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2016 and I am back. I maintained for about 5 years. However, after the loss of both my parents, the loss of a pregnancy during 2nd trimester, moving, a difficult pregnancy, my son's nicu stay, and other aspects of life in general- I lost myself. In all I gained 60lbs (mostly during my pregnancy) and since my son's birth I've struggled to exercise and practice mindful eating. I've been sedentary due to nursing, sleep deprived, and grabbing whatever is easy to eat. What is important is I have two healthy children, a wonderful husband, and I know what I need to do to get back to where I was. I am starting 2013 at 187lbs. Things I will accomplish in 2013: ~ wear size 10 clothing ~Continue my fitness schedule of 1-2 hrs/ day 5 days a week ~ 10,000 steps/day ~ Maintain a really awesome yoga pose for 6 breaths (I am thinking crow) ~run a 15K ~run a 10 minute mile ~ continue to eat clean ~ read 50 books (children's books don't count) ~ drink 1 glass of water before eating anything and 1 glass of water with each meal ~ 100g of protein a day ~ Experience at least two new things 1) 2) ~ Enjoy the gift that is life to the absolute fullest!!! "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." ~e.e. Cummings

Member Since: 12/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 84,217

My Goals:
And reward myself at 5% increments
1st (-9lbs) =178
2nd (-8.5lbs) = 169.5
3rd ( -8 lbs) = 161*
reward: new work out clothes
4th (-8lbs)= 153
reward= V.S. shopping spree

Non-scale related goals:
~see my collar bones for the first time in my life.
X~Run a 10 K
X~run a sub-40minute 5k
~see definition in my arms
~be able to do 10 real push-ups
~run a half marathon
~run a marathon
~size 10
~Single digit clothing size

My Program:
100-178 of protein

walk at least 10,000 steps a day

Mon: spin/zumba

Tues: Yoga (optional)/ spin

Wednesday: Zumba

Thursday: spin/zumba

Friday: Turbo Kick/spin/zumba

Saturday: Yoga/ Spin (optional)

Sunday: Rest or Family Activity

Personal Information:

2013 Starting BMI:29.3
Current BMI: 28.4

2013 Starting size: 14
Current size: 14

4/19/09 Tax Dodge 5k 53:52
5/30/09 Nitro 5k 48:19
11/08/09 Turkey Trot 49:30
11/26/09 Naperville Turkey Trot 48:01
5/22/10 Nitro 5k 44:09
7/28/10Viking Summer Sunset 5K 43:35
8/28/10 Parkie 5K 42:35
11/25/10 Naperville Turkey Trot 45:18 (ran with 3 yo daughter and stopped to take pictures)
4/30/11 Pancreatic Cancer 5K: Running in memory of my Dad who was taken by Pancreatic Cancer. 32:26
6/25/11 Nitro Run 10K (my first!) 1:26:41
7/17/11 Run-a-muck 8k 67:52

Other Information:
I love kayaking and canoeing. I hope to one day become a published author. I participated in NaWriMo and did not finish (better luck next year). I am addicted to bright funky colored yarn and knitting.

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  • v SMILES4383
    Hoping you found the way.....
    (read your last blog)
    1842 days ago
    Going good.
    2344 days ago
  • v JIBBIE49
    emoticon Happy Belated Birthday, DONE GIRL emoticon

    The Scorpio child is born to a father who didn't want a child for whatever reason, which may never have been discussed in the home, but the sensitive little Scorpio picks up on this and learns not to trust others. She asks "What do they want from me and what is in this for me?" Scorpio is a good sign for a woman to be since it is "fixed" water, making her very emotional, but in our culture a woman is allowed to be emotional. She can be very jealous, even of siblings when she feels she has been slighted. Scorpio being a "fixed" sign can stay with and finish what she starts but she also has a very difficult time trying to change. She can certainly have a weight problem as her emotions get the best of her. But, she can exercise and stay with a routine, so her weight issue is ALL up to her and no one else. What she is is all of her own making. She lives a life of extremes and is never center-field on any issue. She makes up her mind quickly and stays with her decision or feelings on an issue.
    She gets along with Virgo, Taurus, Pisces, Capricorn and Cancer. She should avoid Sagittarius as he will be to blunt for her although she can be very sarcastic when she wants to be. It is her way of protecting herself and getting out her "sting."
    She makes a good detective or policewoman.
    Scorpio must be in control of any relationship she is in, as this goes back to her feeling unsure as a child.
    The Scorpio woman is often the "breadwinner" in the family, or she supports others such as a parent or "down on his luck" relative.
    No matter how successful Scorpio is in life, she always feels her life is a struggle. It is never easy for her from her point of view. She feels the world is against her in some way. Again, this goes back to her childhood.

    Like the other water signs, this sign is very sensitive and emotional. With Scorpio, unlike the water signs Cancer and Pisces, the emotions remain under rigid control. They may not even be apparent to those who are very close to you. When your emotions do erupt, they do so very violently, often with a strong burst of sarcasm and vindictiveness.
    The strength of Scorpio is in the methods employed to meet every challenge. You approach everything with intensity and passion. Nothing is ever halfway because you put everything you have in your work; mind, heart, soul. You are one of those people who always gives 100% and sometimes more. Many born under the sign Scorpio become classic workaholics.
    You may have an undesirable trait commonly found in the Scorpio person, holding a grudge for a very long time. The underside of Scorpio is often possessed with uncontrollable jealousies and the strongest passions. When offended the reaction is surely revenge. The higher side of Scorpio still dominates people and situations, but with much for the common good. This sign produces very few lukewarm people. You are either very bad or very good.
    In Scorpio, the Sun is intense, skeptical and secretive. There is an intensity and a secretiveness in your makeup which results in an inscrutable persona most people cannot penetrate. This trait makes the Scorpio personality hard to detect. You like to remain incognito, and do so with your very secretive nature. You are a master at hiding your emotions. You neither flinch nor blush. It's hard for you to share your inner feelings with anyone.

    You can be very critical and demanding, creating a forceful and dominating demeanor. You are strong-willed and determined, and you usually act with incisiveness. Your critical nature allows you to make shrewd and unusually accurate judgments at a rapid rate. You can penetrate the hidden agenda of those you meet. It is in your nature to protect yourself by knowing what your opponents are thinking and doing. You have uncanny intuition and accurate perceptions, making you almost psychic in understanding and making emotional connections with other people. Very few successfully earn your trust. Often, you experience difficulties with the authority figures in your life.
    At home, you may be something of a tyrant, wanting everything done your way. You think you are always right and won't tolerate dissent. There is a tendency for you to impose your will on friends and family since you feel so passionately that your ideas are in their best interest. No one takes relationships more serious than you. Although you are highly attracted to, and attractive to, the opposite sex, in many respects you function well as a 'lone wolf' type.
    3073 days ago
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    Happy Birthday to You!!

    Hope your day was wonderful, sorry I missed it!

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    3079 days ago
  • v TURTLE69
    Happy Belated Birthday Done Girl! emoticon
    3081 days ago
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