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Pickleball tournament March 18-20 2016.Won the Bronze in women's doubles and Silver in mixed doubles

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I'm Lis and I joined in 2008 needing to lose those last 10 pounds again. I'd lost 35 pounds in 2005, another 11 in 2006, gained some back and I was in the 141-145 range for a few years.
Late 2009 we moved from Colorado to Mexico, and over the years the weight crept up, getting over 150 a few times but in January 2013 I found a way of eating that works for me and I am back around 135 since March 2013 and the focus has shifted to maintenance in the 134-139 range.
My favorite activities are yoga, pickleball, walking and sea kayaking.
August 2015 I started taking a Pilates class twice a week and I love it.
March 2016 I participated in a pickleball tournament and won the bronze in the 3.0 women's double and the silver in the 3.0 mixed doubles!
I have come a long way from the couch potato I used to be!!
2019 - we are moving to Spain! A whole new set of challenges food wise.
2020 - we are living in the countryside, off the grid ~ a whole new adventure! The nearby town has a wonderful market, loads of fresh organic produce.

Member Since: 1/12/2008

Fitness Minutes: 558,093

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The end of March 2005 I started the Michael Thurmond 6 week body make-over. Finally something worked! I lost 35 pounds in 5 months. Over the next 9 months I lost another 11, down to 134. That was hard to maintain.

Jan 2008 - The weight crept back up to 145 over the last 8 months - now it's time to lose those 10 pounds again.

July 2010 - went below 140 for the first time in over 3 years!!

November 2010 - I'm back up in my "comfy" range 141-145

January 2013 - gained a few (!) over the last years to 151 but back with the program!
February 2013 - back below 140 :)
March 31st 2013 - at goal! 135
July 2013 - 134, back to my old low and then DD came to visit for a few months..
Fall 2013: 140 goal to get to or below 135 again
February 2014: back on The Plan
September 2014: new low 133

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After living in beautiful SW Colorado, near Pagosa Springs for 13 years, we are now living in San Carlos, Sonora, Mexico.
2009/2010 was our first winter in San Carlos - great to be out of the snow! It is a great place to live for most of the year and it is nice to visit Colorado for part of the summer. Summer 2014 we didn't go north and had a wonderful time staying in Mexico and even experiencing a hurricane.
2019: After nearly 10 years in Mexico we are moving to Spain
We spent a year in Turre (Almería) near the coast and early 2020 we moved near Caudete (Albacete) and we are off the grid, living in the middle of olive and almond fields

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    I too have at least ten and they just never go away.....good luck. I think because i am older and more set in my ways I'll have a much harder time

    Sorry for your loss of the "pup" What a cutie!

    Also you are so very cool to have gone to the Van Gogh museum. My husband is an Art teacher and he has always wanted to go...some day
    4262 days ago
  • v BIGGIRL2082010
    Then I'll suggest to you that maybe you're too comfortable at 140 to really go all out to get to 135. :) I'm thinking you may need to drastically change something ... or up the calories you eat AND the exercise you're doing. Something radical that will make your body sit up and take notice! :)

    Naaah. Too much work! :)

    4265 days ago
  • v CBUFFY
    Yoga and pilates both are GREAT for riding. I find myself so much more conscious of my core muscles. When I rode "normal" it was all about leg strength. But Linda really focuses on balance, and you just can't have good balance without a strong core.

    Yesterday's class was the perfect combination of stretching and strength. I started the day with a killer headache - caffeine and drugs weren't getting it. But after an hour of yoga, I was blissfully pain free!
    4267 days ago
  • v CBUFFY
    We drove around the Ocala facility once, but everybody was in Pagosa. We've been "doing" Parelli for about 7 or 8 years now, but not fanatically. We are only level 1 graduates - just not enough hours in the day to devote to the horses. I have all the videos and belong to the Savvy Club, we use the basic concepts when we are riding and playing with our horses, but haven't spent lots of time trying to teach them new stuff. One of these days..........

    We bought 40 acres in NE Arizona (13 miles from the New Mexico border, just outside of St Johns) so will be fairly close to Pagosa. My sister (in Tucson) drives up every year for the big Savvy Conference. (Now that they aren't having those anymore.........)

    It will probably be a couple of years before we move out there though. Gotta wait to sell the place here in Florida. Gotta wait for the real estate market to get it's head on straight. LOL

    My husband has always been a motorcycle person (we own a Yamaha dealership) but once he caught the bug - he is almost a bigger horse nut than me!

    Have a great day!
    4271 days ago
  • v CBUFFY
    Hey - I'm walking to work everyday too! Isn't that awesome? 3 miles in, but I go the "long way" through the woods on the way home so it's 5. LOVING it.

    4281 days ago