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I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with my husband. I telecommute for a medical software company and travel frequently for work. I have 2 step-daughters in college - close to finishing in the next year or so. I want to get to a healthy weight and stay there this time! I also want to get in shape so I can stay physically fit. My husband and I like to travel and I want to make sure we can enjoy this for years to come.

Update: July 16, 2014
60 lbs down - 10 or 15 to go - ...
I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with my husband. I telecommute for a medical software company and travel frequently for work. I have 2 step-daughters in college - close to finishing in the next year or so. I want to get to a healthy weight and stay there this time! I also want to get in shape so I can stay physically fit. My husband and I like to travel and I want to make sure we can enjoy this for years to come.

Update: July 16, 2014
60 lbs down - 10 or 15 to go - getting close to goal and will figure out what the ultimate goal is
Started Half Marathon training 7/14 - Half Marathon training 11/9/14

Update: March 26, 2014:
50 lbs down - 25 to go! 2/3s of they way there. Again, I may adjust my goal, but that is where I am heading.

Diet: low carb using The Metabolism Miracle - finishing up Phase 1 the first week of April
Exercise: Cardio and Strength training - Elliptical and Running - signed up for several 5ks, a 10k, Quarter Marathon and Half Marathon in the Fall. Goal of Strength training 3 times a week. Working on upper body strength, core strength and balance.

Update January 15, 2014:
45 lbs down - 30 lbs left to go, but I may end up adjusting my goal when I get closer. Signed up for some 5ks and a quarter marathon so far, but I have a goal of a half marathon this year. I also started strength training this year to increase my muscle mass and strengthen my core.

Update September 24, 2013:
I am at my halfway point - 35 lbs down and 35 to go! In the beginning, I had hoped for 2 lbs a week, but quickly realized it was going to be 1 lb week, sometimes more, sometimes less. But slow and steady is working for me. This is not a diet as almost everyone on SP says, it is a lifestyle change. My blood pressure is coming down, my resting heart rate is down, my knees feel better! So on to the next 35!
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NHES220 2.9 mile run through the the town of Dingle, Ireland in the rain. Now continuing our journey!
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Member Since: 12/27/2012

SparkPoints: 62,798

Fitness Minutes: 54,114

My Goals:
Get to a healthy weight and stay there this time!
Get off of my BP medications - Goal Met!
Train for a half marathon and work on strength training - Signed up for November 2014

My Program:
Logging my food on SparkPeople and watching my calories - staying away from pastas/bread/sweets
Getting back to running - doing 5ks, and hoping to do a half marathon in 2014

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I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with my husband
2 step daughters

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Travel, Movies, Reading - are my hobbies

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GAILANN48
8/17/2014 11:37:00 AM

Thanks for letting me know where you are/where you're headed in Spain. Wonderful country!



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GAILANN48
8/17/2014 7:11:38 AM

Where in Spain are/were you? I lived in Puerto de Santa Maria (on the Costa del Sol) for a year...ages ago...and absolutely loved it. Have to admit your messages from Spain made me a little jealous. :) Hope you're having a ball!



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SWEETNEEY
8/10/2014 11:06:18 AM

Congrats on 1k fitness minutes for the month already emoticon



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8/8/2014 12:53:58 AM

thanks so much for your encouragement. keep up the awesome work and wishing u continued success!! emoticon emoticon



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