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THEFIREFLY's Photo THEFIREFLY Posts: 28
5/24/10 12:43 A

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Homer is certainly interesting!! We've been here just over a year now. I can see why people love to visit. People are friendly, but they are slow to accept you as a 'local', and you can't find out about certain things until you are a 'local'. We're starting to break through that barrier, though!

We lived in Lakewood, near Green Mountain, but did a bunch of hiking and visiting around the state. I miss our friends, but not the heat or the congestion. :-)

I haven't fished since I was a kid, and DH never has. We're both excited to learn and start putting good, fresh food on the table. Yum!!

Any success with getting moving so far this spring?

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3/21/10 12:46 A

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Yeah, how do you like Homer? It is such a unique little town and fun in the summer. My husband and I will often crank up the motorcycles and ride down for dinner at BOARDWALK FISH N CHIPS...it's a very pleasant ride. I tend to go slower because I want to enjoy the ride...
I am so trying to lose this excess I have hanging out. I love workouts at the gym and wonder if my fishing habit this season will keep me from staying on track. Though I have a home gym, I have no motivation here. (Unless you call my Australian Shep laying on her back next to me when doing sit ups or stretches).
Where in Colorado? The fly out fishing company I work for gets many fisherman and hunters from CO.
Also Texas. We moved to AK 11 years ago on 4/7. We were from the DFW area. love the peaceful world I live in now. I have learned patience and how to garden, make jams, and that living the second half of my life my way is what life is all about.
Trying to drop 100 pounds the healthy way and so far, going to the gym 3-4 times a week isn't doing a whole lot. I think I am eating the wrong foods, though I am eating healthy.
Thanks for the words, write often...and good luck with your goals...
Do you two fish at all?

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3/20/10 11:55 P

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Welcome!! DH and I are transplanted Alaskans. We moved here from Colorado. He was TX before that, I was WI. We made an all-too-brief stop in Palmer before ending up in Homer. Welcome to the peninsula!

I've used SparkPeople off and on for a few years. It seems that I often try and do too much tracking and then I get frustrated and stop for a while. Since I've discovered the Quick Track method, I've been much more regular with recording. And that feels good!


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HANNAHBOO1 Posts: 8
2/27/10 12:50 A

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Thank You...Looks like you're off to a good start.
I have 100 pounds I want to lose. And I'm planning on that being a main focus for the next year or so.
Trying to get mt routine (strength, cardio and eating)perfected.
Are you an Alaskan? Or did you come from another
state? I'm a transplanted Floridian that came here from Texas.

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2/22/10 11:25 P

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Welcome to the team HANNAHBOO1! I'm up here in Palmer and have been on the site since 1/4/10. It takes some work at first to get things set up but then it gets very easy. All the teams here are very supportive and encourage a healthy lifestyle. I LOVE IT HERE!

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HANNAHBOO1 Posts: 8
2/21/10 6:17 P

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Thank You for the welcome.
I am doing my weight loss regime solo since my 55 year old husband who doesn't exercise, eat healthy and still smokes doesn't work with me, I appreciate the support I can get. I am motivated at the gym with my music selection on my iPod.
I am trying to find the time to complete my complete workout so I can get it printed. I made a vinyl and velcro holder that I wear on my thigh and it has all my workouts, weight, reps and sets already typed in and a pencil slot so I can check each as I complete or change the reps and/or sets/weight if I go a bit further than planned. Then I come home and check off my spreadsheet on Excel. But I still have some zones that need more than others.
Again, thanks....and looks like you're making some good progress...

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2/21/10 5:33 P

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Hi HANNAHBOO1, and welcome to the team!
There is a lot to discover on the Spark People site... I think it took me months to investigate most things... probably a few things I've still missed.

Hope Spark People is as helpful to you as it has been to me! emoticon

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2/21/10 8:40 A

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Just recently joined and trying to learn my way around this site and navigate to be sure and get all it's usefulness. I am down here near Kenai River working in the tourism business (Guided Fishing Air Charter)and am doing a 100 pound goal weight loss solo. So far so good. Started at gym in November and took me a month to get aclumated to routine and now I have doubled time, speed and incline on treadmill from 3 days to now 5. Eating lots of salads, fruits and raw veggies. I munch all day lightly and then work out, go home and may eat a yougurt or a hot tea and settle in. Have books on weight training and what exercises to do for loss or build in target zones. Since I treated myself to an iPod, it has made a big difference in my workouts. Especially since the music I downloaded makes me move....
Need to lose the excess around the middle....Oh, did I mention I am 56 and have always been a star athlete and very agile? Just trying to make sure I am doing what's best for my body, health and mind!

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