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Hi! Here's hoping you have a smile on your face and in your heart! I am finding this easier to do the more I take care of myself! I have raised three kids mostly on my own since becoming a widow 10 years ago, and I am currently in a nursing program to become an RN. UPDATE: Graduated June 17, 2011

My passions include beach time on the Pacific coast, cycling, quiet moments, music of most all types, and learning.

I recently returned to riding my bike and it is heaven. I just love the wind in my face. Sparkpeople has made a great difference in my life and I appreciate all the friends I have made.

December 31, 2010
I've lost 61 pounds Woo Hoo!!!!!
Better still I've gained control of my eating and learned to set goals. On that note here is my 2011 plan:

2011 Jan,Feb,Mar
Beginning weight 255.8
Start spinning class
Eat 5 servings fruit/veggie daily
Try new recipe weekly
Register for 3 cycling events
Begin outdoor cycling asap
Cycling distance (single ride) goal 35mi
Goal wt 3/31/2011 225.8#

¬2011 Apr,May,Jun
Increase mileage (single ride)to 70mi
Try new recipe 2X/week
Begin C25K April 1 Postponed till complete 100mi ride!
Graduate nursing school June 17
Bike w/ granddaughter Met!!!! 4/16/2011
Goal wt 6/30/2011 200#

2011 Jul,Aug,Sep
Increase mileage (single ride)to 100mi
Goal wt 9/30/2011 175#
Share ride event w/ sister
Meet w/ Spark friend for event

2011 Oct,Nov,Dec
Maintain wt through holidays
Start Master Gardener training
Start snowshoeing
Purchase inside trainer to sustain cycling miles

Member Since: 11/15/2009

Fitness Minutes: 45,585

My Goals:
It all began with a decision to start walking every other day.

September, October, November 2010
***Beginning weight 317.4***
I started walking every other day with a goal of 6X/week
Track food daily-Met!
Add 2 veggies/fruits per day-Met!
Try new recipes-Met!
Sleep 7-8 hours per night- Met!
Go to bed on time 6 out of 7 nights- Met!

November 30, 2010 wt 268.4 ~~~~Lost 49 pounds!

Dec 2010 Goals
Lose 8 pounds- Goal met~~ lost 11.2!!!
Join a gym- Goal met 11/24
Begin strength training –Goal met 12/13
Work with a personal trainer – goal met 12/4
Eat 5 servings fruit/veggie daily – most days yes
Practice relaxing daily – still working on

2011 is going to be awesome. See my goals to the left.

My Program:
1. Log in daily and record exercise and calories.

2. Post to message boards and blogs daily.

3. Cardio 6x 60min weekly. Alternate between elliptical, walking, cycling.

4. Strength train 6x/week

5. Is there more??

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From the Pacific NW

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    Thinking of you & hoping you had either a fun or restful week-end..whichever you needed! I think of you often with friendship & affection!

    Hope all is well and you're having some fun! emoticon
    2762 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/20/2013 8:02:16 PM
    You cross my mind daily & I wonder how you're doin'. Hope you're riding that bike to Timbuktu and back & having a ton of fun doin' it!

    If you check in now 'n then, drop a line. I miss you a ton!
    2858 days ago
    J --
    Thinking of you and hoping Spring has Sprung in WA (hey! that almost rhymes!) and you're enjoying the "newness' of Spring!

    I think of you frequently & send best wishes to you every day!
    2926 days ago
    Checking in to say "Hi" and hope you are having a good week-end!

    I imagine you're busy, busy,'re wearing so many hats! But I hope you have a good friend and a few minutes together to laugh & relax!

    Take mean a lot to me!
    Nancy emoticon
    2945 days ago
    J in WA!
    How the heck are you, girl??? I miss you! Janet just got in touch after an absence...and I'm been ....well, mostly in the refrigerator, to be honest. Darn it, darn it, darn it.

    Janet's got 3 days in the bag & got me revved up for Day 1 starting NOW.

    IF you have 30 seconds, drop a one-liner (hopefully a long one-liner) w/ a quick update! Are you happy? Havin' fun? Bikin'? Groovin'? Learnin? How's that Heidi-girl? (you could give us 2 lines...we'd love it!)
    Nancy emoticon
    3117 days ago
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