MADDIEMCWA
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Me in front of a huge driftwood log. South Beach, Olympic Nat'l Park, July 2007




Me at Wallace Falls along Highway 2 in Washington. April 2007




Dal and I at a Forest Service cabin we rented for a long weekend.


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Hi, I'm Madeline. I live in a rural area of Washington state and commute to my job near Olympia at the headquarters of a regional public library system. I'm 49 years old and am married to a wonderful man. We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary in June, 2011. Between us we have 4 grown kids and 2 grandsons. We have 2 dogs, Annie & Roxy. I am lucky to live in an area where opportunities for getting out and enjoying nature abound. I love hiking, walking, canoeing, camping, fishing, backpacking, photography, reading and writing. Some of my future goals are hiking the PCT, having an organic farm, and becoming a professional photographer and writer. We just moved to our 33-acre future farm and I have licensed some of my photos, so we are on our way!

Photos of our new place: http://tinyurl.com/5hpz6a

I am focusing on permanent lifestyle changes.





Member Since: 2/23/2004

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My Goals:
Make hard things easier: hiking up mountains, xc skiing, snowshoeing, backpacking.

Get fit enough to hike the PCT and do kayaking and canoeing trips.

To live into old age healthy and active.

I feel making permanent lifestyle changes rather than yo-yo-ing is the way to do that.

I need to lose about 50 lbs but I am taking the focus off of that because I was getting into too negative of a mindset when the scale didn't budge.


My Program:
Make permanent life-long lifestyle changes.

Walk most days.

Eat right (no crap).



Personal Information:
My name is Madeline and I live in Western Washington.


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Health, Wealth & Happiness Blog at healthwealthandhappinessblog.com

Photography blog: www.bearfootcreative.net/blog

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  • v CHOCLAHOLIC
    Maddie... Thanks for the goodie... and glad to see you on the deck... think of you often and hope all is going well for you! Enjoy the holidays!

    Merry Christmas GF ! Choc
    2763 days ago
  • v WOODHEAT
    Merry Christmas Maddie'
    I hope this day is filled with laughter, love and you're surrounded by friends!
    Life is good!
    Wood

    2765 days ago
  • v KELPIE57
    Thank you for the welcome.
    In fact the photo was taken just outside my house. I'm lucky to live in the countryside.
    My sister is a breast cancer survivor too....in her case, goodness, it is now 16 or 17 years....can it be that long?
    I had a flying visit to Washington State a few years ago, on work, and loved it. It is one place that my SO would enjoy too.....he's a fisherman!

    2789 days ago
  • v CHOCLAHOLIC
    Hi Maddie... thanks for the comment on my "kitty photo"... they are such PURR-fect pets! LOL

    Have a SUPER Thanksgiving holiday!
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    choc
    2796 days ago
  • v ELLIEFUNT
    Thanks for the welcome. What great pictures you have. We too love to canoe.
    2798 days ago
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