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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.





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Running to Better Ourselves

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.
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.




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Member Since: 12/3/2011

SparkPoints: 2,118

Fitness Minutes: 3,269

My Goals:
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!

My Program:
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!

Personal Information:
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).

Other Information:
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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VIXSTERLU
4/30/2012 10:51:41 PM

Thinking of you. Hope all is well.




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XRSIZE18
4/30/2012 1:58:06 AM

Hope the week ahead of you is as bright as today was! Wishing you lots of healthy thoughts.



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MPLSKEN
4/29/2012 12:22:19 AM

Welcome to the SparkMinneapolis/St.Paul Team! I encourage you to introduce yourself in our team's forum if you haven't already!
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LENLEN3
4/28/2012 1:20:59 PM

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!!!



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YDAVIS23
4/23/2012 5:25:55 AM

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!



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