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This is after 5 months of S/T. The muscle shirt was on sale.

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I am a 63 year old retired RN. I have had a weight problem since my 20's. I AM A FOODIE. I love good food and I love to cook. When my wife and I travel we always look for great places to eat. Like Mother and Sons (Paula Deen's place in Savannah.) , little Italy in Boston, The Mark Twain Dinner in Hannibal and Sea food on any wharf. You get the idea. We also love to go to festival. Why there is always great food.
Now it's time to take control. I know if I learn good eating habits and exercise I will still be able to enjoy all the foods I love. Just not as much.
I love exercise. Cycling is my number one sport. I have completed 4 century bike rides and competed in 3 sprint triathlons. So I have learned how to train. I had a change in my work schedule a few years ago that made it hard for me to train. I am retired now so I have no excuses. I'm going for it now.
Sweating is not a swear word. When you sweat your body releases endorphin and andanandamide. They are the" Bliss Molecule" that make you happy. So don't be afraid to get sweaty. "Sweat =Bliss" Christopher Bergland.

Member Since: 1/5/2009

Fitness Minutes: 93,712

My Goals:
1. I will lose 40lbs by 1st of July!
2. I will complete 3 Century bike rides this year
3. I will compete in 2 Triathlons this year.
4. I will devote more time reading the bible.
5. Eat clean and journal my food intake(I have never been consistent about it before. I feel it will be the key to my success.).

My Program:
1. 90 min of cardio 6xwk
2. Strength training 3xwk
3. Yoga 3xwk
4. Swim as often as time permits.
5. Eat Clean.
6. 8 glasses of water/day
7. Stay positive.
8. Get motivate everyday by SPARKPEOPLE.

Personal Information:
1. 5 cenutry bike rides (one was 115 miles)
2. 3 sprint triathlons.
3. Tandem skydiving (biggest rush ever.)
4. Hiked the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim in one day at 63.(Hardest thing I've done.)
5. Ran several 5K's.
6. Scuba dived.
7. Took Surfing lessons. (want do more of that.)

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    Sounds like juicing is really working for you! I've been tempted to get a juicer, but since I haven't had a chance to try some of the recopies, I'm afraid I'll buy the juicer, make a couple of batches of juice, hate the taste, and then I will have wasted the money I spent on the juicer. However, a friend I work with has one, and she offered to bring it to work so I can try it out on my lunch hour. It sounds like it's a very healthy, positive way to take in nutritious foods!
    2882 days ago
    I'm starting Day 1 on January 1 (today) so let's go!!
    2889 days ago
    LOL the tennis court is my son's choice - every time I meet my goal (I reset my ticker every 2 kg - it feels far more achievable this way and I get to celebrate much more often ;-) Crusoe gets to choose the next ticker. Tennis would be almost my last choice!
    As I'm recovering from an eating disorder, and the daughter of an eating disorder NON recovered person, I can get pretty screwed up around notions of food and self etc. My bottom line of recovery is trusting myself. Hard to come by, but focuses me directly into self care and mindfulness. I'll look up Renee Stephens. Thanks for the tip!

    2965 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/17/2012 6:50:26 PM
    Ha! I did join 25 lbs by Christmas team but 'unjoined' again because I realised I was just making things too complicated for myself! Trying to keep things simple. Nice to meet you, and thanks for the comment on my blog. I really like that statement you wrote "If we want something so bad why do we quit so much" - I'd seen it a while back and so true it is! The saboteur in us certainly has its reasons but I'm quietly saying "I hear you, but I'm not giving up this time." And just keep going. I don't know a lot about Joe Cross and his film - it seems to be more well known in the US than here. I have seen the trailer though. It looks interesting. Though like you said, I am doing this as a sustainable life-change and extreme measures just don't fit into that, in my book. Simple works for me. It's sustainable and less stressful.

    Just keep going - you're doing great, Cap'n!
    2967 days ago
    G'day Mate!

    I am back and wanted to send you good wishes and Huggles,
    3058 days ago
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