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This was such an amazing hike into the John Muir Wilderness. This is my motivation to lose!

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The reward after the trek up the trail, but there's still more lakes to find!

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Like most people, I've battled my weight for as long as I can remember. Carbs and sweets are my downfall, and I've had much too much of that for a while now, but overall I eat fairly healthfully. My biggest problem is moving.

I became self-employed two years ago, and I think (1) the stress of that and (2) the desire to get it all done NOW, keeps me at my desk for too much of the day. I know I need to move more; that is my biggest challenge.

6/28/2014: So add to my list of challenges, on 12/31/13 I broke my ankle. Happy New Year, NOT! Surgery to repair 1/14/14, PT, yada yada. Have worked my butt off (literally) since getting back to the gym in April. I'm 13# lighter than at NY's and I'm feeling fitter and stronger. But I ain't done yet!!

Member Since: 4/1/2013

Fitness Minutes: 7,016

My Goals:
To have the outside me better reflect the inner healthy me!

My Program:
1. Dress for success every day! In this case, workout clothes.

I commit to 1 hour of structured exercise 4 days a week. PUT IT ON THE CALENDAR!

2. PUT ON THE TIMER! Every 2 hrs, do a 10-min workout and eat. Try to get some protein in there.

Personal Information:
Baby steps:
178 - 9/16/13
160 - 6/1/14
158 - 9/1/14 -- way to go! 3 months to lose 2 pounds! Okay, I had a 2-wk vacation in there but this has to improve!

156 -
154 -
152 -
150 - This round done, Do it Again!

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6/13/14 It's been an interesting road since the broken ankle 12/31/13, surgery, PT, etc, but I am so blessed to be back to working out and feeling strong.

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    Hope you got on the elliptical! This time of the year it's really difficyult to stay on path, but it's so worthwhile. HUGS and wishing you a fabulous Friday.
    2415 days ago
    Thank you for the friend add! Added you as well.

    Here's to a sparkling 2014! HUGS
    2416 days ago
    Thanks so much for commenting on my photo! I am and always will be a work in progress, but one who sincerely appreciates your kind words!

    Have a blessed day!
    2436 days ago
    Thank you so much for comment on my photo and for your support! Hope you have a great, healthy, fantastic, week.
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    2489 days ago
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    "Sometimes victory seems so far away because we measure it only by the goal. And end goals can seem overwhelmingly huge, daunting, and just plain hard to reach. But if we start measuring our victories by the smaller choices we make each day, victory won't seem so impossible.....
    It's amazing the chain reaction that can start in your life with just one good choice.
    Big things are built one brick at a time.
    Victories are achieved one choice at a time.
    A life well lived is chosen one day at a time.
    Oh sweet friend, you are closer than you think to victory!"
    -Lysa TerKeurst
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    Be your own hero, one choice and one step at a time! You might not see visible signs of progress right away, but as long as you keep doing your best, you will make progress and you will be victorious! I'm rooting for you! Remember, you're worth your best effort!
    2490 days ago
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