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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: 17,263

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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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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9/28/2014 12:15:50 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Sorry it takes me so long to get back to you. You asked me if choir lasted all year, or just had a season. It does last all year, but it's more hectic close to the holidays. And we are going to a music festival (we receive ratings and a plaque, if we do well), which is at the end of March. So after that, it'll be easy breezy until the end of the school year, which is when I have all my graduation ceremonies (5th grade grad, Kindergarten, etc.)

I am doing well with the carb intake! I feel much better. And I'm losing weight! It's great. I'm just staying in my calorie range, and I'm feeling so much more fulfilled with adding in a little wheat bread and pasta.

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9/24/2014 4:09:37 PM

I actually wanted to do it in the fall since the spears come up in the spring. We hardly harvested any this year because I really wanted to let the plants conserve energy so they've been ferned out all summer, gathering the sun's rays. :) I will definitely let you know how it goes-hopefully we won't have such a harsh winter but I'm not holding my breath.

I want to put some more garlic in too. I did last year and only had one plant that was robust enough to pull. It yielded a tiny head of garlic. It's proudly displayed in my kitchen!

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9/16/2014 5:13:17 PM

Sweet! Thanks for the crock pot gal's link.

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