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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!


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


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


�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 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
    Good Morning my friend!
    I don't know, but I don't like it. I did hear them saying last night that in 91 this happened as well...we lost the first 2 at home and then won the next 4 in a row. So maybe we'll do it again? We do seem to like tradition. AND we won the cup that season. Fingers crossed!

    Hope everything else is well. Do you have one graduating this year? My oldest will be a junior in the fall. We have 7 more days of this year, counting today. I'm ready! I think, LOL!

    Have a great day!!
    1749 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Good Morning! So awesome to hear from you my friend!! How are you? Love the background. DH and I were so sad to watch the series finale...we didn't want it to end. But it was cool how they eneded it. Pam and Jim all better, Dwight and Angela getting married, and her revealing that the baby was his. LOL! So fun! it's Saturday and it's time for the playoffs! I'm so excited!!
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    1752 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Have a terrific Tuesday MaryAnn!!

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    1771 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie and for visiting my pics! Wishing you a very blessed week ahead. emoticon
    1771 days ago
  • v BAKER1009
    Good Morning MaryAnn!
    Hope you have a great day! It's thirsty Thursday...bottoms up!
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    P.S. Let's Go Pens!!! emoticon
    1776 days ago
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