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There is no end. This is a journey, and the goals I set and achieve or come up short on are sights along the way. I am not "dieting". I am making smarter choices about what and how much I eat. I am making fitness a priority each day. I am learning to morph this "plan" into habit. I do not feel the power of this conviction everyday. On those days I fake it until I do.

Member Since: 12/29/2009

Fitness Minutes: 11,554

My Goals:
My current goal is to lose 50 pounds and to build up the strength and endurance to be able to hike a mountain trail again by the summer of 2014.

My Program:
I keep variety in my food and my fitness so I never get bored and I always look forward to both. I use the SP Food Tracker to stay on top of my nutrition. I do a lot of the family cooking and I like to pick healthy recipes that the whole family will enjoy. I do at least 30 minutes of cardio at least 3 days a week (stationary bike, Wii Fit, Wii Active, Jillian Michaels, or Biggest Loser DVD's). I strength train (Bowflex, Wii Active, Wii Fit Plus, SP Videos) at least 3x/wk. I walk a community college track everyday the weather is nice with my wife. I enjoy yard work and get my whole body into it. And I get outdoor activities in whenever I can. I look forward to being fit enough to use my real bicycle and kayak this year.

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Just a foodie/wine lover trying to enjoy the finer things in life while staying healthy and fit while inhabiting a body that doesn't want to cooperate.

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Recently read Steven King's "11-22-63"
Currently reading "Thinking in Pictures" by Temple Grandin

Just saw The Heat

TV: Modern Family, Newsroom, Boardwalk Empire, Big C, Biggest Loser, Gray's Anatomy, Castle, Once Upon a Time.

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  • v SUZBY21

    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out."
    2094 days ago
    Happy New Year to you! Brightest blessings for 2011 to be the happiest & healthiest year EVER! I'm so glad that we're SPARK FRIENDS & that we're on this journey to better health & happiness together!
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    2118 days ago
    Thanks for the add and the comments on my blog! emoticon
    2232 days ago
    I've found that SMILES are contagious. I am trying to start an epidemic. Here's a smile to brighten your day. Thanks for being my spark friend and for being on the journey to better health & fitness with me. Bright blessings to you! Love, Dawn emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2245 days ago
  • v TAFFIN2000
    Thanks for taking time to comment on my blog! I really appreciate it.
    2246 days ago
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