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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, ...
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.



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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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CHOCLAHOLIC
12/26/2009 6:44:39 AM

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



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WOODHEAT
12/24/2009 11:52:14 PM

Merry Christmas Maddie'
I hope this day is filled with laughter, love and you're surrounded by friends!
Life is good!
Wood




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KELPIE57
11/30/2009 3:45:42 PM

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!




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CHOCLAHOLIC
11/23/2009 9:46:46 PM

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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ELLIEFUNT
11/21/2009 12:01:43 PM

Thanks for the welcome. What great pictures you have. We too love to canoe.



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