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Celebrating daughter's 23rd birthday. Taken Aug 09.

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Taken right before our Cubbies beat those White Sox!

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With hubby and children at luau

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With the help of Sparks and my Sparks friends I lost 20 lbs. last year. However, I fell back into the same old habits and those 20 lbs have come back. In addition I had foot surgery which sidelined my exercsing for awhile and quite honestly I have not had the same intensity that I had before surgery.I also have had some lets just say hormonal changes and been put on medication which is making the weight harder to come off. I have every diet book and subscribe to every health and fitness magazine. Too much information is not always a good thing. I am tossing the books and cancelling the magazines. Bottom line I need to learn portion control and work out harder. Last year I was running 3 miles 4 to 5 times a day. Because of the foot surgery I am running/walking those same miles but since I am experiencing some pain/discomfort I am not doing it with the same intensity. So, starting today I am cutting my portions and working out harder. I began a kettlebell workout a couple of weeks ago in addition to cardio. I am having surgery on the other foot Oct. 22 so I will have to be creative with my exercsing for awhile. I am going to Hawaii on June 1, 2011 for my 30th wedding anniversary and I really want to feel good about myself. So here goes.

Member Since: 10/27/2008

Fitness Minutes: 25,769

My Goals:
Loose approx. 20 lbs the healthy way!

Get in the best shape of my life.

My Program:
Cutting portions.

Drinking lots of water and exercising...basically being healthy!

Personal Information:
Married for 29 years; I have a 27 year old son and a 24 year old daughter...oh, and a grandpuppy! I am a die hard Cubs fan who goes to as many games as possible.

Other Information:
Last year ran as much as 6.5 miles at one time without interruption (treadmill). After foot surgery trying to get back to where I was.

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  • v CUBS07
    Mike if you see this I have not been able to access your sparks page. I am guessing you changed your sparks name?? I'm still here for you.
    2910 days ago
    Dropped by your Spark page today. I'm new to the site and from central Ohio although from Canada emoticon originally. I'm on the Zone diet and eating about 1,800 calories a day at 5 foot ten inches tall and female. I'm at Level 3 already and hoping to reach Level 4 tomorrow.

    I'm blogging about my complete lifestyle makeover and my Spark page is public so you're welcome to drop by.

    I found out about the Zone diet originally from my mom who read the book and went on it years ago although she did Weight Watchers to lose her weight. I have most of the books especially the recipe books.

    Best of luck! emoticon I know you can do it with the support of the Spark people!
    3090 days ago
    Woo Hoo on the 2 pounds! And, for the record, I think you look fantastic in your pictures! Defintely not old enough to have a 23 year old daughter!
    3213 days ago
    Congrats on your weight loss this week - even if it is from lack of appetite from a good vacation. emoticon
    3269 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/16/2011 4:32:10 AM
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    Hi there sweet thang! Don't sweat the small things. Glad to see you back. I'm ALWAYS starting again! LOL emoticon
    3309 days ago
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