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Big change in my life after composing the stuff below. Recently been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (late 2009). Quite painful to even walk now, but I'm not giving up. The crazy stuff may be gone, however I'm gonna do everything physically possible exercise wise.

Previously was quite active in biking (540 mile solo ride from San Francisco to San Diego was my longest), but don't like riding in the street much anymore so I normally ride only 10 or 15 miles at a time now.

Running - lost track of the number of marathons run (including Boston twice), done 115 3/4 miles on a 1/4 mile track in 24 hours, ran about five 50 mile trail runs and completed the Western States 100 mile trail run.

Hiked to the top of Mount Whitney and back in one day.

Ahhh, but that stuff was a while ago.

Took care of my aging mother for the past five years, and now she has passed away I'm on a mission to lose 20 pounds and get back into shape.

My plan is to walk to anyplace I need to go if it's three miles or under one way and I don't have to be presentable or carry any huge items. Anything between three and five miles it will be on my mountain bike.

Strength training will be from the SparkPeople selections, plus working out one to three times a week at the gym.

Don't think I'll ever see a 30" waist again, but I'm gonna try!

Anybody have any suggestions on how I can improve my plan, simply let me know.

SPARKPEOPLE WEB SITE IS GREAT!!!!!!


Member Since: 12/13/2007

Fitness Minutes: 20,613

My Goals:
Lose 22 3/4 pounds! Oh yeah, that will get me to 3 pounds under my high school weight.

This was my goal in 2007 and was made.

Well I'm back with the same 22 3/4 pounds again, and they're gonna disappear real soon. [; )]

Oops, made the goal above, but I'm back AGAIN! Now I have 28 3/4 pounds to lose. Looks like I really need to check weight on a regular basis. New start 19Sept2010.


My Program:
30 minutes of cardio minimum a day. Run a minimum of 10 miles a week at a 9:59 per mile or less (canceled). Gym 1 to 3 times a week to do a weight workout and some cardio on the Life Fitness Cycle (plus 15 minutes minimum in the sauna). Walk or run anyplace I need to go under 3 miles one way(canceled - hurts too much). Bike anyplace I need to go 3 to 5 miles one way(canceled). Use exercycle at home on occasion. Hike whenever I get a chance in Mission Trails Regional Park(canceled). Follow the SparkPeople calorie range and % of carbos, protein and fat. weigh and measure myself once a week - yada yada yada



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Originally from Illinois, but have lived in San Diego since I was seven years old.



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Favorite non-exercising hobby is fishing - all kinds!

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention I like to Geocache also. Check out Geocache.com if you don't know what it is.




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  • v JOURNEY2DESTINY
    Hello Hello!

    Just sparkin by to say have a WONDERFUL WEEK!!!

    and Keep Sparkin'
    1990 days ago
  • v XENA1956
    Just dropping in to say "HI". I wrote an update blog today but still having so much pain in my R-wrist that it is difficult to do much typing. First time online in a week. I have a HS friend who lives in the SD area and says I should come down this weekend with my son, Frank, because of the big Naval exercises that are going to happen on Sat. Frank is 24 but loves this type of stuff. I will be heading down to Oceanside the following weekend to meet up with my sister who is coming in from NY. So don't know if I have the money for both things, although my friend said going on the ship is free but I bet will be very crowded. Going off the net in a few mins. can't handle the pain any longer. Hugs, Teri emoticon
    1995 days ago
  • v ROSEMAID
    Glad my blog gave you a chuckle. emoticon
    I cycle too on my recumbent bike watching, at the moment, "All Creatures Great & Small" on Youtube. We turned TV off 7 or is it 8 years ago because we didn't like paying for trash. I only do about 5 miles in 30 min.

    I suffer with RA as well. I'm on methotrexate with a doxycycline chaser. When I started with the metho I felt like I wanted to slit my wrists emoticon
    but adding folic acid helped with that side effect. Hope you have good results and don't hurt.

    Weatherman is calling for a cool -15 tonight. I'll stay in and feed the fire tomorrow. emoticon
    2011 days ago
  • v JOURNEY2DESTINY
    Thank You so much!! I had so much fun. Yes it hurt a little but by the time I got to work, I was just strolling through. I can only attribute that to God because he knows I needed to get moving today.Wow! You have been on spark for almost 4 years!! That is awesome. How did you get started? I am adding you, Ive got to keep up with you for wisdom. :-)

    Keep Sparkin'
    2014 days ago
  • v DIVA321
    Hello Sparkfriend,

    Thank you for stoppin by my page. And Thank you for makin me smile emoticon . I so needed that. And you are so right Crystal Light it is! That will be on my next grocery run!! Please don't be a stranger!! Have a good night!!

    Diva321/Crystal
    2015 days ago
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