes reading and meditating on scripture daily by setting the alarm 15 minutes earlier.
* Always be present in the moment by not multitasking.
* Find something to be in awe of daily by being present in the moment.
* Participate in 2 outdoor triathlons and 1 indoor triathlon. (Already registered for 2 outdoor tris. Waiting for clearance from doctor before registering for indoor tri this month.)
* Run one 5K race.
* Bike one 25K+ ride for charity.
* Reach and maintain goal weight of 145 +/- 3 pounds with no worries by doing the Shaklee 180 Lean and Healthy program.
* Get 6+ hours of sleep nightly. (This will be the really challenging one for me.)

1/1/14 Starting Weight 155.8
12/31/14 Ending Weight (goal) 145
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Member Since: 10/21/2009

SparkPoints: 146,058

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My Goals:
Be able to walk/run with my dogs again after successful foot surgeries.
Become 19 pounds trimmer.
Get 6+ hours sleep daily (I'm averaging about 5).

My Program:
Be accountable with Nutriton & Exercise Trackers daily.
Aerobic exercise - 30 minutes 5x week.
Strength training - 3x week.
Eat 1500 - 1800 calories daily.


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I like to hike, canoe, kayak, rock climb, cross country ski, and mostly walk/run with my Labradoodles - Libby (chocolate) and Barney (black). Libby is all brains. We did agility training together before my foot injury. Barney is all brawn and can leap a 4-foot fence from a stand still. He's a rescue dog, and now we know why. He was constantly on the loose and the owners gave up paying the fines to the dog catcher! He was malnourished, in bad physical conditon, afraid of people - probalby due to abuse - but isn't he handsome now?

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JOYINKY
7/23/2014 4:14:48 PM

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MSANITAL
7/6/2014 10:02:17 AM

Thank you for the goodie.. I am feeling a bit more relaxed, these past few days.. Just taking it hour by hour....

So glad I have spark friends like you that keep me centered

have a great week...




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LUCKYDOGFARM
7/5/2014 1:20:12 AM

Thanks for that massage Nancy! I really needed it! I wish it wa for real. Been using the jacuzzi a lot. And had a great soak in the lazy river at the water park yesterday. I am able to use my left hand today. I couldn't use it al all earlier this week, so yay!
Have a great and safe weekend!



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BOBF15
6/23/2014 10:35:22 AM

Nan,
TY so much for your encouragement. The health battle is getting more critical, it must be won as life and death is ultimately at stake here. The diabetes caught up to me and blindsided me. I am now in a real struggle with this. Two years ago it was a non-issue as I was able to exercise, now, exercise is hard as the diabetes so depletes my ability to exercise, it is a vicious circle. Insulin is not delivering energy to my cells, and I experience an exhaustion now that prohibits movement. It is not a matter of will power, it is a matter of incredible fatigue and weakness. On top of this is the arthritis. I know I MUST move and I force myself to do something. I will work my way out of the woods slowly. Again, TY for the encouragement. emoticon



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FLBEACHBUM14
6/17/2014 2:10:34 PM

Thanks, Nancy! I appreciate your prayers - it should go fine; I am mostly apprehensive because I have never been admitted to a hospital for surgery (or anything else)! Just ER treatment a few times.
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