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I just turned 50 in 2018. It's important to me to look at 50 as "the half-way point" and be healthy into my golden years. I would love to have a toned body and to be in the best shape of my life, continuing onward. My goal right now is not only weight loss, but to keep maintaining this as a lifestyle.

I fractured my ankle Nov. 2010, and learned during the time I was in crutches that I previously took walking/running and fitness for granted. I now have a new outlook on life.

I love the outdoors. I don't want to ever stop getting outside on my two feet and want to keep enjoying the scenery.

I love to hike, bike, swim and run when I get the chance to. I also enjoy strength training.

I still tend to indulge a bit with my portions so I'm working on that. I also love wine (and beer and cocktails), so I have to be mindful of how it affects my health and weight loss, and keep it to a minimum. But I only eat healthy, mostly home-cooked meals because I love it and don't really enjoy processed/packaged food or sweets anymore. So at least I'm on the right track with that!

Everything is a work in progress!! And I believe I will reach my goals eventually. I'm feeling great, getting stronger too, and that's the most important thing.

Member Since: 6/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 114,954

My Goals:
Being physically strong and toned.

Having lots of fun while exercising and eating well.

Go down 4-5 dress sizes. Be able to wear cute clothes again! Ultimate goal: wearing a bikini on the beach and feeling great about it!!

My Program:
Doing fun activities like hiking in the local hills, bicycling, running, swimming, hilly neighborhood walks. Using my home weight-training equipment 4-5 days/week.

Being mindful of what I eat (portion size, learning to eat slower, paying attention to balancing meals) every day.

Personal Information:
Born and raised in Southern California.
Happily married, no children.
I work in the movie industry as a digital artist. My work hours tend to be very long, so it's a challenge for me to stay consistent with working out. I'm always looking for ways to squeeze that in, without sacrificing precious time to sleep.

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    That must have been the place then because I don't remember the wash being paved like in the picture I used. Oh, and I remember them filming a TV show there one time. I looked it up and I think it was "Adam-12". And I think this was the seen they were shooting, too funny!

    Does it look familiar?


    3158 days ago
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    Just dropping by to say ( hi) and welcome you to the team Aspire to Inspire. We’re here to SUPPORT, MOTIVATE & CHALLENGE each other to be the best we can be!

    We look forward to getting to know you better and supporting you in your journey to a healthy lifestyle! Let us know if there is anything we do to help and support you in your journey!

    Barbie, Co-Leader

    3158 days ago
    emoticon and emoticon to ASPIRE & INSPIRE! I'm so glad you decided to join!
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    Susan, Co-Leader

    3158 days ago
    I think it was a place called Canyon Country. I just looked it up on the map and there is such a place. I don't know if that is where she lived or that name is attached to some other part of my memory, lol. I was very young so had no real concept of places. I mean now you can just google map everything and see where it is in relation to the rest of the world but back then, there was nothing but actual maps. Wow, what a difference that is probably making in kids lives now!
    3158 days ago
    emoticon welcome to the Love To Travel team emoticon
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