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Update 11/18/14: I've been on this site long enough to have read most articles, logged lots of exercise, and tracked plenty of food. And yet I still have so much to learn. I seem to get hung up every time I reach a new "low" weight and don't maintain it for long. I think it may be my inability to imagine myself at a healthy weight since I've never really seen it. I'm just grateful to have this site for every time I stumble. I'm always interested in new SparkFriends for the journey, too!

Update 7/29/13: Here we go again! That's all I'm gonna say. ;)

Update 8/1/09: Thanks to all who donated towards my 26.2 mile marathon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I walked it in 6hrs 18 min. It was the hardest thing I've ever done in my life!

Wilson is back to a healthy weight now! He's lost 13 pounds. I can't wait to reach my goal now, too!

I have my new rescue dog to thank for getting me exercising again. He's launched a renewed energy and drive for me to get in shape. I just wished it would have launched in the spring when there was plenty of nice weather and sunshine!

Member Since: 1/25/2008

Fitness Minutes: 51,287

My Goals:
To be comfortable in my body.

My Program:
I walk the dog four miles every morning. Well, most mornings. Because mornings are tough. :)

Personal Information:

[Utterly un]Helpful things to know about me:

1. I love reading, dogs & walking.
2. I'm a social worker with a passion for urban outreach.
3. I'm terrified of zombies.
4. I eat most of my calories in front of the TV at night.
5. Tea has usurped coffee as my favorite beverage.
6. I'm competitive but mainly with myself.
7. Don't throw recyclables in the trash around me or one of us will be fishing them out.
8. I like people.

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    Hope all is well with you. Trying to get back into sparking.
    7 days ago
  • v KRISZTA11
    Thank you for the friend add!
    420 days ago
  • v PCOH051610

    Thanks for adding me as a friend. I'm looking forward to getting to know you. As an added bonus you are a fellow dog lover emoticon


    513 days ago
  • v WALK-ON
    Hello Spiff37, just in case you check your sparkspeople page, I thought I’d leave you a Hello, how are you doing these days. It appears that I’m not the only one that has been gone from SparksPeople site. I’m still walking and trying to get to the gym 5 days a week, I’ve managed to do activities by myself and get discouraged sometimes, I remind myself how I feel afterwards and I’m glad I did it. When all else fails, I’ve always got ‘Self- Motivation’, after all, it’s for me anyway! Hope you haven’t given up totally.
    Take care of yourself, walk on emoticon

    724 days ago
    Thanks for your comment! If you loved cycling as a kid then I encourage you to keep at it! There is a lot of joy in it once you get your cycling base fitness up a bit and that doesn't take long at all. Stop by and chime in or ask a question or two.
    766 days ago
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