MADDIEMCWA

SparkPoints
 
Photos
See this image larger
Me in front of a huge driftwood log. South Beach, Olympic Nat'l Park, July 2007



See this image larger
Me at Wallace Falls along Highway 2 in Washington. April 2007



See this image larger
Dal and I at a Forest Service cabin we rented for a long weekend.


SparkGoodies
go to goodies page
Snowflake
From:
Olympia WA Spar...
go to goodies page
Peace Sign
From:
SALLYANNE0852
go to goodies page
Bear Hug
From:
CHOCLAHOLIC
Awards

 
Interact with MADDIEMCWA
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


Hi, I'm Madeline. I live in a rural area of Washington state and commute to my job near Olympia at the headquarters of a regional public library system. I'm 49 years old and am married to a wonderful man. We celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary in June, 2011. Between us we have 4 grown kids and 2 grandsons. We have 2 dogs, Annie & Roxy. I am lucky to live in an area where opportunities for getting out and enjoying nature abound. I love hiking, walking, canoeing, camping, fishing, backpacking, photography, reading and writing. Some of my future goals are hiking the PCT, having an organic farm, and becoming a professional photographer and writer. We just moved to our 33-acre future farm and I have licensed some of my photos, so we are on our way!

Photos of our new place: http://tinyurl.com/5hpz6a

I am focusing on permanent lifestyle changes.





Member Since: 2/23/2004

Fitness Minutes: 0

My Goals:
Make hard things easier: hiking up mountains, xc skiing, snowshoeing, backpacking.

Get fit enough to hike the PCT and do kayaking and canoeing trips.

To live into old age healthy and active.

I feel making permanent lifestyle changes rather than yo-yo-ing is the way to do that.

I need to lose about 50 lbs but I am taking the focus off of that because I was getting into too negative of a mindset when the scale didn't budge.


My Program:
Make permanent life-long lifestyle changes.

Walk most days.

Eat right (no crap).



Personal Information:
My name is Madeline and I live in Western Washington.


Other Information:
Health, Wealth & Happiness Blog at healthwealthandhappinessblog.com

Photography blog: www.bearfootcreative.net/blog

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#/madelin
e.houston?ref=profile




Read More About MADDIEMCWA - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 13)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v no profile image JEANELLEN59
    Hi Maddie,
    Love your new profile image. Looks good. Hope all is well in your world and you are feeling much, much better.
    Jean

    emoticon
    4411 days ago
  • v SNAPDRAGON04
    Thank you for stopping by my page to say hi! Hope you are having a great day.
    4416 days ago
  • v LILACWATERS

    Just dropping in to say hi.. Hope you are doing great.. Tina emoticon
    4420 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/25/2009 5:30:19 PM
  • v NORTHERNOCEAN
    Thanks for posting me a message! Yes, just as beautiful as your area of the world though, I love the west coast. Right now the winter sun has just set on a glorious snowy winter day. Can't wait to get out to snowshoe soon.

    4439 days ago
  • v SLIMMER150
    Hi Happy New Year! ..and this is going to be a great year for you! I am so proud of you... 4 Treatments down... Wow! Your doing so good! It won't be long and it will be all over!!!! Woo Hoo!!! I'm thinking of ya...
    4441 days ago
Member Comments (203):  << First< Previous56789Next >Last >>