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Updated March 2017.

Been a member since 2009 but more active in the past year and a half. After losing weight (50 pounds) as a result of a severe depression in 2014, got healthier mentally and managed to gain the weight back, and then some. It's a bit discouraging so trying to find my way back to a more comfortable body that can do the things I like to do -- being outside, walking, hiking. Trying new things this year such as trail running.

Also trying to live each day fully. Too many close to me have/are ill so work on gratitude as part of my program.

Member Since: 3/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 19,222

My Goals:
Look like I've run 3 full marathons and multiple halfs. Because I have!

Lose weight and gain muscle and fitness so that I can do the things I like with greater ease.

Be successful at HEALTHY weight loss that is sustainable as a healthy lifestyle and healthy habits while not feeling deprived

Obtain a healthy weight and BMI

Read/comment on Sparkfriends or other members pages/blogs 3x/week

Work towards balance in all areas of my life


My Program:
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-Exercise 4-6 times per week, 30-45 minutes per day. Walk, elliptical, yoga.
- Strength training: 2x per week.
- Stretching: every day after aerobic exercise.

- yoga 1+ times per week

- meditate 3x per week

- minimize sugar and alcohol (once/week for alcohol, one daily treat)
- Work through the Beck Diet Solution book. (began June 2016).
- Understand connection between feelings, needs and emotions,and food.

Personal Information:
Born in Kansas. Grew up in the SF Bay Area. Living in the Sacramento, CA area which I love. Married with two mischievous yet loving kitties. Worked in public service for 26 years and proud of it. Recently retired and working on taking care of myself and finding out who I am after being work-focused for much of my life.

Other Information:
I love to run but am currently recovering from a stress fracture (as of March 2016). I hope to be able to run again, but currently am walking and doing other types of activity.Other things I like: being outside, the ocean, the mountains, animals, especially our two kitties, reading, watching movies and TV series, spending time with my good friends.

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    . . . it is important to honor your physical body for what it is – a gift made of miracles. Janet Nestor
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  • v NHES220
    Thanks for stopping by my Half Marathon blog. Yeah, I was a little annoyed about the 3:00 pacer, but moving on. If I was really concerned about it, I should have been paying closer attention or trained better - LOL. Now to get back on track! But my girls still waited for me and that Mimosa tasted so good after!

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    Learn to love listening with your whole heart, without trying to fix others. Angela Treat Lyon
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  • v ERIN1128
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. Bam-Bam is doing great! :-)
    2 days ago
    What we do with what we have is much more important than what we have. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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