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Me in front of a huge driftwood log. South Beach, Olympic Nat'l Park, July 2007

Me at Wallace Falls along Highway 2 in Washington. April 2007

Dal and I at a Forest Service cabin we rented for a long weekend.


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Hi, I'm Madeline. I live in a rural area of Washington state and commute to my job near Olympia at the headquarters of a regional public library system. I'm 49 years old and am married to a wonderful man. We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary in June, 2011. Between us we have 4 grown kids and 2 grandsons. We have 2 dogs, Annie & Roxy. I am lucky to live in an area where opportunities for getting out and enjoying nature abound. I love hiking, walking, canoeing, camping, fishing, backpacking, photography, reading and writing. Some of my future goals are hiking the PCT, having an organic farm, and becoming a professional photographer and writer. We just moved to our 33-acre future farm and I have licensed some of my photos, so we are on our way!

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I am focusing on permanent lifestyle changes.

Member Since: 2/23/2004

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My Goals:
Make hard things easier: hiking up mountains, xc skiing, snowshoeing, backpacking.

Get fit enough to hike the PCT and do kayaking and canoeing trips.

To live into old age healthy and active.

I feel making permanent lifestyle changes rather than yo-yo-ing is the way to do that.

I need to lose about 50 lbs but I am taking the focus off of that because I was getting into too negative of a mindset when the scale didn't budge.

My Program:
Make permanent life-long lifestyle changes.

Walk most days.

Eat right (no crap).

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My name is Madeline and I live in Western Washington.

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    Maddie... Thanks for the goodie... and glad to see you on the deck... think of you often and hope all is going well for you! Enjoy the holidays!

    Merry Christmas GF ! Choc
    3071 days ago
    Merry Christmas Maddie'
    I hope this day is filled with laughter, love and you're surrounded by friends!
    Life is good!

    3072 days ago
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    Thank you for the welcome.
    In fact the photo was taken just outside my house. I'm lucky to live in the countryside.
    My sister is a breast cancer survivor her case, goodness, it is now 16 or 17 years....can it be that long?
    I had a flying visit to Washington State a few years ago, on work, and loved it. It is one place that my SO would enjoy too.....he's a fisherman!

    3096 days ago
    Hi Maddie... thanks for the comment on my "kitty photo"... they are such PURR-fect pets! LOL

    Have a SUPER Thanksgiving holiday!
    3103 days ago
    Thanks for the welcome. What great pictures you have. We too love to canoe.
    3105 days ago
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