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I am a grandma who decided I wanted to sit on the floor and play with my first grandchild. But I couldn't. So I started going to the gym, signed up with a personal trainer, and eating better. Over the last 18 months, I lost 50 pounds!
But I'm getting a little stuck, so I came here for more support and motivation to lose another 50 pounds in the end. And I've made it to "onderland" with the BLC.
I love lighthouses and how they combine the practical job of guiding ships to shore, they are inspirational to me. I love to think of their light showing me the rocks and shoals that will keep me from my goal of a healthy life.

Member Since: 1/4/2011

Fitness Minutes: 34,388

My Goals:
1st 10 day challenge: no sweets, done May

2nd 10 day challenge: no fried foods, done May 2011.

3rd 10 day challenge: no cleaning my plate, done June 2011

4th 10 day challenge: 15 minute exercise every day, done June 2011

5th 10 day challenge: no eating between meals, done June 2011

6th 10 day challenge: smart food choices, done July 2011

7th 10 day challenge: start blogging, leave food on my plate, repeat my mantras: I am fit, I am a small person who needs small amounts of food, food is fuel.

My Program:
Goals for BLC:
run 3 days/week, total 8-10 miles
cross training or ST 4 days/week, min. of 15 minutes every day

Track food every day

Eat only at the table.

Participate in all challenges

Lose 15 pounds during BLC 21.

Changing my food choices in a permanent way, realizing that food is fuel, not a crutch.

Realizing I am strong, I am fit, I am healthy.

Personal Information:
Living in the greater Sacramento area, near my mom & my sister

4 kids spread around the west, with 5 fabulous
grandchildren so far

Other Information:
A quote from Anne Perry’s Tathea offered me thought provoking words on war that have application to my internal battles:

“Do you want to fight for what is true so the wisdom and the light can belong to anyone who wants it? He said with sharp urgency. “Remember, there is no middle ground . . . We are for the light, the beauty, the good, or we are for darkness, pain, and bondage. There is no place between, only the illusion of it, and that too is a creation of the enemy, the eternal lie, that you can win without battle, reap without cost, triumph without courage or pain.” (p. 268)

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