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N. Moats

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I ' m recommitting to a more careful lifestyle. I've joined the fall 5% challenge team as a start. 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. With me, no treadmill running for my little guy!
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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- Be a safe refuge for my loved ones

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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.

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    How was your weekend Nancy - are you still dealing with all that snow?
    The sun has been bright the last few days although we are still getting some hard frosts - Spring is here - hoorah
    3 hours ago
  • v DEEGIRL50
    Thank you for your kind words on my Spring Break blog. I had fun so no regrets there, but it's difficult for me to get myself to "stop" once I start overeating. I fall into the "I'll start tomorrow" spiral.
    emoticon Ready to make today a healthy day! Wishing you a great one too!
    1 day ago
  • v TCDRAGON54
    emoticon Thanks for joining the Spring Weight warriors as an EL. emoticon . I appreciate your willing to assist This is going to be an awesome team! emoticon
    1 day ago
    thank you for your kind comment. Still kind of pondering it all. Hope all's well with you and sorry you went through that with your mom as well.
    4 days ago
  • v DEEGIRL50
    Hi Nancy,
    Thank you for the wise words on my blog. "Setbacks do not count as much as we think they do. Move on from here." I needed the reminder that I can do this and to start from here and move forward. Thank you friend.
    Dee emoticon
    5 days ago
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