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Finishing the Atlanta Peachtree Roadrace, July 4, 2009.

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Finishing the Peachtree 10K, July 4, 2010

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Peachtree Roadrace, 2009 I am second one from the left.

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Life has plenty of ups and downs. I am working on making more ups and having a great time in the time I have left on this earth.
I will claim the name Sleekkitty, because that is my goal for my physical self. I'm not quite there, but I have made progress.

Several years ago I had a stroke, despite a healthy lifestyle. It was a shock and I was puzzled about the cause. There are no guarantees in life, so enjoy each day. I have recovered with minor problems which will always remind me of what happened.

I gave up my healthy lifestyle after the stroke and gained weight---lots of weight. I figured that I may as well eat whatever and however much as I wanted, since life had been unfair.

Then, I had to buy a dress for a very special occasion. Nothing in the misses section of the store fit. I refused to shop the large womens' section. I also saw a picture of myself a friend took, and it shocked me.

It also hit me that I was increasing my chances for another stroke by adding more risk factors to my health.

I lost about 65 pounds in 9 months and have kept it off for the most part. Ten pounds come and go and I try to keep it under control.

I destroyed all pictures of my fat self, except for one picture because it has my daughter in the picture, too.

Member Since: 3/28/2010

Fitness Minutes: 7,736

My Goals:
To have a hot body (for an old lady)
To be strong and healthy.
To love and be loved.
To make a difference in the world, even if in a small way.

My Program:
Work on getting 8 hours sleep

Cardio, 3 times per week. Include high intensity intervals, 1 minutes hard and 1 minute easy.

Weights, 3 times per week

Track all food eaten on spark tracker every day for 3 weeks, started July 12

Stretch 10 minutes after each workout

Personal Information:
I live in Northeast Ohio in the snowbelt with my husand and my kitty.
My hobbies are sewing, cooking, and enjoying nature.

I have lost 65 pounds and kept most of it off for 9 years. I do have to work on those 10-15 pounds that come back now and then.

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  • v BEEJAE2
    Thank you, and you are right, I need to refocus and with prayer and determination, that's exactly what I am going to do! thank you.
    2776 days ago
    thanks for the Sparkpage comment.

    you're right, I feel great at goal is to feel great at every age....and to look like John Turner at 67....and 77....
    3482 days ago
    ok, no elastic pants for you! I can appreciate that you are a mover and a shaker. My best girlfriend is 72 and Oh so cute! she too watches what she eats and is very health conscience. I personally dont want to be bothered thinking about my weight at 75-80 years old....yes..I was teasing about smoking at 80...gave that up years ago!
    Only Blessings, Annaliese
    3563 days ago
  • v CINDYS56
    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"

    3566 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I have a lot to think about, but I want to do whatever is going to get me the best results. I feel like I need to be honest with Alicia and give her a chance to change before I fire her....otherwise there's a good chance that I'd just go through the same thing with another trainer OR (worst case scenario) feel so awkward that I start avoiding the gym.

    Have a great day!
    3576 days ago
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