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Hi everyone!

This is an unabashed advertisement for Spark People. This is good sensible advice for getting to a healthy weight and maintaining it.

If you're new to the site, be sure to follow the program through the stages and make this a lifestyle change. The quote at the bottom of this intro tells the story about how to be successful - take little steps and you'll be fine.

I tell folks, I'm not on a diet, I'm living a healthy lifestyle. This isn't about giving anything up, except bad choices.

Thanks to Michael who got me started down this road and to all of the encouraging folks I've met so far, especially Carleen and Jenn.

“Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time.” Mark Twain

"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams

Member Since: 3/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 196,297

My Goals:
My goal is to drop a few more pounds but mostly to continue to live in a healthy way. That means making good choices most of the time and letting myself off the hook when I occasionally make a bad choice.

My Program:
Basically this is what I do -

I'm tracking my food, measuring portions and eating 4 fruits and 4 vegetables a day.

I'm also doing cardio (walk/jog & elliptical) and strength sessions regularly.

I particpate in various teams and try to encourage others.

Personal Information:
I enjoy playing brass music with my friends, and playing piano for my own amusement. Off and on I'm working on a quilt.
I also have started running again after more than 5 years away from it. It's not that I absolutely love running, but it's great exercise you can do anywhere.

Other Information:
Live in North Carolina. Enjoy reading mysteries and history, most American. Current books on the bedside table include a John Adams biography, a lightweight history of Ancient Rome and several murder mysteries.

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