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Penny

I am a single mom of 3 wonderful children. Some of my main interests are gardening, playing games, Celtic music, and Renaissance Faires. I volunteer at local Celtic festivals. I'm also involved with my kids and activities they do. I've been fairly inactive around here for a while, but am trying to get back into everything.
I am a single mom of 3 wonderful children. Some of my main interests are gardening, playing games, Celtic music, and Renaissance Faires. I volunteer at local Celtic festivals. I'm also involved with my kids and activities they do. I've been fairly inactive around here for a while, but am trying to get back into everything.




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Member Since: 11/30/2007

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My Goals:
I would like to lose at least 100 pounds, and get down to at least a size 10. But that's really long term.

For the moment, I'm working on getting below 250. That's my first MAJOR milestone to shoot for.

But, honestly, the main goal I have, is health. My family history is heart disease at 57. (Yes, 3 generations at exactly the same age.) If they make it past the heart disease, my family lives into their 80s. I'm 41. So, barring accidents, I'm either almost exactly in the midde of my life, or I only have 16 years left. I want more than 16 years. So, to help with that, I'm wanting to lose weight and get in shape to help lower the risk of the health problems I'm currently courting.

My Program:
I'm taking babysteps.

In the last month, I've gone from barely doing 5-10 minutes of exercise a day, to doing strength training almost every day, and at least 15-20 minutes of cardio most days.

I've increased my fruits & veggies to where I'm getting at least 5 a day. Now I'm working on getting back up to 9 a day.

I'm back up to at least 100oz of water a day - still working on getting to the 130oz a day I should be at

I'm also working on logging ALL the food I eat, and of staying in my calorie range every day. The problem I'm having there is the opposite of most - with the increase of fruits and vegetable (which I love), the overall calories of what I'm eating is down, and I'm having trouble eating healthy and getting enough calories to meet my minimum every day.

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I'm in Allen, TX, just north of Dallas.

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SAPHRAEL
1/4/2012 3:18:32 PM

Happy New Year, Penny!



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12/31/2011 9:43:41 AM

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Happy New Year 2012!!! May the New Year bring you much joy and happiness! Let's make it the best ever!!
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LADYANDREA2012
9/30/2011 11:52:25 PM

We miss you at the Dandy Lions team!!!! Please come by and chat with us!!!


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SAPHRAEL
8/20/2011 11:58:17 AM

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I hope you're having a Sparkin' Day!!



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SAPHRAEL
8/19/2011 9:02:00 AM

Hi Penny, how are things going this month? I was challenged to squeeze strength training in last night, but I had a few Sparkers checking in on me, so I made sure I did it!

I was really hard on myself for my food intake last night, but I'm pretty sure it still wasn't as bad as my typical pre-Spark days. So that's some consolation.

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Have a great day!



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