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Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
Some days I don't have a positive attitude about working out. On those days I work out without a chipper attitude.

I feel way thinner than I look, I'm shocked when I see pictures of myself.

I'm seeking:
* HEALTH* Longevity* Wellbeing* Confidence* Sex Appeal

You must be careful how you walk and where you go, for there are those following you who will set their feet where yours are set.
- Robert E. Lee, Civil War General

Goals accomplished so far:
I shop regular sizes. I can walk up the stairs at the hockey arena easily. I have lost 27 pounds & gone from size 18 to size 12. I am 54% of the way towards my goal weight. My son & I eat much more healthfully.

Member Since: 1/30/2011

Fitness Minutes: 34,409

My Goals:
To lose 5% of my body weight in the Winter Challenge!
To Run a 5k race in 2012
-done Oct. 2012
To Run a 10 km race in 2013 -I've signed up.
To break into the 150s.

I'm seeking:
* Longevity
* Well being, both physical & emotional
* Confidence
* Sex Appeal

My Program:
- Take it bit by bit, not all at once.
- Track my food intake.
- Learn positive self talk.
- Walk the dog 1-2x daily.
- Attend Pilates weekly.
- Keep nutritious food at home.
- Eat at least 5 freggies per day.
- Keep my eyes on the prize- to be at a healthy BMI.

Personal Information:
Hi, I'm Gail:

When I joined Spark People, I weighed 194 lbs & was a size 18.
(About 4 years before that, I weighed 206 lbs.)
In 2011, with SP, I have lost 27 lbs. I am overweight, not obese & I'm now size 12.

I have been in Mommy mode for a long time & now I'm starting to take good care of me!

Other Information:
My favorite things:
- book club,
- community gardening,
- skiing,
- camping,
- neighbours,
- friends.

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  • v CANNIE50
    Thank you for commenting on my Grouse Grind blog. Such an interesting point, that it took you longer each subsequent climb, because you knew what was coming. I am going again next month, for a friend's birthday (maybe I started a trend! :) and I PLAN on shaving 10 minutes off my time. We shall see. I have begun incorporating stair climbing back into my fitness regime. There is a staircase in a park not far from my house - it is 110 steps so I would only have to climb it 35 times or so to simulate Grouse! Even then, though, it is not even close because, of course, after every 110 steps, I go DOWN which sure isn't an option with Grouse. Plus, the steps are level which is also not an option with Grouse, as you know.

    I hope you are enjoying every moment (or at least most moments ; ) of your vacation! Perhaps you will blog about it? Take care!
    2930 days ago
    Thanks for commenting on my volcano hike, I was definitely reminded about how far I'd come and I celebrate small victories as they come, hope you are celebrating many victories as well.
    2963 days ago
    2972 days ago
    Hi Gail! I have been away too long. Thanks for not giving up on me. I started working out again last week and just posted today.

    My son and his girlfriend moved in with us a few weeks ago. They just found another place so will be moving out in about 3 weeks.

    We're staying around here this summer so I hope to be getting on SP and tracking. It looks like you are still doing great and are happy. Have a happy summer!

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    2978 days ago
    Thank you so much for the goodie and the kind words - you've totally made my day!

    If you ever feel like heading a bit to the east and want to go play in the backcountry on the AB side of the mountains, just let me know --- I'll get the cooler packed!
    2989 days ago
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