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11/2011: I guess I should write a little update as this is my fourth winter with SparkPeople.

My bike is still my main source of enjoyment for activities, but now I'm enjoying the winter time hiking and snow shoeing, too.

First, let me tell anyone who reads this, that Sparkpeople has been a great place for me since I joined. No, like many others, I'm not here every day and I don't support others the way I really should. But there is a sense of accountability ...
11/2011: I guess I should write a little update as this is my fourth winter with SparkPeople.

My bike is still my main source of enjoyment for activities, but now I'm enjoying the winter time hiking and snow shoeing, too.

First, let me tell anyone who reads this, that Sparkpeople has been a great place for me since I joined. No, like many others, I'm not here every day and I don't support others the way I really should. But there is a sense of accountability for me here. Even though no one is "missing" me when I'm gone. Someone still welcomes me back with helpful supportive words of encouragement. You guys are always here. Thanks for that.

Since eating well and training for my summer bike tours, I got away from eating the veggies I need and started focusing on calories only. Then I got busy and stopped the 6 days a week workouts and they turned in to maybe once or twice. Finally, after three months, the weight all of a sudden appeared on the scales...I'd gained 5 pounds from my low.

With SP help and my renewed commitment I will beef up my training and start eating correctly again. Thanks SP.

8/2008: My most enjoyable times are spent riding my bicycle (recumbent). It will be hard for me to keep up with all the information required to enter and exchange with this website because any time spent in front of my computer is time away from riding--as I see it. But, I really need help to keep up with the strength training, aerobics, and flexibility. Especially in the summer--again, when time in the gym takes away from time outdoors riding. But, I have to make a commitment to myself. Hopefully I can find a team here that will make me feel accountable. Hope I can give back to others, too.
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Member Since: 8/21/2008

SparkPoints: 13,060

Fitness Minutes: 14,118

My Goals:
Nov 2011: As i said before--more veggies, fruits; less fats, starch, and sugar; and much, much less sodium.

Dec 2010: Ditto to what I wrote in August 2008...

August 2008: I gotta eat more vegies and fruits. I gotta eat a whole lot less fats, starches, and sugars. I gotta allow some joy to enter here. I gotta avoid diabetes and stroke as long a possible.

My Program:
Nov 2011: Aerobics, strength, yoga.... aerobics, strength, yoga......6 days a week! My mantra for the end of this year!

Dec 2010: Most everything still applies as it did the day I joined SP, except the intentions have become almost habits at this point.
August 2008: I like to ride my bike, a lot! But, unfortunately, most of my program to this point centers around intentions. I read about healthy eating, but that isn't working. Guess I gotta actually put it into practice.......wow, who knew? ;-)

Personal Information:
Born: Smack dab in the middle of the baby boom. That tells you about everything there is to know. I'm the stereotypical Boomer. Pretty much the same values and history. Two great twenty-something sons and a patient husband of 30 years.

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A movie that changed my life: "Gladiator"

Best movies ever made: "Overboard" and "Cap'n Ron"





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IFFYIFFY
11/15/2011 9:29:11 AM

The miles are everyones combined. It seemed like we needed someohting fun going on in the MT team, so a few of came up with a walking challenge. I'm not sure which route was used to determine mileage, since on of the others figured that out.



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2WHEELER
4/11/2011 9:04:48 PM

Hey, Patty. Where are you hangin' out these days. Stopped by Virtual Tour but nobody's there. I just noticed your weight ticker--nice job!!



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2WHEELER
3/8/2011 8:10:25 AM

Ride back???? emoticon I'm used to having a chauffeur pick me up--fully loaded with drinks & food & comfy pillows to sleep on the way back! My group rides have been point-to-point with a DH or friend bringing us back. Last year's group ride was the first round tripper (only 'cause we couldn't find someone to come get us), and I missed it 'cause I had a broken toe.

I am counting down the days to day light savings time when I can get in some short rides after work!! emoticon



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2WHEELER
3/6/2011 8:59:10 PM

Thanks for all the tips. Already googled biking clubs in the area--there are several--and looked at a number of organized rides. That area is a mecca for cycling so there are lots to choose from. Looks like there may be a great ride from Portland to the beach--about 100 miles. I might have to do a round trip as town look small & might be difficult getting a one-way car rental back. If this all comes together, I'll ask if there is anyone from the clubs who might want to join me. Would love to have company.

I may be booked (& broke) for this year. The big trip is a 7-day cycling trip in western Ireland. I'm still pinching myself that I'm going. Plane ticket has been purchased. Woo Hoo! There are 4 of us going (to celebrate a friend's 50th birthday) and meeting up with 1 more person when we get there. It's a fully supported trip.

You & I are going to have to get together--how about 2012? Maybe somewhere mid-way for both of us?





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PEARL10
3/6/2011 4:40:14 AM

ARE YOU CHEATING ON ME?????
I saw u commented on someones page...Jealousy is running rife,psycho kitty unleashed..LOL



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