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Celebrating daughter's 23rd birthday. Taken Aug 09.

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Taken right before our Cubbies beat those White Sox!

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With hubby and children at luau

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With the help of Sparks and my Sparks friends I lost 20 lbs. last year. However, I fell back into the same old habits and those 20 lbs have come back. In addition I had foot surgery which sidelined my exercsing for awhile and quite honestly I have not had the same intensity that I had before surgery.I also have had some lets just say hormonal changes and been put on medication which is making the weight harder to come off. I have every diet book and subscribe to every health and fitness magazine. Too much information is not always a good thing. I am tossing the books and cancelling the magazines. Bottom line I need to learn portion control and work out harder. Last year I was running 3 miles 4 to 5 times a day. Because of the foot surgery I am running/walking those same miles but since I am experiencing some pain/discomfort I am not doing it with the same intensity. So, starting today I am cutting my portions and working out harder. I began a kettlebell workout a couple of weeks ago in addition to cardio. I am having surgery on the other foot Oct. 22 so I will have to be creative with my exercsing for awhile. I am going to Hawaii on June 1, 2011 for my 30th wedding anniversary and I really want to feel good about myself. So here goes.

Member Since: 10/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 26,240

My Goals:
Loose approx. 20 lbs the healthy way!

Get in the best shape of my life.

My Program:
Cutting portions.

Drinking lots of water and exercising...basically being healthy!

Personal Information:
Married for 29 years; I have a 27 year old son and a 24 year old daughter...oh, and a grandpuppy! I am a die hard Cubs fan who goes to as many games as possible.

Other Information:
Last year ran as much as 6.5 miles at one time without interruption (treadmill). After foot surgery trying to get back to where I was.

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  • v CUBS07
    Mike if you see this I have not been able to access your sparks page. I am guessing you changed your sparks name?? I'm still here for you.
    3180 days ago
    Woo Hoo on the 2 pounds! And, for the record, I think you look fantastic in your pictures! Defintely not old enough to have a 23 year old daughter!
    3484 days ago
    Congrats on your weight loss this week - even if it is from lack of appetite from a good vacation. emoticon
    3539 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/16/2011 4:32:10 AM
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    Hi there sweet thang! Don't sweat the small things. Glad to see you back. I'm ALWAYS starting again! LOL emoticon
    3580 days ago
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    Hi my friend! I hear you're struggling. It's been a while since I heard from you so I thought I'd stop by with emoticon emoticon emoticon and let you know you are not alone. My scale was moving in the wrong direction for a while but I am not sweating the small stuff. In fact I just try to be grateful I don't have too much "big" stuff to sweat & try to remember to be patient as well as grateful fo what good there is in life!
    Be KIND to yourself & the world will follow. Take care & get in touch soon. Sending Garden Fairie Majek your way! glenda emoticon
    3612 days ago
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