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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: April, 2015
Moved to another western suburb - ...
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: April, 2015
Moved to another western suburb - we can walk to the downtown area and close to the Riverwalk for walking and running!
Completed my half marathon in November in 2:29:02
Signed up for a Sprint Triathlon in June and a Half Marathon in November
Still another 10 or 15 lbs to go - still working on it!
Both kids out of college and working but hubby is back in school full-time!

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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5/22/2015 6:49:07 AM

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FRENCHIFAL
5/17/2015 10:21:09 PM

Thanks so much for your support on my blog! My family has a long history of health problems - as I get older, they're getting so much worse, and so quickly! It's hard to watch, especially since so much of it is preventable!

I hope your parents are doing well now,even with the health issues they're facing. I love your attitude - being healthy to take care of them is a great inspiration!!

I hope life has been treating you well, and you had a great weekend!



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SWEETNEEY
5/17/2015 10:56:35 AM

Still trying to get into the water. The sea was choppy yesterday and I didn't get my raft inflated. Even if it had been inflated, the sea was too choppy. I don't know how to paddle properly yet, so I've gotta go when seas are calm.



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5/16/2015 5:17:53 AM

emoticon Great to see your Spark Friend, emoticon MATTEROFHEART is The Motivator of the Day.

Great to see you are doing so well. Fantastic. This is all about health. I use to reside at Great Lakes NB and adored the Lake Forest area and going to Chicago. So much fun.



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DSCROW
5/13/2015 8:54:39 PM

Thanks for checking in and commenting. I wonder the same thing it might be muscle. I have increased my training miles walking and running considerably since January wanting to earn my Jacket in the runners club. I can tell my legs are shaping and I have a lot more core strength. I will measure this weekend and have that baseline. I have old measurements but not from January to compare to now. Probably from January the year before. We will see... Thanks again.



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