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Here I go on my road to weight loss. Where did this weight come from?! Once I hit the big 4-0 I've noticed my body undergoing many changes and shifts. Now, at my all-time heaviest, I am embarking on a new groove to getting thinner and healthier. I am generally a very positive woman and can always see the good in things - even when it seems bad. Although I have a long road ahead of me I feel that I can succeed. I want to live a long healthy life and that starts today! Keeping things real and positive. Peace!

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�Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. �

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�A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn�t will find an excuse.�

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�I don�t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.�




Member Since: 8/29/2008

Fitness Minutes: 160,406

My Goals:
My goals are many but first and foremost I want to strive to be a positive influence on others - my children, family, and friends. I want to remain as healthy as possible and be a good role model to others. I strive to laugh a lot each day and make others laugh, too. The world is so serious that we can all use some cheeful chuckling to enhance our days. My weight loss goal is now to lose a total of 50 pounds...even if it's a slow loss...it will all be well worth it. I continue to chug the "high-quality H2O" as I've been doing - 8-10 glasses a day. And last, but not least, I will try to remember to do things to make me a happy person - things for me...I'm not being selfish but as the saying goes - "If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!"


My Program:
At least 4 days of cardio (jogging/walking on treadmill) along with 3 days of strength training. I also strive to eat at least 5 fruits/vegetables each and every day! I also try to sneak in exercises throughout the day while at work. I recently joined Weight Watchers and I love their program. I am averaging 1.2 pound weight loss each week. It's coming off...slowly but surely.



Personal Information:
I live in Pittsburgh, PA - a wonderful place to live! I have two teenage children - a boy and a girl. I am married and also have a miniature schnauzer - Barnaby. I work full-time at a prominent Pittsburgh hospital as a fellowship coordinator for 12 hematology/oncology fellows. I am currently trying to deal with my son going off to college in the fall 2013 :( and my daughter will follow right behind him in fall 2014.


Other Information:
I love to spend time working outdoors in my yard. I am an avid birdwatcher and just love being outdoors. Camping and hiking are two of my favorite hobbies.

Past Races:

4/24/04 Pump House Run 1 mile - 12:54

4/30/05 Pump House Run 1 mile - 10:55

4/22/06 Pump House Run 1 mile - 11:10

4/21/07 Pump House Run 1 mile - 11:10

4/17/10 Pump House Run 5K - 44:08

3/31/12 Just a Short Race (JASR) 5K - 39:58

4/21/12 Pump House Run
5K - 40:09/12:57/M

6/8/12 Riverview Park 5K - 40:10

8/25/12 Color Me Rad 5K - not a timed race - just a good old fun time!!

3/30/13: Just A Short Race 5K (JASR) 2013 - 43:28

6/9/13: Color Me Rad 5K -




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  • v BAKER1009
    HI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    SO wonderful to hear from you. I am not registered, but I'm seriously considering. I'd like to get in a road race before my 1/2 in May. I've been down for the last 5 days with the stomach bug and cannot wait to get back to my training. So far I'm up to 6 mile runs. Are you doing the 5k?
    If I can get back to a good schedule this week, I think I'll go run it! I'd love to meet you and so many others!

    ((HUGS))
    Beth
    1000 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
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    Hope all is well MaryAnn!

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    Beth
    1109 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
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    1158 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Hi friend! So good to hear from you! Oh my, your son is off to college? Is it close by? And your daughter is a senior?! Ah, that's too much for one fall!
    My daughter is a junior, and I hate the thought of her being a senior and then off to college. Do you think this is why I had another baby? LOL!
    I hope college is going well for your son so far! Best wishes to him!

    How is everything else going? I see you lost weight, so that's great news! How is your mom doing? I know her health wasn't so well before. Hope all is well with everyone. Keep in touch when you have time!

    Hugs,
    Beth
    1186 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Hi MaryAnn! It's been far too long since I've stopped by to say hello and to see how you are doing! So, how are you doing?

    Was that a color run that you did last year? Emily (my 16 yo) wants us to sign up and run one over in SouthPark in October. Think we might just do that! It would be fun to run it together.

    I hope everything is well with you and the family and that you are enjoying your summer! Glad to see the humidity go down a little! Enjoy your Sunday!

    Hugs,
    Beth
    1232 days ago
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