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Tigers are my favorite animal & this year I met a lifetime goal of seeing one in the wild--in India


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I have lost and gained way too many pounds and am frustrated that I can't seem to lose weight. I have tried just about everything (OA, WW, nutritionists, cleanses) and a friend suggested Spark. I always lose weight but seem to gain it back and more. Over the past 3 years, I've lost 55 lbs, and have gained back 20. I am looking to stem the tide before I gain back all the weight, especially since I want to lose even more weight after the 55 lbs.

I'm a nature photographer and love to travel, and I just know that I'll be able to walk farther, get in and out of small vehicles and boats easier, etc. with my huge pack of photo equipment if I can lose weight--that's a big motivator for me.

I also am seeing that 50 isn't too far way away and I want to live a long time (I have so much more to do!) and I want to be able to do things as I get older--especially continue to travel to wild places.



Member Since: 5/18/2010

Fitness Minutes: 13,570

My Goals:
Lose 81 pounds

To walk farther and travel, while carrying all my camera gear, without getting so tired and being in pain.



My Program:
Track my food everyday.

Eliminate (or nearly eliminate) high fructose corn syrup and regular corn syrup from my food.

get back to exercising 5 days a week.

Eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables a day



Personal Information:
I'm originally from Massachusetts, and have lived in Colorado for 3 years now. I'm married with no kids.

I have a market research business and a new nature photography business. I love animals and have 3 cats--including a handicapped one. I'd like to get another one, but every cat we get brings my husband and I closer to 'that crazy couple with all the cats.' (especially since we don't have kids.)


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Admittedly, sometimes it is hard to not have kids, when the world seems so geared towards families--any other 40 or 50 somethings with no kids out there?

Also, I recently started volunteering at a wildlife rehabilitation place, which makes me smile every time I go there--any other animal lovers out there?




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  • v TAMANNE1970
    emoticon for the comment on my blog.. Have a Great Day!! emoticon
    2145 days ago
  • v CALLIESWEET
    Thank you for your nice comment on my blog last week - it is much appreciated! I can't believe people read through such a long, rambling post - I wrote it in the middle of the night and doubted it would even make sense to me in the morning, let alone anyone else. Congrats on getting back on track after vacation!
    2164 days ago
  • v DIFROMWYOMING
    Isn't it amazing that we often see our former selves in ways that are not always real? I've seen that in others but never really looked at it for myself...this journey is one that always takes me places i never dreamed, and always in a good way!
    Welcome to SP and wishing you the best on your journey!
    2171 days ago
  • v CHUBRUB3
    Thank you so much for your encouragement! I am very excited to be starting, especially having recieved such a warm welcome. Looking forward to learning more of your success!
    Take care,
    Angela
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    2172 days ago
  • v SEATTLESPARK
    Welcome to the tortoise team! I'm an animal lover too!

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    2174 days ago
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