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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!
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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!

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

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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!

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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!
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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.
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ADF1981
12/17/2013 10:51:58 AM

Thanks for reading my blog today!



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RILOLA
12/9/2013 1:11:06 PM

I'm so glad to hear you had a fantastic time at the Turkey Trot!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I follow a blogger and marathoner on Instragram @trentvanegas who is from Detroit. I saw all the snowy/frosty pictures of the event he posted and applaud your bravery and dedication! I mostly dislike running, but like the results from the exercise. I am up for training for a 5K event (or two or three) in 2014. Please let me know of any upcoming events you will be participating in. I'd like to register for one and join you!

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RUN4MYDOGS
12/3/2013 7:35:10 AM

Just saw your post on my page, made it through the holidays, how about you? It was tough this year but I didn't eat as much as normal and even though I have a cold I am still exercising (just not as hard)

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VIGILANTONE
11/26/2013 1:10:47 PM

Thank you SO much for the balloons and your encouraging words. I struggle so to lose and this week I worked extra hard and it really paid off! Your encouragement meant the world to me....thank you...
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KWING517
11/18/2013 12:21:33 PM

I'm from Bay City!!

Thanks for the great tips for getting out and walking in the mornings!! I did really good with that all summer - and going to the Y to work out last winter. We went every morning and did really well! Unfortunately, my kids switched schools this year, and now I have to take them to school before work and it adds an extra hour to every morning. I think I could manage it a couple days a week, but I would really have to get up about 430am, and I'm not crazy enough to think that's sustainable for me.

We're big Black Friday shoppers (we start on Thursday morning, and usually shop until we pass out sometime on Saturday!!), so I added some warm clothes to my list of things to look for - leggings and some runner's gear for cold weather. Maybe I can force myself to get out after work on the days when Hubby isn't working afternoons - I'm not a big fan of walking alone in the dark.

I wish my dog would go for a walk with me!! Unfortunately, she's a bit of a bugger, and at 45 lbs of pure muscle, she just drags me all over the place - I'm afraid she will get away from me and get hit by a car, of pull me down and hurt me :(

Good luck on the Detroit Turkey Trot!! That sounds like a lot of fun!!



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