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Member: clbanks
Member Since: 1/29/2010
City: Richmond,VA

not after- just ZUMBA!

My Goal:
To manage my weight, after menopause - not so easy anymore, but I do exercise faithfully

About me:
I'm a 56 year old busy mother of 2-20 something girls , one mentally challenged who lives at home.I work a 40 hr. weekend as an x-ray-CT tech-evenings and night shifts; teach kindermusik and piano, and teach zumba for free at my church, along with taking Zumba, and now Pilates at my gym. I have gained and lost and gained the same 10 lbs. since turning 45. Tried lots of diets, and joined sparkpeople, which was grear-but i started spending too much time on the game page. Need to streamline time on the computer for tracking and support. Thought this might be a good website for that

Diets I like:
Trying to follow the "nutritarian" approach, Dr. Furman's method of eating mostly foods with a high nutrient content- primarily vegetables,fruits,nuts, high fiber grains and lots of water.

Workout of choice:
ZUMBA, naturally. New to Pilates, but I'm getting a little more used to the torture hour. Walk up and down stairs at work for one hour 2 or 3 times every week-end. Also love to walk when the weather is nice, but not in the cold., like Leslie Sansone walking tapes at night. Alternate days do weights at the gym.

My plan:
To seriously keep on a healthy diet with as few relapses as possible and continue to exercise , some every day

I need the most help with:
Staying on track. If I don't have a plan I will pretty much skip meals during the day and snack well into the evening, and add a few glasses of wine and then snack some more - definitely makes me feel bad the next morning and then it is even harder to get back on track.

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