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Hi, I'm Surplus.

9/28/14
For most people, the new year starts in January. Mine always seems to start in the fall. All of my work projects start up right about now. It's always a good time for reflection.

I'm 51. As a lot of women my age can attest, lots of little things tend to go wrong. I've discovered that sitting at my desk and computer for literally 14 hours a day can seriously cause some baffling pain. I've also discovered what an amazing job a good ...
Hi, I'm Surplus.

9/28/14
For most people, the new year starts in January. Mine always seems to start in the fall. All of my work projects start up right about now. It's always a good time for reflection.

I'm 51. As a lot of women my age can attest, lots of little things tend to go wrong. I've discovered that sitting at my desk and computer for literally 14 hours a day can seriously cause some baffling pain. I've also discovered what an amazing job a good physical therapist can do. Kudos to the profession!

I've also been humbled by the 'sure, I can do that' mentality seems to result in one hard workout followed by weeks of strained tendons followed by other pains.

So, I'm learning my way back around my body. At 51, things recover slower than I'm used to. It's probably time commit to steady progression rather than gung-ho and relax methodology.

I'm tracking my daily food intake and activity on MyFitnessPal just because the Ipad app is much better than SparkPeople's. I've realized that I haven't been enjoying the connections here at Spark, so I want to get active on the Communities again.

9\27\13
Fresh Start. It's well traveled ground. Gain, lose, gain, lose.
Perhaps I've gotten too comfortable with the process.
Like a comfy pair of sweat pants.

Just turned 50. Had a great birthday. My husband treated me like a queen and took me to Hawaii! We swam, snorkeled, surfer (yes surfed!!) snorkled some more, hiked across lava, over black sand beaches, used our four wheel drive rental offroad, snorkeled more, snorkeled at night to see giant manta rays, rode in a submarine and generally had a wonderful time.

But the birthday is over and now my hubby is approaching his 50th birthday. He's a tiny bit younger than me.

He asked for his birthday help in achieving his fitness goals. He wants that last summer of young, so to speak. He may turn 50, but he's hoping to feel young again.

How can I refuse? I'm not going to refuse.

So we have a fresh start. I'm smiling at the thought.

See ya around.

Surplus
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Member Since: 2/19/2006

SparkPoints: 20,784

Fitness Minutes: 24,993

My Goals:
Weight Goal: 125 lbs (will I ever get there???)

Running Goal: Battling plantar fasciitis. Will assess on New Year whether I register for the Flying Pig Marathon 5/3/15

Flexibility Goal: I'm doing much better. I've been doing a bit of yoga daily for a couple of years. Need to actually progress. Will look into it.

Lifestyle Goal: Kids are both in college now. Need to plan some fun!






My Program:
6 small meals a day
150g Protein
Eliminate refined (junk) 6 days a week
Enrich meals with veggies
1200-1500 calories daily

2-3 weight workouts

Running 3-4 weekly incorporating hill sprints, tempo runs and easy long runs. Building long-runs.

Journal food and exercise.

Plan food and exercise the day before!

Personal Information:
Age 51

5'3"


Tallahassee, Florida
USA

Certified Public Accountant

Married 29 years

2 Kids (21 & 18)



Other Information:
Girl Scout Leader, 13 years My girls are all off in college now. What amazing girls!

Runner for 18 years

Ran three marathons (2008, 2003, 2001)
5 half marathons
15k where I met my time goal!
Last half marathon was a personal best :)

Other activities: camping, reading and writing fan-fiction, cooking (particularly baking)



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JULIEH1999
7/27/2010 10:50:50 PM

Thank you for your comment on my blog! Congrats on getting back to SP and good luck with P90X!!! Bring it!!!



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MSM1127
1/5/2010 10:22:31 PM

hey!!!! dont know if you remember me or not i think it's been at least a couple years since we met here. when i return, it seems like i always see you around. i must admit i didn't read all your info above but read quite a bit!! interesting, sounds like a lots been happening and i'm proud of all you've done!! that is fabulous!!!

i'm back for awhile...............day 4 of eating right & exercising. i wanta lose about 14lbs in 7 weeks, and i want to get back to some old "good" habits!! lets keep in touch!!!

keep up the good work!



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KAIJAI27
1/5/2010 8:07:59 PM

Thanks for the positve comment!! and don't sell yourself short, 3 miles is awesome, especially in cold weather! I hate running in cold weather!!
Good job!!
Kim



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ARIZONALOSER
1/3/2010 7:19:54 PM

I just read all of your 2010 goals. You are going to do great. I got remotivated in November after completely falling off and gaining mad weight. Don't stress the 8-9 pounds, those will come off fast!



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