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Terrapin 5K, Chicago, with daughter, 8/4/11

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BL Sapphire Summer Challenge!

Am SO enjoying the challenges, starting with Winter, then Spring & now Summer!!!
Thanks, SparkPeople!!!

Am SO enjoying the challenges, starting with Winter, then Spring & now Summer!!!
Thanks, SparkPeople!!!



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 current weight: 121.6 

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Member Since: 10/20/2007

SparkPoints: 125,709

Fitness Minutes: 87,758

My Goals:
Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago w/friends November 4, 2012~DONE

Human Race, McHenry
5K w/daughter 4/15/12~DONE!

Tigard Turkey Trot 5K, OR
w/son Thanksgiving 2011~DONE!

Champions Run 5K
August 6 , 2011 w/daughter
3rd place/age group (60's)

Terrapin 5K-August 4 2011 w/daughter
Soldier Field, Chicago

Woodstock Challenge 5K with SparkFriends
June 18, 2011 ~ DONE!
2nd place/age group

North Shore (Chicago) Turkey Trot w/daughter on Thanksgiving 2010~ DONE!

My Program:
Walk, bike, strength training. Gotten back to yoga. Recently discovered & regularly follow her free exercise videos. Usually eat 3 meals & 2-3 snacks a day. Currently participating in 5% challenge.

Personal Information:
Currently live in Crystal Lake, IL with two remaining cats; we lost Tommy 2/8/14. Work p-t & volunteer at local library.
Until 2002 was vegetarian for 15 years; during & since Alaskan cruise I've added occasional fish. Beautiful daughter now currently in Telluride, CO & my loving son in Portland, OR.

Other Information:
Reading is my favorite pastime: novels, murder mysteries, biographies, The Spark....almost anything.
Enjoy hanging out with friends (sounds like a teenager) doing fun activities: dinner/movie, concerts, Bingo, walking or biking, etc; would love to get back to playing ping pong.
I LOVE to cook--mostly vegetarian meals; & earned my Baker's Asst. Certificate in 2010, as I've ALWAYS loved to bake as well. Working program, I indulge in treats: just limited & small portions.

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Member Comments:
8/11/2014 8:55:05 PM

Holy cow, you are down again! I just am visiting after not being on your page for a while. Congrats to you!!! That is awesome. You are motivating me to get going and lose those next 10 pounds!!! Miss talking with you!

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7/24/2014 8:05:39 PM

Hi, I'm also 5'3" and over 60. I, too, am exercising daily and watching my nutrition closely. I realized this year that my old WW training led me to slight protein and healthy fat, but now I need to devote calories to them. My focus on nutrition has paid off already in greatly improved lipid lab results.

I added you as a SparkFriend, I want to follow what you do next.

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7/17/2014 12:11:41 PM

Thanks for the photo shoot SparkGoodie and your inspiring note! I've added you as a SparkFriend. Love your attitude! I'll have to look into joining and actively participating in a challenge, thanks!

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7/16/2014 11:18:02 AM

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not only plan, but also believe!!
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Black Panther love coming your way!! Good luck with your goals in the Summer Challenge!


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7/14/2014 10:23:39 PM

Hope you are having a great summer from a fearless fuchsia.. remember with exercise, just stick with it. What seems so hard now will one day be your warm up

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