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My name is Therese. I live on the central coast of California, just south of Pismo Beach and north of Santa Barbara. I have always enjoyed walking and it has always been my favorite form of exercise and stress relief. But I never really used it for the purpose of weight control. I just did not drive a car until I was 40 and I walked, rode buses, or got rides, everywhere. Then when I got a car, and license that kind of stopped happening and the weight began to increase. I really did not ...
My name is Therese. I live on the central coast of California, just south of Pismo Beach and north of Santa Barbara. I have always enjoyed walking and it has always been my favorite form of exercise and stress relief. But I never really used it for the purpose of weight control. I just did not drive a car until I was 40 and I walked, rode buses, or got rides, everywhere. Then when I got a car, and license that kind of stopped happening and the weight began to increase. I really did not notice so much, but then THE DIVORCE STARTED and oh my gosh, food was my only vice for a while. I did notice and joined a gym, I began working out and everytime I went to court I looked better and better, but then I stopped and ALL the weight and inches came back quicker than I could ever imagine and the depression I have always battled came back hard, only a few of my good friends knew how bad it was inside, I wanted to die. Even though I never thought about killing myself, I just did not want to deal with the world. And everyday I got up and had to pretend to want to be there.
But, that changed when I signed up to do 2 different breast cancer walks in San Francisco, the Avon walk (39.3 miles in 2 days) and the Breast cancer 3 day (60miles in 3 days). I commited to raising a total of $4000.00 and raised more, and I began training for the walks, doing yoga, and I was working full time as well. My life changed a great deal --again- and today being healthy is a wonderful way to live, and I have to say that Spark people has added a new awareness of my eating habits, and I am losing weight, that I thought would never go away. I was eating more than I was burning in calories thinking that it was ok, because of all the walking I was doing. Even my walking has changed because I challenge myself to go farther, faster, on inclines and more, I do yoga and it has helped keep my emotional wellbeing in some kind of sanity. I really like Sparkpeople and it is a wonderful addition to my tool box for life. thank you Sparkpeople
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Member Since: 9/30/2009

SparkPoints: 0

Fitness Minutes: 12,115

My Goals:
I would like to really live a healthier life.
My goal weigh is 140 lbs.
March 1, 2010 weight 163

DAILY GOAL: Track everything I eat. Stop emotional eating in evenings.

WEEKLY GOAL; Work out at least 5 hours a week total or more.
Treadmill is my favorite, everyday.
Stretching everyday
Yoga everyday at least some.
Strength training 3 times a week

MONTHLY GOAL: Lose 6-10 lbs.
IN A YEAR:
BE ABLE TO WEAR A SIZE 6-8 JEANS AND HIKE MY FAVORITE TRAIL IN SLO COUNTY IN LESS THAN AN HOUR OR DO IT TWICE IN A ROW.

My Program:
1. Track what I eat.
2. Track what I workout.
3. BE POSITIVE ABOUT MY
GOALS.


Personal Information:
I live in Santa Maria CA, with my Father, that I love very much.
I am single, in my 40's but feel much younger LOL.
I have 2 little dogs, that I adore and take care of my father's large dog too.
I enjoy walking on my treadmill, hiking, yoga, the beach,
I am a vegetarian, working on becoming vegan.
I am spiritual but not religious.
I don't drink, use drugs, smoke cigarettes, or play loud music.



Other Information:
My favorite books are: the big book of AA and the basic text of NA.
I have also recently read:
The SPARK (of course)
The China Study
Skinny Bitch
a few vegan/vegetarian cookbooks.
and I receive SHAPE, HEALTH, WEIGHT WATCHERS, YOGA JOURNAL, NATURAL HEALTH, WESTWAYS, AND VEGETARIAN TIMES magazines.

I am not the nicest person I know, so I work on it.

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EGGBASKET1
1/21/2011 11:51:49 AM

THERESE, I HOPE THIS FINDS YOU WELL AND HAPPY AND HEALTHY. PLEASE TAKE CARE. I THINK OF THOSE HOMELESS FISH OFTEN !!!
HAVE A TERRIFIC DAY ! EGG



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EGGBASKET1
1/1/2011 8:41:24 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR, THERESE !!! HOPE THIS WILL BE YOUR BEST YEAR EVER !!! HUGS...EGG



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EGGBASKET1
12/24/2010 5:36:02 PM

MERRY CHRISTMAS, THERESE ! HOPE ALL IS WELL IN YOUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD !!! KEEP SAFE AND HEALTHY ! HUGS...EGG



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FYRCOP
9/23/2010 11:35:28 PM

Therese! I saw your post. Thanks for dropping by. How's the house going? How's your Dad doing? How're the dogs doing? But most importantly... how's Therese doing?

Summer's over up here. It's in the 50's on a good day. We've had rain, wind, rain, wind... did I mention the wind and rain? It won't be long before there's frost on the ground.

It was great hearing from you... well, reading what you posted. I'm trying to stay active on this site so my early mornings are my time to post, etc. Tonight I had some "down" time so I thought I'd get on here and see what was going on...

Saw your post and I wanted to respond.

I hope things are getting back to normal for you around there. But then again, normal to you is busy as all get out to any of us.

Well, I'd better back out for now. You take care of yourself and keep on keeping on! You're one very active person and you're an inspiration.

Take care and keep in touch when you can.

Dennis



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9/19/2010 6:12:08 PM

Congrats on making progress!


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