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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: July 16, 2014
60 lbs down - 10 or 15 to go - ...
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: 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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SANDISOCAROLINA
9/12/2014 5:15:40 PM

LOL!! Probably was at 2 AM- snatched up 3 bottoms I'd been looking for to match jackets I'd purchased for 24.95 (reg. 100+) at the store here. Between the two of them (online and in person here) I'm all set for a new adventure with cool duds. emoticon emoticon well don't know how cool but new and improved. emoticon Hope you and yours have a nice week-end.



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SWEETNEEY
9/12/2014 4:42:01 AM

I need to get my running organized. I'm in a mode where I don't have a training plan. I've completed 5 marathons by June 15. I had a training program early next the year. So I was supposed to enjoy the remainder of the year. But I am at loose ends so decided to do one a month. September was the 1st of this new plan. I'm chilling this week. So next week I'll get back to exercising. Notice I said exercising cos I don't have a running plan. The biking may be interfering with my focus on running & swimming.



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SANDISOCAROLINA
9/11/2014 11:27:06 AM

Just a Hi and Big Hugs! Have a wonderful day.



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PORTIAWILLIS
9/11/2014 11:04:33 AM

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate the support.



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MSHEL7
9/11/2014 10:58:31 AM

Thank you for the massage, that was very sweet. I had a really good therapist but she moved, so I'm in the process of finding a new one. The radio had an auction about a month ago in which I was able to get 2 massages from 2 different therapists for half price. It is supposed to work toward the advantage of the therapist to be able to get new clients. This 1 did not earn any points with me and I'll not be going back. I felt like I got what I paid for-a half price massage. If it was my business I would have given the best massage I could and be reaping the benefits of those half price massages by making people love me and my massages-she did not make me like much at all. Next month I'll try the other 1, I sure hope it is better than this one was and that they don't both end up to be duds. Since you have had massages you'll understand this-she did not work on my back or legs from the bottom of my rib cage to the tops of my knees. Since I do run a fair amount on the treadmill, that is one of the places that I always need worked on. She did however feel the need to massage my head for like ever. It was crazy.
You haven't been traveling much for work lately. That is good. You're doing great with your training. DS2 wants me to run a Zombie 5k with him next month. I'm not sure I'm in shape for it, but if it is possible we will do it. We have to wait and see if it is the same time as a soccer game. That's really the only thing that would stop us from going. Sounds like fun in a way. I'm a little afraid of the Zombies though. Silly eh? I know.
Well, have a great day! and thanks again for the massage-it was great!



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