MAREE1953   69,901
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Me (140 lbs) with Peyton (4.5 lbs), Labor Day 2011 -





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Summer 2010 at about 170 lbs.--I was not happy



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I am passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle...SO much depends on it! Eating "clean" and exercise are daily routines. I have finally learned the difference between losing weight and maintaining weight loss. I celebrate the 2 yr anniversary of reaching my goal weight on June 15, 2013.

A big element of this success is being "authentic". Acknowledging my weight on a scale on a (somewhat) daily basis is a step toward accepting who I am and what all those mental health ...
I am passionate about maintaining a healthy lifestyle...SO much depends on it! Eating "clean" and exercise are daily routines. I have finally learned the difference between losing weight and maintaining weight loss. I celebrate the 2 yr anniversary of reaching my goal weight on June 15, 2013.

A big element of this success is being "authentic". Acknowledging my weight on a scale on a (somewhat) daily basis is a step toward accepting who I am and what all those mental health professionals tell us we must learn to do first: Love yourself. I know that struggle, the love-hate relationship with the scale, and have FINALLY come to realize and accept in my soul that "it's only a tool, it's only a number; it's not who I am; it's only one facet of the person I am." This definitely takes a re-wiring of the brain circuitry. Learning the skills to better my emotional intelligence has been life-changing and key to that smile on my face!
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Member Since: 3/28/2008

SparkPoints: 69,901

Fitness Minutes: 90,703

My Goals:
My primary goal is to be healthy. I've reached my goal weight, so now my challenge is to maintain it.

My Program:
My eating plan follows the Dukan diet - high protein and low carbs.
My typical exercise week:
Every day warm up with 30 min of treadmill or eliptical.
Monday: 60 min Dynamic (Art of Strength) strength training
Tuesday: 60 min Intensity (Crossfit) class
Wed: 60 min Dynamic (AOS) ST class
Thurs: Walk with friend and puppy dogs, hilly terrain about 70 min, then 60 min Intensity class
Fri: 60 min Intensity class (Challenge Day)
Weekends are for "playing": running with runner friends/family, or swabbing the deck of the houseboat, or swimming or skiing in the river, or hiking (looking for morel mushrooms), or chasing 2 yr old granddaughter :))... You get the picture!

Other Information:
I am loving Crossfit, the challenge -- to my weight lifting abilities, to my stamina, and the camaraderie -- working out with my DH, my friends who are on similar level with me and those experienced crossfitters who inspire me!

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BESSHAILE
7/27/2014 7:51:53 AM

Thanks for the bloglove on my bike tour post. All day long yesterday Himself and I kept saying "Wasn't that the best day?" We're definitely going to do it again.

What we aren't going to do, though we were flushed with the desire, is to buy a bike. We don't live in a particularly interesting bike place - at the end of a 4 mile dead end road. That means there's always 8 miles of same old same old you have to go through - or else loading the thing up and driving somewhere. We're more walkers than riders.

Still - it's nice to know that there are great rentals out there.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/10/2014 8:42:26 AM

"Allow yourself to dream and fantasize about your ideal life;
what it would look like, and what it would feel like.
Then do something every day to make it a reality!"
-Brian Tracy
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Thanks a bunch for commenting on my blog, "My Mistake." Have a Spark-o-licious day!



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LOGOULD
7/8/2014 10:19:43 PM

Awwww, thanks for the congrats and encouragement on my for year maintenance anniversary. You are my inspiration, so your encouragement is high praise to me. Thanks again!



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SUSIEMT
7/6/2014 3:55:13 PM

Thank you for the congrats on my 4 yr maintenance success! You look fabulous!



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JANTHEBLONDE
7/4/2014 12:08:16 PM

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I hope you have a Happy 4th of July! Sending you lots of hugs and love,
Jan

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