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When I started this journey in January 2009, my plan was to lose weight and get fit. I realize now there is so much more involved.

In the beginning, my success came in swings and roundabouts. Over time, I've realized how important it is to combine diet and exercise, change things up, and force myself out of my comfort zone.

This is no longer about weight, it is about becoming the best me I can be. It's about challenging all the "I can'ts" in my head and trying things I thought I could never do.

I still struggle with frustrations -- keeping up my exercise program when life gets in the way and realizing that eating too much, even if it's healthy food, leads to weight gain.

There are no quick fixes. This is a lifetime change and one that will take a lifetime to master. And, having gained back 50 pounds, I now realize I need to remain vigilant, no matter what.



Member Since: 4/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 208,154

My Goals:
I want to live a healthy lifestyle and not use my weight as an excuse not to do things.

When I started this new lifestyle, I thought I had a good exercise routine. Now, I've learned the importance of constantly changing it around and shaking things up.


My Program:
My exercise routine has changed yet again, now that I have a home gym and a trainer, although that will be ending soon.

I have a strength program for every day, using different muscles, but working on strength all the time.

TO compensate for my back, I'm doing pilates daily plus about half and hour of core exercises. Then, there's the rowing machine and exercise bike.

When the weather warms, I hope to get outside on my bike.



Personal Information:
I live in Ithaca NY, where I lecture part-time at Cornell University. I am also a cross-cultural writer and researcher. I am working on a novel.

I live with 1 cat. My daughter is in England and my son is a wine maker in New Zealand.

I also am involved in my community.


Other Information:
I am a voracious reader, love tennis and make it a point to get to at least one tournament a year. Since I work from home as a writer, I spend way too much time sitting.




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  • v LOPEYP
    Would you bungee jump if the chance occurred? Have you traveled to at least 10 other countries, Do you have brown hair and brown eyes? Do you know someone famous?Have you ridden a camel or unicycle? My favorite color is red. What's yours? What's your favorite season? Have you walked out of the restroom trailing TP, eaten escargot, seen Smoky and the Bandit? I was born in February. How about you?

    Go Gems!
    Diane
    5 days ago
  • v LOPEYP
    Would you bungee jump if the chance occurred? Have you traveled to at least 10 other countries, Do you have brown hair and brown eyes? Do you know someone famous?Have you ridden a camel or unicycle? My favorite color is red. What's yours? What's your favorite season? Have you walked out of the restroom trailing TP, eaten escargot, seen Smoky and the Bandit? I was born in February. How about you?

    Go Gems!
    Diane
    5 days ago
  • v STLOUISWOMAN
    Can speak a foreign language. no

    Has been on TV. no

    Has traveled to at least one other country. no

    Would bungee jump, if the chance occurred. no

    Grew up in the country.no

    Has traveled by rail. yes

    Has the same hobby as you do. reading, crochet, genealogy & making jewelry

    Likes to read. Yes, loves to read

    Has traveled to at least ten other countries. No

    Has worked retail. Yes when I was in HS

    Has bought a lottery ticket. Yes

    Knows how to dance. No

    Has seen a play, opera or show in a large city. Yes

    Plays a musical instrument. no

    Has the same hair and eye colour as you do. Brown Hair with Hazel eyes

    Likes roller coasters. yes

    Likes horseback riding. yes

    Has performed on stage. no

    Knows someone famous. No

    Has more than three siblings. No

    Has been to Yellowstone National Park. No

    Likes their dentist. Looking for one

    Has a collection. Yes, angels

    Has ridden a camel or a unicycle. No

    Has the same favourite colour as you do. blue

    Has more than two pets. Unfortunately, no

    Favourite season is winter. No

    Has fainted or thrown up in public. No

    Has walked out of the bathroom trailing TP. No

    Has eaten escargot. No

    Has broken a bone. Yes, in a car accident

    Has seen your favourite movie. I really do not have a favorite movie

    Was born in the same month as you were. November

    6 days ago
  • v MSJENNIFERVT48
    Can speak a foreign language. I took spanish in H.S.

    Has been on TV. no

    Has traveled to at least one other country. YES- Canada

    Would bungee jump, if the chance occurred. no

    Grew up in the country.no

    Has traveled by rail. no

    Has the same hobby as you do. reading, crochet, walking

    Likes to read. YES

    Has traveled to at least ten other countries. No

    Has worked retail. YES... I worked at various stores throughout my life- teen and adult

    Has bought a lottery ticket. Yes.... I have bought more than I would like to admit

    Knows how to dance. Yes- At Sha-Booms I won a dance contest. AND in High School I was a Cheerleader

    Has seen a play, opera or show in a large city. Yes... I saw Disney Princesses on Ice in Lake Placid, VT... It was AWESOME

    Plays a musical instrument. In grade school I played the Clarinet

    Has the same hair and eye colour as you do. Brown Hair with Hazel eyes

    Likes roller coasters. no

    Likes horseback riding. never been

    Has performed on stage. yes- In Grade school I was in the play Scrooged

    Knows someone famous. No

    Has more than three siblings. No

    Has been to Yellowstone National Park. No

    Likes their dentist. Yes

    Has a collection. No

    Has ridden a camel or a unicycle. No

    Has the same favourite colour as you do. Favorite color is Purple

    Has more than two pets. Yes

    Favourite season is winter. No

    Has fainted or thrown up in public. No

    Has walked out of the bathroom trailing TP. No

    Has eaten escargot. No

    Has broken a bone. No Bones Broken

    Has seen your favourite movie. I really do not have a favorite movie---- but I feel the most inspiring is: UnBroken

    Was born in the same month as you were. I was born in June


    6 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    Scavenger hunt time!

    Have you ever seen Sleepless in Seattle? Would you bungee jump? Have you eaten escargot? Do you know anybody famous? Did you grow up in the country? Do you know how to dance? Have you performed onstage? Is winter your favorite season? Have you ridden a camel/unicycle?

    I have 5 siblings, brown hair/blue eyes, I grew up in the country. I've never ridden a camel or unicycle, but I DO love horseback riding. I play trumpet and have performed on stage as well as traveled to one other country. No foreign languages, no way would I bungee jump and nope, I'm not riding roller coasters either! lol I like reading and unwinding with an adult coloring book. I don't know anybody famous, but I do like my dentist.

    Happy hunting!
    6 days ago
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