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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: 17,920

Fitness Minutes: 15,671

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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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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7/10/2015 4:15:29 PM

Now, here's something interesting. I don't like beets. I will eat them, but I don't like them. however, I LOVE beet greens ! Beet greens are awesome !

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6/9/2015 12:14:40 AM

I got the poem website - it was interesting. I read it first ... and came away with something totally different when I played the audio. The audio was a bit more intense at times. Perhaps the audio version jives more with the feelings of things sort of spinning out of control. Though ... I hope those kinds of spinning will calm for you.

It is nice to touch base with you again.

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