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. My diet is the biggest problem I can see. Unfortunately in my job I'm required to sample food constantly. I believe that there are no " bad" foods, nothing off limits to me. Everything in moderation. That said I am trying to limit my sugar intake. And reign in my calorie counts.
Exercise is not a problem, I love love love ST!
I have a new puppy who requires a lot of vigorous daily exercise. Our favorite is the chase game.
I've worked in professional kitchens since the early 1970's. Food is a major part of my life. Being a woman in a male dominated field was a struggle back when I started as a line cook in a high volume fine dining restaurant. Being an older woman in a physically demanding industry is a struggle too. I enjoy the struggle. I enjoy the long hours, the heat, the noise. The food.
In my early 50's my metabolism started to slow down.

Member Since: 1/7/2012

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- Stay strong
- Stay calm
- Be a safe refuge for my loved ones

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I lift heavy.
Free weights are my chosen method
I love my fluid ergometer rower!

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Three strong, kind daughters. I'm so, so proud of the way they are turning out. One granddaughter so far, going to be as fine a person as her mom and aunts.

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The year that I turned 50 I went on my first hike. My husband is a big hiker, and I wanted something else to share with him. Since then I've been hiking to celebrate all our 'milestones' - birthdays, anniversaries, holidays. Living in up state NY, we do a lot of Adirondack hikes, but we also hike in the Shawangunks and the White Mountains of NH.
Cruising through my 60's now, enjoying the strength training I do with my big guy and our current person trainer, Jordan. He challenges us. We've been sharing a trainer for twelve years now, our biggest indulgence in life.

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    the vegan jambalaya is good, even better the second day! I hear you about moving to where there's a lot of space. Just don't want to be that far away from doctors, stores, and have to take care of or be responsible for that much property...
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  • v VTORIA3
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for your positive comments. I greatly appreciate it. I am feeling motivated to move my desire for health and wellness progress to front and center where it more rightly belongs. Talk is cheap I know, my actions will prove that I am meaning it.

    How is that pooch of yours doing? Such a beautiful dog. Molly was always so good about getting me off my feet for the day and out doors for her walk. Dogs are a bestie for sure! Our weather here has been really awesome lately.....hope you are enjoying fine weather, too.

    Have an awesome Sunday, friend! emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v CHERYLE51
    Thank you so much for your encouraging words. I appreciate it very much. It's been a rough road.
    3 days ago
    I'm grateful that you took the time to leave a comment on my Blog "End of Week 1 of 16 - MADE IT!" I love my Spark friends! Take good care of YOU!

    6 days ago
    Thanks for reading my post about the freezer and funny message. emoticon
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