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Prayer. Worship. Recovery meetings. Family. Friends. Intermitten Fasting. Running. Gym. Making better choices. Drinking more water. Having less stress. Getting more sleep. Active rest. Working hard. Taking breaks. Loving God, others, myself.

Member Since: 3/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 12,048

My Goals:
Current Weight:

Goal Weight:
150 pounds

Short Term Goals:

Finish the 12-Week New You Challenge. - DONE! Jog a full lap at YMCA-Downtown. - DONE! Get back into Onederland. - DONE! (I ate myself out of that - 202.6 as of today. So my goal again is to get to Onederland - AND STAY THERE!), Girls on the Run - DONE!

1. 14 DAYS NO SUGAR challenge
2. Small Plates challenge
3. Cookie Daze (Newton) on June 15, 2019.
4. UrbanICT run on July 26, 2019.
5. Get back into ONEDERLAND and STAY THERE.

These things can only be achieved by PRAYING (#1), getting HONEST with myself, choosing to eat healthy and use my tools (WILLINGNESS), talk to someone when I'm struggling (OPEN-MINDEDNESS), exercise to manage my moods (THERAPY), not weighing myself when I'm feeling compulsive/obsessive about my weight (the scale is NOT my friend and that number is JUST a number), refraining from CHILDISH self-centeredness, and being a SURVIVOR instead of playing the victi

My Program:
- Attending OA/AA
- Abstaining from trigger foods and compulsive eating behaviors
- Intermittent fasting 12-16 hours/day
- None to Run 3x per week
- Biking/swimming (training for YMCA Tri Jan 2019)
- YMCA classes
- Weight training
- Walking
- More water/tea, less coffee/energy drinks/soda

I'd like to do a 5K every 6 weeks or so just to keep in shape and trained up. I just finished GOTR 05/11/19 - my goal is to do the Prairie Fire Half Marathon on Sun October 13, 2019 - that's 17.5 weeks from now.

Personal Information:
Belly button birthday - October 21st, 1982
Sobriety birthday - May 7th, 2014
Anniversary (dating) w/John - July 13th, 2015
Anniversary (wedding) w/John - May 6th, 2017
Smoking cessation - Feb. 8, 2018
OA abstinence - June 11, 2019

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    I really appreciated what you wrote on BUTTONPOPPER'S page a few days ago!
    29 days ago
    Together we are stronger emoticon I'm glad you are part of the OA team. emoticon
    175 days ago
    Hi Stephanie - I just sent you a SparkGoodie! Maybe this Friday will work?! I already had an appointment for tomorrow for the lunch hour.

    Need to get myself wound down and into bed to sleeeeeeeeep early. As in BEFORE midnight!!
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    214 days ago
    Hey, Stephanie. Looks like my birthday greeting was way late! I got the impression from one of your blogs, I think, that your birthday had been more recent. Anyway, even if it was a while back, I congratulate you for making it through another year, and I hope your next one will be full of joy.

    My birthday is December 29th. I'll be 62!! Surreal! Inside, I still often feel like a teenager, with all my issues and insecurities. Time to grow up!
    214 days ago
    Stephanie, I really appreciated your comments on my recent blogs about my trip to Denver. You are kind to tell me I'm a good writer. You know I feel the same way about you! I never fail to be gripped by your stories. Even when you write about food, it's interesting. So it's always delightful to get a personal comment or message from you. Thank you so much.

    Colorado has such a big sky, but I imagine the sky in Kansas is even bigger. I'd love to see the Great Plains someday.
    225 days ago
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