TINATC26   52,941
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Fenway Park 7-20-2014

Dad and Tony...on the bench at a tournament

A Little After Sunrise, August 20, 2012, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts

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A Journey to Health

One. Day. At. A. Time.
One. Day. At. A. Time.



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 Pounds lost: 4.0 

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Member Since: 2/20/2008

SparkPoints: 52,941

Fitness Minutes: 37,515

My Goals:
Looking to drop significant weight by eating healthy and getting active, but not to be consumed by the process. I just want it to be part of my lifestyle without having to talk about it all the time.

My Program:
I have adopted many of the measures recommended by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff in "The Diet Fix." Eating within an hour of waking (though truth be told I've tweaked that just a bit due to trying to get in my exercise in the am), eating every 2.5 to 3.5 hours, at least 20 g protein for all 3 meals, at least 10 g. protein for snacks. These high protein meals and snacks are not quite as easy as I thought they would be, especially the snacks. Working my way through!!

As of July 19, 2014, have committed to at least 10 minutes of fitness a day. I am really doing more like 20-30 minutes, but I have committed to at least 10 to keep myself from dropping off the fitness train for long periods of time.

Committing to something I think of as "me" time daily. It can be as simple as doing my 10 minutes, taking a few minutes to read, or an all out shopping spree, but I recognize how important it is for me to take care of me, and to do something that is only for me. every day.

Personal Information:
I am a lifelong resident of a community north of Boston, Massachusetts. I am married and we have a 12-year old son who keeps us hopping. I work full-time and am very involved in my son's activities, and wouldn't have it any other way!!

It has been a very challenging last 18 months for my family. We have suffered through some sickness and some death. It has taken its toll on all of us, but specifically, speaking for myself, I have to admit I feel somewhat defeated, it seems like every time I'm getting ready to take a step forward, something happens to suck me back into the vortex of negativity.

Other Information:
Love sports of all kinds, but most especially whatever team my son is currently playing on. I am a proud Baseball Mom and Hockey Mom.

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Member Comments:
9/24/2015 2:03:35 PM

Hi Tina!!
Thanks for checking in. Glad to hear you are grooving! :-) This empress lost her groove. But I have a plan. I'm working toward it slowly.

Monday, it begins. I have 1 year, 8 months and about 10 days until my 50th birthday. I WILL be in the best shape of my life by then.
Keep on sparking!!

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9/24/2015 10:22:23 AM

So funny that after all of this time we are actually on here at the same exact time!! So Happy to hear back from you. I am not here much either. I have really banned myself from computer time to make sure I get outside and enjoy the real world!! It is a beautiful day out there!! I am doing a bunch of tracking myself and just poking around to see if some of my supporters are still around. We did have a such a great group. hopefully we will run into each other a little more often!!

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9/24/2015 9:48:13 AM

Hi Tina, Just checking in Hope your Autumn is off to a good start! emoticon

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6/3/2015 4:43:39 PM

Oy! it's all I can say. The boys are looking rough right now. But hey, that's how they DID play when I fell in love with the Red Sox. Those of us 'seasoned' enough to remember what that team was before 2004 need to remember that. Still love them. Just can't watch every game!

I have to admit another thing. I am restarting, again. Back to journalling, logging, getting back to lifting.

Fall down 7 times, get up 8!!!
Let's get this done!

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4/16/2015 12:27:59 PM

It's baseball season!! Hope to see you around soon. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon m emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon mmm

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