HILLSLUG98239   35,594
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HIking in the Blue Mountains, near Godman Ridge

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I'm still trying to lose all the weight I gained since I graduated from college in 2002 (at age 36). At my heaviest, I was about 210 pounds. I've lost about 35 of that, and I'm working to lose 35 more.
I'm still trying to lose all the weight I gained since I graduated from college in 2002 (at age 36). At my heaviest, I was about 210 pounds. I've lost about 35 of that, and I'm working to lose 35 more.

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 current weight: 174.0 

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Member Since: 11/14/2012

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My Goals:
In April 2013 I made a big commitment: I will celebrate my 50th birthday in September 2015 by completing an Olympic-distance triathlon. My blog is mostly about training & maintaining motivation.

My Program:
Eat real food.

Move! Work! And never underestimate the value of a rest day.

Personal Information:
Born & raised in Seattle. Joined the US Coast Guard at 18. Bounced around a lot for the next twelve years, including a few more years in Seattle. Moved backed to Washington in 1996 to a rural area of Western Washington (the wet part). Moved to Eastern Washington in 2000, and I fell in love with this side of the Cascade Mountains. We currently live in the Tri-Cities. It's a brush steppe, but the climate is very similar to a high desert: cold in the winter, hot in the summer, lots of sun, not much rain, lots of wind, very little humidity.

Other Information:
I have very little self-control when it comes to food. I can always justify eating that extra snack - and then I regret it!

I've found that following Matt Fitzgerald's point of view about diet quality has improved my diet and made it easier to stay within daily calorie ranges.

Although I love to sleep and I could spend 9-10 hours in bed everyday, I'm naturally kind of fidgity. I like to keep myself in motion. I find it difficult to sit for more than an hour. Since I work at a desk job, I'm always up & walking around.

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12/16/2014 11:32:10 PM

I see you know Grebjack ... seriously?!?!? That is uber cool. I have know her for a bit ... she is freakin smart! She is one of the people I am doing a virtual Tri with next year.

Connections between friends are so awesome.

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12/16/2014 11:55:38 AM

Your dedication will certainly pay off! You are doing amazing and you are inspiring me to keep pushing!

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12/13/2014 5:50:02 PM

Thanks for commenting on my Long Run blog. I don't like the fact that there are so many non tradtional athletes that sometimes get ridiculed for being too old, too heavy or too thin or whatever, to engage in extreme exercising. Keep up the good work!!!

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12/12/2014 11:22:22 PM

Got the blog comment - thanks!

And yeah, I think it is kind of Hawaii-ish about just helping. Actually, that happens in a lot of places ... I like to think that people are generally nice anyway.

And yeah, our windstorm in this area was kinda big...normally its the open areas that get the big winds.

And ... ride hard. Ride fast tomorrow. And if you can't achieve either ... then just enjoy the ride.


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12/10/2014 8:03:01 PM

I got the link and looked .... Holy Moly!!! I had not heard of these. Well, I have heard the term i55 before but did not have a clue why it was called that. But I get it now.

I = indoor
10 minute swim
30 minute bike
15 minute run

i55 !!!

There is one in the Portland area .... hmmmm.... the price is reasonable too. Ohh....the one in Portland is at the very beginning of Feb. (vs yours which would be at the end of Feb.) ..... I am scared I can't train for it in time.

Aieeee.....dang it....what do I do?!?!?!?!?

Hahahaha ... this is too funny. Who would have thunk we' ever have that debate with ourselves - "Should I do a particular Tri" vs "Can I do it?"

This getting into shape thing is kinda cool.

And yeah, this is one though we could compare our distance to see how we stack up ... another reason for me not to do it....because of the thumpin I'd be getting!

Thanks for the link ... it is now something I am thinking of .....

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