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I joined the 5% 2015 Spring Challenge. As the Motivational Leader of the Awesome A Team, I commit to at least 500 minutes of cardio exercise weekly, along with additional strength training. I will get at least 10,000 steps in 5 out of 7 days. I will stay within my calorie range daily. My plan is based around food allergies, but I try to balance protein/fat/ and carb nutrients and try to eat more veggies than meat. I will support my team by logging my fitness minutes and LTGL points ...
I joined the 5% 2015 Spring Challenge. As the Motivational Leader of the Awesome A Team, I commit to at least 500 minutes of cardio exercise weekly, along with additional strength training. I will get at least 10,000 steps in 5 out of 7 days. I will stay within my calorie range daily. My plan is based around food allergies, but I try to balance protein/fat/ and carb nutrients and try to eat more veggies than meat. I will support my team by logging my fitness minutes and LTGL points daily, weigh-in on Saturday's, and check in with my teammates daily through group posts and their blogs, offering encouragement where I can. I look forward to a successful 8 week challenge!!!

I have been a member of Spark People since March of 2010. My commitment level has varied from day/week/month, but I have continued the journey. I know that losing the weight is just part of the equation. Every day is about making better choices than the day before, and choosing the healthiest option available. Also, trying to find the balance and keep it all in moderation.

I hit my initial goal weight in early 2011, and then revised it to the middle of my normal BMI. I was within 9 pounds of the revised goal, when I had some injuries that side-lined me. Replaced some old unhealthy habits with some new unhealthy habits, and packed on the pounds over the next year. Then came 2013. I was exercising like a fiend, at least 4000 calories per week in cardio alone, and staying within calorie range. The weight just kept piling on. After my doctor ran a bunch of tests, an auto-immune disease was diagnosed. I worked with a nutritionist, my doctor referred me to, for a few months to help with a manageable eating plan. I am committed to getting back on track by eating healthier, living a more active lifestyle, and regular exercise. So my mantra is "One choice at a time." I can do this!!!
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Member Since: 3/18/2010

SparkPoints: 203,118

Fitness Minutes: 121,904

My Goals:
5% Challenge:
9.8 pound loss by 05/29/2015

Minimum 500 minutes of cardio exercise weekly including: walking; water aerobics; Senior Fitness Classes; and yoga.

Strength training 2x to 3x per week




My Program:
Use the Nutrition Tracker to input all foods eaten

Drink a minumum of 10 glasses of water daily

5 Cardio sessions per week (currently walking 3 days and gym 3 days a week)

Strength Training at the gym 2 x per week

Personal Information:
My name is Margie ( hard g) I was born and raised in Montana. My husband was in the military so I have lived in several states throughout the years, and have been in southern California since 1991.

Married with two adult children and two granddaughters.

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Hobbies:
Reading (anything historical, political, or thrillers such as Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum)

Counted Cross Stitch

Computer Games

Music:
Pretty much everything goes here. Classical, country, hip-hop, rock. I have music on all day rather than TV

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BARBIE176
3/25/2015 5:40:23 PM

My quote for you for today is by Michael John Bobak:

"All progress takes place outside the comfort zone."

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SPARKIE1964
3/25/2015 3:59:34 PM

Appreciate the flowers! Better today😊



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ONTHEPATH2
3/24/2015 3:32:03 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. It has been difficult watching my friend's downward spiral - but if there is a positive in a negative situation, it has motivated me to make different choices. I have been overwhelmed by the words of encouragement I have received from people here on Spark. Thanks so much for taking the time to spark a fellow traveler on this path to better health! Have an awesome day!
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SPARKED2BFIT
3/21/2015 5:10:30 AM

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emoticon There will be days when you feel like giving up... don't.
emoticon There will be days when you feel like you don't have what it takes... you do!
emoticon There will be days when everything seems to be falling apart... it won't!

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and those will be the days that you'll look back and say,

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WISLNDR
3/11/2015 5:33:52 AM

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I'm definitely looking forward to the next 5% Challenge, it's certainly kept me focused!!



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