TINATC26   49,383
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Fenway Park 7-20-2014

Dad and Tony...on the bench at a tournament

A Little After Sunrise, August 20, 2012, Salisbury Beach, Massachusetts

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A Journey to Health

One. Day. At. A. Time.
One. Day. At. A. Time.



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Member Since: 2/20/2008

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My Goals:
Looking to drop significant weight by eating healthy and getting active, but not to be consumed by the process. I just want it to be part of my lifestyle without having to talk about it all the time.

My Program:
I have adopted many of the measures recommended by Dr. Yoni Freedhoff in "The Diet Fix." Eating within an hour of waking (though truth be told I've tweaked that just a bit due to trying to get in my exercise in the am), eating every 2.5 to 3.5 hours, at least 20 g protein for all 3 meals, at least 10 g. protein for snacks. These high protein meals and snacks are not quite as easy as I thought they would be, especially the snacks. Working my way through!!

As of July 19, 2014, have committed to at least 10 minutes of fitness a day. I am really doing more like 20-30 minutes, but I have committed to at least 10 to keep myself from dropping off the fitness train for long periods of time.

Committing to something I think of as "me" time daily. It can be as simple as doing my 10 minutes, taking a few minutes to read, or an all out shopping spree, but I recognize how important it is for me to take care of me, and to do something that is only for me. every day.

Personal Information:
I am a lifelong resident of a community north of Boston, Massachusetts. I am married and we have a 12-year old son who keeps us hopping. I work full-time and am very involved in my son's activities, and wouldn't have it any other way!!

It has been a very challenging last 18 months for my family. We have suffered through some sickness and some death. It has taken its toll on all of us, but specifically, speaking for myself, I have to admit I feel somewhat defeated, it seems like every time I'm getting ready to take a step forward, something happens to suck me back into the vortex of negativity.

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Love sports of all kinds, but most especially whatever team my son is currently playing on. I am a proud Baseball Mom and Hockey Mom.

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2/12/2015 3:24:50 PM

Sweet Mother of Justice!! I went up to Seattle to watch the Super Bowl with 200+ other Pats fans. It. Was. Glorious!!!

I have no problem with the team at all. But the fans are horrendous. throwing things at peoples cars, starting fights, ending friendships, cussing, spitting... I'd be treated better walking in NYC with my Sox gear on. And a Spankee fan in Boston, a snide comment back and forth at the worst. Probably end up buying each other a beer.
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Thanks big bunches for asking! How's life in your neck o the woods?

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10/29/2014 8:45:19 AM

☆ (.♥`...☆ ☆. ☆ ... ☆ . ☆ ┊┊┊┊♥ I've had so much support from my Spark Friends; it's always nice to pass it along to others :) Please copy and paste this message and send to a Spark friend who has inspired you on this journey! THANKS for all you do! (☆ (.♥`...☆

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10/3/2014 5:09:47 PM

thanks for your note Tina. I really am trying to make my house a Happy House. I am trying to make a difference.

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9/23/2014 1:47:21 PM

Thanks for your comments T!!

Being in Scotland during such a historic time was amazing. I learned so much about the vote and understand why the No vote stuck. There were just too many unanswered questions on the Yes side of things. Emotions ran high on this one and many Americans don't understand that SO much more is involved. Banks, economic, military, education, international/EU, pensions (retirement) and so many things.

It did, however, scare England into realizing that Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland need and deserve more power and control. Or they will all fight back.

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