SMILINGTREE   17,789
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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: 17,789

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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GHK1962
6/9/2015 12:14:40 AM

I got the poem website - it was interesting. I read it first ... and came away with something totally different when I played the audio. The audio was a bit more intense at times. Perhaps the audio version jives more with the feelings of things sort of spinning out of control. Though ... I hope those kinds of spinning will calm for you.

It is nice to touch base with you again.



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JILLYBEAN25
5/22/2015 9:35:48 PM

I'm doing much better. I was doing much much better earlier, but the wind has picked up here and blown pretty hard for the last few days. Since this is a desert, all that blows is a bunch of dirt and pollen, so I'm regressing a little bit. :-S This time I have a nebulizer, though. If it gets bad enough, I'll bring it out and get to inhaling!



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CATS_MEOW_0911
5/19/2015 10:17:38 AM

Thanks for the comment on my update blog. Yeah, I'm not beating myself up too much over my dismal diet this week. I'm doing my best, even if my best kinda sucks right now. My approach has been to try not to freak out over slip-ups, and I'm finding it a bit easier to let go and move on.



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CATS_MEOW_0911
5/1/2015 9:33:25 AM

Who am I kidding, I can't live without SparkPeople. ;) Plus, I realized it would be much harder to provide any support for my friends on here. I cleaned up my friends list and my page is private now, so I think that will help.



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HIPPICHICK1
4/23/2015 1:23:32 PM

Some of the issues in that blog are ones I faced but most aren't. I went to her blog "Before" and read that one too so I might be getting the issues mixed up, but suffice to say that I hid behind people in group photos and generally felt bad for not being able to lose weight even though it was expected of me. But telling a child she needs to lose weight without telling her HOW is about as helpful as telling someone to go fishing (and expect them to catch something!) with only their bare hands. I truly did feel utterly betrayed by my entire family because of their judgments and expectations. Friends too. It's too bad that we don't come with an owner's manual. Spark is the next best thing I figure!
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