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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: 17,339

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:
10/26/2014 9:06:40 PM

Thanks for the blog comment!

And yeah, I am a little bummed about not being able to do NaNo ... but like you said, I should be able to write in any month. (But 60K? Uhhmmm, YOU are awesome at writing ... I am avg. That is a LOT for me. But I get your point.)

And ... you will get back to a HM one day ... I believe that.

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10/25/2014 10:44:09 AM

Hope you're having fun on the car trip thingy!

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10/25/2014 12:59:50 AM

The Fitbit does count steps, so I'm pretty sure that's what is contributing to higher numbers. I lead a fairly active lifestyle, for the most part anyway, so I do get a decent amount of steps and movement in my day. I guess my problem is that it doesn't really seem to contribute to weight loss much, so I don't know how I feel about them counting toward "fitness minutes", ya know?

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10/23/2014 3:45:24 PM

I loved your blog and pictures about the day out in the park under the deep blue sky. And I loved your poem, it makes me feel your joy.

I'm glad you liked the idea of the walking meditation.
I understand how focusing on breath and heartbeat makes mediation more difficult.
I have the same issue with deep relaxation, just like you, when I wake up in the night, I use this technique to quiet the swarming thoughts in my head, and fall asleep.
It is not intended for this purpose, but as I tend to fall asleep whenever I do it, I figured it may have the same effect when I do want to sleep... and it does.

Comment edited on: 10/23/2014 3:45:41 PM

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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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