HILLSLUG98239   35,545
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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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 current weight: 174.2 

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Member Since: 11/14/2012

SparkPoints: 35,545

Fitness Minutes: 57,496

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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10/10/2014 1:29:36 PM

One more ARRRGGHHH .... because I just got the Sparkmail ...opened it ... and saw the word Dim Sum again!

Aieeeeee .... wants to get some ... wants...wants ...

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10/3/2014 7:42:50 PM

ARrgggghhhh about the foot thing. My wife has been off her feet with running too. Not just her slashed open toe...but she has Achilles tendinitis. And it is taking a long time to calm down.

I bet you are correct about doctors on this site ... I think with the internet it does help people to become more knowledgeable ... but it has also led to a lot of inaccurate information ... and bad self-diagnosis.

For you, and the law thingy ... yeah, I bet it is a source of frustration to see certain things being said that you know not to be true. With me and the math/engineering thing ... the ones who really comment a lot on it ... they freakin know their stuff. Way more than me. They likely read the garbage I write and want to shoot me!

Anyway, have a good week off ... and whhooop whoop Whidbey Island ... you can redo your TRI! Wait ... damn foot.

This now reminds me ... I need to call wifey's dad and wife ... its time we start planning the annual Thanksgiving out there in the Tri Cities area ... that or in Walla Walla ... not sure yet.

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10/3/2014 11:16:22 AM

heh ... I was reading your comment on my thermodamnnamics blog post again. We need to find a spark friend who is a doctor ... because then we can start a joke ... A lawyer, and engineer, and a doctor walked into a bar ....

Anyway, how's the foot doing? Has keeping off of it (running wise) healing you? (I wonder if one can tell if it's healing if you don't actually run on it? Running is still a mystery to me ... I don't know so much about running its just scary.)

By the way, I see that Grebjack gave you a spark goodie. I know her. She is awesome! (And amazingly smart.)

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9/21/2014 12:57:11 AM

I am debating now if I should have taken my bibs down from my office cubie! When I see you say you have yours up on the wall ... it makes me thing I should have not taken mine down.

You are soooooo awesome ... you have to know that right?

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9/19/2014 12:24:15 PM

Thanks for visiting my triathlon blog! Good luck on your Olympic triathlon! I love my new mindset: just do it and finish it. Takes the competitive pressure off, and I enjoy the races so much more. I only race against myself.

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