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Hi! I'm a 52 year old lady. I started exercising a year ago, after having two heart attacks in 3 short months. Turned out that they were due to a very rare, deadly tumor on an adrenal gland. Nothing wrong with the heart, thank God. However, after spending over a month in the hospital with nothing to do but eat, and having quit smoking while there I have gained weight. I came home with orders to walk to rebuild the heart and found that I really enjoy the exercise. My age has also helped to add those inches to the waist line, my main goal being to lose some of them.

Well, that is old and outdated. Wrote it about 7 years ago. I now own a Curves Franchise, teach Zumba and am training for a half marathon in Utah, The Zion Half in March 2014.

Member Since: 5/1/2006

Fitness Minutes: 190,129

My Goals:
My goal is to lose inches around the mid section, would be happy to lose about 10 pounds also.
As of today, 10/12/2013,my new goals are to build my business, finish my CPT with ACE and finish the Zion Half Marathon in March 2014

My Program:
I work out daily and my goal is for 1500 minutes per month. I wear a pedometer and try for 15000 steps daily. I aim for 8 glasses of water daily and keep calories around 1500.

Personal Information:
I live in a small town in Northwest Pa. I love the outdoors and when time and weather allow I can usually be found outside cleaning out ponds, filling bird feeders or "playing in the dirt."

Other Information:
My favorite quote is "Reach for the moon, if you miss your still among the stars." Favorite song is "Someday" by Nickleback.

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    Thanks for checking out my page and for your encouragement,too.
    It's nice to see so many people making lifestyle changes and helping one another meet their goals.

    Good luck to you,
    5120 days ago
  • v MSDB_611
    Thanks, but you also inspire me.2 heart attacks and you are doing things to correct it. For me this has been a lifestyle change. Every day is a challenge. I decided that only I can be responsible for what goes in my mouth.

    5129 days ago
    Hi Peggi! I hope your summer cold is better. It's awful to be sick in the summer (or anytime, really). Hope you have a great week.
    5132 days ago
  • v MMEMOM

    Just wanted to offer you support and let you now I'm here if you need me.

    5137 days ago
  • v GETTO140
    Hi, Yardwalker! Wow! Two heart attacks!!! Good for you for taking steps to change your health! I know so many who have had heart attacks (not 2 in 3 months, however) and continue with their old ways. You are an inspiration!

    5144 days ago
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