Easter, 2010

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

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.

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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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