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I decided since it is no longer Halloween to decorate my page with fall leaves, because they make me happy. I always struggle as the days get shorter and this semester has been particularly rough, and fall leaves make me happy. I remember my first year at college, I collected armloads of fall leaves around campus and taped them to the window of my dorm (probably wouldn't get away with it now, as it's probably considered a fire hazard). So I'm decorating my spark page with something purely ...
I decided since it is no longer Halloween to decorate my page with fall leaves, because they make me happy. I always struggle as the days get shorter and this semester has been particularly rough, and fall leaves make me happy. I remember my first year at college, I collected armloads of fall leaves around campus and taped them to the window of my dorm (probably wouldn't get away with it now, as it's probably considered a fire hazard). So I'm decorating my spark page with something purely for me for once.

I am a married graduate student in the process of trying to reclaim my health. I am hoping that Sparkpeople will help me get closer to where I want to be.
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Member Since: 4/17/2009

SparkPoints: 78,929

Fitness Minutes: 92,009

My Goals:
My primary goal is to be healthier. I want to have more energy, less stress, less pain, and to be able to live the active life I used to have.

Sub goals:
1) Preferably, lose 30-50 lbs
2) Gain back muscle mass and improve cardio fitness
3) Eliminate hip pain
4) Eliminate headaches
5) Eliminate carpal tunnel and tendinitis problems
6) Better manage allergies and asthma

My Program:
1) Eat a relatively healthy diet without obsessing about food. I refuse to stress about whether or not I eat another slice of meat or treat myself to a bit of chocolate. I aim for moderation when it comes to food.

2) Try to work out 5 times a week, both strengthening and aerobic exercises, preferably for at least 30 minutes a work out session. These work out sessions include exercises and stretches specifically assigned by my doctor for reducing hip and hand/forearm pain.

3) Drink plenty of water, take the prescribed medications, and try to live responsibly in regards to my allergies.

Personal Information:
I am from Michigan.

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CARELLIGIRL
10/12/2014 5:05:58 PM

Your SparkPage is gorgeous! Love all the fall colors. emoticon



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COOLMAMA11
10/10/2014 8:52:12 PM

Hi, just wanted to pop in to welcome you to the Island, pull up a chair on the beach, dig your toes in the sand, call on one of the Cabana Boys to mix you a healthy drink, back massage or anything you need! I remember you from the last round, you were in the middle of a move, hope all went well!

~Elaine emoticon



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KATELJM
10/10/2014 6:49:14 PM

emoticon Zanna, so good to meet you and fellow Camos on our Azure island. I wish you luck packing up for your new home!



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10/9/2014 1:18:06 AM

emoticon emoticon Enjoy Thursday!! emoticon emoticon
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10/8/2014 6:03:03 PM

Just found your post 101 Things in 1001 Days... emoticon for sharing!



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