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At my youngest daughter's graduation May 2012, with my husband and gorgeous girls.

A couple of years and about 30 pounds ago

This summer & a big part of why I am on Sparkpeople. Ick.

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It's time to take responsibility and put in the effort to reach my goals - personal and professional.
It's time to take responsibility and put in the effort to reach my goals - personal and professional.



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Member Since: 4/18/2010

SparkPoints: 17,678

Fitness Minutes: 15,561

My Goals:
-to continue learning about nutrition generally and about my own body specifically

-to continue building running endurance

-to be able to run 13.1 miles by November 12, 2011

-to build lean muscle mass

My Program:
I fast once or twice a week, eat a balance of carbs, protein and fat. I am working to steadily increase the amount of time I spend exercising each week.

Personal Information:
I have two daughters and a wonderful husband. We live in a shabby, happy house.

Other Information:
I'm a professional freelance writer, a gardener, a reader, and I'm always learning.

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4/6/2015 11:59:35 PM

The day was sort of a bust as far as nutrition or exercise goes. The one good thing I did today was deliberately not start a fight with my mom at the doctor's office. She totally threw me under the bus and essentially blamed me for her weight gain. So, her doctor actually called me in to the exam room and lectured me about how her diet needs to be overhauled going forward. Then he told me to lose some weight, too. (He used to be my doctor and actually, I still see a doc in his practice, so I didn't feel he was out of line with that.) I could have told him the truth, that my mom is fully in control of her own diet (which he's smart enough to know anyway) and describe to him what junk food she buys and eats and hordes for herself in her room. But, I didn't. I saved my mental health today and took the high road to inner peace.

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4/6/2015 1:06:29 AM

Happy Easter to you, too, Dava! I hope your day was beautiful.

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4/2/2015 1:06:22 PM

I also tracked... It wasn't pretty. I was WAY WAY out of range. But, I did it. Every bite, every sip... all tracked!

Actually, yesterday was very unusual as far as my eating habits go. I'm normally not surrounded by so much pizza, so it was an "outlier" kind of day.

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4/1/2015 12:15:44 PM

That is most definitely doable. I will indeed do something good.

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4/1/2015 10:18:57 AM

Id like to invite you to join in my challenge to lose 10 pound in April .The goal is 10 pounds but really u do what u can. The decision to how much is ultimately up to you. i know some of us might be saying 10 pounds? WOW, that is too much! cant do it! But i am here to tell u i did it for 7 months straight, (lost 75 pounds) b4 i got sick with cancer and had dropped out for 3 yrs. unfortunately due to lack of activity it took me 3 yrs to gain it all back, but im back to tell you that with your help I can do it again. if u stay within ur calories that are alotted and if u track everything that passes ur lips u can do it too. I was never one that stayed on a diet before, for more than 3 weeks at a time, and then I'd get discouraged and dropped off. i lost 75 pounds just doing calorie counting and tracking to make sure i never went over. i barely exercised ...i am handicapped and i cant do exercises in the conventional way but i flapped my arms while showering, and sitting did leg raises, went up and down my stairs whenever it struck me to do so. i did very minimal stuff. the idea was to keep moving and i did that. so i know with disipline, encouragement and motivation u can too.. so i invite u to come and join me on my 10 pound challenge! cut and paste link below...

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