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July 4, 2009 - 165 lbs.

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I started with Spark People in 2008. My life is very full. My children, husband and business keep me busy. It took me awhile but I lost the weight I wanted. I worked my butt off, literally. With exercising daily and monitoring my food choices, I succeeded. Felt the best I've felt in years. It was a thrill.

Guess what - surprise, surprise, the weight went back on. What happened? I forgot to take care of me, again. The kids, husband, business, in-laws (who need help) all came first. I'm in the peri-menopause years which I hear will wreck havoc on my emotions, energy and weight loss attempts (I believe it!).

I love The Clean Program, by Dr. Alejandro Junger.

I've gone gluten and wheat free which has helped me to reduce cravings for all my trigger foods (cake, cookies, processed foods, breads). It's a new habit I can live with easily.

I'm a walker and when I'm at my best can be a jogger. I love being outdoors and appreciate nature and all it has to offer. I like to exercise on my own, at the gym and not in group classes.

Meditation, yoga and prayer helps keep my mind in a good place when the daily pressures mount.

I tell myself one day at a time, there's no rush - enjoy the journey and Just Keep Livin with healthy thoughts and actions. In time, the weight will come off again but for now, I'm focusing on being healthy and trying the best I can. I'm learning to be gentle and forgiving with myself. I will be at my goal weight again.

Member Since: 6/9/2008

Fitness Minutes: 19,756

My Goals:
*A size 8/10
*A firm body!
*Stay Gluten and Wheat Free
*Complete 2 5ks this year
*Train for a 10K

My Program:
*Gluten Free
*Strength training
*12 hours between dinner and breakfast
*Meditation, yoga and prayer
*Water, water, water!!!

Personal Information:
I enjoy hiking, swimming, biking, camping, skiing, ice skating, movies, cooking, wine tasting, meditation, yoga and travel.

I grew up on the east coast, moved to San Francisco, where I met and married my husband. We now reside in Northern Nevada.

Other Information:
I started my family late; I have twin daughters and a son.

I'm a business owner and help those struggling with infertility.

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  • v DANH603
    Hi Suzanne,
    Sorry to be getting back to you so late, my dad was ill and passed on 3/3 and then I was traveling......

    I have found that it's a daily struggle and that truly we only need to focus on TODAY - not yesterday because we can't change it and not tomorrow because we don't know what it will bring - so, ITS ONE DAY AT A TIME and sometimes for me - one hour at a time. I will start asking myself at the end of the day when I lay my head on my pillow - "what did I do for ME TODAY"

    p.s. LOVE THE LAVENDER fields....
    3637 days ago
    Hi Suzanne. Thank you for your kind words and support! I appreciate you adding me as a friend. We are all in this together! emoticon back to you!!!!
    3692 days ago
  • v SUZANNE3018
    Good to see you back! Happy New Year!
    3702 days ago
  • v SUZANNE3018
    Hello my friend. Wow! You are looking fabulous in those photos above! How are things? I hope life has been treating you well. Sending some Spark Hugs your way... TTYL.
    3936 days ago
    hi, thanks for adding me as a friend. The treadmill has been a bit of drama in my life. Can't wait until I can use it. I couldn't get it today but tomorrow it is # 1 on my list!
    4024 days ago
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