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If you're reading this I invite you to say hi, have a virtual coffee with me. We're all in this together and I'm happy to support all of you.

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STRONG_SARAH I have 2 job interviews tomorrow. Wow!
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 current weight: 148.0 

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Member Since: 9/10/2012

SparkPoints: 24,184

Fitness Minutes: 10,644

My Goals:
June 14,2014
Summer 5% Challenge

Exercise: I will weight train three times a week, and continue the walking I do now.

Diet: see below

My Program:
I went to an italian dietician and she gave me a restrictive low-carb diet. I've learned that restrictive diets really work for me, because they eliminate all the guess work. And this time it's working well- I've lost 14 pounds in 6 weeks and the scale is still going down!

Breakfast: 2 slices of wheat bread with a) cheese (ricotta, cream cheese, etc.) or b)
jam or c) slice of turkey or ham or prosciutto

Lunch: red meat, white meat, fish or insalata di mare (a cold fish salad, usually with octopus and calamari)
vegetables -all you can eat, or desire to eat

1 carbohydrate lunch a week (100grams of pasta or rice or two slices of bread etc.)

Dinner: white fish, chicken or turkey (without skin), tuna, prosciutto, eggs, cheese
vegetables –again, all you can eat

Snacks: 2 yogurts a day (eaten whenever you want, even for dessert or before bed). The low–in-fat variety.
Fruit –as much as you want but not with meals

Personal Information:
I am an American married to an Italian living in Italy.

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Member Comments:
9/19/2014 12:08:34 AM

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog.
How did your job interviews go? emoticon

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9/17/2014 7:20:50 PM

Really like your new profile picture! YOu look great and soooo happy! emoticon

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9/16/2014 7:21:47 AM

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. Unfortunately, studio space is too about $50-$75 per hour. I'd have to have a lot of students to break even. Plus, I don't even charge.
I have to find a free site (garage, bar dance floor, senior citizen center, VFW). They do exist, but we only have garages/big storage sheds in my area.

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9/14/2014 7:25:02 PM

Hi. Looking forward to maybe grabbing a pint with you and Strider at the Prancing Pony. Change in my plans though. Me and someone else are going to do the walk together and will instead be heading to Minas Tirith... not to Erebor like I originally planned. It's all good though. If I happen to see ya in the Pony I'll buy a round.

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9/14/2014 12:59:45 PM

Hi, Sarah - nice to see there's another Firecracker in my time zone! emoticon I'm in southern Germany. Looking forward to getting started this weekend! I've added you as a Spark friend.

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