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Terrapin 5K, Chicago, with daughter, 8/4/11

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Am SO enjoying the challenges, starting with Winter, then Spring, Summer & now Fall!!!
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Am SO enjoying the challenges, starting with Winter, then Spring, Summer & now Fall!!!
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 current weight: 120.6 

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Member Since: 10/20/2007

SparkPoints: 126,385

Fitness Minutes: 88,155

My Goals:
Hot Chocolate 5K Chicago w/friends November 4, 2012~DONE

Human Race, McHenry
5K w/daughter 4/15/12~DONE!

Tigard Turkey Trot 5K, OR
w/son Thanksgiving 2011~DONE!

Champions Run 5K
August 6 , 2011 w/daughter
3rd place/age group (60's)

Terrapin 5K-August 4 2011 w/daughter
Soldier Field, Chicago

Woodstock Challenge 5K with SparkFriends
June 18, 2011 ~ DONE!
2nd place/age group

North Shore (Chicago) Turkey Trot w/daughter on Thanksgiving 2010~ DONE!

My Program:
Walk, bike, strength training. Gotten back to yoga. Recently discovered & regularly follow her free exercise videos. Usually eat 3 meals & 2-3 snacks a day. Currently participating in 5% challenge.

Personal Information:
Currently live in Crystal Lake, IL with two remaining cats; we lost Tommy 2/8/14. Work p-t & volunteer at local library.
Until 2002 was vegetarian for 15 years; during & since Alaskan cruise I've added occasional fish. Beautiful daughter now currently in Telluride, CO & my loving son in Portland, OR.

Other Information:
Reading is my favorite pastime: novels, murder mysteries, biographies, The Spark....almost anything.
Enjoy hanging out with friends (sounds like a teenager) doing fun activities: dinner/movie, concerts, Bingo, walking or biking, etc; would love to get back to playing ping pong.
I LOVE to cook--mostly vegetarian meals; & earned my Baker's Asst. Certificate in 2010, as I've ALWAYS loved to bake as well. Working program, I indulge in treats: just limited & small portions.

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Member Comments:
6/5/2014 8:09:32 PM

That's so funny, I came back to Spark People on January 18th too! I've lost quite a bit in the last 11 years and I keep regaining it back, much to my dismay..... However, in the past, it was much easier and faster to lose then it is now, which may be a good thing in the long haul. I would have lost 30 pounds by now and I am hoping to lose a total of 17 by tomorrow which is no great deal for almost 5 months. The difference this time is if I want to eat something, I do, if I really want to, but then I count it in for my daily total. I really haven't gained during this time, just been losing about a pound a week. As much as it seems torturous sometimes, like I'll be 90 by the time I 'm done, lol, it has taught me to do this in moderation and without feeling like I'm not enjoying life or that I am on a diet. As sad as it is to have only lost this much, it would be MUCH sadder had I not lost any at all, which is what I keep reminding myself!! I have been wanting to step it up, it looks like the challenges have helped you a lot. I think I will try it!

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6/5/2014 5:13:54 PM

Hi there! Thank you for the hugs, gift and nice note!! you've done amazing!!! How long did it take you and how are you doing with keeping it off??? I admire you SO much!!! Thanks for friending me and I look forward to being your friend.

Hugs back!!

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5/27/2014 1:12:46 AM

Hello! Thank you for stopping by my page and commenting on my blog! I hope all is well with you and yours -

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5/12/2014 2:14:30 AM

I hope you will come over to the Sapphire Page and add your name to the list to JOIN US FOR THE BL SUMMER CHALLENGE.


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5/5/2014 2:05:50 PM

On the Big Bang they had a cute little joke. What is Star Warís Fav day of the year? Hint: itís not May the second or May the third. Can you guess? Itís May The Fourth. Get it? May the Fourth be with You. I cracked up.

Hope you have a great time with the rest of our Spring Challenge.


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