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My quest for a healthy and happy life

Hello--I'm Erin. I'm 43 happily married and living in Ann Arbor Michigan. I've tried all sorts of ways to lose weight since I graduated from college--this is the first one in a long time that is really working for me.

I've been on SparkPeople for a few years now and toyed with the same few pounds--up, down, up, etc. I think I finally figured it out--when you don't do the work--tracking food, exercising, portion control--you don't get the results you want. Duh.

I ...
Hello--I'm Erin. I'm 43 happily married and living in Ann Arbor Michigan. I've tried all sorts of ways to lose weight since I graduated from college--this is the first one in a long time that is really working for me.

I've been on SparkPeople for a few years now and toyed with the same few pounds--up, down, up, etc. I think I finally figured it out--when you don't do the work--tracking food, exercising, portion control--you don't get the results you want. Duh.

I recently (March 2014) had my gallbladder removed after 2 years of abdominal pain and am using this as a restarting point for really taking care of myself. Because that's what this really is about, right?

Happy to chat with others on this journey!
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Member Since: 3/20/2011

SparkPoints: 39,316

Fitness Minutes: 82,310

My Goals:
Long Term-down below 180 or even less. I have been heavy for so long I don't even know what normal looks like for me.

Short term-
**I will do cardio exercise at least 4-5 times per week and weight training 2-3 days
**I will run a minimum of 4 5K races this year; some of the above cardio will also be runs.
**I will eat within my allotted calorie range and aim for 5 fruit/veggie servings/day
**water water all the time; trying to drink a little less wine


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Get healthy eating and regular exercise to be second nature.

Short term: under 200# by Spring 2012 (I have modified this goal because it is not healthy for me to lose all that by New Years; goal weight 170#, maybe lower.

Finish running 6 5Ks in 2011.

My Program:
Tracking calories on Spark People, regular exercise including running, cardio workouts and pilates/yoga.

Personal Information:
Michigan native, obsessed knitter, occasional mountain biker and very amateur runner.

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SWEETNEEY
11/30/2014 10:24:02 AM

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NIXY72
10/7/2014 12:43:54 PM

Sometimes we all have those days where motivation is low, the scale lies, the work is too hard, the sun won't come out, you just don't want to bother, or it's easier just to eat the cake and not worry about it.

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Yup, we all have them.

So when you do have them, here are some great, wise, words for you to ponder...

“The road to success is always under construction”
― Lily Tomlin

"Follow your passion, stay true to yourself, never follow someone else’s path unless you’re in the woods and you’re lost and you see a path then by all means you should follow that."
― Ellen Degeneres

"People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily."
― Zig Ziglar

"I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade... And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party."
― Ron White

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go." – Dr. Seuss

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10/4/2014 5:13:26 PM

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NIXY72
9/29/2014 12:14:42 PM


“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.”
― Steve Maraboli.

...."and eat your veggies." – My Mother.

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Happy Monday! Here's to an awesome week. Be fierce! Be fabulous.

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SWEETNEEY
9/24/2014 8:47:42 AM

Have a wonderful day and thanks for commenting on my blog.



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