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I started my new lifestyle on January 9, 2012. I was 240 pounds, my knees hurt and I wasn't doing much besides work and home.

It is now September 15, 2014. I got down to 150, stagnated at 165 and now am back to 180 after my Father's passing. I am back in the gym, back tracking calories, back to low carbs, low fat, low sugar. I did it once, I will do it again. My goal is to be close to or under 160 by the end of this year and to reach my goal of bing active and fit as soon as possible after that. I'd like to say 1145-150 bt my Docotr says with my active life-style and strength needed for my job, I ma need to be happy with 150. We shall see.
I am still grieving and learning how to move on after being a care taker for 15 years. My weight loss opened a new door for me once before and I look forward to spending more time outdoors, traveling and longer workouts at the gym. More healthy cooking and new discoveries in international cooking. (I think I was from Indian in a past life!)
So much to learn and re-learn...... onward!

Member Since: 5/21/2012

Fitness Minutes: 22,606

My Goals:
weight 150 (ish) in 6 months
exercise 6 days a week
Find a winter sport to enjoy

My Program:
Eating fresh foods
low carb, low fat
low processed food

lunchtime workout!
Weekend outdoor activity!

Personal Information:
I'm 49. I am a director for a small non-profit organization which I love. I love to hike, cook, good wine, good beer and I hope to do more outdoors. I now own a canoe and a mountain bike! I love both! I will have to look for outdoor winter activities.
I don't watch much tv anymore. I read more.Im fixing up my house.

Other Information:
I love cooking and I am always up for a new healthy low processed recipe!

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    Thanks for the friend add! I look forward to getting to know you! emoticon

    Lynn the "BearGoddess"
    2708 days ago
  • v no profile image GEEGEELAND
    Thanks for the words of encouragement! :)
    2713 days ago
  • v CUDDLEY51
    Thank you for your words of support and encouragement on my recent blog. I totally agree with you as far as this becoming a way of life. And frankly, for the most part, I'm okay with fact I am even enjoying it. That feeling of not being overly full, sluggish and uncomfortable is wonderful ! emoticon
    2717 days ago
    emoticon ,

    Good Morning! I'm also from MN and one of my June goals is to check out more info on kayaking, and possible lessons.

    I saw a Nana kayaking a few years ago and I thought hmm, looks cool.

    Then with all the walking I do by the lake I have seen many women kayaking all various shapes and sizes. I thought, well my azz get stuck in there or am I too big??

    Lol, I will fit. I researched a lot! So, here's to us!

    Kayaking in JUNE!
    2790 days ago
  • v DETERMINED2019
    Just stopping by to say hi and to encourage you to participate as often as possible on all the groups you have joined

    2791 days ago
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