at my nephew's wedding June 25 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from the clan! (DH took the snap)

Pre-race about 15 minutes to launch, with Kenyan Mitei Enock. Mitei placed 6 with a pace of 4:38 and a finish time of 28:43. I took a little longer.


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I have found my solution to the never ending cycle of YoYo weight. It's a combination of Sparkpeople and HCC!

2010 began with a firm commitment to get in shape: for myself, and also for my husband and a reunion with 6 of my college gal pals. We EIU alumni rented a beach house and spent a week talking, laughing, sharing. Just us 7 girls! I could not "weight" to show off my loss to them. I wanted to lose another 10 pounds before then but am not frantic about it. I'm so pleased to be able to look and feel this good. I hope I encouraged them to do the same. It feels so good!

18 months later I just returned from a family wedding. I have maintained my weight and found reading "Younger Next Year" to be inspiring and motivational. Highly recommended.

I now run regularly and am seriously considering a 13.1 at Kiawah Island SC the end of 2011. My motivators are three: my husband of 29+ years; a rep named Merle (She has great joy in her life of which much stems from her great physical health and mental attitude) and John - colleague and mentor/coach whose current health battle with cancer continues to inspire me to NEVER give up.

After a hiatus of exercise, I am back at it, and in the gym. My knees did not want to do a 13.1 and I said ok - later.
My mentor passed away this month. He was laid to rest March 19, in Quantico, VA. I will remember his words and smiling face when I need inspiration to maintain my healthy life journey. Sempre Fi John!

Member Since: 6/1/2009

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My goal? Maintain the new healthy lifestyle of exercise, nutrition and emotional/mental health. forever.

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I took ownership of this wonderful program. I have an awesome team and a literal ARMY of support at the MUSC Wellness Center. Janis and her staff, and volunteers know how to make it work. It's a lot of hours, sweat, maintaing a log - but it works! ;-).
My team sponsored by Louie's Kids VOLUNTARILY elected to workout M-F at 6AM! Sat workouts are 930AM Sundays are 230PM.

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My husband and I chose to relocate to Charleston, SC in 1986. We love it here.

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    emoticon to the .........ANGELS AMONGST US TEAM.

    The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. The people here are very supportive and will encourage you on to your successes. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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    2803 days ago
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    emoticon to the team, Angels Amongst Us. We are delighted that you chose to join us. Looking forward to learning more about you! Don't forget to check out all our posts from fun games to informational topics! Please check out our Birthday post if you have not already done so as well!
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    2803 days ago
    Thanks so much for joining in my "halfway to goal" celebration! BTW, Susie was a beautiful pup! Hope you're ready for a kick butt week!
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    2805 days ago
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    I want Gracie! I'm jealous! I have been checking out rescue sites through petfinder and I am going to get something, when the wedding and festivities settle down. Good for you taking Gracie!!!!! Hope you had a good time with Mom. hugs, Jewell
    2810 days ago
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    The wedding is Aug 6th. My jewelry will be small and simple silver. And I'll be covered on the top more than the gown shows. Thanks for the pointers. They really helped.
    2830 days ago
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