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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

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/madelin
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