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On vacation in the Bahamas - June 2010



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Hello. My name is Cindy. I am rapidly approaching 50. (Just a few months to go.) I joined SP at the end of June in 2009. I decided when I joined that ultimately my goal was to head into my fifties being fit! I am within a few pounds of my goal weight, but more importantly, I am in better shape than I was when I was in my 20's!

When I started, I was a walker and I enjoyed walking. Soon, that wasn't enough so I started incorporating running into my walking routine. My walking has morphed into running. When I started running, I could make it about 1/4 mile, walk, then run again.

I have been successful using sparkpeople and still rely on it. Maintaining my weight will be an ongoing battle especially after the holidays each year. But each year, it seems a bit easier to take off those holiday pounds.

Weight loss is not a linear graph that goes straight down, but rather a line graph with it's highs and lows and fluctuations and eventually stabilizing at a point where you feel successful and satisfied.


Member Since: 6/25/2009

Fitness Minutes: 20,379

My Goals:
2010 Races:
April 17th: 8k - gener8tion run (Philly) 43:08
April 18th: 5k - Terry Muzzy Memorial ?
May 22nd: 5k TVHS 27:30
July 4th: Firecracker 5K, Andover, NH 25:13
July 10th: David J. Good Memorial Run - 26:30
July 31st: Meelard CC Race: ?? ran with my 11 -yr old
Aug 7th: On Your Marc 5k - 24:28 (PR - avg pace/mile 7 min 54 sec)
Sep 10th: Teri's Run 5K - 24:33 (7:56 pace)
Sep 19th: Philly Rock 'n Roll 1/2 marathon 2:08


My Program:
I am reaching the maintenance phase of my weight loss. I still have 3 pounds to lose, but I am in no hurry to get there. I will eventually. I am watching what I eat and running 5 days a week.



Personal Information:
I live in PA, but am a native of New England. I have 4 kids (2 in college, 1 in HS and 1 in elementary). My passion is teaching (particularly math). I am fortunate that I have a job that I love!


Other Information:
I love doing Sudoku, KenKen, and Kakuro. And I love relating math to anything in "real" life. (Drives my students and my kids crazy!)




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  • v PAIGESMAMA
    I was just checking in to see how everything is going. I know you are busy, but I sure miss the chatting.

    We are working on the last 79 (or so) days of the year, so let's give it our all. I know I have had some issues this last week, but I am ready to make myself the priority I should be to myself.

    Remember that you are important and you are worth the time you need for yourself. This journey is very important.

    emoticon let's work on getting into that goal outfit.
    3661 days ago
  • v LILPAT3
    Spark friend!

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    LIFE is like an echo..............

    YOUR choices always come back to YOU!!!!!!!!!!


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    May you make healthy choices today so you are one step closer to a successful journey to your ultimate goal!

    Please "copy and paste" this message and pass it along to at least 5 of your Spark friends for a little mid-week motivation! Perhaps your post will help them continue leading a healthy lifestyle. Your words of encouragement and support could motivate them to keep fit through exercise and nutritious food choices!!!!!

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    .♥ (BE POSITIVE¸.•*♥¸ BE FOCUSED.•´ ♥ BE DETERMINED(¸.•´ .♥

    PASS IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    3667 days ago
  • v PAIGESMAMA
    I sure miss seeing you spark and chatting in the chat room on our team. I know you are back to teaching and working on your masters, so you must be extremely busy.

    I just wanted to stop by and tell you I have missed you.
    3681 days ago
  • v LILPAT3
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on the 1/2 finish!

    Today is World Gratitude Day and I am stopping by to thank you for all the wonderful things that you do for yourself and others!

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    (((Sending SKINNY Vibes)))
    3683 days ago
  • v SHEILAHOPE
    Good luck on your hm! emoticon
    3685 days ago
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