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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: 127,951

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

    Have a terrific day!

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    1138 days ago
    I signed up on SparkPeople to do a virtual race. Here is the link


    You can do it on your treadmill or just walking in your neighborhood. I signed up for a 5k - did it on my hike this morning. emoticon
    1138 days ago
    Thanks for the Thanksgiving Flowers. Hope your holiday was wonderful. Just getting back on track now before the Christmas flurry begins. emoticon
    1208 days ago
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    Thank you for the warm Thanksgiving wishes, Susie! I hope you and Chloe had a great day! Hugs! :-)
    1209 days ago
    "As simple as it sounds, we all must try to be the best person we can;
    by making the best choices, by making the most of the talents we've been given."
    -Mary Lou Retton
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    Thanks a bunch for the goodie. Hope your Thanksgiving has been healthy and blessed!

    1210 days ago
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