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My daughter and me before running the Peachtree Road Race.

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I've become very competitive!

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I am 56 years old, married, with 3 adult daughters, and 4 beautiful granddaughters and 2 handsome grandsons. I am a medical assistant in a busy family practice and love getting to encourage my patients to make better choices for their health. In January 2014 my daughter and I joined the local gym and began working with a trainer. I go to the gym 5 days a week and ran my first 5k in September 2014. On July 4th I ran my first 10k - the Peachtree Road Race in Atlanta. I am still 8 pounds away from my goal - I reached my goal weight last September, but gained 8 pounds during the winter and just can't seem to get it off. So here I am again, looking for encouragement and new ideas.

Member Since: 7/22/2008

Fitness Minutes: 3,681

My Goals:
My goals are not just weight loss. I hope to increase my flexibility and exercise levels. I also want to learn more about nutrition so that my diet can be healthier.

My Program:
Counting calories
Increase Water
More fruits & veggies

Personal Information:
My name is Nancy and I live in Georgia. I worked for AT&T for 30 years. I am now enjoying my second career. I am a registered medical assistant in a small family practice. I love spending time with my grandchildren and going to the gym. I enjoy reading, computers, serving in my church, and spending time with my family.

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Favorite Quote: When on the brink of complete discouragement, success is discerning that the line between failure and success is so fine that often a single extra effort is all that is needed to bring victory out of defeat. --Elbert Green Hubbard

Favorite books: Tuesdays With Morrie, anything by John Grisham, and Christian fiction.

Favorite Movies: The Notebook, Facing the Giants, The Ultimate Gift

Favorite Music: Country and Christian

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    Hi Nan, we are always so busy and productive and then we find it difficult to allow ourselves to relax a little. Do we have to be going 100 percent all the time? I know that I have trouble feeling okay about being a little lazy. But if I find I'm being lazy too much, just doing one little thing -- like cleaning the sink or folding the towels -- makes me feel better about sitting down and reading a book. Good luck and have a pleasant day!
    4165 days ago
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    I saw your comment about being in a deep rut and needing help to get out. I had trouble getting back to the program after my vacation and needed a gentle push from a Spark friend. So I would like to encourage you to start tomorrow fresh. Time to get a mind set that you can do it. I will be looking forward to hearing from you. You've done so well in the past, you can do it now. emoticon
    4227 days ago
    Hi Nan,
    How can a place as beautiful as Georgia ever get boring! As I said born and raised here; I have 4 children; 13 wonderful grandchildren and yes; they all live in Georgia!
    My husband is a also a native Georgian.
    Thank you for adding me as your friend. I need all the encouragement I can get.Hand in hand with the Lord and through faith we shall overcome !
    4314 days ago
    Hi Nan,

    Thank you so much for the birthday wishes. That was so sweet of you. You are doing such a great job...look at your weight ticker go! :) Wishing you continued success.

    Blessings, Bonnie
    4363 days ago
    Thank you so much for the Birthday wishes!!!
    I wanted to stop by and send you many Thanks!!
    4366 days ago
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