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hi, i'm tracie.

i have fought for the last 30 years to empower myself to be healthy.
some times i'm better at it than others.

in the fall of 2011 i was in the best physical shape of my life at 45 yrs old. during a run i could feel a sharp pain in my knee. i pushed through it like i had done before. i knew i had been over training but ignored it.
the next time i went to run i knew i was done.
during the 'healing' process i fell into a depression and gave up on really ...
i have fought for the last 30 years to empower myself to be healthy.
some times i'm better at it than others.

in the fall of 2011 i was in the best physical shape of my life at 45 yrs old. during a run i could feel a sharp pain in my knee. i pushed through it like i had done before. i knew i had been over training but ignored it.
the next time i went to run i knew i was done.
during the 'healing' process i fell into a depression and gave up on really training/working out. finding excuses not to do it and just didn't.

i started over eating.
my weight started going up and my clothes were getting tighter and tighter. i ignored that also, for as long as i could.
i was up almost 20 lbs and had very little muscle tone 1 yr later.

11/1/12 i had enough and decided it was time to regroup and start again. it was time to turn off the negative mental loop and get straight with my health.

3/01/12 i hit my weight loss goal of 18lbs and a few more! i feel fantastic! i'm currently teeter tottering between 21-23lbs lost trying to maintain a healthy weight.

i'm happy to be here and hope you say hi!
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Member Since: 11/12/2012

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My Goals:
take care of myself inside and out.
eat healthy. keep moving. rest. find balance. be thankful for challenges. maintain a healthy weight. log food and activities daily.

My Program:
physical program.
power walk. hike. yoga. 3-5 times per week.
finding balance between activity and resting. no over training!

nutrition program.
1250-1500 daily.
vegetarian meals (ovo lacto)
healthy clean whole foods.
low/no gluten/white sugar.
high fiber. low fats.
portion control!
mindful eating.
wise choices when i splurge.


Personal Information:
i am originally from michigan, usa.
in 2010 i became an expat. i packed my life into 2 suitcases flew across the world and started life over in
helsinki, finland.



Other Information:
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wife. music- all day. passionate cook. nature lover. power walker. design/sew my own clothes. mom. spicy food. love the sea. green power smoothies. interior design. yoga. red wine. learning to knit. giggler. hiking. photography. chai tea latte drinker. sister. vegetarian. world wanderer.

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RUNNING-TURTLE
2/13/2014 9:20:28 PM

Wishing my friend a very Happy Valentine's Day tomorrow.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
5/26/2013 4:15:21 PM

"Whenever you make a mistake or get knocked down by life, don't look back at it too long.
Mistakes are life's way of teaching you. Your capacity for occasional blunders is inseparable from your capacity to reach your goals.
No one wins them all, and your failures, when they happen, are just part of your growth. Shake off your blunders.
How will you know your limits without an occasional failure? Never quit. Your turn will come."
-Og Mandino
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Just stopping by to wish you a healthy week, Spark friend! If you fall down, get back up and keep pushing forward. I hope you know that you're always worth your best effort...because you really are!
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5/15/2013 8:40:16 AM

"Three of the most powerful words in the English language are 'I AM RESPONSIBLE.' It's tough to do, but when the day comes that you can say those words, believe them, and mean them, it will be the most liberating moment of your life. Taking responsibility for all of your results, for better or for worse, is taking back your power to create results in your life."
-Tom Venuto
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Its up to you to make your goals and dreams a reality, Sparkfriend! Take responsibility, and do your best each day to make progress. You are totally worth the effort, you know!
I hope your week has been great so far!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
4/29/2013 6:07:20 PM

"Just because we are knocked down does not mean that we are out.
We still have breath in our lungs and tears flowing down - all signs that we are alive!
Take a deep breath and be reminded that often our biggest struggles are stepping stones to our greatest victories."
-Rae Smith
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Just stopping by to wish you a healthy, happy week, Spark friend! Keep your goals in mind and keep pushing yourself every day to get closer. It isn't easy, but never forget that you are worth the effort!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
4/14/2013 10:04:43 PM

“The whole idea of motivation is a trap. Forget motivation. Just do it. Exercise, lose weight, test your blood sugar, or whatever. Do it without motivation. And then, guess what? After you start doing the thing, that's when the motivation comes and makes it easy for you to keep on doing it.”
-John C. Maxwell
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Get ready for a healthy week, Sparkfriend! You know what you want, and you know what you need to do in order to make it happen...so just do it! Push yourself, even if you don't feel like it...because you really are worth the effort!
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