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Update 11/18/14: I've been on this site long enough to have read most articles, logged lots of exercise, and tracked plenty of food. And yet I still have so much to learn. I seem to get hung up every time I reach a new "low" weight and don't maintain it for long. I think it may be my inability to imagine myself at a healthy weight since I've never really seen it. I'm just grateful to have this site for every time I stumble. I'm always interested in new SparkFriends for the journey, too!

Update 7/29/13: Here we go again! That's all I'm gonna say. ;)

Update 8/1/09: Thanks to all who donated towards my 26.2 mile marathon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I walked it in 6hrs 18 min. It was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life!

Wilson is back to a healthy weight now! He's lost 13 pounds. I can't wait to reach my goal now, too!

I have my new rescue dog to thank for getting me exercising again. He's launched a renewed energy and drive for me to get in shape. I just wished it would have launched in the spring when there was plenty of nice weather and sunshine!

Member Since: 1/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 50,180

My Goals:
To be comfortable in my body.

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I walk the dog four miles every morning. Well, most mornings. Because mornings are tough. :)

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1. I love reading, dogs & walking.
2. I'm a social worker with a passion for urban outreach.
3. I'm terrified of zombies.
4. I eat most of my calories in front of the TV at night.
5. Tea has usurped coffee as my favorite beverage.
6. I'm competitive but mainly with myself.
7. Don't throw recyclables in the trash around me or one of us will be fishing them out.
8. I like people.

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    Thank you for stopping by my page. I love that you also share my fondness for rescue dogs. I have 3 doggies and 1 kitty that are all rescues!! Have a great day and keep Sparking!

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    632 days ago
    I'm so glad that you are participating in the August Personal Step Challenge. I loved your inspirational story you posted too. I can't wait to see how you are doing. Don't forget to "edit" your original post with your daily totals!


    717 days ago
    Signing up for my first 5k and thought of you : ) If you have any tips just let me know (yes, that was a shameless ploy :P )
    739 days ago
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    Thanks for commenting on my blog! It really made my day!
    744 days ago
    Hi "SPIFF".....no, we're not leaving the lake. We are currently in Tucson, AZ. We have a home here that we have not been able to sell for the past 6 years. We finally rented it and had to pack everything up and put it in storage. It's been interesting to say the least! We leave to return to our beloved Lake of the Ozarks on Saturday!
    871 days ago
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