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In front of Lago Sucia and Glacier Rio Blanco with Fitz Roy in the photo

Paso John Garner in Chile's NP Torres del Paine

After trekking on Glacier Peritto Moreno in Argentina's NP del Glaciers



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My favorite passtime is backpacking in the mountain west, next is skiing. I want to be a little lighter on my feet so I'm not the last one making it up the backpack typically weighs 50 pounds, what a better way to lighten the load than from my own backside!!

I am now looking at what exercise I may enjoy and achieve more fitness that does not flare up neck pain. I underwent a fusion, my setback started a full year before the surgery though as my symptoms were challenging to pinpoint for a time. Now I am out of shape and w/ a finicky neck, so going to ease back into fitness. Nutritional changes will be a huge factor for me to be successful w/ the weight loss.

Member Since: 10/11/2006

Fitness Minutes: 12,259

My Goals:
To return to tolerating swimming for 45 minutes w/o neck pain or arm numbness.

To return to riding my bike for an hour w/o neck pain.

To carry a full backpack up to 50 lbs for 5+ days w/o the need for pain medications.

To ski all day.

My Program:
I am trying to restrict calories to a 750 calorie deficit per day.

I am walking my dogs more often at every other day, w/ every other walk up altitude into the foothills.

I am returning to the gym and will experiment w/ what my body will do.

Personal Information:
Highest weight ever: 260, ugh!!

Initial starting SP weight: 222

Return to SP weight in fall 2013: 240.

Goal weight 185.

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Fitness tests done 6/24/2008:

Step test, HR 82bpm, 51-84 is excellent for 36-45 y/o females, just made it in.

Push up test, 47 girl push ups, greater than 39 excellent for 30-39 y/o females.

Crunch test, 37 crunches, 25 is good while 40 is excellent for 35-44 y/o females.

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