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For the past few years, I have struggled to find a partner to stick with me as much as I stick with them..someone to be my work out buddy...etc. I can be a great motivator and can push someone else to make their goals..which is great, but I find myself on a long uphill journey, alone. I was walking more at work until now, my job has changed back to a desk job... I have Hydrocephalus, low blood pressure, to name a couple of my issues... My problem, I don't eat at all. I joined this site, to meet people and share in the journey..which up to now, I have helped several people...and the ones who have helped me are at the end of their journey, so they disappeared pretty quickly...or a few others just plain gave up on me and stopped caring...or mall walking. I have a lot going on with my health right now, but I am in control...for the most part..still trying to reach my goals.

Member Since: 1/24/2008

Fitness Minutes: 16,587

My Goals:
Reduce Body Fat %

Walk 3 miles per day

Strengthen core and lower back

Hold Elbow Planks for 60 seconds or longer

10 superman poses in a set

Perform more Ball Squats and The Chair in a set, without feeling like I can't walk for 2 days after.

Increase stability with Bird Dog exercise, be able to do more reps.

Lose a pants size or two, or four.

Dynamic and Static Stretching 5x a week

30 minutes of cardio, 5x a week

Schedule and complete more fitness adventure 5k run/walks with my daughter, like the Backlight Run, Color Run, Mud Run, Warrior Dash, etc

Eat enough calories daily, without spiking my blood sugar.

Sleep more consistently.

My Program:
Wearing Fitbit, walk at least 2 miles per day.

Eat 200-400 calorie meals/snacks every 2 to 3 hours.

Drink water when I first wake up and throughout the day. Try not to drink my calories and replace morning coffee with herbal tea.

Exercise and build muscle.

Feel better, breathe better, be comfortable in my own skin again.

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Western MA

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    Hi! I am so glad that you added me as a friend. Could always use more of those! Let's encourage each other.

    Jenn emoticon
    1615 days ago
    Out visiting my friends to give some Positive Encouragement......

    Remember YOU can if YOU think you can!

    "Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't,
    I give myself reasons why I can."
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    Have a great week! Paulette
    2097 days ago
    Emily....I will be there Saturday. I won't quit my exercise or my fun with my SPfriends!!!

    amy emoticon
    2558 days ago
    Emily, it was so nice to meet you, Rog & Hannah yesterday and so very thoughtful of you three to want to wait for me to tour Sturbridge Village. It was most appreciated. I did manager to get through MOST of it, but I was so slow with walking that I missed the last few buildings, etc. because it got too late. They were closing. There'll always be another day.
    Oh ya, guess what? That little trick for that stupid bell didn't work. I tried it several times but to no avail. I managed to get as far as 495 before I REALLY had to turn on my headlites because the sun was too low in the sky. Sadly, I also missed the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, NH, but it was tough enough hearing that awful Ding-ding-ding for the 30 minute stretch of 495 to home. There was NO WAY I could have tolerated it for almost 2 hrs. Oh well!

    2590 days ago
    Welcome back to Spark! Looks like you were here and left for a while.

    Welcome to the Pioneer Valley team. Amy will keep you plenty motivated I'm sure! :-)

    What campus are you working at?
    2594 days ago
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