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Update on July 14, 2013
On my way to my 6th 5% challenge, which is 5% of my weight at the start of the challenge which is July 27th. It lasts 8 weeks, and I am going to be a Beautiful Butterfly again. I may change my picture, to a different butterfly, or stay the same. My grandkids are my motivation, but also my disabled, crippled sister who I just visited, whose body is wracked with arthritis, (she is 60 - 2 years older than me), who is working hard to just be able to WALK AGAIN WITH ...
Update on July 14, 2013
On my way to my 6th 5% challenge, which is 5% of my weight at the start of the challenge which is July 27th. It lasts 8 weeks, and I am going to be a Beautiful Butterfly again. I may change my picture, to a different butterfly, or stay the same. My grandkids are my motivation, but also my disabled, crippled sister who I just visited, whose body is wracked with arthritis, (she is 60 - 2 years older than me), who is working hard to just be able to WALK AGAIN WITH THE AIDE OF A WALKER. If she can work through the pain, so can I.
I am eating with the Curves Complete, and doing Curves exercise at least 4 days per week. My need is to find other exercise to do on the days that I do not go to Curves. I will work on that and update it here.
Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go?

I have gotten rid of foods that are not healthy for me, and I have my husband and Curves Coach to be accountable. My issues in the last challenge had to do with stress and my reactions to it. I will write up a blog about how I plan to handle stress this time around. I was supposed to loose 11.5 and actually gained half a pound from my start, but am now down 3 lbs from the start. So I have made some progress. THIS IS THE CHALLENGE, I WILL GET BELOW 200 LBS.
Update on May 2, 2013
I am going to do my 5th 5% challenge. This will be the 2013 Spring challenge. I will be a beautiful butterfly once again. In the winter challenge I was successful in loosing my 5% plus half a pound. I lost 11.5 lbs. Since I have gained 3. I will update this on Saturday May 11, the first day of the challenge with my beginning weight, the weight I need to loose. My plan is still the same, continue to work out at Curves four times per week, walk, use the Curves complete eating program, and meet with my Curves Coach one time a week. I will get weighed in there on Weds, but for the challenge I will weigh myself on Sats. I will be getting my inch measurements done each month.

I am going to add some pictures here. I had a wonderful 58th birthday with my family, and they have all been very supportive of me. I Can and WILL do this.

Update FEBRUARY 9, 2013
Taking on a new challenge in the form of 5% Winter challenge team. Goal to loose 5% of my weight. Current weight is 220. 5% is 11 lbs. I know that I can do this. I lost 8 lbs in the summer challenge. I have gained 6 lbs since the last challenge in the fall. This time I have plans. I am going to trust God to help me with this.

~~~~~~~~ I AM GOING TO DO THIS ~~~~~~~~~
~~~~~~~~ CHEER ME ON ~~~~~~~~~~

Updating as of June 11, 2012
I haven't lost weight since January. I have decided to make some changes to change that. I joined the 10 minutes of exercise a day challenge last week. So far so good.
I joined Curves in April, and they are having a Last Queen Standing contest for the summer for those girls who come three times a week for 8 weeks. I signed up for that as well. This means that when I travel next week I will need to visit the Curves in the city I am in. (Which I did, Yeah)
And I signed up to join the 5% weight loss challenge team, which is 8 weeks, and I am working on how I am going to loose at least 11 lbs in the 8 weeks of the challenge. I know that I can do it. And I know that I will.
end of update.
I live in Texas, transplanted from New England. I hate the heat, and find it difficult to exercise. I had knee replacement in 2007 and because of that also find exercise difficult. I would like to loose weight, get more energy, to keep up with my grandson, 17 months, Stryker. I have three grown children, and a marvelous husband who is very supportive.
I am working on my long term goals: to climb a mountain with my husband, to go rappelling, to walk in a 5K for some charity, to visit Israel, these are things I want to do when I have gotten healthier, that will motivate me to continue on this journey.
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Member Since: 6/15/2011

SparkPoints: 63,671

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My Goals:
BY THE END OF 2013
be below 200 & stay there
Walk a 5K
Finish organizing my upstairs rooms

Finish quilt promised to my son

Set up some motivating rewards
Find a 5K race to participate in
Rewards -
drop below 220 - new silver hoop earrings. DONE

drop to 200 - new mattresses for our bed

drop below my DH currently 191 - or if my DH looses weight, below him - A weekend away


My Program:
New goals July 2013
Study Psalms & Proverbs in personal study
5% summer challenge

Current weight 208 on July 14, 2013
5% is 10.5 lbs in 8 weeks
Doable? YES
Exercise plan
Curves 3-4 days a week, more if my knees allow.
at least 10 mins other days
Walk 5000 steps a day
Eat 5 veg or fruit a day
Water 80 + ozs a day
track my food on blog

I am a Beautiful Butterfly to transform my life on this challenge.
cheer me on!!!!!

Personal Information:
I am now twice the age of my oldest son, he is 29, I am 58.

I grew up in CT, and ME. Married my husband in Boston, moved to Cincinnati, OH, and then to Arlington, TX where we have lived since July 1, 1986.


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CRUISEBOUND2014
5/5/2013 8:33:52 PM

I could go on forever about cruising! I absolutely love it. My husband wasn't interested either but it was on my "bucket" list. So, when his company was paying for all their employees to go I told him I would go without him. Well, needless to say, he went and we have been cruising ever since! I'm looking forward to getting to know you also! emoticon
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8/11/2012 11:12:48 PM

Thank you so much for your comments on my recent blog “Congratulations – you have won 86,400…” I have been overwhelmed and honoured by the response and receiving a popular blog award.
In the past three weeks my mother-in-law passed away at 93, my brother-in-law had open heart surgery to repair an aortic aneurysm and my son’s mother-in-law has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer and is undergoing radical surgery tomorrow.
Together with these events, the article came to my inbox as a timely reminder to me that our time here is numbered and every minute that we are given is too precious to waste on unimportant negativity.
As Sparkie friends, we are sharing the journey to focus on being as healthy as possible and finding a successful balance in our lives – through healthy eating, exercise and happy relationships – I just wanted to share the article with everyone and I am humbled that it also resonated with so many others.
Thanks for your support and best wishes for much happiness in the future.
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Thank you so much for the comment on my blog (Getting Real About Hate). I am glad you liked it. I hope you will find it within yourself to celebrate YOU!!! I am not sure that anything could make tuna or any fish taste better! lol I like unsalted pretzels with hummus.

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BOBBYD31
8/9/2012 2:08:18 PM

take care of you back and congrats on the baby!



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POETLKNG2LOSE
8/6/2012 11:15:35 PM

Thanks for the advice but right now I can just barely pay my bills and pay for house stuff. My bank account is really low and my savings have dropped down a lot. I need a good job just to start paying off the cards. Right now all I can do is pay the minimum amount.



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