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I am in my fifth year of living a healthy life style!!
I celebrated my fourth year anniversary with SparkPeople February 12, 2015. I reached my goal weight on 2/7/12 - almost a year to the day I joined SparkPeople!! Sometimes my weight goes up a little bit, but I manage to drop it back down and maintain with different challenges on the SparkPeople web site, the support of my SparkBuddies as well as future physical goals.

I started off with walking. If you would have told me ...
I am in my fifth year of living a healthy life style!!
I celebrated my fourth year anniversary with SparkPeople February 12, 2015. I reached my goal weight on 2/7/12 - almost a year to the day I joined SparkPeople!! Sometimes my weight goes up a little bit, but I manage to drop it back down and maintain with different challenges on the SparkPeople web site, the support of my SparkBuddies as well as future physical goals.

I started off with walking. If you would have told me three years ago that I would have run a 5k, I would have never believed it!

As of today, I have run 5ks, 10k's, 2 ten milers, and 5 Half Marathons! Funny how fast one's perspective can change...even for us middle-aged people!

Even though I have conquered all of the above, I am faced with an even bigger "challenge". I lost my 26 year old son in November to Anorexia Nervosa. I am in the first year of my grieving process and it is very difficult. I need to stay healthy, but, it is not the first thing on my mind. And, since he passed away from counting calories, weighing himself on the scale 3 times per day, and eating halves of everything - it has been a real mental challenge for me.

My favorite quotes...

�All you can change is yourself, but sometimes that changes everything!��Gary W. Goldstein

Goals are dreams with deadlines. ---Diana Scharf Hunt

Take care of your body. It�s the only place you have to live. - Jim Rohn

What you are doing is not nearly as important as how you feel about what you are doing. - Unknown

There'll be two dates on your tombstone. And all your friends will read 'em. But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between 'em. - Kevin Welch

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. �Walt Disney

Accomplishment only takes place when you actively participate with your intentions. Therefore, fully commit to participate in the dreams of your choice and do so against all the risks confronting you.�Guru Singh

No Matter How You Feel, Get Up, Dress Up, Show Up, and Never Give Up - Unknown
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Member Since: 2/12/2011

SparkPoints: 106,368

Fitness Minutes: 50,803

My Goals:
To complete five 5k's during the 2014 season.

To run a 5k in under 26.24.

To run the Main Street Miler 2014 in under 8.38 mph.

To complete the Philly Broadstreet 10 miler in May. COMPLETED in 1 hr 45 mins

To run the Delaware Half Marathon May 11, 2014 COMPLETED in 2 hrs 24 minutes

My Program:
I am currently on a lunch/salad streak - 3 months and counting, and a running streak (24 days in). I enjoy oatmeal most mornings for breakfast, and eat a "healthy" dinner most nights.

I run 25 - 30 minutes every day.

I also practice yoga.

I walk 2 miles per day with my dog, Roxy - weather permitting!!

Personal Information:
I have been married for 27 years. I have two sons, ages 26 and 23 and a beautiful little Boston Terrier named "Roxy". Having a dog who loves to walk is such a great gift...she gets me out everyday. All I have to do is look at those big brown eyes and I am out the door!!

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No Matter how you feel, Get up, dress up, show up, and Never give up!

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