My puppy Libby up at Lake Superior when we went sailing! Lots of fun!
One of my favorite vacation destinations: the beaches of Hilton Head, South Carolina.
More of iPhoto's fun effects! Hmm I look younger here too... I'll have to remember this!
Hey! I'm Abby, and am looking to maintain a healthy lifestyle and finally set myself at a constant weight. I am a runner, and would love to offer help to others, and motivate myself to live on the edge a bit more. Although I do consider myself an "athlete", I do sometimes struggle with food, specifically when it comes to portions and knowing when I'm really hungry. I hope to offer advice, but receive it as well, as we journey to become healthier, happier people.
Okay, edit! I AM going to run a half marathon! The date is set! April 28th, 2012!
I want to work on my overall strength. Hello biceps! I will be meeting with you soon!
I also want to strengthen my willpower in terms of avoiding "grazing" in between meals, and actually stop eating when I'm full!
During the spring, summer, and fall, I run 5 days a week, although my schedule has slipped since the snow started falling, and the temperatures began to plummet. I also lift weights 3 days a week, and enjoy doing Pilates, Yoga, and Meditation whenever I get the chance. Now that I've signed up for the half, heck, I'm running 5 days a week!
I live in Eagan, MN (a suburb of St. Paul), and love love love the beach and exploring new places! I am gluten and dairy intolerant, and enjoy cooking and finding new yummy, "normal" GF and DF recipes (my kids put extra emphasis on the "normal" part :D).
Some things I am passionate about include: running, writing, reading, skiing, cooking, yoga, spending time with family and friends, and public speaking. I'm also big on eating organic, whole, and unprocessed.
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Thinking of you. Hope all is well.
1758 days ago
Hope the week ahead of you is as bright as today was! Wishing you lots of healthy thoughts.
1759 days ago
Welcome to the SparkMinneapolis/St.Paul Team! I encourage you to introduce yourself in our team's forum if you haven't already!
1760 days ago
How did you enjoy the Get in Gear? I feel like I'll never be warm again auuuugh soooo cooooold and wet!
But it was lots of fun and very well organized!!!
1761 days ago
So... the protein thing. I aim for 60-80g a day. On work days I usually eat a zone or balance bar for breakfast (15g). I know it's highly processed, but it lights a fire under my butt. Then my regular eats include low fat string cheese and greek yogurt, as well as edamame for snacks. I cook with a lot of beans and tofu. I highly recommend a batch of Stephanie's Quinoa Casserole (on SP recipes). I make it in smaller containers and keep it in the freezer for lunches. I hear you about nuts - I think they're a good filler sometimes (I tend to buy the 100 cal almond packages) but I easily go over 1 serving if I'm not paying attention. And they really don't have much protein when you get down to it.
So, anyway, hope this helps. Oh, I just read that you don't do well with dairy... are you good with soy? Have you tried some of the soy yogurts?
You're doing great! Keep it up!
1766 days ago