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I am working on weight loss and general health improvement. I want to alleviate my osteoarthritis and high blood pressure, lower my cholesterol count and risk of a cancer recurrence, sleep better, reduce stress, be able to buy clothes that fit--just to be healthier and more confident all around.

JUST DO IT!
PLAN AHEAD!
NO MORE EXCUSES!
STOP, THINK, TALK TO YOURSELF.


(In case you're wondering about my profile image, I teach English ...
I am working on weight loss and general health improvement. I want to alleviate my osteoarthritis and high blood pressure, lower my cholesterol count and risk of a cancer recurrence, sleep better, reduce stress, be able to buy clothes that fit--just to be healthier and more confident all around.

JUST DO IT!
PLAN AHEAD!
NO MORE EXCUSES!
STOP, THINK, TALK TO YOURSELF.


(In case you're wondering about my profile image, I teach English Renaissance literature. This is my favorite portrait of Queen Elizabeth I.)
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Member Since: 9/19/2007

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My Goals:
To reach a healthy weight.
To maintain mobility despite arthritis.
To gain strength and endurance.
To develop healthy eating habits.
To lower my cholesterol count.
To get off meds for high blood pressure.
To exercise consistently.
To decrease my risk of developing diabetes or having a cancer recurrence.
To stick with a healthy lifestyle this time.

My Program:
Keep food journal; aim for 1300-1500 calories per day.
Increase fruits and veggies.
Do at least 30 minutes of cardio 4 x/week or more.
Do strength training (20 minutes) at least 3 x weekly.


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South Central PA.

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Looking forward to retiring in 1-2 years.

Avid reader.

Cat lover and rescue volunteer.

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BABYSTEPS123
2/3/2015 10:12:02 PM

Deborah -- Thanks for the birthday wishes! You brought a smile to my day! emoticon



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CARIOLA
1/4/2015 8:54:05 PM

Yes, that's Jasper (the grey one) and Suki about a month after they were adopted--both much bigger now. Suki was originally named for True Blood's Sookie Stackhouse, but I didn't want a cat to be named for a vampire girl, so I changed the spelling and told everyone it was Japanese. I later found that it is a popular Korean and Japanese name, and that there is a Manga superhero named Suki. The litter was three tigers and Jasper--the odd man out and the biggest by far.



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CATTUTT
1/4/2015 8:20:57 PM

I'm apparently not very competitive, I hadn't even thought about the fact we're on opposing teams! Glad you're willing to be friends. emoticon

Are they the two on your page, Jasper and Suki? Those are two gorgeous cats!



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LUVSBULLDOGS
1/4/2015 7:38:42 PM

Welcome to the BNT. I'm looking forward to getting to know you.





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CATTUTT
1/4/2015 7:36:01 PM

I'm actually not on BNT, I'm on WOC. I saw your post in the Self Reflection thread, and read your blog cause I'm also doing the Boost Your Willpower challenge.

I've done some research on a historical novel as well, just bits and pieces here and there. Maybe someday. It's good that you're working on your research already, hopefully you can jump right in and write!

And it's so awesome that you've helped adopt out 36 cats! I mostly make nip toys that they sell in the rescue's boutique and at various events they do around town. I help out with other things on occasion as well. I love to help the cats.



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