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At my youngest daughter's graduation May 2012, with my husband and gorgeous girls.

A couple of years and about 30 pounds ago

This summer & a big part of why I am on Sparkpeople. Ick.

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It's time to take responsibility and put in the effort to reach my goals - personal and professional.
It's time to take responsibility and put in the effort to reach my goals - personal and professional.



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Member Since: 4/18/2010

SparkPoints: 18,825

Fitness Minutes: 16,056

My Goals:
-to continue learning about nutrition generally and about my own body specifically

-to continue building running endurance

-to be able to run 13.1 miles by November 12, 2011

-to build lean muscle mass

My Program:
I fast once or twice a week, eat a balance of carbs, protein and fat. I am working to steadily increase the amount of time I spend exercising each week.

Personal Information:
I have two daughters and a wonderful husband. We live in a shabby, happy house.

Other Information:
I'm a professional freelance writer, a gardener, a reader, and I'm always learning.

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Member Comments:
11/4/2015 10:40:01 PM

I don't think I've ever had pollock before. What kind of fish is it? I finally got some groceries, too, and it feels nice to have a well stocked pantry and refrigerator. Now to get that kitchen cleaned up...

I used to take Zyrtec and it really worked well for me, but over time, it stopped working altogether. I tried Allegra and another one (I can't remember the name of it!) and they were too weak to work. I can't take Claritin- it makes me feel worse than just suffering from allergy symptoms! So, I'm currently on Singulair and it's supposed to work for both my allergies and asthma. Plus, I take two inhaled steroids for my asthma. I also have allergy drops the immunologist gave me. And now the weekly shots. I'm serious when I say this, it is completely because I live here. This area is literally detrimental to my health.

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11/4/2015 3:03:35 AM

I'm glad the walk with your friend felt good and effortless!
emoticon to your 7000 steps!

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10/1/2015 1:08:17 PM

Sorry, I didn't see your reply about the running training until now. Yes, walk walk WALK before you run. This is true for anyone at any weight.; the shear forces put on the bones are great with running, especially the tibia (shin bone). No one should go from little to nothing to running. Even though exercise physiologists promote the walk-before-run regimen, of course people just want to get up and go (and a lot of trainers are not very educated about the effects of exercise on the bones). The damage may not be immediately apparent from just up and running, but it catches up with most runners at some point.

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9/9/2015 10:19:21 PM

I'm still struggling. I'm making it through by taking it day by day. That's the best strategy I can stick to right now. There is some moments of joy I find periodically. Mostly when I'm not at home. Even working cleaning, working up a sweat and smelling like bleach, I can find calming. I guess its the satisfaction of seeing something clean & renewed when I'm done.

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8/16/2015 3:57:43 PM

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my article and for leaving me such a nice comment.

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