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Because of complications with my iron-deficiency anemia, I am only exercising for five minutes a day now. I am re-starting my fitness journey!

My name is Hannah. I'm 41 years young. I've been on Spark off and on for years, but haven't been that involved with teams. I'm here to lose weight, fifty lbs.- it's a lot! I walk for fitness or ride my stationary bike. I sometimes skip the bus and just walk to get a workout in, it saves money and is challenging because I have to do hills. ...
Because of complications with my iron-deficiency anemia, I am only exercising for five minutes a day now. I am re-starting my fitness journey!

My name is Hannah. I'm 41 years young. I've been on Spark off and on for years, but haven't been that involved with teams. I'm here to lose weight, fifty lbs.- it's a lot! I walk for fitness or ride my stationary bike. I sometimes skip the bus and just walk to get a workout in, it saves money and is challenging because I have to do hills. Now that I'm back to Spark, I want to make sure the weight loss works this time.

"Choose one thing and do it deeply, and you will do it all."
_Thich Nhat Hanh

Exercising every day is my one thing. I am being very disciplined about this because there is a family history of heart disease and diabetes.

"What is the point of walking meditation? Why do I practice sitting meditation? Because I like it. There is no point doing these practices if you do not enjoy them. It is not hard labour. Every breath can bring us peace, joy and freedom."
_Thich Nhat Hanh

2015 Resolutions
1.) Make a healthy lunch every day, unless I'll be eating out.
2.) Avoid alcoholic beverages entirely, until I am at goal weight. They have no nutritive value and work against losing weight.
3.) No coffee. I do not even like coffee! I hate it. So I always add some soy milk to it, so that it does not even taste like coffee. Alright, so I have been going through a lot of soy milk. Also, coffee causes your body to produce adrenaline, which makes you hyper alert and easily upset. The best source of energy should come from food and that is where I want to get it. I used to just drink herbal tea all the time, and I want to get back to that. It is way mellower. It does not affect your moods in a bad way if you just have the herbal kind.
4) Only sugar free cocoa, no other kind. The kind with sugar gives me a headache. I have been drinking it anyway. But that is going to stop!
5) Only sugar free candy, because sugar is not going to help me lose weight. And because regular chocolate candy seems to be some sort of trigger for me, I can't leave it alone! At least the sugar free kind has less calories.

"When people ask me what the most important thing is in life, I answer, 'Just Breathe.' "
_Yoko Ono

http://plumvillage.org/mindfulness-pract
ice/breathing/
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Member Since: 9/23/2010

SparkPoints: 29,790

Fitness Minutes: 31,742

My Goals:
My overall vision is to lose some weight, while also improving my cardiovascular health, as well as build some muscle.

Weight:
beginning, highest 165
Overweight BMI
165lbs...2/7/2015
160lbs...3/22/2015
162lbs...4/19/2015
163lbs...4/26/2015
165lbs...5/9/2015
160lbs...6/21/2015
163lbs...6/28/2015
160lbs...7/26/2015
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159lbs...7/26/2015
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Underweight BMI
115lbs...

My Program:
I track my calories, and I exercise for at least five minutes a day right now.

Personal Information:
I live in the Pacific Northwest of the United States, in Portland, Oregon. What I love most about my area is all the trees. Our city has a lot of trees, and we are surrounded by forested areas.

My name is Hannah.

Other Information:
I have a cat named Milton. He is a giant British shorthair. My interests include gardening, art, history, philosophy, and religious studies. I watch a few shows on TV right now, Once Upon A Time, Grimm, and How To Get Away With Murder, as well as The Haunting Of with Kim Russo.

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4ROSEMARY
7/7/2015 2:51:54 PM

Thanks so much for the Dr. Who and Rose link. emoticon
Hope it cools down for you soon. It's 90 and humid here today. I feel like I'm living in the tropics instead of the northeast.
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SPARKLINGME176
7/4/2015 12:12:14 PM

I'm coming to Portland for a wedding, Aug. 6~11, how is the weather? I use to live in Eugene! Sparkles,
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SLBROOKS3
7/3/2015 1:05:46 PM

Hi sweety you really need to add my as a friend! I couldn't see your page for like a month and today I am happy to see it again! I appreciated all the comments you had for my blog. Take care!



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4ROSEMARY
6/16/2015 7:47:04 PM

Thanks for the Belle & Rumplestiltskin video links! I always found their storyline fascinating. They are both such interesting characters, and I like the actors that play them.
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Here is the link for the Doctor Who and Rose video:
https://www.youtube.com/watc
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It's the same song. I'm absolutely hooked on that song this week! There are many versions of it on YouTube, with various movie clips, etc. There are some nice acoustic versions too. If you search on YouTube, Shut Up and Dance, you'll find a bunch. (I've been dancing for exercise...you can read my blogs about it if you are interested.) Basically that song just makes me smile and want to dance.
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Have a great week!




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6/14/2015 6:23:13 PM

Thank you . emoticon I did same for you.



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