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Living in the beautiful northwest of California. I love the redwoods!

Me and chard! The lovely challenge of keeping up with our CSA weekly share. Thanks, Farmer Janet!

My beautiful daughter and kohlrabi. Farmer Janet grew them since we are such fans.


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10/ 28/17- I am back. About a week ago I weighed in at 171 and now I am 169. Back on the plan, sparking and eating right. No sugar, very little carbs. Not vegetarian anymore. More paleo than anything. From an earlier phase: I have been on-agin and off-again with SparkPeople for the last three years. During that time I have been consistent with Vinyasa Yoga about three times a week. Recently, I joined a gym that has lots of yoga classes, cardio equipment, and strength devices. I am working with a trainer to build strength and increase my metabolism - and keep me commited to working out. In mid-November, I weighed in at 166 pounds. I am 5'3" tall and have about 40-50 lbs to lose to get to a goal of 115-120 lbs. I have a renewed commitment to get more fit and lose the extra weight. I just saw some photos from Thanksgiving and am surprized how heavy I have gotten. I love to cook and follow a mostly vegetarian diet. Lots of vegetables and whole grains. Seafood is one of my favorite foods - isn't it vegetarian?

Member Since: 8/25/2012

Fitness Minutes: 12,659

My Goals:
Reach goal of 115 - 120 lbs from starting weight of 166 lbs so have about 50 lbs to lose.

Be able to hold the poses in the level l-ll Vinyasa Flow class.

Walk the dog everyday. She and I both love it.

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Spark everyday and keep calories to about 1300 per day.

Cardio 30 - 60 minutes 6x per week

Strength training set up by trainer 3 - 4x per week

Walk the dog everyday - she is old and likes to sniff, so it is a pleasure stroll.

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  • v RYDAN
    Thank you so much for the kind words on my blog :)
    641 days ago
    “The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance.
    The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
    -Arnold Bennett
    I am turning over a new leaf, thanks to the support of my Sparkfriends! I appreciate your comment on my blog, "Coming Out Of Hiding." Have a healthy week!
    1096 days ago
    Thank you for the support! Have a great weekend!
    1176 days ago
    “Stop wasting so much energy hating your body; it makes you weaker.
    Everything good in your life begins from the moment you begin accepting, understanding, respecting, and loving your true self.”
    -Harry Papas
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    Thanks for commenting on my "Tough Love Got Me Back On Track" blog. Have a healthy October!
    1270 days ago
    Thanks Cookingirl for the soup goodie, emoticon emoticon it's the perfect thing! You would laugh if you knew what I was making today for our Bible study that is meeting in our home-I only have to provide some goodies, so I'm making gluten and dairy free chocolate cupcakes, and for the others they can have home made caramel corn! I'm saving for the cupcake, and will nix the c corn!
    1591 days ago
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