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Folsom's Run with Nature, my first 5K, May 15, 2010

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Jennifer and me after 5K...sweating but still smiling...

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I've lived in old Folsom, CA for almost 22 years and raised my daughters here. (I'm putting this first because I would love to meet spark people who live nearby)...

2009 was not one of my best years...unemployed, looking for work and dealing with that stress and tendonitis and a bit of bursitis in my right heel which I tried to deal with without going to a doctor led me to emotional eating and to stop my walking routine...I usually walk 2 miles almost every day. So...job or not, I need to get back to feeling like "myself"...which is to drop the 20 pounds I've gained and I would like to lose 5 more to get into my healthy BMI range...a friend mentioned sparkpeople and I just love it...so many positive people here!!!

Member Since: 1/4/2010

Fitness Minutes: 2,239

My Goals:
*to start lifting weights 3X/wk
*walk at least 2 mi/5X/wk using "Walk away the Pounds"
*eliminate dairy/flour/sugar/artificial sweeteners
*eat organic as much as possible
*get back to 64oz H20/dly
*make meditation/prayer a daily habit
*weigh 170 on my scale (165) by the first day of spring.

My Program:
Joined this site, made the decision and am going to start tracking calories, water intake and exercise tomorrow. I need to start the walking thing slowly (I know the added weight didn't help my foot). I've purchased free weights and want to start using them! I try to avoid processed food, have eaten "healthy" most of my life and have been active (not athletic :). I think my good health is a result of this and it is something I am grateful for every day and don't want to take for granted...you have to do MORE as you age (sigh...)

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Folsom, California
California native

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I love to read, cook with fresh ingredients, watch vintage movies, garden, play with my grandsons, learn and grow and walk a path with heart....

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    Hi Bonnie! Are you back? Me too. Interested to hear about the job. You are probably ready for your weekend. Have a good one!
    2769 days ago
    on saying good by to another 2 pounds!!!!
    2876 days ago
  • v DDOORN
    Way To GO in making a commitment to building a healthy and active lifestyle!

    Keep your focus on taking care of your health and wellness as you go through the tough times unemployment brings and you will prime yourself for opportunities which are bound to present themselves!

    SparkPeople ROCKS! Stick with the SPARK and we will ALL reach our health and wellness goals TOGETHER!

    Don, Co-Leader of Laid Off But Staying Strong, All Health Professionals & Binghamton Area Losers SparkTeams
    2935 days ago
  • v MISS_VIV
    So good to see you here again. Hope you are doing well and eating mindfully. Sorry about the water heater, one of the joys of owning your own home. I went tankless a few years back and have not regretted it. Keep up the good work and determination in meeting your healthy lifestyle goals.

    2940 days ago
    Congrats on doing your first 5K! Did you walk it, or run? My foot is finally healing from the SECOND injury (enough is enough already...) and I am getting ready to take up walking once again....another month or so ought to do it...We really DO have to get togther. I am back on Furlough Fridays...2-3-4th one of every month now.
    2950 days ago
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