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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

Fitness Minutes: 117,157

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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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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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    Sorry to hear you spent time with your mom in a similar way last year. I do have some good moments. My mom has been like this, in varying ways, for almost 16 years. Hope things are going well with you in the 5%! I couldn't weigh and forgot to log in yesterday because of the travel. Oh well, got up and went to the gym!
    14 hours ago
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    Thanks for commenting on my progress report blog. I've known from all of the "closet shopping" I've been able to do, and from things I could begin to do again, but really... the numbers just solidify it. emoticon
    2 days ago
    Glad that you visited my Blog! (#43 Started Out Bad!)

    As for losing our BEST instructor, we will fight to get some answers to this ongoing problem. We've received some info and will be reaching out to the main management offices on tomorrow! We really want her back!
    3 days ago
    I'm grateful for your encouragement on my Blog (Lawd.... 42 Days!)


    4 days ago
    What a beautiful comment you left on my Blog (41 Cheers!). It made me smile! Our younger generations are plagued with so many health issues.... we need to show them the proper way! Have a good rest of the day! Keep sparking!

    5 days ago
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