AALLEY2   72,091
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Our one and only Akita - Stormy (over the rainbow (96-2013) and Shadow our kitty





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Staying Active & Eating Healthier

Spring 5% Challenge commitment:
I will be eating more whole foods and not so many processed food. My calorie range is between 1200 - 1500 depending on my activity during the day. Today is day 1 of the 8-week training program for walking/running plus weight strength, stretching.
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In 2009 my doctor told me I would have to take cholesterol meds to lower my cholesterol and then when the Long Term ...
Spring 5% Challenge commitment:
I will be eating more whole foods and not so many processed food. My calorie range is between 1200 - 1500 depending on my activity during the day. Today is day 1 of the 8-week training program for walking/running plus weight strength, stretching.
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In 2009 my doctor told me I would have to take cholesterol meds to lower my cholesterol and then when the Long Term Health Care application was rejected because I was 20 lbs over their limit, I knew it was time again to try to get to a healthier weight. Besides, I hated how I looked in a pic!
Really to stay motivated isn't very easy for me, I need a support system, and constant reminders. The weight creeps back in to my life when I don't keep my goals in check.
The SP Fitness Tracker is awesome, I love mapping the different routs we take. After logging my food I use the daily analysis, it is great to see that my eating and exercise was in sync or not!
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Member Since: 12/24/2011

SparkPoints: 72,091

Fitness Minutes: 70,362

My Goals:
1. Workout in a.m.
2. Eat within my calorie zone
3. Drink 8 - 10 or more water daily
4. Stay focused
5. Track my meals and fitness
6. Log into SP daily
7. Support others and engage in a support system
8. Go to bed early and wake up early (8 hrs)
9. Maintain a healthy weight the rest of my life

My Program:
Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment. What type of exercise will you do? Cardio: walk to run, for 45 to 60 min tone & stretch full body in 20 min and strength training from dvds, & my own routine. my daily goal is between 45 & 60 min up to 120 min depending on activity 5 or 6 days a week.

Personal Information:
Walking, biking, aerobics, and strength training, are my favorite way to be active. Using the hula hoop is fun too, but I don't burn off many calories doing it.
I am determined to stay motivated!

Since before we retired, my dear hubby and I have been walking for over 10 yrs and he is one of my best hiking & biking partners!

Other Information:
My DH & I celebrate 30 yrs of marriage.
I am a self-taught knitter and crocheter, I'm also a papercrafter. I've made handmade greeting cards and other paper crafts for a few years now.



To Climb Steep hills requires slow pace at first.
William Shakespeare

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Member Comments:
DIANEDOESSMILES
4/18/2015 12:13:46 AM

How is it going kiddo??

Today is a day of being tired. On Sunday I have full day!! So I 'll need the energy.



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4/17/2015 10:42:12 AM

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The best accessory we can wear is CONFIDENCE. Strive to maintain a healthy dose of self-confidence with a positive I CAN DO IT attitude! Change inner thoughts to receive outer positive results! emoticon


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DIANEDOESSMILES
4/17/2015 1:55:28 AM

Awww Hon, it's neat to watch the changes.

-This time I'm slowly, ever so very slowly losing, but it's also good. A few year's ago I lost quickly, so many told me "u r too thin",,, I was barely out of the obese category. I got paranoid cos two of them decided they could take me apart bit by bit, piece by piece. Bit hurt me badly. I was. Also headed for Colorado to live there permanently. So I grossly gave up, eating only junk food, went back up 40lbs. Thankfully. One of them moved the other one, we barely talk. I can't handle the negative remarks, when my Dr and I had set up the program.

Losing slowly, it should stay off.



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4/15/2015 11:18:31 PM

Have a great Thursday. emoticon



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IOWAGRAMMA
4/14/2015 5:17:29 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page with the Sparkaversary wishes! It is much appreciated. Hugs, Jeannie



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