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I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with my husband. I telecommute for a medical software company and travel frequently for work. I have 2 step-daughters in college - close to finishing in the next year or so. I want to get to a healthy weight and stay there this time! I also want to get in shape so I can stay physically fit. My husband and I like to travel and I want to make sure we can enjoy this for years to come.

Update: March 26, 2014:
50 lbs down - 25 to go! 2/3s ...
I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with my husband. I telecommute for a medical software company and travel frequently for work. I have 2 step-daughters in college - close to finishing in the next year or so. I want to get to a healthy weight and stay there this time! I also want to get in shape so I can stay physically fit. My husband and I like to travel and I want to make sure we can enjoy this for years to come.

Update: March 26, 2014:
50 lbs down - 25 to go! 2/3s of they way there. Again, I may adjust my goal, but that is where I am heading.

Diet: low carb using The Metabolism Miracle - finishing up Phase 1 the first week of April
Exercise: Cardio and Strength training - Elliptical and Running - signed up for several 5ks, a 10k, Quarter Marathon and Half Marathon in the Fall. Goal of Strength training 3 times a week. Working on upper body strength, core strength and balance.

Update January 15, 2014:
45 lbs down - 30 lbs left to go, but I may end up adjusting my goal when I get closer. Signed up for some 5ks and a quarter marathon so far, but I have a goal of a half marathon this year. I also started strength training this year to increase my muscle mass and strengthen my core.

Update September 24, 2013:
I am at my halfway point - 35 lbs down and 35 to go! In the beginning, I had hoped for 2 lbs a week, but quickly realized it was going to be 1 lb week, sometimes more, sometimes less. But slow and steady is working for me. This is not a diet as almost everyone on SP says, it is a lifestyle change. My blood pressure is coming down, my resting heart rate is down, my knees feel better! So on to the next 35!
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Member Since: 12/27/2012

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My Goals:
Get to a healthy weight and stay there this time!
Get off of my BP medications - Goal Met!
Train for a half marathon and work on strength training - Signed up for November 2014

My Program:
Logging my food on SparkPeople and watching my calories - staying away from pastas/bread/sweets
Getting back to running - doing 5ks, and hoping to do a half marathon in 2014

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I live in the western suburbs of Chicago with my husband
2 step daughters

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Travel, Movies, Reading - are my hobbies

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TICKLESGR8
4/16/2014 12:35:33 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog and sharing your tips. you've had amazing success!!



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4/16/2014 11:38:06 AM

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
4/16/2014 10:41:34 AM

"Above all else, do NOT quit! The universe always bows to persistence.
The empowering approach is to see your physical challenges as assets, because overcoming obstacles forces you to develop discipline, determination and character.
These traits will carry over to other areas of your life and make you a stronger person.
-Tom Venuto
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4/15/2014 5:22:30 PM

Thank you for commenting on my blog. Have an awesome Tuesday.



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RACEWELLWON
4/15/2014 8:24:53 AM

Can you believe it snow ? Oh well thanks foe dropping by yes the dogs and I had a great time - I am following a method by Marcela Pick - she a nurse practitioner for OB/GYN and was featured on Dr. OZ - this plan has balanced me prior - so I do what works - perfect timing as the pool at the college is closed for Spring break - Thanks for your Support , Karen



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