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Hiking Diamond Head on the Island of Oahu...whew! All those friggin' stairs!!!!!

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Pirate night onboard the Seven Seas Mariner during a Panama canal/Carribean cruise. What a wench!

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At 53 years, I have been struggling with weight issues for about half my life and maybe it's time I finally stopped doing the "easy" things (which never seem to work in any lasting way) and try a common-sense approach. True, it will be slow, and it will be frustrating...but (hopefully) it will provide a lasting, permanent change in habits.

I'm in this journey with my life partner, Kathryn. We live in the San Francisco Bay area with our cats and love our life...perhaps a little too much! With a partner who is a chef it's easy to over-indulge.

We both love wine and spend a lot of time in California's nearby wine regions - Sonoma and Napa Valleys. We are fortunate to have a full basement in our house which is fairly well temperature controlled and makes a good wine cellar.

So, loving to eat and drink and not wanting to give up anything, I'm hoping that I can find the inspiration I need in SparkPeople to keep me motivated. Changing habits is never easy, but I believe there is a way to find a balance - it is possible to lead a healthy lifestyle and not subsist on sticks and twigs. Moderation and determination will have to become my new buzzwords if I am to succeed - replacing gluttony and sedentary!

Member Since: 2/24/2009

Fitness Minutes: 5,932

My Goals:
Become a healthier and happier person who enjoys life and likes herself more!

My Program:
Common sense - eat all things in moderation, get the bulk moving more often, Be accountable for my decisions (good and bad) regarding food and exercise. Keep on track by keeping track!!!!!

Personal Information:
Born in Miami, FL to a Marine Corp fighter pilot and a loving, traditional 1950's Mom. Raised mostly in California with stops in Texas and Virginia (wherever Dad was stationed - typically Naval Air Stations in the Sun Belt). Now happily living in the Bay Area. Have worked in high tech for 28 years and am currently Director of Sales Operations for Hitachi Data Systems. Happily partnered to Kathryn for almost 20 years (and legally married, too!)

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