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Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
Some days I don't have a positive attitude about working out. On those days I work out without a chipper attitude.

I feel way thinner than I look, I'm shocked when I see pictures of myself.

I'm seeking:
* HEALTH* Longevity* Wellbeing* Confidence* Sex Appeal

You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set.
- Robert E. Lee, Civil War General

Goals accomplished so far:
I shop regular sizes. I can walk up the stairs at the hockey arena easily. I have lost 27 pounds & gone from size 18 to size 12. I am 54% of the way towards my goal weight. My son & I eat much more healthfully.

Member Since: 1/30/2011

Fitness Minutes: 29,530

My Goals:
To lose 5% of my body weight in the Winter Challenge!
To Run a 5k race in 2012
-done Oct. 2012
To Run a 10 km race in 2013 -I've signed up.
To break into the 150s.

I'm seeking:
* Longevity
* Well being, both physical & emotional
* Confidence
* Sex Appeal

My Program:
- Take it bit by bit, not all at once.
- Track my food intake.
- Learn positive self talk.
- Walk the dog 1-2x daily.
- Attend Pilates weekly.
- Keep nutritious food at home.
- Eat at least 5 freggies per day.
- Keep my eyes on the prize- to be at a healthy BMI.

Personal Information:
Hi, I'm Gail:

When I joined Spark People, I weighed 194 lbs & was a size 18.
(About 4 years before that, I weighed 206 lbs.)
In 2011, with SP, I have lost 27 lbs. I am overweight, not obese & I'm now size 12.

I have been in Mommy mode for a long time & now I'm starting to take good care of me!

Other Information:
My favorite things:
- book club,
- community gardening,
- skiing,
- camping,
- neighbours,
- friends.

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    Thanks so much for dropping by to comment on my blog!

    There's nothing at all wrong with milk and cereal for dinner - we've done that many times (especially when we've been out wandering the back-country all day). You're welcome to drop by any time to help play with some other dinner foods!

    Hope you have a wonderful week!
    1778 days ago
    "You have failed only when you stop trying. Until then, you're still in the act of progression.
    So, never quit trying and you'll never be a failure."
    -Tommy Kelly
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    Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Thank God I'm Struggling!" I appreciate the support. Have an awesome week!
    1784 days ago
    LOl yea besides the health reamifications in that pic. I hate how her bra is so tight and panties roll down the belly. I have that issue with my hysterectomy fold. argh.
    Have a great day, do your best and I know you can do this!!
    1784 days ago
  • v MOGAL1946
    Hi & Thank you for the goodie. I will be rooting for you too. Have a wonderful and successful 5% journey. emoticon
    1785 days ago
  • v CANNIE50
    Thank you for commenting on my Grouse Grind blog. Such an interesting point, that it took you longer each subsequent climb, because you knew what was coming. I am going again next month, for a friend's birthday (maybe I started a trend! :) and I PLAN on shaving 10 minutes off my time. We shall see. I have begun incorporating stair climbing back into my fitness regime. There is a staircase in a park not far from my house - it is 110 steps so I would only have to climb it 35 times or so to simulate Grouse! Even then, though, it is not even close because, of course, after every 110 steps, I go DOWN which sure isn't an option with Grouse. Plus, the steps are level which is also not an option with Grouse, as you know.

    I hope you are enjoying every moment (or at least most moments ; ) of your vacation! Perhaps you will blog about it? Take care!
    1793 days ago
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