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Hi! I am a theoretical mathematician who just graduated from the Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan and followed my boyfriend (also an alum of the same program) to St. Louis. I am still getting used to the city while trying to define a career path outside of academia (read: still looking for employment!).

SP is helping me to lead a healthy(-ish) lifestyle while making new friends with like-minded goals. :) This includes preparing more meals from scratch and making sure I ...
Hi! I am a theoretical mathematician who just graduated from the Ph.D. program at the University of Michigan and followed my boyfriend (also an alum of the same program) to St. Louis. I am still getting used to the city while trying to define a career path outside of academia (read: still looking for employment!).

SP is helping me to lead a healthy(-ish) lifestyle while making new friends with like-minded goals. :) This includes preparing more meals from scratch and making sure I am getting enough vitamins and nutrients from food sources, rather than a multivitamin. I am also a recreational runner (usually only short distances of 1-3 miles, 3-5x per week).

I have an appreciation for almost all kinds of food (fast food and healthy food alike) and find that moderation works for me. The only foods I tend to avoid are ones that contain unnatural sources of trans fats (partially hydrogenated oils), but I would like to eat more fresh fruits & veggies and less meat while keeping my daily protein intake above 60 grams.

Average intake: 1700-1925 cal/day (less active) or 2000-2200 cal/day (more active)
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SONICB made sloppy Joes with a mixture of ground beef and lentils. Delicious! And less unhealthy than traditional sloppy Joes. :) It had onions, carrots, and bell peppers.
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Member Since: 1/24/2009

SparkPoints: 127,396

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My Goals:
- Maintain an active lifestyle by walking/biking/running whenever possible.
- Drink more water (8 glasses/day).
- Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night.
- Run an official 5K in less than 30 minutes. (DONE!)
- Increase strength with regular resistance training (circuits).

My Program:
- Increase daily consumption of fruits and veggies. (5-9 servings/day) Less emphasis on meat.
- Whole grains whenever possible. Minimize intake of refined/processed foods.
- Drink 6 to 10 glasses of water a day.
- Walk/jog/bike for workouts, primarily.
- Strength training 2 or 3 days a week. (I'm really bad about this...)

Other Information:
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- 5K in 30:14 (05/28/12)
- 5K in 24:37 (05/05/13)
- 5K in 24:09 (05/04/14)

(Unofficial)
- 5K in 28:44 (03/23/13)
- 5K in 26:03 (03/28/13)
- 5K in 24:40 (04/11/13)
- 5K in 24:38 (04/12/13)
- 5K in 24:23 (04/13/13)
- 5K in 24:53 (11/16/13)
- 1-mi 6:49 (04/01/13)
- 2-mi 14:25 (04/01/13)

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LIFE-FAITH
8/12/2013 10:06:08 AM

Thank you so much for your encouragement and kindness and the goodie. I appreciate it!

Jean



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BONOLICIOUS2
7/31/2013 12:17:05 PM

OH MY GOSH YOU ARE A GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!

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I swear I sat on sparkrecipes for 20 mins and couldn't figure that out this morning! You're my hero!



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7/25/2013 8:05:54 PM

Thank you for the goodie and the note : )! Oh the birthday bbq was one of my nephews turning 14. My bday is in Nov : )



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LIFE-FAITH
7/21/2013 10:59:37 AM

emoticon For stopping by my page and for the goodie.
I appreciate your thoughts and encouragement.
I am feeling much better and hope it continues to do so.
Jean



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7/17/2013 4:14:19 PM

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Thank you for stopping by my blog!

I appreciate your support and encouragement!
Jean



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