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The Sleepy Gecko's Quest

I am a lover of words, history and culture. During college I let my health slip away in favor of 2 am runs taco bell and countless shots and beers. For about a year now I've been back on track, occasionally slipping up (like this summer) and gaining a few pounds back, but nothing as uncontrollable as before.

I realized that I wanted to get back to doing what I love: backpacking, hiking, and exploring new places. Do I still enjoy the occasion beer? Of course, but nothing as ...
I am a lover of words, history and culture. During college I let my health slip away in favor of 2 am runs taco bell and countless shots and beers. For about a year now I've been back on track, occasionally slipping up (like this summer) and gaining a few pounds back, but nothing as uncontrollable as before.

I realized that I wanted to get back to doing what I love: backpacking, hiking, and exploring new places. Do I still enjoy the occasion beer? Of course, but nothing as uncontrollable as in the past. The past year has been a fantastic journey and I wouldn't trade it for anything. Not only do I enjoy hiking and backpacking so much more now that I'm in better shape, but I've also found a love of cooking.

I wish everyone the very best of luck on their journey to a healthier and happier life.
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Member Since: 9/23/2011

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My Goals:
I'd really like to be able to run for an extended period without it sounding like I'm about to pass out.
I'm currently focused on a backpacking trip set for August. Working on cardio and have adopted a new program targeting low altitude training for high altitude backpacking.


My Program:
Training for a 5k:
Run 6 days a week, with varying distances.
Gym 3 to 4 times a week, focusing on strength training.
No specific diet program, eating mostly vegetables. almost no red meat, mostly poultry and fish.

Personal Information:
I live in western Maryland and am a lover of history, books and dogs. I try to travel as much as possible and am looking forward to eventually moving out of Maryland and exploring the rest of the country even further.

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My grandfather hated General Patton, but Patton's words have inspired me a great deal in my weight loss journey. "Now If you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But, the body is never tired if the mind is not tired." I've come to view going to the gym as an internal battle. I hope these words might inspire someone else as much as they've inspired me.

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GINGER_LOSTALOT
9/16/2012 6:23:13 PM

emoticon Katie! Remember...You are a tangerine, fat-losing machine! emoticon



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MELLABELLAS
9/13/2012 6:24:36 PM

Great job on your weight loss this week. Keep rockin the challenge!



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THEFIGHTISMINE
9/13/2012 12:07:59 AM

emoticon Oh yeah!! We are Tenacious Tangerines!!! I'm looking forward to sharing the next 12 weeks of this journey with you!



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GINGER_LOSTALOT
9/11/2012 11:18:41 AM

YES! I DID do the bananas. I added peaches, too. Suprisingly, peaches aren't bad with peanut butter! I also tried just eating the frozen banana chips. I've never had a banana take so long eating it (and that's a GREAT thing). emoticon



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GINGER_LOSTALOT
9/8/2012 11:47:29 AM

I don't get emails when someone leaves a comment on my blog, so just in case you don't either, check your latest blog for my thoughts.... emoticon emoticon



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