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I have always been an active person, but after having difficulties with my thyroid, I have struggled with my weight, coordination and energy levels. I WANT THOSE BACK!! Oh...and I'll get them!
I have always been an active person, but after having difficulties with my thyroid, I have struggled with my weight, coordination and energy levels. I WANT THOSE BACK!! Oh...and I'll get them!



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 Pounds lost: 10.0 

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Member Since: 1/28/2011

SparkPoints: 47,215

Fitness Minutes: 43,282

My Goals:
My plan is to start strong, but it is something I can stick with!


* To have enough energy and coodination to keep up and do well with my dogs

* To better manage my arthritis

* To be confident, naked, in front of my DH

* To stabilize my sleep patterns

* To be able to walk into any store (other than Lane Byant) and pick out a stylish oufit (not somethingthat looks like my grandma's moomoo).

My Program:
As most programs encourage, I am hoping to make this more of a lifestye change. I'm tracking and adding new and different activities as well as making improvements on some of my other lifestyle habits (sleep being the big one). I also want to eat as nomally as possible. Rather than eating fat free or low fat items, I want to just eat less of those things, without eliminating them from my diet. Herein lies the challenge; what I find in my tracking is that if I am in my calorie range, I am often over in fat and under in both carbs and protein. Additional challenges are that I am a foodie and a condiment snob.

Personal Information:
I am checking in from sunny Southeastern Wisconsin...GO Brew Crew & Admirals!! Go Pack! I live with my husband and three VERY active dogs. My dogs are my life.

My job is not particularly active, but it can be pretty stressful. After 12 years there, I can still say that I love my job.

I find so much power in humor and music...either can turn my day around. Music is my long-time hobby.

Other Information:
My weakness:
* not sweets
* not carbs
* not chocolate ( I consider that a sweet)

IT'S CHEESE! IT'S CHEESE!! After all, this IS Wisconsin.

I do hafta admit that I am kinda a Diet Coke fiend, too. If the world went into famine tomorrow, I do believe I could survive on Diet Coke and cheese, if that is all there was.

I don't watch a lot of TV, but I LOVE Criminal Minds and Scandal (totally hooked). I am a World War buff and have been writing to a pen pal (snail mail and some email) for over 25 years. I sing with our local symphony, love to golf and watch hockey.

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Member Comments:
7/4/2015 6:17:38 AM

Happy 4th of July!

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12/25/2014 6:48:23 AM

emoticon Merry Christmas!

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2/23/2014 8:44:04 AM

Meliva! How are you? It's been a long time since I've seen you on here. I read you are having trouble accessing areas on this site, I hope you get it fixed soon!

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11/12/2013 11:34:10 AM

Thank you for your comments on my Brutus pic. he's slightly bigger now, a whole 9 pounds. Thanks for commenting.

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6/27/2013 7:11:41 AM

Hope you have a good time! HUGS and smiles. Here's to a good Thursday.

I am relieved at least they've figured out what's going on and she's getting treatments so she's feeling better. Getting old stinks!

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