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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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    I'd never heard of Batchawana Bay either until I got invited up for the cabin week. I wish every week could be that wonderful. We go up, so far, the first week of Sept. every year. The best part? A lot of kids are back in school so the beach is empty! Woohoo!

    3179 days ago
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    Hehe, no worries on wondering what BLC#20 stands for. There's all sorts of acronyms and words people use that can throw us if we haven't seen them before (freggies and wogging, for example).

    BLC is the Biggest Loser Challenge here on SparkPeople. BLC#20 is open for registration right now to start in Sept and go 12 weeks into December. (I'm not sure when the first was or if there are other variants of it - I'm actually new to it myself.)

    The SparkTeam to register or if you just want to read up on it a little:
    ual.asp?gid=57490 )
    3180 days ago

    Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and leave such kind words. Laughing yoga? Oh...I wish I could find a class around here. It sounds perfect!!
    Good luck on your continued weight loss journey!!

    Suz : ) emoticon
    3180 days ago
    Are you watching these world swimming records get smashed????

    Happy Friday!

    3197 days ago
    So what do you think? Did Ye win fair and square? That was a really good race. I'm glad I got to watch it but feel sorry for her with everyone harping at her. Not sure how she could have doped if they have to go thru so many tests.

    3199 days ago
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