HILLSLUG98239   28,677
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HIking in the Blue Mountains, near Godman Ridge

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Kim vs. The Couch

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 30 of that, and I'm working to lose 20 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 30 of that, and I'm working to lose 20 more.

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HILLSLUG98239 is taking advantage of the fact she's driving to work rather than riding her bike by eating fried potatoes. Yum.
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 current weight: 178.0 

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Member Since: 11/14/2012

SparkPoints: 28,677

Fitness Minutes: 48,165

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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Member Comments:
7/23/2014 2:52:37 PM

Thanks for your comments...will admit since being wheelchair bound, I miss many things: bike riding, volleyball, bowling, swimming. But if I continue to adapt and make exercise into a game...life ain't so bad.

My biggest challenge is how others perceive me - so many don't see me anymore, they just see my chair and assume I can't do anything. But just tell me I can't do something and I WILL prove you wrong, I just do it differently and it probably will take me all day to do it! LOL

Thank goodness for my stubborn streak and great sense of humor!!

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7/16/2014 2:00:06 PM

I so agree with your comments on my blog today. Coming from a running background, which had a larger pool of runners, I got used to there being so many runners just out for fun. The triathlon crowd seems to be more serious and competitive. Nothing wrong with that. It costs so much for the 'right' equipment, and probably demands more discipline to train correctly. For me, it remains 'fun'. My equipment is cheap or used, and I train to 'finish'. Just something I wanted to try, and may or may not get serious about it.
Thanks for being a spark friend, I value your input.

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6/19/2014 10:36:17 AM

Thanks for your note on my blog. I remember he also said something to me about being able to plow a field, but I think I had tuned him out at that point. I did find a naturopathic practice in West Seattle where all 3 of the docs graduated from Bastyr. Two of them specialize in thyroid disorders, but of course my insurance doesn't cover naturopathic care. Will have to save a little before I can go. In the meantime I just need to be really diligent about logging my food and measuring my portions. Have a great day and hope your foot starts feeling better!

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6/13/2014 7:44:18 AM

Thanks for the goodies! They made me laugh!

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6/13/2014 2:25:36 AM

Thanks for your support. Keep on pushing!

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