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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. All settled in at the new house and working on landscaping. Hubby is ...
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. All settled in at the new house and working on landscaping. Hubby is student teaching in the Fall at a local high school.

Update: July, 2015
My weight had crept up over the winter and with the move. So now focused on losing the lbs I put on and losing the rest to get to goal! Completed my Sprint Triathlon - it was hard and I was slow but finishing was my goal and I did that! Now focused on building my base miles for my half marathon training - the half is in November. Also working on continued strength training and cross training!

Update: April, 2015
Moved to another western suburb - we can walk to the downtown area and close to the Riverwalk for walking and running!
Completed my half marathon in November in 2:29:02
Signed up for a Sprint Triathlon in June and a Half Marathon in November
Still another 10 or 15 lbs to go - still working on it!
Both kids out of college and working but hubby is back in school full-time!

Update: July 16, 2014
60 lbs down - 10 or 15 to go - getting close to goal and will figure out what the ultimate goal is
Started Half Marathon training 7/14 - Half Marathon training 11/9/14

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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IRISHEI
9/2/2015 2:55:40 PM

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. Eating at home is the easiest I think too At parties people keep saying, did you eat?? lol........
We can do this and we will make better choices.
hugs, Irish Ei



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SWEETNEEY
9/2/2015 9:27:03 AM

Thanks for that very understated wish on 'moving in'.



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8/31/2015 1:03:04 PM

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APRILRUSSELL3
8/28/2015 9:34:34 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a good weekend!





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MSHEL7
8/28/2015 9:02:07 PM

Yeah, I did google running groups near here, the closest are 60 miles away. Unfortunately that just doesn't work for me. They sure do have some great trails to run down there though. We only make it over there about once a month or less, it is just not someplace we go often. If I was smart and motivated I would just get out and go myself. Seems I'm less and less motivated all the time. I gotta get my head back!!

Have a wonderful weekend with your DH.



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