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Joined the 2015 Spring 5% Challenge! It starts soon and I am really excited!! I need to be consistent. I need to lose this weight because it saps my energy and strength trying to lug me around!! I'm down to a sz 14 !! I'm ultimately headed for 115 pounds and if I'd really been working these past few of years, I think I should have been there by now!!! Or a heck of alot closer than this!! So, help me if you can and kick my tushie when you see me being lazy!!
Gotta do this ...
Joined the 2015 Spring 5% Challenge! It starts soon and I am really excited!! I need to be consistent. I need to lose this weight because it saps my energy and strength trying to lug me around!! I'm down to a sz 14 !! I'm ultimately headed for 115 pounds and if I'd really been working these past few of years, I think I should have been there by now!!! Or a heck of alot closer than this!! So, help me if you can and kick my tushie when you see me being lazy!!
Gotta do this and nobody can do it for me! Gotta "make it happen"!!!!
. Gonna work my butt off to make at least 5% if not more! Gonna walk 20-30 minutes each day, and get in some workout when walking isn't possible. I will get to the gym 2X's/week for circuits & use the treadmill when I cannot get out and walk . I will keep to my nutrition tracker. I have asked DH to do more cooking from "The Spark Solution b/c I really don't like to cook and he does. Gotta be consistant and persistant to a fault!!! I want to be a good teammate and will check in with my team as often as possible. I will weigh in every Saturday morning and post it & post exercise minutes and LTGL daily to my team and help bring in my team to the top 3 each week!! ( Can you tell I'm a bit competitive??)

Scale is dusted off....(I weigh every Sat.)
Exercise clothes and gym bag are ready to go.
Water bottle ready.
Exercise plan is in place.
Diet consisting of lean meats (or some kind of good protein), lots of freggies and fiber and try harder to drink water. Will cook & eat Chef Meg's recipes as often as possible.
Will track daily and visit with my team.
I want to lose this weight for the following reasons:
1) health
2) Get back to the weight I should be!
3) Being barely over 5', I should be much lighter for optimum health and well-being.
4) To wear nicer clothes and look better in them!
5) To save my knees and hips and back!
6) To feel normal and confident again!

I am fortunate that I really have no "trigger" foods. That is to say, if I DO eat a "no-no" food, it doesn't get me off track. I will mindfully eat said "no-no" food (a small amt.) and stay right on track beyond that. I don't throw in the towel for the day or week, etc. That's one of the best things I have reaped from SP over the last few years. ( I have lately, however, been caving to my sugar addiction, so will be working diligently on that, too.) So here's the update! If I start to sound lazy or gripey, kick my tush!!!
You gals and guys are the best!!! Thanks SPARKGUY for creating this fabulous place for all the great people here!!
Here I go in the 2015 Spring 5% challenge. Gonna work harder, do my best to be consistent and keep at the lower end of my calorie range! Have plans for better movement. I have a hefty goal in mind this time, so pray for my success!!! I'm getting rid of this 5% this time! At Least! Let's do this, my SParky friends!
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Member Since: 11/18/2008

SparkPoints: 74,316

Fitness Minutes: 61,987

My Goals:
Lose at least 5% of my weight throughout these next 2 months.
Exercise EVERY day, even if it's only my QF's.
Walking 1 - 2 miles daily (& more if the opportunity presents itself.)

My Program:
Counting calories and staying within my range, and following the Spark Solution meals & recipes. They are good and they are so much better that the "standart American diet"!!!
Getting my fruits and vegies.
Drink water and green tea (after my coffee)
Exercise every day.

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Originally Uniontown, Pa....now Hickory, NC . Love critters, gardening, walking and trying out a new recipe now and again.

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Babysit my DGDs when they get off the school bus at my house after school and their parents work. They are the loves of my life! 5 years old( kindergarden) and 10 yr old (4th grade)!
Have a 24 year old DS living at home and a DH. Also, have my 15 year old beagle mix (Bruno) who is my shadow.
I love SP!! AND I love all my SPark friends!!

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IYA_EKUNDAYO
4/26/2015 8:38:11 AM

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ONTHEPATH2
4/24/2015 2:17:19 PM

Thanks so much for the spark goodie! I'm enjoying this moment in the spotlight, taking it all in! Let's see if we can gat past those underdoggies this week! Have an awesome weekend!
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4/24/2015 7:17:14 AM

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Whatever your desires and dreams, I wish you the match
that lights and revives the fire to keep you going....
and a determination that aspires and inspires to reach your goals.

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IYA_EKUNDAYO
4/23/2015 9:46:03 PM

It's easy to lose focus on your goal when you experience bad emotions and feel like it makes no sense to go on longer. before you make the final decision, ask your self a few questions... like

1. Would you be happy if you gave up and your life remained the same?
Sometimes all it takes to keep going is to remind yourself of the end goal.

2. What's the worst that can happen if you keep going and don't achieve your goal?
Arnold Schwarzenegger once said: "Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength."

Even if you do not achieve your goal, the person you had become when striving to reach it was probably more than worth it.

3. How would it feel to tell other people why you gave up?
Would you be happy telling your friend you gave up because you prefer watching TV to becoming a healthier person?

4. What would you tell your cloest friend if you traded places with her?
Would you tell her to throw in the towel or motivate her to keep pushing...try something different to reach her goals...

Keep pushing and
Never give up!
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