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“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

In April of 2013, I chose to adopt a healthier lifestyle and within two years had met and exceeded my weight loss and fitness goals. Since then, maintenance has been an ongoing process that has required continued focus and effort. It hasn't been easy, but it has been so very worth it!

Now, in my fifth decade of life, I am more active than I have ever been and am excited to see what adventures the future will bring. I am fortunate to live in southern Wisconsin where the four seasons and varying terrain allow for a wide variety of outdoor activities.

I run, walk, bike, hike, backpack, kayak, swim, rock climb, snowshoe, cross-country ski, and as of this year, ice skate!! I am very, very fortunate to be surrounded by a husband and friends who inspire me every day to be an active, healthy, and better person.

I truly believe...

“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Member Since: 4/9/2013

Fitness Minutes: 13,407

My Goals:
Goal #1: Race a 5K. Done.
Goal #2: Run a 10K. Done.
Goal #3: Maintenance. In progress.

My Program:
My "simple" rules for a healthy diet:

1. Eat (mostly) unprocessed food.
2. Choose variety, variety, variety.
3. Eat when hungry.

My advice to anyone seeking to lose weight:

1. Do not engage in any weight loss "gimmick" that you are not willing to maintain for the rest of your life.
2. Increase your physical activity.
3. See "simple" rules above.

Your healthy weight will then find you.

Personal Information:
I have lived a life of variety. I have lived in different countries, states, and cities; I have attended seven different colleges or universities; I was a stay-at-home mom and have had two careers; and I have had numerous hobbies and interests.

Today, I am an empty nester making plans for a future that offers as much (or more) adventure than the past.

The constants in my life are my husband of 27 years and the need to be vigilant about my health.

Other Information:
The beautiful dog shown in the photos is a rescue named Bella, and she was my walking companion for 13 years. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to our beloved Bella in March, 2017. She was 17. RIP.

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  • v DDOORN
    Welcome to the All Health Professionals SparkTeam!

    So pleased you've joined our Team!

    Taking care of ourselves ROCKS! Building a new & healthy lifestyle and practicing what we preach is what All Health Professionals and SparkPeople is all about!

    Stick with the SPARK and we'll ALL reach our health and wellness goals TOGETHER!

    Don, Co-Leader of All Health Professionals, Binghamton Area Losers and Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams
    1642 days ago
    Love the picture of your dog and reading that she is your walking buddy. So sad when they start to age and slow down. Good that you have found ways to stay active and get out and exercise. Believe me, it gets much harder when you are in your 60s/70s -- there may be the "will" to do active things, but the body just balks at anything too adventuresome or stressful or strenuous! Keep up your goals -- you are an inspiration to all of us! emoticon
    1679 days ago
  • v MOM1014
    You do radiate inspirations. Congratulations. emoticon emoticon javascript:void(0);
    1786 days ago
    You're fit and healthy at at your ideal weight. This is a lovely place to be. Had you ever had trouble keeping fit? If not, what will you be using at Sparks that you don't already?
    Passionate Tiger
    1792 days ago
    I love your dog! So beautiful! I have one similar and her name is Chanel.

    Have a great day!

    1801 days ago
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