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December 7, 2019

Back on SP after 3 very difficult years for me. New plan is intermittent fasting - OMAD. Love the WOE and what it does for my lifestyle (cheaper, less decision making throughout the day, less binging and mindless eating and so much more). Moved near a river with great walking paths and loving long walks with my dog and exploring new areas. I did gain weight over the past few years but not back to my original. Working my way down very slowly now.

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!


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: 19,564

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:
Outdoor physical activities - kayaking, skiing, camping
Digital Scrap booking
Dogs and birds

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 SHERYLP461
    LOL, thanks for the snowman, it was in the 80's yesterday. Yes, we were without power in 2004 for about 6 weeks. We had back to back hurricanes. Thank goodness for generators, but then the gas stations couldn't pump gas, they finally passed legislation to require the grocery and gas stops to add emergency generators. We will see how that works.
    2379 days ago
    Love your name!

    Looks like you have some great motivation
    going!! Keep up the good work!! emoticon
    2380 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/5/2014 9:23:06 PM
    Hi And Welcome to the Team INDYGIRL,

    You have picked an awesome team to become a member of..... Beth (INDYGIRL) has so very much to share and so much knowledge from her own personal battle with weight loss and health issues.
    The team at large is very supportive and encouraging and always willing to share what they have learned, heard, or lived through....... Dive in, post, ask questions, and support others so they can support you as well!
    Welcome to the team and WE are all so glad you joined!

    Debbie / NEWTEXDEBBIE/ Co-Leader of INDYGIRL Team


    2388 days ago
    Hello and Thank you for your friendship! I am both honored and blessed to call you friend! Hugs, Rose:) emoticon
    2395 days ago
  • v TWEETYKC00
    Welcome to the Dog Lovers Team! We are glad to have you here with us and we can't wait to get to know you better. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to let us know.

    2402 days ago
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