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November 27, 2011
Here we are entering 37 in a craptabulous way. I'm out of shape, still smoking and not feeling good about the choices I've made. Let's hope I can turn it around and have a more positive update soon!

November 19, 2010
I'll be 36 next weekend. I'm in better shape than I have ever been. I'm 1/2 way through p90x and am already planning my next round. I love who I am and what I'm doing to improve my health. Now if I can just kick this smoking...

October 3, 2010
Ran the Race for the Cure in 33:30. Sweet! Probably won't be doing that again. :) I'm excited because I'm going to start P90X on Monday, October 4th. Before pics will be posted as well as 30, 60 and 90. I'm looking forward to starting something new and finding new motivation.
August 9:
Update of my life: Still smoking. Back up to a pack a day. Still trying to eat well and exercise. My sister (cnikki33) and I ran in the Veedauwoo 5k on Memorial Weekend and finished at 36 minutes. Not too shabby considering we both aren't runners and it was on dirt roads. This coming weekend we are doing the Race for the Cure 5k. We're hoping just to finish :) We haven't been running much this summer with so much going on. I'm ready for fall so that maybe life will slow down enough to have time to exercise instead of trying to fit it in. Still at 119. I don't know that I'll ever see the 108 I was at in April '09 again. I'd like to though.

April 17:
So, I've been on Chantix since February 29th. So far so good. I am using an abbreviated dose and can't seem to get below the 3 cigarettes a day habit. If I go the rest of my life smoking 3 cigs a day I will be a happy camper.
Unfortunately, I've also noticed that I've gained a few pounds. I'm back at the regular workouts and food tracking so wish me luck!
Family illness and quitting smoking seems to be sabotaging me lately. I must break through! I can't help anyone else if I can't help myself. So here I am, early spring, starting back out at the weight I was 18 months ago. So much for maintaining. I need to refocus and get back to healthier living.
January 15:
Can't seem to kick the smoking habit. I guess 15 years of doing something is harder to break than just saying "I'm going to do this". I am on the other hand going to start rewarding myself for my goals.

Run 3 miles a week from now until March 30: New Nike cross trainers
Smoke less than 10 cigarettes a day consistantly for 12 weeks: Electric toothbrush

That's what I have for now. Hope it helps. I need the new shoes for the 5K me and CNikki33 are running/jogging/walking in May.

January 1:
Onto better living.

December 19:
Still smoking. Learning how to run. Learning to be a smarter adult. Harder than I thought.

Update 11/27/09
I just updated this area and then lost it all! To condense, I'm 35 tomorrow and am going to renew my efforts to stay healthy and to get even healthier. Today will be my last day smoking. Tomorrow starts a new change and a new me.

I am trying to get healthly before it gets too late. I am trying to quit smoking. I have lost 16 lbs in the last year and gained back 5. I need new motivation and direction!
After one month on sparkpeople I have Hit my original goal of 115!!!
Update 3/6/09
Down to 111! I feel great!
Update 3/27/09
Maintaining time! 108-110lbs. MUST STAY HERE!
Update 4/22/09
Maintaining at 109.
Update 5/19/09
With some minor ups and downs, I'm still maintaining between 109 and 111.
Update 6/11/09
My body must just be happy at 112. No matter how much I eat or how much I exercise, I can't seem to get below here. So ok, 112 is not bad. Except for my little belly pouch, I'm looking alright and feeling even better.
Update 7/2/09
Yay 110! Work, work, work and it will happen!
Update 8/12/09
Ok, trying to maintain at 112-115. What happened to 110? It was just too much work! As lovely as that number looks on the scale, I just can't keep up and maintain it. I'm starting to see a pattern though. I rock during the winter, probably because there isn't quite as much going on so I can get on the treadmill more regularly. Come summer though, I always seem to gain a few pounds back. It wouldn't be the burgers and dogs would it? Winter comes back around and I lose a few more pounds, at this rate maybe by next summer I can maintain the 110. Maybe. But I'm happy with my health and body (except for the smoking, erg), I'm stronger than I've ever been. And I owe it all to sparkpeople and my friends. Thank you!

Update 9/27/09

Hi! Still maintaining at 112. Can't seem to break this plateau. I love my new body but I just don't understand why I still at 112 have belly fat and cellulite. I can't lose any more weight and I strength train every day! I also very, very much miss the twins. I've gone from a 36C to a 32/34 A. What's up with that????!!! Now that fall is coming, I am going to concentrate on getting more cardio ie treadmill in on a regular basis again. Maybe I can burn some of that belly fat!

Member Since: 1/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 43,279

My Goals:
Get my weight down to 110 and be healthy. Exercise regularly!

My new goal for 2012 is to find myself and find my happy weight.

2016 goal: Get my BMI into the "healthy"range.

My Program:
Counting calories

Walking on Treadmill

Strength training

Personal Information:
I'm a mother of 1 wonderful 16 year old boy. I'm a wife of 24 years. I'm also a sales consultant for one of the best employers in Cheyenne. I've been with Trader's Publishing for over 13 years and will retire with Trader's many, many moons down the road. I love to garden and spend time with my family.

Other Information:
I'm an avid reader and I absolutely love to garden.

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    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did so. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    Mark Twain

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    I hope you're having a wonderful day! As you can tell, I love quotes lol and I thought this would apply to pretty much everyone, especially myself! Hope you like it emoticon

    Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing.
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    I was looking through some quotes about dreams and this really made me think. It is completely right. I hope to try and live my life by this quote aswell. I hope you enjoy!

    Our waking hours form the text of our lives, our dreams, the commentary.

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    "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined."
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    This is a quote I am trying to live by. I just wanted to share it with you too!

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