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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.





Libby (chocolate) & Barney (black) labradoodles sporting new haircuts. They know they look good!



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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: 133,404

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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
4/23/2014 9:40:46 AM

Thanks Nan, My favorite quote about gardens is " A garden is a promise to the future." Here's to many more seasons! emoticon



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LUCKYDOGFARM
4/22/2014 12:15:17 AM

Thanks for the Easter blessings. It was a wonderful day. I hope yours was as well! emoticon



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MSANITAL
4/4/2014 8:26:04 PM

Hey there I like the idea of riding the lori's lakeside.. one because I but the area is so pretty that time of the year and also it is for a good cause.. let me think about this.. we have to buy not one but two new cars this Summer.. our main car which is an escape is falling apart slowly, and Kevin's car motor just went on it yesterday.. so seeing how we only want one car payment we need to trade mine in and find a 2nd hand one for him which that is just want his car was I called it a midlife car because it was a convertible and he only drove it back and forth to work.. but any ways I am going to put this on my wish list..




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MSANITAL
4/3/2014 12:48:07 PM

Thank you so much , you always know how to pull me out of the mud.. I am feeling better and I am not going to just settle but I am going to relize I am no spring chick any more.. LOL
have a great weekend good luck with any races your doing.. hey if you area is having a bike event sometime I would throw the bike on a plan and come down for it.. just saying



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LUCKYDOGFARM
3/14/2014 8:23:28 PM

Have a green beer for me!
As for the virtual, just for kicks, comparison of numbers and bragging rights. Maybe model your swag in some pics...most of all, have fun! The gal I race with, we always stay together for the most part. Some times I fall behind a bit, but I always catch up. The last .1, I grab her hand and when we get to the finish line I sling her across it!



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