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Hi everyone......well after several years of yoyoing, it's time to get my act together...I found SparkPeople 7 years ago, but haven't used it to it's full potential. I've seen many, many changes, and I've still got a lot to learn. For some reason, I really feel like this is my time to shine. I'm not losing weight for anyone but me, for better health, more energy, and a longer life...and in the end if I should find someone new to share my life and love with, all the better! I recently purchased The Spark...what a wonderful book. Even without this amazing web site, it is such an inspiration to read.
I've decided to go with common sense this time. Recommended portions, balanced food groups, while watching calories, fat, and sodium. Physician supervision also. I want to lower my blood pressure and rid myself of medication that I shouldn't need. I want to shop in a "normal" store again, and find someone to share my life and love with, but first I need to work on myself to raise my self-esteem, and become someone I can be proud of. One of my shorter term goals is to kayak with my daughter, next summer, in Lake Michigan...to do that I still need to lose about 80 more pounds and gain some much needed upper body strength. If that goes well, I hope to walk 1/2 of the Chicago Marathon next year (2012).
I find walking for long periods of time very difficult, but I have started using the "map route" on the fitness tracker for getting my walks in. It's great to see the calories burned, and distance walked. I'm sure as I lose more weight, the walking will be easier. I've joined a gym, on a month to month to basis...I'm hoping to use it much more than I have in the past. My head is in a much better place.
I live in a small village about an hour north of Cincinnati, OH. I'm divorced, children are now 25 and 28 years of 6age, and now it's time for mom. I have no desire to be fat and frumpy in my fifties and above, it would be great to be fit and fabulous, instead. Besides, I've got a son getting married in a year, and those pictures are forever!
Dakota, my Belgian Shephard, is one of my inspirations.....he's really insistent that I take him for his walks. We also have Ozzie, a Chow mix. I got him to give Dakota some company ...but now I have a new buddy to get me outside...By the way, I highly recommend dog parks....so much fun!
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