ENCYCLIA  
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Encyclia--a few pounds ago. This is the "real" me.





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This Year for My Body

Or,How Lean, Strong and Athletic Can a 57 y.o. Lifelong Couch Potato Become?

I'm 57, mother of two grown kids, married to an engineer. My entire adult life has been a yo-yo weight experience, but instead of giving up, I'm going to try again. Kicked off my new effort on Jan. 1, 2007, and have taken off about 70 lbs.

I raise orchids and am an artist who enjoys silk painting. I live in the mountains of CO.

I recently became a runner for the first time in ...
Or,How Lean, Strong and Athletic Can a 57 y.o. Lifelong Couch Potato Become?

I'm 57, mother of two grown kids, married to an engineer. My entire adult life has been a yo-yo weight experience, but instead of giving up, I'm going to try again. Kicked off my new effort on Jan. 1, 2007, and have taken off about 70 lbs.

I raise orchids and am an artist who enjoys silk painting. I live in the mountains of CO.

I recently became a runner for the first time in my life. Still amazed--is this really me?





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Member Since: 4/16/2007

My Goals:
Well, I'm tired of being heavy. More importantly, I'm tired of the toll it's taking on my joints and general quality of life.

I go back and forth about what I want my goal weight to be. Right now I just want to be in the "normal" range. I do want to settle at a weight and stay there and actually develop a wardrobe around ONE size!

My Program:
I have been eating well for a change. By that I mean lots of fresh, natural foods, and controlled portions. I am drinking water. I am using my elliptical trainer and taking long walks. Have started a little running.

Personal Information:
I live in the mountains of Colorado.

Other Information:
I started running to lose weight...now I want to lose weight to be a better runner!

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~*~VICKY~*~
11/25/2007 3:50:50 PM

Hey there. Saw your post on the rookie running forum and wanted to say you arent the only one on the c25k at all! We are all over in the couch to 5k sparkteam-check out my sparkteams and there it is. There are hundreds of people doing this with you. COngratulations on your progress so far!



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GRACECHILD
11/13/2007 8:41:18 PM

Hi friend, I "found" you while browsing some SparkTeams. Being over 50 and new to running myself, I need some Xtra inspiration. Tag, you are IT! I tried C25K starting about January 2007 and got about to week 4 but have bounced between 4 and 5, then quit using the program but didn't quit pushing myself. Kudos to you -I am going to be cheering you on!! You are building a New You and that is what I need too.




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NANCY-GIRL
11/13/2007 5:12:20 PM

Hi! I just bumped into you on the deck & saw that we're so similar! We're the same height, started at about the same place at the around the same time & are going to the same weight goal. We even have some of the same intermediate goals! Only your thighs beat mine! LOL

Keep up the good work! See ya on the deck!!
~ Nancy



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GPIELSTICK
11/12/2007 10:47:07 PM

Hey, just found your blog and wanted to say what a neat outlook you have! You've certainly lost alot of weight and have achieved some things like running, that I'd like to be able to do one day. I've lost weight, but can't seem to get the running thing going. Anyway, keep up the good work! Gwen



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MERIPEARL
11/10/2007 2:29:41 PM

Wow, girl! Look at you go! Just wanted to stop by, say hi, and see how you're doing. Obviously, you're doing great...40 lbs gone!!!!



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