June 12, 2011
Me at 180.
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Update 11/4/13: Somewhere in the period of selling my house and moving to another house, I lost my exercise regime....I basically stopped running altogether and have not been able to get back at it... this has resulted in more weight gain than I'd like to admit, so I'm back to starting over! I know what I need to do and just need to get back at it. Spark on friends!
Update 7/15/11: Somewhere in June, I got to my goal weight. The biggest thing I have changed was in trying to turn my running to lose weight into running to run! I love the way it makes me feel fit all over. I haven't changed my calorie intake much, but do allow for some extras at time, such as 2 cups of cherries vs. 1 or a few more nuts than I used to have. I still track my food. I am as happy as could be and have slowly won over my husband to my way of thinking. He has lost over 40 pounds just eating the same stuff I do (even though a little more..) My daughter has decided to try cooking healthy and my son, being an athlete, values some of the knowledge I have learned about the value of food as it applies to our bodies. I feel that understanding and respecting food has been my biggest helper. I have lost weight before but only through counting calories. It didn't matter what type of calories they were. Now I still read and research foods to ensure that my body is getting what it needs for daily living, not to mention running! I love spark and my spark friends!
9/30/10 I would like to lose weight (again) and actually be able to keep it off. My biggest challenge is maintenance. I gain back all of the weight plus a little more each time. A healthy lifestyle is my goal. My kids are almost all in college and I want to focus on myself.
"If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run." -John (the penguin) Bingham
My goal is not just to lose weight this time. I know that I don't properly support my body with good nutrition and exercise. What I want is to be healthy (even though I hope that means losing pounds also!)
I am trying to follow the nutrition guidelines when eating my food each day. I love fruits and vegetables, but didn't eat enough of them in the past. For me, they cure my sweet tooth.
I am also trying to do cardio 3 days a week and some strength training along with that.
I am a 46 year old mother of three amazing kids. I have delighted in my kids and spent every possible moment with them that I could. I also work full time in Washington DC, as an accountant, which seriously cuts into my free time...(commuting from Maryland.) I am also happily married to Jim.
I love dogs, hiking, exploring of any kind, traveling, being with my family, being with my friends, rain, exercising, balancing my checkbook to the penny, and other yet to be discovered things..... (working on this section still.)
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Yes, springtime is here! Everything is green, white, pink and yellow, a nice change after the dark winter months. I have super white skin too...
I hope you get some nice spring weather too, and a chance to go outside and get some sunshine!
Where are you going for the trip? I wish you all a wonderful time.
887 days ago
Wow, it is really exceptional to have so much snow in the middle of March that they had to cancel working days...
We had the same last year (that was exceptional too, blizzards and blocek roads everywhere), but this year all the snow seems to have gone to North America, and nothing was left for Europe : )
We don't have St Patrick's day here, but a few years ago we were in New York on this day, and the parade was amazing, we loved it.
891 days ago
Have a great week! Hugs.
894 days ago
Hi Elaine, yes, I remember now, really it has been a while and I forgot...
Thanks for remembering and recalling it, thinking about those times always makes me happy : ) The baby in question is a grown man and a university student.
897 days ago
Hi Elaine :-)
I haven't been on spark much lately but have tried to get back to healthy eating in the last month. I've got some pounds to loose again for my oldest son's wedding in September.
Back at it again.....
Hope all is well with you,
949 days ago