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I am back at my goal weight, and at goal weight I will stay. I learned important lessons when I got off track and regained lot of the weight I'd lost. But I recovered my FOCUS and worked my way back to my right-sized body in 2015.

One of the most important lessons that I learned is the importance of SUPPORT. Share my goals with someone who will hold me Accountable. SparkPeople is my "someone", and it's important to make a deep connection with the community and let my SparkFriends know how I'm doing, even in the rough times... or should I say especially in the rough times.

1. In the moment of trouble, get support. Make that human connection. Reach out - someone will be there.
2. Breathe. 3 deep breaths go a long way towards recovering lost resolve.
3. Help someone else. Get out of myself and my self-absorption. There's always someone to help with something... just look around and lend that helping hand.
4. After a slip-up, simply resume on-plan. Permission to be human.
5. Above all, remember my reasons for wanting to lose weight in the first place. They are written down - reread them. Transport myself back to that time when I was desperate to get to where I am right now.

Member Since: 2/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 224,386

My Goals:
My goal is to maintain my weight 130 pounds (range 127-132), maintain my cardiovascular fitness, build strength, and increase my flexibility.

My Program:
Keep a journal of my food.
Walk about 2 miles a day.
Use the stationary bike for 30 min 5 days per week or commute on the bike to/from work. Also ride the bike on the weekends.
Strength training every day at least 10 minutes (up to 30 minutes)
Stretching 10 minutes a day

Personal Information:
Height 5'5"
Age 60 in April 2016
New Hampshire USA
Bicycle enthusiast
Love to knit and crochet
Cat lover
Nature lover

Other Information:
Lighten Up was the name of a team that I was proud to co-captain with Kammygirl (now JustKaron) on eDiets Ultimate Challenge. That team has gone on without me over the years and has become the Lighter4Life team.

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