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"What's so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you're constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that."
Billy Crystal

Feb. 3, 2017
Hey all! I'm back! AGAIN. I am a 56-yr-old mom to 2 fantastic young men, "special auntie" to a wonderful niece (20) and nephew (19), and married to a great guy who's a diehard rugby, hockey and soccer player.

Since 2009 I have been up and down about 50 pounds. Yikes! I am back to Sparkpeople because it's been incredibly helpful to me in the past and I really enjoy all the great folks I've met on here.

So: I am back at it, starting over (again!) with all the things I know that work for me. No diets, just choosing healthy, whole foods, watching my portions and moving my body more.

I am ready to let the weight go and live a healthier, more vibrant life. I would like my outer appearance to match the way I feel inside.

And, as I grow older, I want to be feisty, fit and HEALTHY. I want to be charging up the trails with my hiking buddies when I'm 70!

So glad to be back here on Sparkpeople and I'm always looking for new Sparkfriends...friend me! I'm into hiking, fitness walking, scrapbooking, movies, books and photography.

Join me on the 2017 52 Hike Challenge!

Member Since: 3/17/2007

Fitness Minutes: 67,167

My Goals:
Practice mindful eating.
Enjoy the journey.
Tell my family how much I love them every day.
Eat healthy, whole foods as much as possible.
Shoot for the No-S diet: No sweets, no snacks, no seconds
5 fruits and veggies a day.

My Program:
Weights 3x per week
Walking/hiking/zumba/elliptical/bike 4x per week.
Eat healthy, whole foods as much as possible.
Shoot for the No-S diet: No sweets, no snacks, no seconds

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MisSOULa, baby!

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    900 days ago
    One of my Spark friends is having a freggie challenge. I hope you would like to join. If you are up to 30 days of eating 5 or more freggies a day, go to -

    I hope to see you there.

    1111 days ago
    Hi! If you're interested in participating in a Biggest Loser challenge, please go to my page and click the BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams icon. You can join the All Teams page and put your name on the Waiting List for a Summer Challenge Team thread!

    We'll officially begin the challenge around Sept. 6th (dates differ by a day or two depending on your team) and we've still got a few spots left! If you'd like to join us, hurry over and get your name on the waiting list, or just let me know you want to join us!

    We have 10 teams with 24 members each who work on healthy lifestyle habits by competition between teams in challenges and exercise.

    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!

    Hugs, Linn
    1389 days ago
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