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I am 41, an introvert, suffer chronic depression, lost 100 pounds in 15 months with Spark (5 years ago), gained it back, trying again! I live in Maryland and hate it. I enjoy playing Rift and other video games, reading, writing, cooking, amateur nature and macro photography, my German Shepherds, my Standardbred and Tennessee Walking Horse, and woodworking. I prefer to be "active" rather than "exercise." I do barn chores, go horseback riding, and enjoy riding my bike on rail trails and towpaths.

I'm part of the Spirited Underdawgs team for the Summer 5% Challenge.

Member Since: 1/29/2009

Fitness Minutes: 128,845

My Goals:
Short-Term (3 mos or less)
BMI under 40 (230) -

Long-Term (3+ mos)
* Fit my tall riding boots (16.75" calves)
* Lose 50 lbs

Highest Weight - 245
Starting Measurements - 47-44-54.5

First 10% (Reward T-Shirt) -
Second 10% (Onederland) -
50 lb Mark -
Third 10%/BMI 30 -
Fourth 10% -
Healthy BMI (145) -
Goal Weight - 135
Final Measurements -

My Program:
I don't really have a program other than curbing my alcohol and junk food intake, increasing my vegetables, and continuing to be active with my normal work/hobbies. I am taking part in the 5% Summer Challenge.

Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment - 06/25/16 Start
Garmin 12-week 5K Training Program
8-week Cycling Training Program
ST 3x/week
Yoga 1x/week

Summer 5% Challenge Diet Commitment
Follow 84 Quick & Healthy Meal Menu
Keep fresh and frozen fruit, nuts, and low-fat cheese for snacks
Find healthy dinner meals that don't require an oven
No alcohol!

Personal Information:
I'm in my 40s now and still enjoy bike riding, horseback riding, cooking, reading, writing, drawing, photography, woodworking, and chasing after my GSDs.

I have kids who are mostly grown (9. 14. 17, 19). I live in MD and absolutely hate it. I moved here from ND and would love to move back to the Midwest.

I like playing MMOs like WoW and Rift when I feel like sitting around and being a slouch.

I work at home as a medical transcriptionist for the Veterans Administration and I'm also the barn manager where I board my horses.

Other Information:
Don't make excuses. Your friends don't need them, and your enemies won't believe you anyway.

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