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The lake across the street from my condo has a 1.2 mile fitness trail around it.

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This is the NCAR trail which connects to the Mesa Trail.

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Hi all! I found this site while looking for calorie information on foods I was eating regularly. After a recent surgery, I lost 10 pounds in two weeks due to a "bland" and mostly "liquid" diet, and I wanted to lose more weight and get in better shape so I can enjoy a healthier lifestyle. Following the surgery, I was only allowed to walk for exercise with no lifting or straining. My first walk was for about 1/2 mile at a rate of 30 minutes per mile.

A week later, I started the fast break in conjunction with my walking regimen and the pounds started to go away at a steady rate. I'm now in stage two, eating healthier and have regained most of my energy. I've worked into a regular pace of 17 minutes per mile and walk between 40 minutes and 1 hour per walk, usually 5 days a week.

When I graduated college, I weighed 175 pounds and could ride my bike more than 100 miles in a day. Through 35 years of fast food, a semi sedentary life style and enough sugar to sweeten all the tea in Asia, I ballooned up to 236 pounds. My goal is to get back down to 175 and be able to bike a century.

I know I'll need help and encouragement before I'm done, but I'm committed to this and I will succeed. Thanks Sparkpeople for your help and information.

Member Since: 5/31/2011

Fitness Minutes: 6,886

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My goal is to get back to my weight and as close the the fitness level I was at in 1981.

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I'm watching and tracking my calories in and my fitness progress. I've started out by walking, but because of a recent surgery, I'll have to put off weight training for a few more weeks.

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  • v BERGBA7
    Good Luck to your father for the intervention. There will be prayers flying to him from Belgium.
    3156 days ago
    Thanks for the goodie! How did you know I need a new pair of sneakers? lol I always seem to need a new pair! I just started keeping track of my mileage recently and I am doing between 30-40 miles a week. I can hardly believe it! Soon I am going to add a little running into the mix. That will make Cooper happy, as he loves to run. Then I will really need new shoes!
    3158 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my page to say hi.
    Like your plan to maintain through the holidays and up the exercise quotient to make sure you do just that!
    Continued best to you!
    3158 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/16/2011 12:13:59 PM
  • v JANDK156
    LOL! You redefined open goal with your comment on my blog, mister! emoticon emoticon emoticon Did you ever find Aliums to plant? Hope you and Elaine are both pain-free from planting by now.
    3159 days ago
    Hi, Thought I would stop by and check on how Libby is doing... and you too! Hope you recover from bulb planting quickly. Have a great Sunday!
    3162 days ago
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