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Hi, I'm Eileen a 50 year old mom of two great girls and wife of a saint. I work 50+ hours a week at a stressful job. I love to get out on the trails near our house, entertain friends at the house, and to knit, read and CROSSFIT.
Hi, I'm Eileen a 50 year old mom of two great girls and wife of a saint. I work 50+ hours a week at a stressful job. I love to get out on the trails near our house, entertain friends at the house, and to knit, read and CROSSFIT.



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 current weight: 185.5 

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Member Since: 1/17/2013

SparkPoints: 7,147

Fitness Minutes: 19,022

My Goals:
I don’t want to die early of
heart disease or diabetes

I want to be a good role model for my girls

I want to look good in my jeans, not like an old lady

I want to be in control my eating, not have it control me

I want to feel great and sleep well

My Program:
I am currently doing a whole life challenge (1/15 thru 3/15), cutting refined carbs, alcohol, cheese, etc. I feel great and plan to continue eating this way after the challenge, with some minor add back ins.

I am doing cross fit 3 or 4 times per week. I love my crossfit. I also do a dumbbell wod once per week in a city park. I feel a lot stronger and generally a lot younger in my body

I have followed the Beck Diet Solution in the past. She really helped me to realize that my thoughts about food weren't normal or healthy. Also weight watchers but I don't think that is good enough either.

Personal Information:
I knit, read, garden, cook, make cheese, and run here in the Pacific Northwest. I live in a smallish town with my husband, two teen girls, a brown dog, a black dog, a turkey, and a flock of chickens.


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Member Comments:
2/25/2015 1:34:19 PM

Hi Eileen, I'm not sure if you got an alert that I responded to your question about hang squat cleans on our CrossFit team page. I wanted to make sure you saw it!

This is a good video that shows the hang squat clean movement:

It's a fun one :)

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10/16/2013 6:34:53 PM

Eileen, your message on the Beck check-in brought tears to my eyes. And they needed them. Thanks for the loving mom energy. It's giving me permission to be gentle with myself today, acknowledge how tired and stressed I've been and lower the bar a little bit. For today, if I just do no harm, it will be a good day.

You remind me of one of my favorite poems ~
The tender words we say to one another
are stored in the secret heart of heaven.


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9/25/2013 1:18:15 AM

ULTRAMARATHONS! Wow. I'm in awe. I like the going to bed slightly hungry approach. Think it's making for better sleep I thank you for that! emoticon

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9/16/2013 1:51:58 PM

Who knew you could bring your own food to the fair! emoticon That's excellent that your daughter showed chickens at the fair. That's my favorite part, the kids showing their animals.

I had half a whole wheat oat flour elephant ear, as planned, enjoyed it immensely after I had my lunch salad and ended the day within my calorie and macronutrient goals. A good day.


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9/9/2013 1:23:20 PM

Wow, Eileen, you are emoticon emoticon emoticon ! Thank you for your comments on my Beck blog. It's nice to have some experience from the other side before starting through the hunger experiment. It was really clear from making the discomfort scale that hunger is NEVER an extreme discomfort. The funny thing about fasting for a long time is that hunger pangs do disappear into indifference. Again, it's the unskillful thoughts that get me! emoticon

I especially appreciate your comment that snacking to avoid hunger in any form is not a good idea. That never has or would have occurred to me but as you brought it up, I can see how it would be undermining. I will add a card to my file that snacking is for replenishing after exercise. I've observed the benefits of going to bed slightly hungry but it never occurred to me to purposely strive for that.

Thanks for helping yet again! emoticon emoticon

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