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My husband & me in Venice in May 2013.



Candy Cane


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I am 59 years old. Now it is time to get healthy and lose weight.

I enjoy taking my dog Chloe to the dog park daily. We love to walk around the neighborhood too.

Although my profile says I joined August 2011, I really didn't start until June 2012.

7/3/14: It's been 2 years since I started on SP. I'm just 4 pounds away from my goal. It took me longer than expected, but at least I'm almost there. Soon I'll have to post a new goal. This time it will be smaller, but probably harder to reach.

This year I started running. Amazing, right? Who would have thought that....

1/27/15: I reached my goal of 50 pounds! Now I've made a new one of 30 more.... We'll see. I run 1 mile 3 times a week now. I'm still amazed... I even ran a 5K on the treadmill the other day. I now want to concentrate on what I eat, not just how much.

Member Since: 8/8/2011

Fitness Minutes: 115,391

My Goals:
I am going to lose 50 pounds in one year. I began on June 1st 2012.

I also want to eat better and get into much better shape.
-getting there

My Program:
I walk with my dog every day. She doesn't let me miss a day!

I do weight lifting with Kathy Smith's tape 3 times a week. I do "Abs of Steel" by Tamilee Webb 4-5 times a week. They are really helping me get in shape.
I know a lot of people hate strength training but I love doing it. I love the way you can still feel it hours later.

I run 1 mile 3 times a week. I do upper and lower strength training 2-3x a week.

I love how the nutrition tracker helps to keep me in line.

Personal Information:
I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico with my husband of 39 years, my son and my dog.

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You must act as if it is impossible to fail.
~Ashanti Proverb

“One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time.” ~John Wanamaker

Remember to fill your life, not your stomach. ~INDYGIRL

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    690 days ago
    “Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: we shall try again and again, and we are bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but we have to defy them. So do not give up, do not give up!
    Continue, continue! The goal is ahead of you. If you do not give up, you are bound to reach your destined goal.”
    -Sri Chinmoy
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    693 days ago
    “The most influential and frequent voice you hear is your inner-voice.
    It can work in your favor or against you, depending on what you listen to and act upon.”
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Day 47 of 90: Giving Myself A Fresh Start." Have a healthy day!
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    Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, "I will try again tomorrow" -- Mary Anne Radmacher


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    772 days ago
    It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop -- Confucius

    Have a terrific day!

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