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9/5/10 12:12 A

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Hi! I'm Rebecca and have been on SparkPeople for 15 months and lost 18 pounds so far. I knew that if I could track what I ate and what exercise or activity I was doing I would be able to get to healthier weight. So far so good. I even walked Portland to Coast last weekend. I'm looking forward to staying active and losing those last few pounds.

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MEGANCHOY Posts: 2
8/25/10 10:58 P

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Hi I've been on Sparkpeople for almost a week now trying to lose 10-15lbs and get in shape. I'm in school for chiropractic (let me know if you need an adjustment, I am treating in a Gresham clinic) and feel that being active and eating healthy absolutely has to be a part of my life from here on out. I can't preach something that I do not practice. My boyfriend and I are doing Sparkpeople together to be healthier and more active!

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JULIETTYLER Posts: 1
8/18/10 12:54 P

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Hi! My name is Juliet and I'm trying to lose 20 pounds. I'm doing p90x and looking for accountability partners or people to do outdoors stuff on the weekend with. I'm active, positive, self starting, and want to surround myself with the same. Have a beautiful day!

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KANEKWEEN's Photo KANEKWEEN Posts: 7
8/18/10 12:43 P

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Howdy!!! I'm new to all of this....Time to get serious about taking off the weight I've put on the past few years since turning 40. Last Dr. appointment made me sit up and take notice, as the LDL is now in the "get off your butt and FIX IT NOW" range. I've got 30 lbs. to lose, which seems overwhelming. I haven't done any 'diets,' and I totally get that it's a lifestyle change. So, here goes, hey???

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8/11/10 12:31 A

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Any baby-boomers out there in Portland? I'm new to Sparkpeople and looking for others in my town who I can network with. I need all the help I can get.

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7/21/10 2:52 P

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Welcome back Mandy -- Let us know if we can help motivate you! I know it can be hard from time to time to find that momentum...Jory

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MTHOODMANDY's Photo MTHOODMANDY Posts: 129
7/21/10 8:45 A

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Hello Portland! Been a member of this team for a while, but haven't really been that active on Sparkpeople! Been on vacation for a week or so and cannot find the motivation to get back on my workout schedule, or eat properly. I definitely need a spark right now!



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OWENFSA Posts: 94
7/7/10 10:34 P

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Hi Nina,
I love IKEA too. I have Expedit bookcases and I love them, but I really love all the gadgets.
You know Pho is good for you - if you don't eat the WHOLE BOWL!!!
Welcome to Spark People

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OWENFSA Posts: 94
7/7/10 10:29 P

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Welcome back! You can do it!

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THATGIRLY's Photo THATGIRLY Posts: 123
6/22/10 6:47 P

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Hi Cassie, welcome back, and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!

The difference between a successful man and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of courage, but rather, a lack of will.


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FITBRIDE2011 Posts: 8
6/22/10 1:55 P

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Hey All!

My name is Cassie and I'm a Ptown local. I'm back on Sparkpeople after about 6 months off. I lost 80 lbs in a year with this site and I'm back to kick the last 35 before I get married next year! :)

Cass

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6/4/10 1:48 P

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Hi, I'm Nina and I love Portland which is my closest Big city.
I'm love country living but NEED to visit the city once in a while. IKEA is one of my
addictions and the Vietnamese food in Portland-fantastic!


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THATGIRLY's Photo THATGIRLY Posts: 123
5/7/10 7:42 P

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We all used to eat horribly and not exercise enough! You're in good company! :)

The difference between a successful man and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of courage, but rather, a lack of will.


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SONGWOLFF's Photo SONGWOLFF Posts: 11
5/7/10 10:45 A

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Hey I live in st. Johns in. N. Pdx. I am going to loose 30 lbs! Just joined. I want to be able to climb mt.hood with my husband. I eat horribly and don't work out enough! Gonna try and change all that. I have two aussie dogs.

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KCHRISTINA's Photo KCHRISTINA Posts: 8
4/7/10 10:15 P

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Hello,
I am Katie and I am here to get healthy and that's hard to do in Portland with all the wonderful mirco brews and great food. However I am looking for long term changes to help me better manger my life, my health and most of all my sanity.


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2/25/10 1:54 A

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Hi, my name is Theresa and I am currently living in Indio, California but I left my heart in Portland when my husband and I moved down here for work. As soon as we retire in a couple of years, we're heading back to the PNW. Finding this SparkTeam is kind of like coming home. We left four daughters and four grandkids up there so you KNOW we'll be back. I stream KBPS classical music from Portland at work every day just to stay plugged in -- this team will help with that.

Good judgment comes from experience; experience comes from bad judgment.


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KELARYENNE Posts: 4
2/15/10 3:55 P

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Hello!
I signed up with spark people several years ago but never used it actively. I've come to the realization that I REALLY need to do something to become a healthier person. I hope that by becoming part of this community it will motivate me further to actually stay on track this time and use the tools Sparkpeople has to offer me!

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MRS_INTERWEB's Photo MRS_INTERWEB Posts: 22
2/13/10 4:53 P

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Hi fellow Portlanders! I live in SE Portland with my husband and our cat. I've lived in the Portland area my whole life and absolutely love our neck of the woods.

I've tried SparkPeople in the past, but never really committed to it. I'm hoping this time around, by opening myself up to the community and starting to get honest with myself, that I will be successful.

I'm 30 years old with at least 50 lbs to lose and I'm ready to actually do it this time! Looking forward to being part of your community!

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett


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2/13/10 4:47 P

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Hi fellow Portlanders! I live in SE Portland with my husband and our cat. I've lived in the Portland area my whole life and absolutely love our neck of the woods.

I've tried SparkPeople in the past, but never really committed to it. I'm hoping this time around, by opening myself up to the community and starting to get honest with myself, that I will be successful.

I'm 30 years old with at least 50 lbs to lose and I'm ready to actually do it this time! Looking forward to being part of your community!

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Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. - Samuel Beckett


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BICYCLEKNITS's Photo BICYCLEKNITS Posts: 6
2/1/10 9:16 P

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Hi! I am starting a second round with Sparkpeople after an extended break. The first round was amazing and most of the habits I picked up stuck. The Winter has been encouraging me to be lazy, and I am ready to kick its butt. I am a PSU student and live in SW.

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1/31/10 7:48 P

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Hi, I am new to Sparkpeople and am very hopeful. I am down 13 pounds already and have a lot more to go, but I'm going to make it this time. I live in the most walkable neighborhood around I believe - Sellwood - so I have absolutely no excuse for not getting some sort of consistent exercise!

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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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1/18/10 12:34 P

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Hi All,

I'm dropping in to introduce me. I'm Molly, born and raised in Portland. Newbie on SP since 1/6/10 and I think I will be around for awhile.

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1/10/10 12:15 A

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Hi Everyone,
I just learned about SP yesterday and I think it is an answer to my prayers. I have been looking for something that I could do to help me be more accountable. I have lived in Portland for the last 5 years and I love it.

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YNGMADELINE's Photo YNGMADELINE Posts: 12
1/5/10 1:30 A

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Hello! I am rejoining Spark after completely falling off the wagon. I'm hoping this time that I take advantage of the community on here, so when I feel discouraged I don't just give up. Also, I want to ignore that pesky scale (but not anything else.)

I've lived in Portland for a little of a year, and I love it! They say that the second winter is the hardest for us transplants, but I'm hoping that it's more Portland scare tactics.

I look forward to chatting with you!

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And Happy New Year!!
We're all ready for a brand new start. Good luck and many successes to the Portland Team members.
Actually, I'm pretty new myself and I'm hoping that this team grows and that sometime in the near future we can have a little rally and walk together...and lunch!

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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KIMBROOKINS's Photo KIMBROOKINS Posts: 10
1/1/10 5:11 P

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Hi everyone -

My name is Kim. New to spark. I've lost about 15 lbs since October, and I'm kind of stuck at the moment. (Could be the holidays?) I'm hoping to lose about 10-15 more lbs.

I've never joined any kind of online group before, so I'm interested to find out more about it.

Happy New Year everyone!
Kim

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I live in NW Portland and just signed up with Spark. I am hoping this forum gives me the motivation I need!

MPastene


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BASKETCASEKAIS's Photo BASKETCASEKAIS Posts: 3
12/17/09 1:07 A

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Im new :) born and raised in the portland metro area, currently living in forest grove, working in wilsonville. just graduated college and am trying to figure out what to do with my life!

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TRISHWINN's Photo TRISHWINN Posts: 5
12/7/09 6:32 A

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Hello! I am an Oregon native (raised in Sherwood), and lived in Portland for 3 years while attending school. I love Portland, and really miss it. I am in the Air Force, which allows me to travel (which I love), but I'm only able to visit home once a year. I am moving back to the NW in March (Boise, ID) and am excited to be a quick 7 hour drive away. If anyone has any questions about local hikes, or fun and active things to do down town, just ask. Portland is such a great city, there are tons of stuff to keep you off the couch. Good luck everyone with your goals!

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11/8/09 11:04 P

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Hi, I've been a SP member for a little over a year and I just now discovered this Portland team. Where have I been?! I live East of Portland and would love to meet other sparkers who live in the area. I would like to know if there are any gatherings for walks or runs or hikes. I'm 63, have no major health problems and need to drop about 5 to 7 pounds of spare tire and extra thigh. I know it's not much but it's a bugger and I need some encouragement to really make it happen. I should say "more encouragement" 'cuz I do get wonderful encouragement from the other teams I'm on. I just like the idea of having spark friends near by.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it’s a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they’re terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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9/30/09 8:36 A

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Hi, I'm Mandy and I'm looking to move to Portland in January 2010. Living in Portland is my #1 life dream and I'm gonna do what it takes to make it happen. Driving across the country in the dead of winter is completely insane and I know that but, what is the worst that can happen?

Can't wait to see Big Pink in the distance again and hopefully I'll meet someone on here and we can go hiking or something :)

Cheers!

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COLLEENERS's Photo COLLEENERS Posts: 12
9/26/09 7:31 A

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Hi, I am Colleen from SE Portland. 34 and a starting weight of 476. i'm hoping to find someone or some people in the 350+ range who would love to get together for some health chat, swimming or anything.

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MAMA-2-MARLEY's Photo MAMA-2-MARLEY Posts: 5
9/16/09 1:49 A

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Hello Everyone,

My name is Chelsie. I will be 25 years old this November. I am married and have a son who is 10 months. I am here to get rid of the baby weight and the extra baggage that was there before the baby weight.

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KALAI82's Photo KALAI82 Posts: 20
9/14/09 9:43 P

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Hi there - returning member here.. i've neglected my health for too long, and i'm starting to get back on track. Glad to be back on Sparkpeople! :) I'm using Spark to track my nutrition and fitness.
~Carrie

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MSMANDY100's Photo MSMANDY100 Posts: 4
8/10/09 8:31 A

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NE Portland here! I am using Spark to track my eating and fitness. I started my "journey" in Jan and since have lost thriteen ounds and gained muscle. I let myself go about four years ago when we got married and it's time for ME and my health!

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7/29/09 4:05 P

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Hi,
My name is Leslie and I live in SE near Gresham. I just moved back to the Portland area after college and am still looking for a job. I need to loose plenty of weight and I want to try and work on that while I am still stuck at home looking for a job. It's hard considering how hot is is right now though.

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7/25/09 1:07 P

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Hi, everyone I have recently joined after watching a friend of mine lose alot of weight from just using this website. My husband has recently being deployed to Iraq and thought this would be the best time to start using the website along with hitting the gym again, so here I am. The biggest problem that I forsee is staying with it, I have 2 kids that keep me very busy and trying to find time to get online sometimes is very hard, but I'm going to try..

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6/24/09 8:57 A

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Im not new, only returning. Actually, I started a Portland Spark team several years ago (with this same picture logo), meeting others for coffee and a walk in the SE area. Keeping a sparkteam alive is hard sometimes and definitely requires teamwork. We are all in this "weight loss game" together, and need one another in the journey to cheer one another along sometimes! What does Portland want to do for one another, thats the question? Seems like the team threads are a little bit "less travelled" -- When does the journey begin? Hoping to see you around the board --

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Hello! My name is Lara, im 27 and I live in SW Portland. I joined about a week ago to keep myself in check basically. I have about 50 lbs to loose. Add me if you'd like. Take care everyone.

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Hi,

My name is Jenny. I'm not new to spark, but I was excited to see that there is a Portland team because I will be moving there (I live in Colorado) in July and it would be cool to have a fitness buddy or just hear interesting things about the city :)

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Hi, I'm Elaine, just thought since I was new, I'd introduce myself...

I recently turned 40, and have a whole whoppin' (nearly) 200 lbs. to shed. Yikes. But I'm here, and I guess that's what counts, right?




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Welcome Robin!

~Gaye
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BLC 17thru 21 Rockin Rose Ranger

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Hi all,

Not new to Spark or losing weight. I am new to the Portland team though and I am looking for a walking buddy in the SE/Gresham area. My schedule is pretty flexible. I have been on a weight roller coaster my entire life and I am looking to end that ride now. I have an 8 month old boy and I don't want to be a fat mommy. I want to be an active mommy and I want him to have good eating habits, but he won't if he grows up watching me and my habits. I know how to be active and eat well. . .I just got to do it and I am back to it.

*~*~Robin~*~*

Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential. - Winston Curchill

It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you are not. - unknown


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Portlanders! I wanted to stop by here and say hi to everyone and also introduce myself. I joined sparkpeople a few days ago ... my friend turned me on to this and this has been what i've been looking for for a very long time, this is a great source for networking and motivation for all of us who wants to maintain and/or improve our health and fitness.
I love to run, bike, and looking to do some hiking this summer. There are a couple of half-marathons in my schedule and I am planning on running the portland marathon this coming october ... currently training for the half that is coming up here on july 26th and will continue to training for the portland marathon.

Half-Marathon PR: 1:59:20

July 26th, 2009: Lacamas Lake Half-Marathon

October 4th, 2009: Portland Marathon


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Welcome Ren!

~Gaye
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Here there! Technically I joined the PDX Spark Team a few days ago (and SP 10 days ago) but I'm a little shy about introductions. My name's Ren, I live in SW Portland over by PSU and I'm really pumped about doing this! My first personal fitness challenge is to do at least 30 minutes of exercise for every day in April.

'She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say "when."'



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Welcome Dennis and HOORAY for reaching the 30 pound mark!

Kate

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You are better than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can.

Portland Marathon 2009 - 10/4/09 - 6:38 - I DID IT!

Portland Marathon 2010 - 10/10/10 - 7:25 - I DID IT AGAIN!


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Greetings fellow Portlanders! I joined about a week ago, after realizing that Spark has everything WeightWatchers Online has without the monthly fee! I'm celebrating my 30 lbs mark today. Hooray! Also, I'm enjoying blogging. Check it out when you have a sec?

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Penelope,

I totally understand the whole hubby wants to eat out and I'm fine with it thing. Same here. Only it's just the two of us. So it seems a natural. We have started pulling out cash for eating out each week. When it's gone it's gone. Forces us to choose. Also, I try to have healthy, already cooked things available to make getting dinner faster and easier. Perhaps the kids could take on cooking responsiblities once a week - fix what they like, try new things, etc?

I applaud you for "making" yourself walk each day. Great idea. As for strength training, maybe yoou could start with simple situps and pushups (girl or regular)....that would get you started, you could do them in the morning or evening. And no cost to you! Then later you could add in more.

Best wishes, and keep up the great work!
Kate

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You are better than you think you are, and you can do more than you think you can.

Portland Marathon 2009 - 10/4/09 - 6:38 - I DID IT!

Portland Marathon 2010 - 10/10/10 - 7:25 - I DID IT AGAIN!


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