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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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