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A hike in the northern Adirondacks, in a gorge below Lake Placid--late June 2016.

First flight lesson - such a thrill!

Hiking in August 2015 on the Highline Trail in Glacier National Park, MT.



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9/28/16: Life is good! I've lost 15 lbs to-date, and I can feel my body transforming. My run intervals have progressed very well in the first 4 weeks--I'm ready to move up. Dancing class and social dancing afterwards been a fantastic addition--it's fun and social, and it helps me work my hips--that's always been a weak link for me as a runner. I still do yoga once a week, and have some group hikes planned for October.

9/13/16: I've lost 14 lbs since mid-July! Started running again at the end of August. I feel so much stronger and more energetic, with less pain and stiffness...which allows me to hike and take a fun dance class!

There's a long way to go, though, so to give me a boost and be part of a team, I signed up for the Fall 5% Weightloss Challenge. I'll be looking to lose at least 9 lbs in 2 months. Join me on Team Tiger Monarchs!
8/15/16: I lost 10 lbs in the first month! I'm tracking what I eat (even if I overdid it) and being mindful of both food and activity levels. I have regained strength and flexibility through yoga and walking, and feel so much better!

It's a relief to be 25% of the way to my goal. A long way to go, but it sure is better than a month ago, standing at the foot of the mountain and taking that first, small step.
START--7/16/16: After losing 45 lbs, much of the weight has crept back over the past 2 years. But what's done is done. What's important is what I do about it today and tomorrow and in the months to come. In two years, I'll turn 50, and I want to greet that day being the healthiest, strongest, most energetic "me" I can be.

Member Since: 4/12/2013

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Aim to lose an average of 1.5 lbs per week. Improve cardio fitness, strength, flexibility and balance. Start running intervals again, work up to running 1.5 miles by mid-October.

My Program:
Increase run interval times, up to a full 5K. Do yoga in the park on Saturday mornings; walk the dog, and walk with a friend on Wednesdays. Hike. Monday evening blues-dance class and social dancing one or twice a week. Strength train at the gym, focusing on improving my weak left hip and leg. Try more of those short SP workout videos! And start running again--intervals at first, working up to 20 minute runs. Track what I eat and drink. Have fun, seek inspiration and encouragement, and keep my eyes on the prize!

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I guess the good thing about being under-employed right now is that I have a lot of extra time on my hands to work out and track everything I eat.

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Trying new activities makes working out so much more fun.

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    Happy Newday, Beautiful!!! :-)

    1034 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie! Laura
    1035 days ago
    Hi! Just wanted to stop by and say that you "saved me" a bit. I am a size 14 but still at 190 lbs and looking to drop enough weight to be within a healthy BMI range. You had posted a past experience which I am currently going through which is that someone was saying that you looked great and no longer needed to lose any weight. You hit the nail on the head when you said this can be very "demotivating". I have asked myself, "is it normal for me to feel this way?". I was heavier before so I guess people see me and think this is the finish line. Boy are they wrong!! Thanks for your post on the "how to deal with negative comments " thread.
    1036 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/29/2013 2:16:06 AM

    LOL!! Thanks for the goodie!

    Love, Ginger

    Look at you, almost at goal. AWESOME!
    1036 days ago

    Don't gobble til you wobble!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend.

    Love, Ginger
    1038 days ago
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