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50th Birthday with my 15yo daughter. That's me on the right, lol!


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May 2013:

Hello friends! It is amazing for me to read my intro text here from 2010. My 2012 goal of 1/2 marathon, 1/2 Dome and 1/2 Century was realized with great joy! Unfortunately I now have an achillies heel injury and my fitness activity has been adjusted. I have come back to SPARK People to work on balancing my fitness and dietary goals so that I can continue living a healthy, balanced life. I look forward to making new friends and being inspired and encouraged by the many people here who share the same goals. Please leave a note for me; I would love to get to know you!

2010 Intro Text:

My first four months with Sparkpeople have been so rewarding! I have learned to eat in the healthiest way possible to keep my body fueled and not overstuffed using the nutrition tracker. I have met many new challenges physically and found consistency with the fitness tracker. I have made new friends with Spark groups and visited other people's Spark pages to be inspired and encouraged. I have used the creative outlet of blogging and created a Sparkpeople page of my own to share about my journey and express who I am. In these four months I said yes to regular long nine mile hikes with a friend, challenged myself to new physical heights both at the gym and on my own, been river rafting, rapids swimming and canyoneering. I have celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary, husband's parent's 50th wedding anniversary and welcomed into our family a beautiful future-daughter-in-"love" and I have turned 48 years old. Yesterday marked my four month anniversary here on sparkpeople; today marks the day that I have lost 20 pounds. I have two more pounds to go to reach my final goal! I saw the doctor this week and he "unclicked" heart disease from my medical record. life is good! I am so GRATEFUL to have found this community and I wish any who happen upon these comments all the best in finding their health and well being. If I can encourage you in any way, please drop me a line. I would love to befriend you along with the many others who make Sparkpeople so unique. God bless YOU today with His enduring love in your life!

Member Since: 4/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 26,903

My Goals:
November 7, 2010
Morgan Hill Half Marathon 2:45:57

November 7, 2010
Weight Goal met 129.5

October 16, 2010
Get Fit 5K 31:17

August 14, 2010
I met what I thought was an unattainable goal today. Seven years after being diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome I have a perfect blood lipid panel! No more high cholestrol! Metabolic Syndrome is reversed!

July 6, 2010
first goal met
lost 15 pounds

New goal
loose 5 more pounds deadline July 29, 2013

My Program:
Nutrition Goals: Stick to a low carb diet, currently South Beach Phase 1.5 and use the food tracker and SP recipes.

Fitness goals: Stay active despite my recent achillies injury. Walking twice a week with my walking buddy 8-13 miles total, run or do elliptical three days. The elliptical will help ease the stress on the heel hopefully.

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    My hubby and I are best friends. We love to be together. When the weather is nice we walk every day. I live about 17.5 miles from the nearest mall in a very rural area. We have all the birds you mentioned. LOL.
    3389 days ago
  • v LLTS01
    I have had a rough summer too. I got injured after my last long run before my third half and have been out of running commission most of the summer. I have a 10-miler in October and am not sure I will be ready for it. But I am trying. emoticon
    3390 days ago
    Hi, thanks for the friend add and the comment on my blog! I'm looking forward to trying (and hopefully seeing results from!) the South Beach Diet (Lifestyle!) I joined the team today! I've added you back as a friend! emoticon
    3391 days ago
    Thanks for your encouragement I am waking short walks 20min To help with keeping me loose and active. I Promise I won't stop even with my injury but I will try to be smart in how I have a little patients with my self. I have a tendency to do to much all the one time as my MInd is ready for more change but my body says "Wait a Minute to Fast"
    I guess what i am saying it I push myself to the point of re- injuring myself however when I was swimming I did not realize how much I was working out and the kicking caused the shin splints.
    I ready your profile and you also seen to be in the sam frame of mind I am in just loving the changes in my body and enjoying doing activities outside the regular/normal!!

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    3455 days ago
  • v CAROLYN0107
    Welcome to the Christian Missionary Women's team. I teach in a Nursing School and also do the hospital bookkeeping in Gabon.
    3496 days ago
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