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July 12, 2010

Can't believe I actually caught his rocket take-off!

My son's first rocket launch at Mt. Herman



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I am a certified Laughing Yoga leader. This uses both laughing & breathing(where the yoga term comes in) to get one's exercise. There are many benefits to this type of exercise including:
lower blood pressure, increased circulation, lowered levels of cortisol (stress hormone). I will be adding to this, as I hope to branch out from my laughing club into leading sessions at conferences and lectures.

I have been on the yo-yo weight-loss journey for 20 years. I am looking forward to eating healthy consistently. I need to translate the knowledge into living.

I have a book, "The End of Overeating: Taking Control ..." by David Kessler. It REALLY helps with understanding why some of us go out of control (binge) on certain foods.

If you can get a copy of this learn about hyperpalatable food, it can help you choose more wisely especially when eating out!!

With knowledge and motivation from all of you, I will be who I want to be!

Favorite quotes:
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

"Demand more of yourself when it comes to nutrition." Joe Downie

"I have learned that in order to keep my weight down, it is 1/3 good nutrition, 1/3 fitness and 1/3 positive mindset. If one of those is out of order it usually creates an imbalance and that can lead to trouble." Debra Mazda

Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 39,435

My Goals:
My big goal is to not use a seat belt extender when flying.
To not look in the mirror and wonder who that fat person is (my slim self is in my mind's eye).

Think Positive!
Rewards at lbs lost:
25 -Topaz necklace - done
50 -Join Master Swim Team
75 -Hawaii vaca
100-Jewelry To Your Doorstep, Mermaid piece

Target Weight Broken down by BMI classifications
-10(10) - Class II
-35(45) - Class I
-34(79) - Overweight
-35(114) - Normal

My Program:
Due to my competitive swimming background I have been totally reckless about normal portion sizes.
Shooting for 400, 500, 700 calories per meal, with about 300 cals for snacks.

I aim for 1600-2100 calories a day.

Aerobic Exercise: swimming laps 2x, water aerobics, 3x a week.

ST exercises: do these!

Personal Information:
I am originally from Hermosa Beach and now live in Northern California. I have one child who is 15 yrs old.

Other Information:
I love reading, could do it all day long. I also love how I feel after exercising, so refreshed.

I'm a lifetime member of Legoland & Sea Life parks. Can't wait to plan trips to Legoland Denmark, Germany, England, Florida, and maybe even Legoland Dubai.

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    I sure miss you sweet friend. Hope you are well.
    Love and God Bless,
    969 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    Love your song and the rocket launch. Some famous men started out dealing with rockets.
    1354 days ago
    emoticon I am so sorry about your lay off. Trust in the Lord for Him to work things out. I know easy for me to say right? I will be praying for you. Keep me informed as to what happens.

    Yes I broke up for a with bf for a whole 2 days. I missed him so much I took him back. Please pray I made the right decision.

    God Bless u!
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Cynthia
    1356 days ago
  • v AQUANESS212
    Thank you for letting me know :-)
    1419 days ago
    I working with Sparkpeople. I'm tracking my food and workouts, but I've changed my diet (more salads and healthier choices) and I've added strength training (P90X) 3 x's a week. I like the way I feel - it's a good hurt. I know my body needs the strength and it's best for my muscles and bones. emoticon emoticon

    The kids are sleeping in today. They have a day off from school (teacher work day - end of marking period). I'm off to volunteer at the assistant-living pavilions. Have a Wonderful week! - Suzanne
    1449 days ago

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