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May 2013:

Hello friends! It is amazing for me to read my intro text here from 2010. Life has brought me some unexpected turns in my journey and the last year has been very difficult for me. My 2012 goal of 1/2 marathon, 1/2 Dome and 1/2 Century was realized with great joy despite the other personal trials in my life. Unfortunately I now have an achillies heel injury and my fitness activity has been adjusted. I have come back to SPARK People to work on balancing my fitness ...
May 2013:

Hello friends! It is amazing for me to read my intro text here from 2010. Life has brought me some unexpected turns in my journey and the last year has been very difficult for me. My 2012 goal of 1/2 marathon, 1/2 Dome and 1/2 Century was realized with great joy despite the other personal trials in my life. Unfortunately I now have an achillies heel injury and my fitness activity has been adjusted. I have come back to SPARK People to work on balancing my fitness and dietary goals so that I can continue living a healthy, balanced life. I look forward to making new friends and being inspired and encouraged by the many people here who share the same goals. Please leave a note for me; I would love to get to know you!



2010 Intro Text:

My first four months with Sparkpeople have been so rewarding! I have learned to eat in the healthiest way possible to keep my body fueled and not overstuffed using the nutrition tracker. I have met many new challenges physically and found consistency with the fitness tracker. I have made new friends with Spark groups and visited other people's Spark pages to be inspired and encouraged. I have used the creative outlet of blogging and created a Sparkpeople page of my own to share about my journey and express who I am. In these four months I said yes to regular long nine mile hikes with a friend, challenged myself to new physical heights both at the gym and on my own, been river rafting, rapids swimming and canyoneering. I have celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary, husband's parent's 50th wedding anniversary and welcomed into our family a beautiful future-daughter-in-"love" and I have turned 48 years old. Yesterday marked my four month anniversary here on sparkpeople; today marks the day that I have lost 20 pounds. I have two more pounds to go to reach my final goal! I saw the doctor this week and he "unclicked" heart disease from my medical record. life is good! I am so GRATEFUL to have found this community and I wish any who happen upon these comments all the best in finding their health and well being. If I can encourage you in any way, please drop me a line. I would love to befriend you along with the many others who make Sparkpeople so unique. God bless YOU today with His enduring love in your life!
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Member Since: 4/19/2010

SparkPoints: 10,287

Fitness Minutes: 19,387

My Goals:
November 7, 2010
Morgan Hill Half Marathon 2:45:57

November 7, 2010
Weight Goal met 129.5

October 16, 2010
Get Fit 5K 31:17

August 14, 2010
I met what I thought was an unattainable goal today. Seven years after being diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome I have a perfect blood lipid panel! No more high cholestrol! Metabolic Syndrome is reversed!

July 6, 2010
first goal met
lost 15 pounds
152-137

New goal
loose 5 more pounds deadline July 29, 2013

My Program:
Nutrition Goals: Stick to a low carb diet, currently South Beach Phase 1.5 and use the food tracker and SP recipes.

Fitness goals: Stay active despite my recent achillies injury. Walking twice a week with my walking buddy 8-13 miles total, run or do elliptical three days. The elliptical will help ease the stress on the heel hopefully.

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HEALTHY4UNI
6/5/2013 12:47:32 AM

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6/4/2013 9:32:39 AM

Thank you my friend! You are awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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Know that you are unique and magnificent.
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MOONBIRD
6/2/2013 2:05:49 PM

I will definitely have to do a blog about quinoa since I've gotten so many questions about it. :)



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CODEMAULER
5/30/2013 7:28:13 PM

I love all of the new pictures!!

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PATTIE441
5/24/2013 1:47:36 AM

Hi There! I am so glad. You are doing awesome! Way to go! Woo Hoo! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
emoticon You Can Do Anything
You Believe You Can

Just start somewhere. Resolve to do something.
You might even write out what you want to
accomplish. Then explore what you need to do to
reach you goal, and start doing it, step by step.
It's the same as if you were planning a trip: you
get a map, make your preparations, and then start
traveling the right road.

Don't get "bound up" in any problems that stand
in your way. Do something every day to resolve
them. Trust your instincts. Do one thing at a time.

Remember... if you sow seeds of fear, doubt, panic,
and procrastination, it will most likely work against
you. If you keep doing the same things you're
doing now, you will keep ending up in similar
places to where you are now.

Once you start making progress towards your goal,
you will be magically propelled towards eventual
reward. Just keep listening and taking direction
from inside you. Be patient; your dreams will not
come true overnight. But start now, and go with
love and courage and confidence. Don't be afraid.
You can do anything you believe you can. And
don't forget to keep an open mind and heart to
check yourself along the way.

You can do it! Go for it, and good luck.

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