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Yet Another Year of Intentional Eating & Intentional Movement

November 2013 - I'm back! After a couple years of Intentional Eating and Movement left me feeling healthier and stronger. I even competed in two triathlons in 2012. Then I turned 50 and being all proactive about my health I got my colonoscopy - no symptoms, no family, just a routine check. Dang if I didn't have full-on stageIII colorectal cancer.

I just finished the triathlon of cancer (radiation, surgery, chemo) and where as I couldn't bring myself to track my downward fall ...
November 2013 - I'm back! After a couple years of Intentional Eating and Movement left me feeling healthier and stronger. I even competed in two triathlons in 2012. Then I turned 50 and being all proactive about my health I got my colonoscopy - no symptoms, no family, just a routine check. Dang if I didn't have full-on stageIII colorectal cancer.

I just finished the triathlon of cancer (radiation, surgery, chemo) and where as I couldn't bring myself to track my downward fall from healthy to weak over the year. But I am back, basically to track my return from the couch.

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2010 - I knit, I spin, I code, I dance, I garden. I am a hopeless romantic and a hard-core optimist. I am the mother of three strong women, grandmother of two smaller ones, and the wife of the-man-of-my-dreams.

After 25 years of smoking, I haven't had one puff since April 20, 2009. By December 29th 2009 though I had gained 21 pounds and was up to 229 pounds.

But now that I have quit smoking I AM freaking Wonder Woman! I can do anything I set my mind to. I have proven to myself that not even getting off tobacco is impossible! I now know that am the master of all that I put in my body. Full Stop.

In a period of re-invention, I have two part-time jobs. I am a one-girl IT shop for the University of Wisconsin Extension Lakes Program and I am co-owner of The Wisconsin Wool Exchange where I teach folks to knit and spin.

As of May 1, 2010 I have lost 26 pounds and am just ounces from dropping below the 200 mark. That'll feel good.
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Member Since: 4/3/2010

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My Goals:
When I grow up I want to be a strong, sinewy, smiling hippie grandma...

On the way there I really should loose this 80 pounds that I have strapped to my hips:

229 - January 1, 2010
206 - April 18, 2010
186 - August 15, 2010
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My Program:
Smile big.
Move much.
Get strong.
Breath Deep.
Delve inward.
Eat well.
Drink water.
Be beautiful.
Indulge occasionally.



Personal Information:
I may be the youngest Maud you'll ever meet.

I live 100 miles west of Lambeau Field, the center of the universe.

I have a soft spot for eutrofic lakes and geriatric cats.

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"This fresh apple, still cold and crisp from the morning dew, is not-me only until I eat it. When I eat, I eat the soil that nourished the apple. When I drink, the waters of the earth become me. With every breath I take in I draw in not-me and make it me. With every breath out I exhale me into not-me. "

--Doneella H Meadows


Never grow a wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
- Clementine Paddleford

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SCOOTER4263
1/6/2015 6:51:09 PM

Hah! I blush at nothing! (Or ... at least not most things...) Lots of stuff, good and bad, has happened, but overall you haven't missed much. We'll have to exchange long posts and catch up. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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1/1/2015 7:44:02 PM

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WATERMELLEN
11/23/2014 4:30:39 PM

Happy to see your fitness posts!! Hope you're doing well!!



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BOOKSCATSTEA
10/26/2014 3:09:02 PM

I hope you're doing well these days. Haven't seen anything from you for awhile - miss you! Take care, dear.
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SCOOTER4263
9/1/2014 6:58:07 PM

Dear God, you're back!!! I can't tell you how happy this makes me.



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