HILLSLUG98239   30,666
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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 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 did yoga today for the first time in a dozen years and it did not suck as bad as she remembered.
set 16 hours ago



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 Body Fat %: 42.5

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Member Since: 11/14/2012

SparkPoints: 30,666

Fitness Minutes: 50,733

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:
8/17/2014 9:20:56 AM

Thanks for your comment on my "Bikes and Beer" blog. I sold my road bike. Cars scare me. Riding trails can be challenging but I am in control. On the road I am at the mercy of careless, distracted or negligent drivers.

However, riding a person powered vehicle is always good; road or trail matters not.

Keep pedaling!


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8/15/2014 11:38:51 PM

Not sure if you've left for the weekend ... but I did want to say ...

GO GET 'UM!!!!

By the way, Yoda was wrong when he said,
"Do, or do not. There is no try."

Because I say ... Just Tri K ... Just Tri!!!

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8/15/2014 11:14:00 PM

Thank for trying your best to counter the narrow minded food proselytizers. It is an uphill battle. We all have different paths to wellness and it would be nice if we could respect them all. It is perfectly o.k. to state what works for you, without belittling someone else's approach. It is one of the things that drives me nuts about my journey. I have to actively cut out the 'weight loss chatter," and focus on what intuitively works for me.

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7/30/2014 6:53:46 PM

Ohhh, I bet the Whidbey Island Tri will be freakin awesome. That's a nice part of the state there ... though a drive for you ... so I take it you're traveling for the weekend?

My next one ... a duathlon ... is this weekend at Blue Lake in Fairveiw...this'll be the 3rd Tri/Du weekend in a row for wifey and I .... whyyyyy oh whyyyyy did I let her convince us to sign up for 3?!?!?!?

Oh ... your Bloomsday run ... you did good indeed given you just had done the Du. And yeah, I heard that event is getting crazy huge. Wifey's dad is from Spokane ... and he's done it a few times. How the plantar healing? It takes a while and you just have to stay off it I think. (I have it too ... but do I listen to the advice of staying off it? Nope nope haha.)

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7/29/2014 5:34:35 PM

Hey you! I just saw your comment on my blog. I also noticed that since I have not been around in a while Spark somehow dropped most of the "friends" from my page. (Why did it do that?) So I have been slowly adding you all back on as I re-find you!

Anyway, I saw your note about how you came in near last on your first Tri and Du .... which ones? (If I recall correctly you are just a stone's throw east of me?) The Tri relay I was blogging about happened this past weekend over Bend.

Other than that ... how're you doing? Did you enter this year's Bike to Work challenge?

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