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I believe 'life is too short to spending washing dishes.' Or doing or feeling anything other than what we really want. With your support, I want to lose the 20 lbs I've gained over the last 20 years. I live in Oregon and love the outdoors. I'm a gardener, a fly fisherman, a breast cancer survivor and a traveler. I retired as a physician 4 years ago to pursue my passions. Life is short.

Member Since: 3/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 12,216

My Goals:
My goal is to Free Dawn. The best person I can be is trapped inside extra pounds, unhealthy habits and poor motivation. I want to make exercise something I crave, not something I endure. I want to make healthy eating a joy, not a deprivation. I want to learn to "look at myself with eyes of understanding and love."

My Program:
1 Drink water
2 Do some kind of exercise daily
3 Eat at least 2 real meals daily, no starving.

Personal Information:
I live with my husband in Eugene, OR. We retired a few years ago, and have been traveling, something I was always too busy to do when I was working as a child psychiatrist. I love gardening, and am a master gardener. I have been fly fishing for years, and have been involved in fishing/conservation organizations. I love hiking and camping, and any activity that gets me outdoors.

Other Information:
Since retiring, which was related to having breast cancer diagnosis, I have traveled to Patagonia (to fly fish), China, Tibet, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and through central America. Last summer we spent camping and fishing in the Yukon and northern British Columbia, and this year we have been doing more local Oregon adventures, with a trip to Hawaii and New York thrown in.

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  • v CANNIE50
    how are you? I miss you. I hope you are doing well.
    3096 days ago
  • v CANNIE50
    Hi Dawn! Nice to hear from you on my "fall out" blog. We will not achieve perfection, but that will not hinder us from making progress. I plan to stumble and wobble and crawl and run and walk my way to my committed goal of losing 50 lbs and keeping it off. You've got this, you have proven that many times.
    3170 days ago
  • v CANNIE50
    Yes, exactly - impulses and compulsions form grooves or ruts in our brain and we so easily fall into them and it is so tough crawling out of them and forging new paths. I so appreciate you reading my blogs and commenting on them - you always know just what to say and I always think "she gets it!" - thank you. emoticon
    3176 days ago
  • v KRISTI2661
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. Here's a link to local runs - there are several every weekend this time of year!

    It was so fun and motivational to have the goal of actually running a race. My blog from yesterday talks about it a little bit, along with how awesome my Mother's Day was (the race, family, food, activity!)

    Thanks again - knowing people have read my ramblings is motiatinal too!
    3182 days ago
    emoticon emoticon How are you today?
    3193 days ago
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