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hi, i'm tracie.

i have fought for the last 30 years to empower myself to be healthy.
some times i'm better at it than others.

in the fall of 2011 i was in the best physical shape of my life at 45 yrs old. during a run i could feel a sharp pain in my knee. i pushed through it like i had done before. i knew i had been over training but ignored it.
the next time i went to run i knew i was done.
during the 'healing' process i fell into a depression and gave up on really ...
i have fought for the last 30 years to empower myself to be healthy.
some times i'm better at it than others.

in the fall of 2011 i was in the best physical shape of my life at 45 yrs old. during a run i could feel a sharp pain in my knee. i pushed through it like i had done before. i knew i had been over training but ignored it.
the next time i went to run i knew i was done.
during the 'healing' process i fell into a depression and gave up on really training/working out. finding excuses not to do it and just didn't.

i started over eating.
my weight started going up and my clothes were getting tighter and tighter. i ignored that also, for as long as i could.
i was up almost 20 lbs and had very little muscle tone 1 yr later.

11/1/12 i had enough and decided it was time to regroup and start again. it was time to turn off the negative mental loop and get straight with my health.

3/01/12 i hit my weight loss goal of 18lbs and a few more! i feel fantastic! i'm currently teeter tottering between 21-23lbs lost trying to maintain a healthy weight.

i'm happy to be here and hope you say hi!
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Member Since: 11/12/2012

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My Goals:
take care of myself inside and out.
eat healthy. keep moving. rest. find balance. be thankful for challenges. maintain a healthy weight. log food and activities daily.

My Program:
physical program.
power walk. hike. yoga. 3-5 times per week.
finding balance between activity and resting. no over training!

nutrition program.
1250-1500 daily.
vegetarian meals (ovo lacto)
healthy clean whole foods.
low/no gluten/white sugar.
high fiber. low fats.
portion control!
mindful eating.
wise choices when i splurge.


Personal Information:
i am originally from michigan, usa.
in 2010 i became an expat. i packed my life into 2 suitcases flew across the world and started life over in
helsinki, finland.



Other Information:
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wife. music- all day. passionate cook. nature lover. power walker. design/sew my own clothes. mom. spicy food. love the sea. green power smoothies. interior design. yoga. red wine. learning to knit. giggler. hiking. photography. chai tea latte drinker. sister. vegetarian. world wanderer.

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WILMA102
2/18/2013 11:42:17 AM

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
2/18/2013 6:18:04 AM

“When was the last time you woke up and realized that today could be the best day of your life? Participate in your dreams today.
There are unlimited opportunities available with this new day. Take action on those wonderful dreams you've had in your mind for so long.
Remember, success is something you experience when you act accordingly. Success is not something you HAVE, it’s something you DO.”
-Steve Maraboli
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Just stopping by to wish you a successful and healthy week! Give each day your best effort....because you are worth it!
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Pixie



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2/10/2013 7:25:56 PM

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"There are admirable potentialities in every human being.
Believe in your strength and your truth.
Learn to repeat endlessly to yourself, 'It all depends on me.'"
-Andre Gide
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Just stopping by a little early to wish you a happy and healthy Valentines Day, Sparkfriend! Remember to be your own Valentine all month long, because you are so worth it!
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Pixie
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Roses are red, yoga is great,
Who needs a Valentine when I can bench my own weight?
Violets are blue, and peanut butter is heaven,
I'll save you a kiss after rep number seven.
Bananas are yellow, and yogurt is Greek,
Squats are gonna be the only thing to make my knees weak.
Oatmeal is perfect, and veggies are divine,
The dream to be strong is what I'm making mine!
-Unknown
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2/5/2013 10:27:10 AM

Just dropping by to share a quote with you and to thank you for commenting on my blog, "A Non-Scale Victory...and Makeup!" Have a great week!
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"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference,
ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time,
add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee."
–Marian Wright Edelman



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2/4/2013 8:52:47 PM

“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don't know it, all of that doesn't even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away.
It's not like you have forever, so don't waste any of your seconds, don't throw even one of your moments away.”
-Unknown
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I hope February is off to a healthy start for you, Spark friend! Remember to be your own Valentine! Keep your self talk positive, and love yourself for who you are now, not ten or however many pounds from now. You're worth it!
Hugs,
Pixie




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