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Meeting the Goo Goo Dolls in Clive.


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I will be 58 years old next month. This weight struggle has been so long and so frustrating and such a "fun sucker" that I am sick of it. I have been through the "I am going to lose this weight in a month " stage and that didn't work. In my forties I thought, " I am a fluffy girl and that's okay, life's too short to worry about it." In my fifties I have encountered Mother Menopause and she has been a "bitch". My marriage has suffered, my self esteem and confidence has suffered. It is time to take action. If I don't, I will be sixty and feel sick and tired. I will be seventy and sad that I didn't do something about when I was younger. It is time for fabulous

Update March 2014....I am 58 now. I have lost 26 pounds. I feel healthier, my skin looks better and my outlook on life in general is much improved. I am on a journey in 2014 to lose 69 more pounds, have a normal BMI and normal blood pressure by New Year's Eve 2014.

F - fit as in a BMI lower than it is now
A -a breakfast eater
B - balanced in all areas : mind, body and spirit
U - utterly present and in the moment
L- love myself so I can love others
O- open to new ideas and activities
U - Unlock the potential that lies within
S - spend wisely

Member Since: 4/2/2011

Fitness Minutes: 48,579

My Goals:
Lose 69 pounds by the end of 2014.

Have a normal BMI by the end of 2015.

Have normal blood pressure by the end of 2015.

My Program:
Swim 5 times a week - 5000 strokes

Walking my dog Peanut at least 10 minutes each day.

Elliptical at gym 3 times a week.

Personal Information:
I am originally from central Iowa. I attended Iowa State and have been teaching preschool for over30 years. I have 2 sons and currently live in Orange City Iowa with my husband Ken.

Other Information:
Goo Steet Team Iowa - the Goo Goo Dolls are my passion. Their music has changed my life and it is a privilege to help and support them

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