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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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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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KALANTHA
11/22/2014 9:20:17 AM

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Motivation for Weight Loss

M-make short term goals
O-out with the negative thoughts
T-think of why you want it
I-imagine how you will feel
V-visualize the future you
A-acknowledge your successes
T-treat yourself with respect
I-investigate new ideas and foods
O-observe your healthy lifestyle
N-never give up and never give in

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1SURFWALKER
11/22/2014 1:37:49 AM

That's awesome you are avid bike riders!! My husband hasn't done as much like he did about 6 years ago...when he could do 50 miles in one day on these trails down here. Now he goes with wobbly old me on our bike trails and the most I have done is 8 miles. After 15 years of not riding, I was amazed I could balance one still!! I used to be a good swimmer in my younger years...haven't been in a pool in many many years and I should! Wonder where that bathing suit is?! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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BACKTOTEN12
11/21/2014 12:26:33 PM

Hey, Thanks for the friend add. I, too, live in the western suburbs of Chicago. Aurora to be exact. I ran a half marathon awhile ago but haven't done but one race this summer. I did one every month for 2 years.Trying to get re-motivated. I do exercise a lot and am fit but have gained way too much by being back to eating sugar. Trying to stop. Playing tennis 3-6 times a week and still doing strength training. Great job on your half! emoticon emoticon



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