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July 12, 2010

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Can't believe I actually caught his rocket take-off!

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My son's first rocket launch at Mt. Herman


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I am a certified Laughing Yoga leader. This uses both laughing & breathing(where the yoga term comes in) to get one's exercise. There are many benefits to this type of exercise including:
lower blood pressure, increased circulation, lowered levels of cortisol (stress hormone). I will be adding to this, as I hope to branch out from my laughing club into leading sessions at conferences and lectures.

I have been on the yo-yo weight-loss journey for 20 years. I am looking forward to eating healthy consistently. I need to translate the knowledge into living.

I have a book, "The End of Overeating: Taking Control ..." by David Kessler. It REALLY helps with understanding why some of us go out of control (binge) on certain foods.

If you can get a copy of this learn about hyperpalatable food, it can help you choose more wisely especially when eating out!!

With knowledge and motivation from all of you, I will be who I want to be!

Favorite quotes:
"As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another."

"Demand more of yourself when it comes to nutrition." Joe Downie

"I have learned that in order to keep my weight down, it is 1/3 good nutrition, 1/3 fitness and 1/3 positive mindset. If one of those is out of order it usually creates an imbalance and that can lead to trouble." Debra Mazda

Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 39,435

My Goals:
My big goal is to not use a seat belt extender when flying.
To not look in the mirror and wonder who that fat person is (my slim self is in my mind's eye).

Think Positive!
Rewards at lbs lost:
25 -Topaz necklace - done
50 -Join Master Swim Team
75 -Hawaii vaca
100-Jewelry To Your Doorstep, Mermaid piece

Target Weight Broken down by BMI classifications
-10(10) - Class II
-35(45) - Class I
-34(79) - Overweight
-35(114) - Normal

My Program:
Due to my competitive swimming background I have been totally reckless about normal portion sizes.
Shooting for 400, 500, 700 calories per meal, with about 300 cals for snacks.

I aim for 1600-2100 calories a day.

Aerobic Exercise: swimming laps 2x, water aerobics, 3x a week.

ST exercises: do these!

Personal Information:
I am originally from Hermosa Beach and now live in Northern California. I have one child who is 15 yrs old.

Other Information:
I love reading, could do it all day long. I also love how I feel after exercising, so refreshed.

I'm a lifetime member of Legoland & Sea Life parks. Can't wait to plan trips to Legoland Denmark, Germany, England, Florida, and maybe even Legoland Dubai.

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    emoticon Happy October! emoticon

    Before you know it, it'll be time for emoticon , emoticon , emoticon and of course emoticon emoticon !!

    Let's make the days from here to there count! emoticon
    3148 days ago
    It is sad that the kids are back in school and not around so much anymore. What's sadder is how fast they are growing up. One's in 7th grade and the other a sophomore in high school this year. Where did the time go? I want them back around again. emoticon

    I do workout with DVD's. I also do Wii Active (both) and use the computer for Sparkpeople videos. I haven't been around in awhile and have come back this week - because - the kids have started school and I can finally get back into a workout schedule while they are in school. I miss them, but I really need to get back to taking care of me, too. emoticon
    3175 days ago
    Well, I'm behind schedule. I haven't packed. Haven't even picked out my books let alone packed them. Ugh. Guess I'll be busy tonight, huh? LOL

    Have fun at aqua training!

    3179 days ago
    OMG! I cannot live w/o something to read! I have 20+ books picked out from the library. Since I have a smaller car this year, I have to select 5 or 6 and go with that.

    I have not allowed myself to ponder which ones get to go and which ones have to stay. My all time Batchawan Bay-cation reading record is one book per day! But alas, they were super easy reading. I was working on a series and they went fast.

    I love Prevention Mag but it would not have lasted very long and I'm not sure I coulda done 2x. LOL

    I'll have to make a reading list to share with you. Any recommendations on how to pick from my stack?! I'm a bit stressed about it!

    3182 days ago
    I'm just curious, how did you June baby-steps go?
    3189 days ago
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