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I am a grandma who decided I wanted to sit on the floor and play with my first grandchild. But I couldn't. So I started going to the gym, signed up with a personal trainer, and eating better. Over the last 18 months, I lost 50 pounds!
But I'm getting a little stuck, so I came here for more support and motivation to lose another 50 pounds in the end. And I've made it to "onderland" with the BLC.
I love lighthouses and how they combine the practical job of guiding ships to shore, they are inspirational to me. I love to think of their light showing me the rocks and shoals that will keep me from my goal of a healthy life.

Member Since: 1/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 34,388

My Goals:
1st 10 day challenge: no sweets, done May

2nd 10 day challenge: no fried foods, done May 2011.

3rd 10 day challenge: no cleaning my plate, done June 2011

4th 10 day challenge: 15 minute exercise every day, done June 2011

5th 10 day challenge: no eating between meals, done June 2011

6th 10 day challenge: smart food choices, done July 2011

7th 10 day challenge: start blogging, leave food on my plate, repeat my mantras: I am fit, I am a small person who needs small amounts of food, food is fuel.

My Program:
Goals for BLC:
run 3 days/week, total 8-10 miles
cross training or ST 4 days/week, min. of 15 minutes every day

Track food every day

Eat only at the table.

Participate in all challenges

Lose 15 pounds during BLC 21.

Changing my food choices in a permanent way, realizing that food is fuel, not a crutch.

Realizing I am strong, I am fit, I am healthy.

Personal Information:
Living in the greater Sacramento area, near my mom & my sister

4 kids spread around the west, with 5 fabulous
grandchildren so far

Other Information:
A quote from Anne Perry’s Tathea offered me thought provoking words on war that have application to my internal battles:

“Do you want to fight for what is true so the wisdom and the light can belong to anyone who wants it? He said with sharp urgency. “Remember, there is no middle ground . . . We are for the light, the beauty, the good, or we are for darkness, pain, and bondage. There is no place between, only the illusion of it, and that too is a creation of the enemy, the eternal lie, that you can win without battle, reap without cost, triumph without courage or pain.” (p. 268)

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    Thanks for the remarks. That dog has been a great walking companion. She is 11 years old and still walks everywhere. I don't know that I'd bring her to Ikea EVER, but she does enjoy the outdoors and riding in the car and running the last little bit home.

    I love your working out every day. You are really making this work for you.
    2379 days ago
    Hi Carolyn! Thank you for your comment on my blog "Making Blueberry Jam"! That's great that you've made jam with blackberries! Good for you! They make nice presents. I could never eat 13 pints of jam by myself lol !!!
    2379 days ago
    Thanks so much for my goodie. I need it today. I definitely put to the test how many squats and lunges my legs can take. Have a great day.
    2381 days ago
    Pancakes and sausage sound so good for dinner! We like to do that occasionally - meaning a couple of times per month. We also like omelet dinners also...

    Have a good week!
    2383 days ago
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    missed you in the virtual trip FM and water challenges this week but glad to hear you are coming back strong this week coming up
    2390 days ago
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