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A recap: I have been on SP for over 5 years. I have gained and lost and gained and lost and sit here about the same as when I started.

After all, I am ONLY about 30 pounds overweight. Not bad, easy peasy, right.


I have exercised, hiked, strength trained, taken yoga classes, completed many 5K's and five half marathons as well as played sloth, skipped the gym and looked out the window from the couch . The hardest exercise is getting off that couch. Getting up should be easy.


Since I started I have wrestled with hypothyridism, a transition to retirement, two weddings and a surprise grandson. I have a grumpy husband. I am either bored or depressed, probably a little of both. I alternate between being very busy and having nothing to do. I popped my MCL last fall and found out I have arthritis in my knees. And probably elsewhere. I was recently diagnosed with reflux, esophageal and stomach ulcerations and Barretts Esophagitis.

Update 9/9/13

And now, I am about to turn 65. Status Quo.
I am in a rut and need to get out. Grumpy hubby was on a roll a few weeks ago so I ran away from home. To my DD's and had a great week with the 2 year old.

What to do? DD gave us both 8 sessions with a PT (a wife of her old grad school classmate who recently moved to our area). It was okay, just okay. She worked us each out once a week, and worked us hard. Funny, I saw no improvement in strength or body fat in spite of eating really really well. So here goes:

I signed up this morning for four twice a week sessions with a PT at my own gym.
I am back tracking and eating 90/10 clean.
I am wearing my fitbit ALL THE TIME and aiming for 8000+ steps a day.

Did I say I am about to turn 65. Part of me is 18, part of me is 40 and the achy parts are definitely 65. I think I have at least one more half marathon in me, aiming for the Divas in my back yard next April. And I'm off........

Member Since: 8/4/2007

Fitness Minutes: 62,802

My Goals:
1) Track 5 days a week.
2) Eat clean 90/10
3) 8000+ steps a day
4) ST X 2/week ( X3 on good weeks, right Dar?)
5) Stick with my BLC 23 challenges.

My Program:
ST with a PT, once or twice a week.
Cardio - 3 times per week, increasing time and distance.
Resume yoga

Personal Information:
i iive in North Myrtle Beach. I am retired after over 40 years in the health care profession. I started as a Candy Striper, and then went from Nurses Aide to Staff Nurse, to OR nurse to Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist.
I do some volunteer work for Hospice, the local public library and as many 5Ks, half and full marathons as I can fit in.
I have a DD, 44, SIL, 3 step grands and a grandson, age 2.
I have a DS and DIL, hoping for more GK's
And one grandpuppy.
And a grumpy husband (okay, I'll probably take this off later, but right now he is particularly grumpy, think Maxine in sweatpants and a 2 day shadow)

Other Information:
I don't need to lose 30 lbs, I only need to lose 1 lb ... 30 times. just take it one day, one pound, at a time!

(This is old, but so true - no need to update)

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