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This is a picture of my son, Doug Cassidy. I'm so proud of him; he is in training to make the climb up Mt. Rainier this summer!


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I have few regrets and have found I am fully in charge of my health at this stage, continuing to work through small physical challenges. I am a mother, a cousin, an auntee, a friend, a co-worker. I had a total hip replacement on June 23rd, 2015 and have recovered nicely.


Member Since: 10/11/2009

Fitness Minutes: 16,509

My Goals:
to continue to listen to my body...progress at it's pace

(give myself 365 days to be injury-free)

to climb Tiger Mtn...last time was 8/1991

My Program:
April 7, 2013

I no longer drink soda pop, junk food, or jelly beans from Costco...I have lost many #'s & 11 inches. I no longer have those "cravings" I thought were normal; instead I long for "greens" and health! I am still @ Curves...though challenged by 2 back-to-back sports injuries (repetitious motion); physical therapy has certainly helped tremendously. It's been a "new" adventure kind of alone after many years of sharing with a significant other. However, I'm ok & happy within my "own skin" as I've adopted a cleaner eating style tweeking my personal choices as I go along...


Still attempting to track consistently and stay within 2300mg of sodium per day. Not exercising at Curves, switched to a Wellness Program Gym at One-to-One Physical Therapy. Just started yesterday. Still dealing regularly with hurts from past injuries...means I must pace myself constantly. Thank goodness for SP!!

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I love life!! I teach as a Educational Assistant II here in the area, love to read, workout, play on the computer, sing, and highly interested in keeping myself healthy! I am single with a grown son, his domestic partner, and lots of animals to love!

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"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase." -Martin Luther King Jr.

My life is in a constant state of change. Awareness allows me to keep pace with that change. Only by knowing the person I am, can I create the person I want to become.

*the picture lifting weights goes with the caption below...

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Completion of the 2009-2010 Fitness Challenge
Tacoma, Washington

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  • v MSBLT82
    Thanks for the blog comment & best of luck with your goals for the rest of 2011!! emoticon emoticon
    1824 days ago
    Hi to you, too! I haven't been a very good friend to you...the computer really sucks up my I'm trying to do more activity and less keyboarding! (my fingers are nice & slim; now I need to work on other body parts! lol)

    Our younger son is getting married Saturday...and my healthy habits are trying to slip away with all the emotions, excitement, nerves, company, etc. etc. (excuses, excuses!)

    Hope you're having a good summer...boy, it's almost gone for us in the high mountains and it just barely started here!

    We'll help you in case you start to miss WW. I'll bet you can do 100% w/ SP! Go for it! We're right beside you ... cheering!
    1825 days ago
    Good for you cancelling WW you will be saving money and we will be right here to hold you accountable. You could do even better without the stress of the oversite by people who just want your money:) Just yell if you need any help. Sandy
    1825 days ago
    Just stopping by -
    1848 days ago
    Thanks for the friend add! I've added you too -

    1923 days ago
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