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I am finally at a point where I view getting fit and healthy as one of the most important things I will ever accomplish. I still have a good 20-25 pounds to lose, but I will get there by eating mostly whole, organic, unprocessed foods; eating appropriate amounts; eating regularly; and getting fit through strength training and cardio. It's hard work, but the end result is worth all the effort. I am so appreciative of all my Spark friends. Love you guys!

Member Since: 5/16/2006

Fitness Minutes: 31,836

My Goals:
My goals are to get these last 20 pounds off my body for good. I want to develop a healthy relationship with food and exercise and learn how to balance calories in and calories out. I want to be a good role model for my kids. And mostly, I want to be around to see my kids grow up and to share in their life achievements. I want to grow old along side my husband and lead an active life.

My Program:
I am currently tracking what I eat and exercising consistently. I am keeping my calories under control by eating more fruits and vegetables, lean meats, a very small amount of grain products and lean dairy. I strive for a minimum of 30 minutes of exercise daily and I'm shooting for 60 to 90 minutes on most days. I am focusing on strength training this year so I can build some muscle to help off-set a slow metabolism.

Personal Information:
I'm from Colorado and enjoy all the outdoor activities it has to offer. I have two teenage sons and a fabulous husband.

Other Information:
I love to bake (but if I do, I have to be able to give it away!). I love making soup and trying healthy new recipes. I love to read when I have time. I love to bike, hike and enjoy the outdoors with my family.

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    Hi Janice!

    Thanks for the comments on my blog. And the advice on the 5k!
    5081 days ago

    I can’t believe how close we’ve been this whole challenge. I think it’s great to have some close competition to keep motivation up. I look forward to seeing where we both are next week. You’ve done a great job so far. Keep it up!


    5092 days ago
    Hey, Janice how is the weather this last few weeks up there? When will you get to start gaardening? I should have gotten any root plants in the ground before Presidents day. We will be getting the tomatos, and beans in the ground this next week or so. We have to watch for a frost up until Easter, but the garden is on the side of the house that is protected from anything other than a hard frost of 32 to30 degrees. We can always use news print to protect it if we think it will get lower than that.
    5100 days ago
  • v RAINBOW1231
    Thanks Janice. I am hoping that the scale starts moving down again but I am just going to keep working hard anyway because my clothes are fitting me a whole lot better.

    Well as far as burning 1000 calories I go by my BMR what I burn when I am not moving or awake and then I try and do about 60 min on my elliptical and that gets me to about 600 calories burnt and then I do a small walk everyday and that burns alittle more.

    you look like you are doing a Great job keep it up. You will be at your goal in no time.You will be there in no time you could be halfway there by the end of the spring fling!

    5117 days ago
  • v TERESA81097
    Hey Janice! I hope to see you in the challenge, and to hear about your marathon training as you start getting ready. I'm not sure, but I'm thinking maybe in october, or next year in spring. Better safe than sorry, right?

    Until then, it's weight loss! I read in Runner's world that distance runners find that upper body strength helps. I just started with weights a few weeks ago. I just use some 5 lb dumbells and do some simple lifts. It seems silly at first to me a runner, because there's not much aerobic activity to weights (where's the fun in that?) but I swear, it's a good challenge once you get used to it.
    5143 days ago
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