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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

SparkPoints: 4,847

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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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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/30/2013 9:19:36 AM

"What we do today, right now, will have an accumulated effect on all our tomorrows."
- Alexandra Stoddard
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "I've Been in Denial." I appreciate the support!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/25/2013 5:27:39 PM

“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. It's possible to treat yourself with outrageous kindness beginning today.
Compulsive eating is only the symptom; believing that you are not worth your own love is the problem.
Go for the love. You will never be sorry.”
-Geneen Roth
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Visiting your page to wish you a Spark-o-licious weekend, Sparkfriend! Keep working hard to reach your goals, and remember that even baby steps add up as long as you take enough of them. Put forth your best effort, because you are always worth it! I'm here if you need support!
Hugs,
Pixie



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/20/2013 2:44:25 PM

"If I had to select one quality, one personal characteristic that I regard as being most highly correlated with success, whatever the field, I would pick the trait of persistence. Determination.
The will to endure to the end, to get knocked down seventy times and get up off the floor saying. "Here comes number seventy-one!"
Richard M. Devos
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Just stopping by to wish you a healthy week, Spark friend! Keep doing your best to make progress towards your goals. Remember; you are worth the effort...every day!
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Pixie




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STRONG_SARAH
1/18/2013 12:02:03 PM

I'm so happy it's working for you too. Everyone who has ever given up wheat and sugar has raved about how great they feel. Cheers to good health!



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
1/13/2013 12:31:36 PM

Happy Sunday, Spark friend! I'm just stopping by to wish you a very healthy week, and to share one of my FAVORITE quotes with you. (I love it so much, it has a permanent spot on my Spark page.)Have a great day...do something today that your future self will thank you for. Keep moving forward towards your goals, and be sure to enjoy the ride!
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Pixie
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"Think about how different life could be if you stopped emphasizing the end, the fix or getting there, and began enjoying each step of the way. If one moment was as good as the next. If the goal in life was not to fix yourself but to transform yourself. Here, after all, is a miracle; you are already on the journey. You already know and already have everything you need to continue. Relax, breathe, be kind to yourself and everyone else. Oh, there's one more thing; enjoy the ride!"
(Geneen Roth)




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