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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.



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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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JANEDOE12345
12/27/2013 7:21:58 AM

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Happy New Year! Here's to a year of peace.
But a few parties, too!

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11/26/2013 1:42:55 PM

I hope you have a lovely holiday!
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BOOKSCATSTEA
11/15/2013 7:49:37 AM

OH SO GLAD you're back! I was just thinking about you and sending positive thoughts and energy you way, when I decided to check your page to see if you had checked in by any chance. You cannot imagine my happiness when I saw the "November 2013 - I'm back!" near the top of your page! I look forward to hearing more about how you're doing! Take good care of yourself, my friend!
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WATERMELLEN
11/14/2013 11:44:52 AM

So great to hear from you on my "rebel recipes" blog!

And as a sister cancer survivor . . . oh, yeah, lots of rebellion involved in that for sure.

But more specifically reaching weight loss maintenance -- we get to that place by rebelling against the requirements to "eat socially" and to "postpone exercise" for the convenience of others and . . . yeah.

So here's to rebellion all round.



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HIPPICHICK1
11/11/2013 3:09:05 PM

Oh dear Maud how I've missed you. I think of you often and I'm so glad you are back. You must tell all!!
Lots of love and hugs to you.
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