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January 29, 2015 - update

25 pounds down! Half way there. Took exactly 13 months, so averaged about half a pound per week (though with plenty of ups and downs). Won't reach my original goal by my 50th birthday in less than 5 months, but that's ok. Willing to wait another year for the next 25 pounds if needed. Slow and pretty steady is really the way to go as it creates a more permanent change. Yay!

September 2014 - down 15 pounds and staying strong!

Purple is my Passion!! GO TEAM!

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January 2014

I am a year and a half away from 50. Turning 40 felt like entering middle age which did not go over well with me (I know, should have been grateful....). Heading toward 50 feels very different - now with 8+ more years of emotional growth under my belt, it feels like it can be a fresh start, not a downhill slide. I can and will (God willing) reach my highest peak yet in the realms of physical, emotional and spiritual well being by 50 - June 22, 2015.
March 16, 2014: down 11 pounds; next goal is to lose 10 more pounds by my 49th birthday on June 22nd.


Member Since: 12/28/2013

Fitness Minutes: 17,784

My Goals:
Long term: by age 50 (6/22/15)
1) Be fit in body, mind, spirit and purpose
1) Lose 50 pounds
2) Do a major physical event/activity, e.g. climbing trek, bike event, triathlon, 2 day hike
3) Have a healthy, organized, simplified family life
4) Achieve work/life balance
5) Be actively engaged in a hobby, e.g photography, scrapbooking, dogs, inspirational website)
6) Complete Happiness Project


My Program:
"The Spark" is my main guide including the 28 day program. Slow and steady. Non-negotiable: 10 minutes of exercise a day.



Personal Information:
Married with 2 daughters, 12 and 15 (as of Jan 2014). I live in central Maryland and work almost full time as a physician and hospital leader.


Other Information:
Interests:
Outdoor physical activities - kayaking, skiing, camping
Photography
Digital Scrap booking
Dogs and birds
Travel

Quotes that motivate me:
-- start before you are ready
-- someone busier than you is exercising right now
--Losers quit when they fail. Winners fail til they succeed
-- Don’t let the fear of coming in last deter you—it’s still better than all the people who never try.




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  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
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    Looking to stay focused through the upcoming Holiday Season? Want to get connected with a Team to support you through your Journey to a Healthier Lifestyle? If yes, then consider joining the Biggest Loser Challenge that starts in early December. Each week 10 teams of 24 Active members do fun nutritional and fitness challenges. The challenges promote a healthy lifestyle. If for some reason you cannot do a challenge, it can be modified to meet your needs. I hope that you decide this might be for you. If so, you can leave your name on the Wait List for the Winter challenge. To get to the List visit my page and click on the “BLUE BIGGEST LOSER” Icon; copy The Team Page Address below or let me know so I can send you an invitation. Join the Team then sign up on the waitlist. It’s the thread right below the Chit Chat thread.
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    To reply or get to my Sparkpage click on the arrow on the top right corner of this message, click on My Sparkpage or click on My Username.

    8 days ago
  • v CAPECODLIGHT
    You commented on my quick loss. I think it is because I have more to lose overall than you. I am pleased the IF seems to really work for me. I do the 5:2 approach.
    17 days ago
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