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I have always been an active person, but after having difficulties with my thyroid, I have struggled with my weight, coordination and energy levels. I WANT THOSE BACK!! Oh...and I'll get them!

Member Since: 1/28/2011

Fitness Minutes: 43,282

My Goals:
My plan is to start strong, but it is something I can stick with!


* To have enough energy and coodination to keep up and do well with my dogs

* To better manage my arthritis

* To be confident, naked, in front of my DH

* To stabilize my sleep patterns

* To be able to walk into any store (other than Lane Byant) and pick out a stylish oufit (not somethingthat looks like my grandma's moomoo).

My Program:
As most programs encourage, I am hoping to make this more of a lifestye change. I'm tracking and adding new and different activities as well as making improvements on some of my other lifestyle habits (sleep being the big one). I also want to eat as nomally as possible. Rather than eating fat free or low fat items, I want to just eat less of those things, without eliminating them from my diet. Herein lies the challenge; what I find in my tracking is that if I am in my calorie range, I am often over in fat and under in both carbs and protein. Additional challenges are that I am a foodie and a condiment snob.

Personal Information:
I am checking in from sunny Southeastern Wisconsin...GO Brew Crew & Admirals!! Go Pack! I live with my husband and three VERY active dogs. My dogs are my life.

My job is not particularly active, but it can be pretty stressful. After 12 years there, I can still say that I love my job.

I find so much power in humor and music...either can turn my day around. Music is my long-time hobby.

Other Information:
My weakness:
* not sweets
* not carbs
* not chocolate ( I consider that a sweet)

IT'S CHEESE! IT'S CHEESE!! After all, this IS Wisconsin.

I do hafta admit that I am kinda a Diet Coke fiend, too. If the world went into famine tomorrow, I do believe I could survive on Diet Coke and cheese, if that is all there was.

I don't watch a lot of TV, but I LOVE Criminal Minds and Scandal (totally hooked). I am a World War buff and have been writing to a pen pal (snail mail and some email) for over 25 years. I sing with our local symphony, love to golf and watch hockey.

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    One more day of the heat and humidity. Hang in there!

    Going to IL tomorrow for my Dr. appt. then visiting Mom in the hospital. Was admitted early this morning. Feeling better, though, so that's more encouraging. **SIGH** Getting old sucks!

    2958 days ago
    Oh, for sure the humidity saps me too, but luckily it didn't bother me yesterday. It is today a little though!

    The festival was nice. We ate before going. I didn't want to be tempted by the ooey-gooey treats. But it was nice as we ran into a few neighbors. VERY crowded. I don't know that I'll go next year. It's generally the same thing every year, though they had artists, and tI did enjoy looking @ their art.

    HUGS and here's to a good MOnday.
    2960 days ago
    Looks like we made up for the lack of heat today, eh! No complaints!

    HUGS and here's to a great week. HUGS and smiles.
    2961 days ago
    BWAHAHAHAHA! Also survived the heat wave that as well!

    We had a real thunder boomer yesterday morning and ended up losing power. I guess a transformer was hit. BUT fortunately it wasn't for too long.

    Hope you had a good Saturday! HUGS and smiles.
    2962 days ago
    Thank you!
    2962 days ago
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