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THREE YEARS AND STILL GOING STRONG!

Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. ~David Frost

I love this informative website - it's so full of many good tips & tools on how to eat healthy and exercise. I hope to be with it for years to come, even after I reach my goal weight.
I have learned so many things and have lost 43 pounds and 52 inches since joining! Have met so many special supportive friends from all over the world here too. I have ...
Don't aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. ~David Frost

I love this informative website - it's so full of many good tips & tools on how to eat healthy and exercise. I hope to be with it for years to come, even after I reach my goal weight.
I have learned so many things and have lost 43 pounds and 52 inches since joining! Have met so many special supportive friends from all over the world here too. I have tracked my food daily since the beginning and exercise everyday and have went from walking a few blocks to 4 1/2 miles in one day! Recently purchased a Fitbit Flex and that really helps me keep going with my daily step goals!!
Although I have hit a few plateaus off and on, I will never give up! I don't want to destroy all the progress I have made by giving in to food temptations, just because I have a bad day, week or year!
Thanks to all the support of my sparkfriends, I feel I can keep going day after day with their help! I truly feel I have hope for the future! And I am here to support them too!

My back story is that I was the correct weight range all through my school age years. When I got married in 1974, I gained 17 pounds in the first 6 months, because I wanted to eat all the desserts and junk food my Mom would never allow us to have. Now I am glad she did or I would have been obese long before that, I'm sure!
I never stopped gaining weight after that - stress eating & binge eating helped add to those pounds & the scale kept creeping up! Add lots of fast food, because too busy or tired to cook after working all day and driving 2 hours round trip to and from work in those days.
Now I reach for fruit and vegetables instead of junk food! It took awhile, but I am so proud of myself -it is a miracle I can do that! Still have a ways to go, but I am hanging in there!

Thanks for stopping by my page........ Connie
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1BEACHWALKER made the best of the rainy days...movies & umbrella in hand on our walks! Saw Divergent - excellent and Transcendence - good, but strange. Will be back Monday! Have a good one
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Member Since: 8/23/2010

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My Goals:
My goals for 2014:

1) Continue riding my bike, although had to stop since having back problems early in the year. Still
Currently working on finishing the 46 mile Withlacoochee State trail on my bike- only 6 more miles to go as of 8/23/13!

2) Cook more at home= eat out less
(which will help with less sodium in my foods & staying more within my calorie & fat ranges)

3) More control over my sweet tooth! Always a work in progress!

4) Slowly have been getting back to using weights in my exercise. Due to my bike accident last year and injuring my arm-had to stop for 6 months. Up to 2# as of 3/2014

As of 1/1/15: Want to at least get to Onederland! A girl can dream! It has been slow going, with 3 injuries in one year, but I won't give up!
REWARD: Nice Vacation somewhere

My Program:
SP & my Spark Friends are my motivators and helps me keep track of calories and exercise.

Due to bad knees-I incorporate chair exercises into my routine at least 4x a week

3x a week ST with weights or resistance bands

Walk 3-4 x a week, at least 10 miles a week.

Other Information:
Love being with my DH of 39 1/2 years-we do everything together-we are best friends! We enjoy sunsets, the ocean, walking on the beach, or any trails! Both are very much into photography!

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TXGRANDMA
4/19/2014 11:50:16 PM

Thanks for the Goodie, Connie! Can't wait till you are back! Enjoy what is left of vacation! See you Monday........ emoticon



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WHITNEYTEACHER
4/19/2014 7:22:23 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page to read my blog and for your comments. I've thought all along that finding a doctor that was willing to really listen to me would be the key but wasn't able to find one in the little town we lived in before moving. I think my biggest surprise in what she said was her definition of processed food. I definitely wouldn't have put things like whole grain bread in that category. Today is a new day of change (again). I've had a lot of "day 1's" but hopefully this will be the start of a more success.




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4/19/2014 6:55:51 PM

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NISSANGIRL
4/19/2014 7:32:04 AM

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,.) V (... Thanks for being such great Spark support!
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(,,)-(,,).❤ ❤ Happy Easter❤ ❤
blessings and hugs.....Ann

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ROZZALYN
4/18/2014 5:04:15 PM

Hi Connie....
It wasn't a trick question, the photo is reversed. I don't know what I did to get it that way, and my computer wouldn't co-operate at letting me flip it. I still found it humbling to look at the Falls from a perspective I'm not familiar with. Every time I visit the Falls I look at them with awe and am reminded how insignificant we are. How lucky am I to live so close ( less than 1 hour) to such a natural wonder! I think not many people will be familiar enough to pick up on the reversal. But you may be the only one to check out the blog. Thanks for your friendship.
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