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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 Must. Stop. Eating. 700 calorie lunches :(
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Member Since: 4/18/2010

SparkPoints: 17,326

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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Member Comments:
10/17/2014 11:10:19 PM

Thanks for the comments on my blogs ...

And the one you made on the NaNoWriMo one and not being able to dress up. one knows I would be allowed to dress up. Shhhh ... or someone will expect it of me!

By the way, I am assuming you are NOT doing NaNo this year? I mean, your writing schedule is BEYOND way too much as it is.

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10/14/2014 2:39:41 PM

Thank you for reading my blog!
Actually it took me about 18 months to get confident enough to stop tracking... but some people never track everything, and others keep going for several years.
I guess it is the most important in the learning phase, and when things go wrong.
At other times it is just personal preference: safety or freedom, well-known routine or adventures ; )
Good luck to finding your own way!

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10/4/2014 12:24:22 PM

I loved your comment about exercise intensity on my page, especially "I mean that we seem to THINK we should make every workout as difficult as possible." Very good observation.

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9/28/2014 8:36:11 PM

Thanks for the comments and support on my blog. Have a wonderful week!

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9/28/2014 3:19:21 PM

I find that going sugar-free (except a bit of homemade jam perhaps sometimes on toast pre-run) is sooo much better. Helps to balance my energy, forces me not to eat a pile of empty calories. I find I do way better without the desserts and added sugars. I also find fruit tastes much sweeter the longer away from sugar, and I get jittery when I do ingest it (and I feel a 'whoosh', I'd imagine similar to a cocaine rush? Though I've never done cocaine lol).

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