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“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In April of 2013, I chose to adopt a healthier lifestyle and within two years had met and exceeded my weight loss and fitness goals. Since then, maintenance has been an ongoing process that has required continued focus and effort. It hasn't been easy, but it has been so very worth it!

Now, in my fifth decade of life, I am more active than I have ever been and am excited to see what adventures the future will bring. I am fortunate to live in southern Wisconsin where the four seasons and varying terrain allow for a wide variety of outdoor activities.

I run, walk, bike, hike, backpack, kayak, swim, rock climb, snowshoe, cross-country ski, and as of this year, ice skate!! I am very, very fortunate to be surrounded by a husband and friends who inspire me every day to be an active, healthy, and better person.

I truly believe...

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Member Since: 4/9/2013

Fitness Minutes: 13,407

My Goals:
Goal #1: Race a 5K. Done.
Goal #2: Run a 10K. Done.
Goal #3: Maintenance. In progress.

My Program:
My "simple" rules for a healthy diet:

1. Eat (mostly) unprocessed food.
2. Choose variety, variety, variety.
3. Eat when hungry.

My advice to anyone seeking to lose weight:

1. Do not engage in any weight loss "gimmick" that you are not willing to maintain for the rest of your life.
2. Increase your physical activity.
3. See "simple" rules above.

Your healthy weight will then find you.

Personal Information:
I have lived a life of variety. I have lived in different countries, states, and cities; I have attended seven different colleges or universities; I was a stay-at-home mom and have had two careers; and I have had numerous hobbies and interests.

Today, I am an empty nester making plans for a future that offers as much (or more) adventure than the past.

The constants in my life are my husband of 27 years and the need to be vigilant about my health.

Other Information:
The beautiful dog shown in the photos is a rescue named Bella, and she was my walking companion for 13 years. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our beloved Bella in March, 2017. She was 17. RIP.

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  • v KHALEESI90
    I love that your dog was your motivation and walking companion...I myself just got a puppy and at only 6 months old he is more often then not pulling ME down the road haha I hope that my furry friend motivates me like yours does :)
    1001 days ago
  • v HUGS2015
    Congratulations on being Spark Featured Motivator of the Day! Enjoy your special spark day! I loved seeing your sweet doggies pictures. What a handsome one! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1012 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon The Motivator of the Day. What an honor.
    1012 days ago
  • v WHEELS54
    Love your dog; have one just like her! Jackson is 11 and slowing down too but still enjoys our desert hikes. Border collie/aussie mix is the best!!
    1429 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    Welcome to the All Health Professionals SparkTeam!

    So pleased you've joined our Team!

    Taking care of ourselves ROCKS! Building a new & healthy lifestyle and practicing what we preach is what All Health Professionals and SparkPeople is all about!

    Stick with the SPARK and we'll ALL reach our health and wellness goals TOGETHER!

    Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals, Binghamton Area Losers and Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams
    1513 days ago
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