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I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with my husband. I telecommute for a medical software company and travel frequently for work. I have 2 step-daughters in college - close to finishing in the next year or so. I want to get to a healthy weight and stay there this time! I also want to get in shape so I can stay physically fit. My husband and I like to travel and I want to make sure we can enjoy this for years to come.

Update: July 16, 2014
60 lbs down - 10 or 15 to go - ...
I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with my husband. I telecommute for a medical software company and travel frequently for work. I have 2 step-daughters in college - close to finishing in the next year or so. I want to get to a healthy weight and stay there this time! I also want to get in shape so I can stay physically fit. My husband and I like to travel and I want to make sure we can enjoy this for years to come.

Update: July 16, 2014
60 lbs down - 10 or 15 to go - getting close to goal and will figure out what the ultimate goal is
Started Half Marathon training 7/14 - Half Marathon training 11/9/14

Update: March 26, 2014:
50 lbs down - 25 to go! 2/3s of they way there. Again, I may adjust my goal, but that is where I am heading.

Diet: low carb using The Metabolism Miracle - finishing up Phase 1 the first week of April
Exercise: Cardio and Strength training - Elliptical and Running - signed up for several 5ks, a 10k, Quarter Marathon and Half Marathon in the Fall. Goal of Strength training 3 times a week. Working on upper body strength, core strength and balance.

Update January 15, 2014:
45 lbs down - 30 lbs left to go, but I may end up adjusting my goal when I get closer. Signed up for some 5ks and a quarter marathon so far, but I have a goal of a half marathon this year. I also started strength training this year to increase my muscle mass and strengthen my core.

Update September 24, 2013:
I am at my halfway point - 35 lbs down and 35 to go! In the beginning, I had hoped for 2 lbs a week, but quickly realized it was going to be 1 lb week, sometimes more, sometimes less. But slow and steady is working for me. This is not a diet as almost everyone on SP says, it is a lifestyle change. My blood pressure is coming down, my resting heart rate is down, my knees feel better! So on to the next 35!
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Member Since: 12/27/2012

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My Goals:
Get to a healthy weight and stay there this time!
Get off of my BP medications - Goal Met!
Train for a half marathon and work on strength training - Signed up for November 2014

My Program:
Logging my food on SparkPeople and watching my calories - staying away from pastas/bread/sweets
Getting back to running - doing 5ks, and hoping to do a half marathon in 2014

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I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with my husband
2 step daughters

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Travel, Movies, Reading - are my hobbies

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All year long we focus on Healthy eating and moving the body to become fit. We do this for a chance to live life to the fullest. This fullness is to be shared at the dinner table at the holidays, not by what you put in your belly, it is to be measured from the joy you receive from being grateful for one more year with your loved ones. We do not get a guarantee to have another year with everyone you see, so make the most of the moment, and leave the worries for another day. Happy Holidays to you my Friend!

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APRILRUSSELL3
11/25/2014 1:30:39 PM

You wrote: "If something is going to put you down a bad path, avoid it!" That is the phrase I keep coming back to as I read you all's comments. That's my motto today!



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SPAMUNDY
11/24/2014 4:39:58 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog with words of encouragement. Stay warm in this wet weather.



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TMRGRANNY
11/22/2014 9:07:40 PM

Thanks for comments on my blog the other day. I am so happy that you did not abandon me in my absence. Look at you go! Congrats on the half marathon. I admire your determination. emoticon



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SWEETNEEY
11/22/2014 7:04:46 PM

The 1st flight was 20 mins late, but I still made the connection. Ready to get home I'm in Miami now and will leave on Sunday. I did do the 5k this morning.

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