HILLSLUG98239   32,525
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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 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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HILLSLUG98239 just bought a pickup truck. Now she needs to get used to getting in and out of it in a skirt.
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 Body Fat %: 42.7

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Member Since: 11/14/2012

SparkPoints: 32,525

Fitness Minutes: 53,203

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:
9/5/2014 1:52:22 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I left things to chance during this time last year... which is why I am where I am today, trying to lose the weight AGAIN! I know that I don't want to have a major set-back every Saturday, nor do I want to start smoking again. BUT, at the same time, I want to enjoy a few beverages. As long as I can just drink water at the bar I think I will be in good shape!

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8/29/2014 7:19:15 AM

Glad you liked my Olympic tri video blog! Keep up the good work!

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8/28/2014 7:27:48 PM

Thanks for the boxing gloves. I really mean to fight this weight and lack of fitness. I go back to the doctor tomorrow so maybe I can get the go ahead to to more.

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8/27/2014 8:17:53 PM

Heh heh ... your comments on my blog make me laugh. Poor, poor month of August ... has to endure junk I write hahaha.

And by the way, the choice to donate was offered ... AND given freely :)

And ... 90+ degrees IS sweltering! (Strange ... I don't like the heat ... I am originally from Hawaii ... gahhh!)

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8/27/2014 7:32:25 PM

Thank you for the comment on my blog! I think even just a 5 minute walk each day will help keep my stress levels down and it's good quality time with my pup! I really appreciate your support. It is so nice to know this community is here for me when I just need someone to cheer me on.

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