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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: March 26, 2014:
50 lbs down - 25 to go! 2/3s ...
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: 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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Member Since: 12/27/2012

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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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DOVESEYES
7/11/2014 8:58:25 PM

Thanks for the blog visit have a lovely day.



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7/11/2014 9:39:39 AM

No Work and All play made it an Awesome Day



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MSANITAL
7/9/2014 7:38:43 PM

I ordered that book, on Amazon.. I do have a Kindle but decided to get the hardcover.. Thank you again



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SWEETNEEY
7/9/2014 3:44:54 PM

On my list is 2 triathlons a year. I did one in March and there's one in September here. I am the worst swimmer (worst than my running) - so I'm trying to improve. Plus - it's so hot here that until 6:30 p.m. the only exercise you can do before than is swimming. It's hot.



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MSANITAL
7/9/2014 1:27:29 PM

Thank you for the comment and the info on that book I am going to check it out.. I really do think there is a connection there.. and maybe this is what I need to be looking into.. Thanks again, have a great day



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