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I have always been an active person, but after having difficulties with my thyroid, I have struggled with my weight, coordination and energy levels. I WANT THOSE BACK!! Oh...and I'll get them!

Member Since: 1/28/2011

Fitness Minutes: 43,282

My Goals:
My plan is to start strong, but it is something I can stick with!


* To have enough energy and coodination to keep up and do well with my dogs

* To better manage my arthritis

* To be confident, naked, in front of my DH

* To stabilize my sleep patterns

* To be able to walk into any store (other than Lane Byant) and pick out a stylish oufit (not somethingthat looks like my grandma's moomoo).

My Program:
As most programs encourage, I am hoping to make this more of a lifestye change. I'm tracking and adding new and different activities as well as making improvements on some of my other lifestyle habits (sleep being the big one). I also want to eat as nomally as possible. Rather than eating fat free or low fat items, I want to just eat less of those things, without eliminating them from my diet. Herein lies the challenge; what I find in my tracking is that if I am in my calorie range, I am often over in fat and under in both carbs and protein. Additional challenges are that I am a foodie and a condiment snob.

Personal Information:
I am checking in from sunny Southeastern Wisconsin...GO Brew Crew & Admirals!! Go Pack! I live with my husband and three VERY active dogs. My dogs are my life.

My job is not particularly active, but it can be pretty stressful. After 12 years there, I can still say that I love my job.

I find so much power in humor and music...either can turn my day around. Music is my long-time hobby.

Other Information:
My weakness:
* not sweets
* not carbs
* not chocolate ( I consider that a sweet)

IT'S CHEESE! IT'S CHEESE!! After all, this IS Wisconsin.

I do hafta admit that I am kinda a Diet Coke fiend, too. If the world went into famine tomorrow, I do believe I could survive on Diet Coke and cheese, if that is all there was.

I don't watch a lot of TV, but I LOVE Criminal Minds and Scandal (totally hooked). I am a World War buff and have been writing to a pen pal (snail mail and some email) for over 25 years. I sing with our local symphony, love to golf and watch hockey.

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    Thank you for your kind comments on my blog! It's a proud Mama moment when your kiddos enter into a new chapter of their lives and you see they did actually hear some of what you'd been telling them! LOL

    Oh . . . your furniture must be beautiful! The colors on your page are so pretty and if the color is similar, I know I'd like it!

    HUGS and smiles. Here's to a great Tuesday.
    2888 days ago
    OOoohhhh . . . . sorry your DH is being a poop about re-arranging the new furniture! I hope he "de-poops!" Good grief!

    Wasn't it a beauty of a day today! Started out foggy, but the sun has been out since around noon ad my planes are happy about that!

    HUGS and smiles.
    2888 days ago
    Hope you had a good birthday celebration w/your Mom!
    2890 days ago
    Oh it is indeed a really cruddy hand to be dealt, but none-the-less, has to be dealt with.

    2891 days ago
    LOL! Guess I'm a princess too! But this morning Mr. Spot and I did get a walk in before the drizzle/rain started. PHEW. Finished up on the treadmill.

    Things are not so great here, honestly. DS is facing a medical discharge. HE is not happy about that. My attitude is I'll be glad to have him home, but I want him to be happy!

    He has medical issues as the result of being wounded in Afghanistan in August, and the Army is being a total butt nugget about taking care of them. BUT that will be RESOLVED prior to his discharge come hell or high water!

    Otherwise, that's about all the news that's fit to print (or not) from here!

    HGUs and smiles.
    2892 days ago
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