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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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SMILINGTREE added up lunch calories and is filled with regret. Once again: getting too hungry is BAD.
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Member Since: 4/18/2010

SparkPoints: 17,175

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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8/27/2014 11:28:31 AM

Thanks for the comment on the blog (about pirate eye pup).

And ... we did not put padding on the attack crate. We figured learning from our mistakes is not something we do well haha. We just moved the crate further away from the sofa haha. Wifey is sleeping in today and watching our pups this morning. I just hope I don't get a call saying she cut her other toe!

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8/22/2014 11:45:15 PM

OMG, solar panels, just what I wanted! emoticon emoticon

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8/22/2014 8:13:55 PM

Just caught up on your blog posts. I've been very minimally involved on Spark because of being away from home and just too busy!

Take care and have a wonderful sounds fun!

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8/8/2014 8:08:33 PM

Thanks for the advice about the desk. A standing desk might be more practical for work. It would have to be very slow speed. On the other hand, a treadmill is great for viewing videos or even reading at a moderate speed. Mainly, I think I'll be walking to walk and watch TV shows or movies, and do a bit of online work that doesn't require too much writing. I have an end table in the place I could put my treadmill and I can watch videos on my laptop from there.

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8/8/2014 6:19:06 PM

That's great news! I'm so happy it all worked out. Way to go!

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