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When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.

When you see a person on a mountain top, just remember they did not fall there!

"If hungry ain't the problem, food won't fix it. Sucks...but it's true." (Well said, CARTOONB)

Thanks SparkPeople for getting me off the endless yo-yo rollercoaster. 8+ years and counting.

I started my SparkJourney in March 2007 when I was 10 lbs away from my goal weight.

Prior to finding SP I had lost 30 lbs doing WW online but was unable to lose the last 10. ...
When you see a person on a mountain top, just remember they did not fall there!

"If hungry ain't the problem, food won't fix it. Sucks...but it's true." (Well said, CARTOONB)

Thanks SparkPeople for getting me off the endless yo-yo rollercoaster. 8+ years and counting.

I started my SparkJourney in March 2007 when I was 10 lbs away from my goal weight.

Prior to finding SP I had lost 30 lbs doing WW online but was unable to lose the last 10.

After 6 years of fine-tuning, trial and error I finally reached my ultimate weight goal in early 2013, and am now maintaining within a +/- 3% radius.

I'm hanging out and hanging in, still fine-tuning as I go. Maintenance does not mean you have it all figured out...

In the spring of 2012 I rediscovered hiking. It has become my passion. Okay, I'm obsessed. There is peace on the trail. It soothes my soul. And it builds some really mean leg muscle :)







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Member Since: 3/5/2007

SparkPoints: 46,008

Fitness Minutes: 73,146

My Goals:
1. Better nutrition: More veggies, more fruit, more whole foods, more water. It continues to be a challenge.

2. Improving my strength, endurance, and flexibility with continued regular workouts.

3. Achieving balance: Mind, body, and soul.

My Program:
1. Nutrition:
Focus will be on HYDRATION.
I'm terrible with water. Goal is 40 oz. a day. That's 5 cups. Even I should be able to do this.

2. Fitness:
Love to hike. You'll find me on the trail somewhere every weekend.

My favorite workout during the week is Zumba and/or kickboxing.

I also enjoy yoga to balance it all out.

3. Balance:
Aiming for at least 7 hours of sleep every night.




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"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom."
~ Viktor Frankl in "Man's Search for Meaning" ~

*Thanks for sharing this quote, SparkGuy*

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Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain!!
~ author unknown

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TEDYBEAR2838
7/25/2015 2:37:16 PM

Doing ok. Thanks for asking.

Hope you Are you feeling better soon!

Comment edited on: 7/25/2015 2:37:46 PM

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FRAN0426
7/22/2015 7:43:58 PM

Thanks for reading my blog and for the comments. Yes, you best think about heading for an appointment to see whats what with your ankle- it is been long enough.
I plan to get some doctor visits in for both my knee and wrist on same hand, both driving me crazy some days. Today being one of those days, got my steps in but not much else. We need to get healthy so we can do what we want to accomplish.



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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT
7/7/2015 12:03:14 PM

Yes there's the gutt feeling I need to follow then there's the logical one that says life could be a lot easier if I just let this be too ... so confusing.



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CLAIREINPARIS
7/6/2015 7:22:50 PM

emoticon so much for your kind words on my 'Hiking around Rosières' blog! As always, very much appreciated! emoticon emoticon



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SPEEDYDOG
7/3/2015 7:10:17 PM

Dear KC,

Thanks for your comment on my "Mountain Wildflowers" blog. I can see why you like poppies. The Colorado wild poppy is found at high elevations. Colors can range from a near transparent yellow-white to a spectacular crimson red. The Colorado wild poppy is a small plant less than 4" tall. The white and yellow variations are more common.

The prickly poppy grows down on the plains and is considered a weed by suburban homeowners with carefully manicured lawns.

Since I live in the mountains, no natural wild plant is considered a weed. I am not fond of the invasive Bull Thistle because the sharp spines can play havoc with bike tires and legs in shorts.

Colorado sends lots of water to California by way of the mighty Colorado river. The same weather conditions that have caused the drought in California is causing Colorado to get dumped on!

The Colorado drainage basin covers seven states. California gets the last shot at a river that Colorado, Wyoming , Utah, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada have senior water rights on tributaries to the Colorado.

Any Western politician that doesn't get how critical water is in the thirsty West, is likely not going to get re-elected!

Wine grapes take a lot of water. I know there is a big storm in California over irrigation of crops versus domestic use. The people of Las Vegas are angry about huge casino fountains and deep green golf courses, while residential areas are under strict water restrictions.

Nevada's largest source of water is the Colorado river. We send a lot of water out of Colorado. There are 6 drainage basins in the United States. Colorado is a major contributor to 4 of these basins, and a significant contributor to 5 basins.

The only drainage basin that Colorado is only a minor contributor is the Ohio River drainage.

This is more than you ever wanted to know.

Thanks, Bruce



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