TINATC26   54,806
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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: 19.6 

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Member Since: 2/20/2008

SparkPoints: 54,806

Fitness Minutes: 37,847

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:
3/17/2016 10:05:26 PM

Hi Tina! I've got a new name for my new attitude! I'm going to get this chick fit!

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2/13/2016 6:33:29 PM

Just stopping by to say, "hey" I an sparking away, and doing fine, but it's just not the same without you. Hoping you're well. Tony's well, Brian's well and all is well. I am so dang profound.
Miss ya.

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1/14/2016 10:45:27 PM

.. 5th (so much for getting into the swing of this. My class this year is a major challenge though so if she's good it'll help tons. If not so much it might send me over. Meeting with principal to discuss tomorrow. LYMI

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1/14/2016 10:42:57 PM

... 250 characters humph... Considering taking on another student teacher. (Will be my 5

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1/14/2016 10:41:54 PM

Glad you resolved your hockey issue. I can imagine the stress. Sorry I haven't been to see you much... This app isn't very intuitive, and my computer doesn't like the sit enmuch and wants me to "make fixes" for a price. I'm getting the swing a bit.

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