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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: 217,216

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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    Thank you for the goodie! Some warm sunshine sounds great!

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    270 days ago
    Thank you for the goodie! It was such a nice surprise to see you on the training team! Great job!!
    274 days ago
    I thought that might be how you met her. She talked a lot about that team, how you all met in real life, and how it came here. emoticon My knee has improved so much because of the trainer. I just have to keep up the work after I finish my last tw0 sessions.

    275 days ago
    Hi Anne, I have not talked to you in a long time. I am coming back after a long while. Retired now and hopefully back on track. Looking forward to seeing you on SP. Happy Thanksgiving!
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    311 days ago
    I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

    {This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

    'Twas the night before Jesus came
    and all through the house
    Not a creature was praying,
    Not one in the house.
    Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
    In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

    The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
    Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
    And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
    Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

    When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
    I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
    Away to the window I flew like a flash,
    Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
    With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
    I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

    The light of His face made me cover my head
    It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
    And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
    I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

    In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
    Was written the name of every saved man.
    He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
    When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

    The people whose names had been written with love
    He gathered to take to His Father above.
    With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
    While all the rest were left standing around.

    I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
    I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
    I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
    Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

    In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
    The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
    There's only one life and when comes the last call
    We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

    (by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

    To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.
    643 days ago
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