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OK- Time for a change. It is a beautiful, Sunny and Windy Day on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska!

I must admit I have not taken losing weight real seriously in the last couple of years. I had injuries and did not want more. I was crippled for more than six months and in pain. That is behind me now. I am in a new phase of my life, in a new place, so it is time for a REAL New me!

I live in the most beautiful place on earth! For those who don't know- it is ALASKA!
OK, some like the beaches, heat and sun. I like the mountains, oceans, rivers, streams and the cooler, sunny weather that goes with them.

I want/need to lose about 25-30 pounds to be at my ideal weight. That is what I would like, but right now I will be shooting for the next ten before the end of this year. I need to firm and tone up so I can keep up with my boy friend who has lived up here for the last 30 years. No, he is not the reason I moved up here, it originally was to open a Natural Medicine Clinic for the Natives, Indigents and those who lived too far from, could not afford or did not trust traditional medicine. Yes, we are getting older, but we don't plan on slowing down much, at least for another 10 years. We just need to be more careful about how we do things. We can't leap over tall buildings or trees anymore! We will leave that for the younger set.

I know I need to cut out sweets, as they are my down fall. I need to stop my weekly visits to the local "Moose is Loose" Bakery (Boy do they have GOOOOOOD Treats). I need to get serious about working out and eating more healthfully. I do eat a lot of fruits and vegetables and good protien. I just need to stop eating the baked goodies. It is hard as I have had them all my life, My mom was a great cook and I LOVE to Bake and share with others.

I need to get in shape for the summer activities around here. I know I will be on the fly with building my home and hopefully getting out and fishing a few times before my brother in law gets here. I need to take him fishng a couple of times too. I can not let this beautiful place go unexplored by me, and I do not mean by sitting in a vehicle doing it. I love to get out and Hike and Walk. I hope to do a little jogging again, and hopefully my joints will withstand it.

So, do I have any takers that will help hold me accountable on this next journey? If so, drop me a line and let me know.



Member Since: 4/18/2007

Fitness Minutes: 24,547

My Goals:
To do daily stretching to maintain my flexibility.

To lose 25 pounds, be toned for my health and longevity.

To become better organized in my personal life.

My Program:
Do some Cardio activity daily.

Stretch daily

Do strength training at least three times a week

Learn not to be tethered to the computer continuously..

Personal Information:
Originally from Minnesota, now Retired in Kenai and Kasiloff, AK!

I have two Grown Sons, My Oldest Manages a Half-way house for recovering Adicts and my Youngest is a General Manager for Microsoft.

Other Information:
I love to Dance, Exercise, but have knee problems, so can not run as much anymore. I ran the San Francisco Marathoin in 2001 dor my 50th BirthdaY!

My Spinal degeneration has gotten worse in the last year, so I have to stay active, so as to not cripple up. But, I am in mujch better shape now than I was in JAN, in this respect. My flexibility is getting better with the daily stretching and Sciatic Notch stretches. Once I get this move behind me, I can concentrate on Fitness and my other hobbies more, LIKE Quilting, Crocheting, Embroidery and Gaardening!

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  • v SUZIB123
    Hi Donna
    Thanks for the encouragement! You are a blessing to many.
    Today we go to Fort Belvior-Our son Chris is going to become Major Chris Berge! He is only 31-has 5 children and lives on base. Hope you have a wonderful day.
    3506 days ago
    Hi Donna...lovely of you to pop by with a great
    Bounty of nature's produce for which i'm happy
    Its wonderful you're getting in the exercise
    while the weather is good..I'm doing
    enjoy the weekend my friend..stay cool...Eve emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Have a great september...Just rock it chica!
    3530 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/1/2011 10:56:44 PM
  • v SUZIB123
    Hi Donna
    Thank you for the comments on my page. I always enjoy looking at your pictures. It was about 80 degrees here today-a nice day. The heat this summer was way too much for my garden. I still have a few tomatoes to pick and potatoes to dig up. College starts on Monday for our son but I don't go back to work till the first week in Sept.Can't wait to have a regular schedule....I want to drop 10 by the end of this year! emoticon
    3532 days ago
    Hi Donna, Look at you go, girl! I think of you often and when I see you have commented on my feed it always makes my day! I'm truly amazed that my weight has been hovering at the 180 - 182 range for all this time - it's a good thing, but I'm still anxious to move beyond that point, so I'm still making the effort to push past it. Just not seeing much progress right now. I'm still hopeful though. Keep on keeping on, my friend! I'll pop in again when I can!


    3532 days ago
    It's very wonderful being able to reap your own
    produce and experience that fresh crisp taste.
    I too enjoy that bounty of reaping lol..I'm glad you're making good strides all around and
    enjoying your beautiful piece of Alaska...Stay
    Cool...keep smiling...till next time my friend
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon .................Eve
    3548 days ago
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