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I DID IT! Half Dome baby :)

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~1500 miles into our week long ~3000 mile trip! What an experience...Time to upgrade to a fatboy ;)

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Parkway 1/2 Marathon walk WE DID IT :) & we feel great!

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"We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." Carlos Castenada

"We have no right to ask when a sorrow come "why did this happen to me?" unless we ask the same question for every joy that comes our way." Phillip E. Bernstein

Had you told me 4 years ago I would hike Half Dome I would have laughed at you, then cried. My mom delivered the news that her cancer had spread & the doctors could no longer "cherry pick" out tumors. In an effort to deal with what was ahead, I set off to draw strength from the beauty of the environment around me. The hike was brutal but I survived & went to face the reality that was before me with open eyes.

The quotes above were kept on my computer while my mom was dying in 2008... it made me realize that we have a choice to be strong or miserable. mom passed away September 11, 2008 & will always be my hero. I choose to be strong & hope you do too.

Always remember that you are not alone...anytime you feel lost (I have frequently lately) log on to SparkPeople!

I am a mom of one amazing 5 year old boy & I work full time as an administrative assistant for a medical diagnostics company.

Long story short I was not a fan of being pregnant and so I ate and ate and ate and when I was full I ate some more….I was 128 lb when I found out I was pregnant and 198 lb the day I had him. (Please tell me how it is fair that I have an almost 8 lb baby but only loose 3 lb before leaving the hospital?) It was a long 3 years to get the weight off but worth it for how much better I feel!

Sparkpeople is helping me heal....I hope it does the same for you.


"Be the change you wish to see in the world" Gandhi

"You may never know what results come from your action.
But if you do nothing, there will be no result."
Mahatma Gandhi

'Happiness... lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort."
--Franklin D. Roosevelt

"The roots of true achievement lie in the will to become the best that you can become."
-- Harold Taylor

"Do or do not. There is no try"
--Master Yoda
Star Wars Episode V

Member Since: 6/30/2007

Fitness Minutes: 26,098

My Goals:
#1 - get my snacking under control (be more aware of the empty calories)

#2 - get 5 good workout in a week including 2-3 days of strength training

#3 - pack my lunch every day for work - eat out less often(getting easier since I started eating vegan)

#4 - Hike half dome in 2008! - Completed July 26, 2008!

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Because those that matter... don't mind...
And those that mind... don't matter."

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