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I've reached the age where extra weight is indeed dangerous. When work and stress diverted my attention, I gradually put on many of the pounds I had worked so hard to lose. But there is no getting around it, I can't afford to stay "overweight". My DH begged for us to get a treadmill with our tax refund. With the (valid) excuse of sensitive joints and a back back, we purchased a Landice L7 with orthopedic belt. I'm giddy! The treadmill reminds me of how I lost my weight so successfully ...
I've reached the age where extra weight is indeed dangerous. When work and stress diverted my attention, I gradually put on many of the pounds I had worked so hard to lose. But there is no getting around it, I can't afford to stay "overweight". My DH begged for us to get a treadmill with our tax refund. With the (valid) excuse of sensitive joints and a back back, we purchased a Landice L7 with orthopedic belt. I'm giddy! The treadmill reminds me of how I lost my weight so successfully before -- it's like an old friend. So after the installers left, I started up the machine and walked a 12-minute hill program with max incline of 3 degrees and max speed of 2.8. It's not much to those of you training for marathons, but I knew it was the smart way for me to acquaint myself with this new treadmill. I wasn't winded, but I could feel the incline in my legs. So week 1 will be gentle conditioning. At most I will do a session in the morning and one in the evening. I'm looking forward to 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening - and true progress on the scale!

Just think: getting that treadmill made me think how I would track my progress. Silly me, I already belonged to this wonderful site! So as imperfect as my beginning may be, I am beginning and tracking, for I know that my competitive nature will remind me of my old winning ways.

It's great to be back!

I guess it's time for a new photo of me as I am as I begin the 2014 Summer 5% Challenge.
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Member Since: 7/1/2009

SparkPoints: 32,989

Fitness Minutes: 31,482

My Goals:
To reach a healthy weight of 140 or below.

To attain healthy cholesterol levels.

To eat 25 grams or more of fiber a day.

My Program:
I am beginning a treadmill program, and a modest strength training program. And now that I have retired, it's time for me to try out the Tai Chi DVDs on my shelf if I can't find a local class.

I praise myself every time I change to a new BMI, every 5 lbs lost or 5% lost from my original WW start weight of 190.8 on 3.03.09 or my SP SW or challenge SW, and when I have to switch wardrobe. There's usually some milestone to celebrate!

I weigh in daily on Wii Fit Plus. I love the mornings it says I am 20 years old!

SUMMER 2014 5% CHALLENGE
Exercise Commitment:
30 min/day, cardio intensity to vary per Polar Training Plan, with ST on 2 days ("Rest" days for Cardio)

Diet Commitment:
Stay within SP 1250-1750 calories per Precision Nutrition guideline
Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Eat 5 fruits/veggies daily

Personal Information:
I live in Joppa, Maryland. Mariner Point Park is a hop and a skip away for a pleasant walk.



Other Information:
"Life is full of adventures. We just don't get to pick all of them."

“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.”

2014 "If Only" goal: Run a 5K without exceeding Maximum Heart Rate

2014 "Take That" goal: Develop "Michelle Obama Arms and Shoulders"

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LIFEASMRSA
7/12/2014 1:10:35 AM

Hi Kate! I hope oh Charlie will be the sweet loyal companion I know he has inside him.... I just have to be patient and wait it out lol I'm glad Lucy has turned into a sweet dog. Bat the end of the day Charlie Isn't that bad... Just has an endless amount of energy that's all lol



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IXCHEL23
7/11/2014 9:38:53 PM

emoticon Hi, and thank you for visiting my page! Lots of luck to you too! Weight loss has been slow the past few years but I've been working and trying my hardest since the start of this summer. Have a great weekend! emoticon



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LIFEASMRSA
7/11/2014 6:52:40 PM

Thanks for your comments on my blog Kate! Oh ya... Devil puppy when he gets those crazy spurts of energy even though we've walked and played and walked drive me nuts!! And the potty training is tough.... He's learning to pee on command.... Slowly.. But he's still young so it'll take time to train his bladder I guess..lol we also have a trainer and she's given some tips for the biting and some other training



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WONDERGALE
7/8/2014 12:07:25 AM

Thanks for visiting my page. emoticon



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ZELLAZM
7/7/2014 4:14:16 AM

Thanks for asking!...I'm still a little sore but doing much better. I rode my bike for the first time yesterday and the wrist isn't liking that today. Knee still twinging but I don't think I'll need to see the doctor. My first chance to go would be tomorrow, so I'll see how I feel in the AM. Hope you had a good 4th!



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