Themedalist's profile


"Your Health is Your Wealth"

About Me:



I'm not really accepting new friend requests at this time. I have maintained a healthy weight/size for 4 years now and as a result, I don't spend as much time on MFP as I once did. So I'm probably not the best friend for those just starting out or mid-stream in their weight loss journeys. I decline most friend requests that I receive.

I want people to learn a little about me and I want to learn a little about them before becoming friends. If people have taken the time to look at my MFP profile page (this page) and mention the things we have things in common in their friend request and I can see we have things in common from their profile page, I almost always accept their friend request.

And if someone checks out my website: and mentions that in their friend request, that pretty much seals the deal. I'll happily accept their friend request.


Inspired by my MFP friends, I run a free website that gives people simple and practical tips to sit less, move more, and live a longer, healthier life.

And moving more may indeed help you lose weight!

Come Join Us!

Twitter: @quitthesitting
Pinterest: quitthesitting



I've been using MFP since July 2011 and I love it. The support from my friends here is terrific, I've learned a great deal from the forums, and I love being part of this community.

I'm being dragged kicking and screaming into my 50's. If I must go, I'm going to be fit and fabulous! I'm a happily married mother of a college student. I don't cook (unless a grilled panini counts), I love to exercise, spend time with my family and friends, and I'm the world's best secret keeper (oh, the things people have told me!)

I've been a pescatarian for many years. Living in New England and near the ocean, I really enjoy having easy access to fresh seafood. I recently watched Forks Over Knives and am trying to reduce my consumption of dairy. But blue cheese is non-negotiable.

I love walking half marathons. I'm very slow (the result of cerebral palsy at birth) and I'm often the last to cross the finish line. I see it as a service I provide my fellow marathoners. "I'll be last, so you won't have to be." I couldn't care less about my time. I enjoy the walks immensely and spend the hours taking pictures, blogging about the race, and thanking as many volunteers as I can. I still get a finisher's medal!

In the summer of 2012, I tripped over a tree stump and developed severe arthritis in my right hip. Over the year it became progressively worse to the point that I could no longer do my beloved walking. On August 6, 2013, I received a new right hip and I haven't stopped walking or moving since then. And I never will.

Update: 02/13/14


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Why I want to get in shape

I love to exercise but my body shape didn't reflect that when I joined MFP in July 2011. Shedding 50 pounds has been a major boost to my health.

My Inspirations

  • Turning 50 and wanting to be healthier than I was in July 2011.
  • Avoiding diseases and other nasty stuff.
  • I've saved for my retirement and want to be around to enjoy it!
  • I want as many years as I can have with my wonderful family and friends!


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