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6/2/11 An added feature to my new life eating habit was to limit carbs to those found in vegetables and fruit. Cutting out or at least cutting down on "white starch carbs" such as bread, rice, potatoes, pasta has helped me to loose at a nice steady rate. I am no longer obsessed with loosing overnight, loosing slow but steady has been easier on my staying power, less frustration and urge to "cheat"

I have found tracking calories both consumed and burned is the most important part of any "diet" or lifestyle change. If you know what you are taking in and burning off, you can change that to make a bigger difference. And you are not fooling yourself into thinking your are taking in less or burning off more than what is real. So my personal advise to EVERYONE-use Sparkpeoples trackers for success.

I do agility and obedience with my Bernese Mountain Dogs and being overweight is hampering our performances. My dogs are slim and athletic and it is time for me to lose weight to keep up with them.
I am about half way and am really encouraged to keep going. It is becoming more of a challenge-not more challenging but just me vs wt and I AM GOING TO WIN
I think one of my awards will be the violet Sparkwear
that says I finally lost it-and my friends will all think
first I mean my mind-which is not far from the truth.
So another concrete goal/prize to aim for.

Member Since: 5/31/2007

Fitness Minutes: 26,710

My Goals:
Change my lifestyle to healthy, to attain my goal weight and not "diet" the rest of my life.

My Program:
Eating healthy, real foods. But including an endulgence so the urge doesn't build. Hershey's dark kiss a day, keeps the munchies away.

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I have found that mowing the grass is my favorite form of exercise. I am outside, I can see progress, it has a beginning and an end, and I build muscle and burn calories.
AND the grass smells SO good.
Started SP at 190

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I would just like to tell folks to not get discouraged and take every day one at a time. Rejoice in the steps forward and don't dwell on the steps back-there will be some but they should encourage you to try harder and not become dissuaded from your goals.
And listen to books on tape when you are riding the cycle or walking on the treadmill-it makes the time pass much faster-and you get your reading in AND exercise!!
Good luck to everyone, stick with this site and it's tools and you will make it. Advice from someone with little will power-me.
Spark History:
3/17/08 Start at 190
5/22/08 lost 10 GOAL MET!
12/3/09 Under 150lbs GOAL MET!
12/31/09 Won my work's Greatest Loser Challenge GOAL MET!
3/5/10 Under 140/ 50lbs lost GOAL MET!
4/8/10 "NORMAL WT" in BMI index!!!! GOAL MET!!!!!

1/1/11 New Year-New Goals!
Forget the past gains strive toward the new goals.
2/1/11 First goal met! On target for the TV challenge (under 150 again)

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    Have An AWESOME Easter Day!

    ps your dogs are darling!!
    920 days ago

    Hi! Just a shout out to congratulate you!

    You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

    "Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!"

    Again, Congratulations Beautiful! (Proverbs 31)

    1288 days ago
    Great chatting with you again. I'm excited to see your quilts when you get them in a stage where you will be willing to take a pic. I adore your work. Such creativity!
    And hey, how do you get such good pics of your pooches? Mine just looks like all nose when I try and I don't like them.
    PS good job being such a good loser (LoL)
    1377 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/18/2013 4:42:52 PM
    Hello Dino! Good to hear from you emoticon Thanks for taking the time to stop by my page and comment on some pics. Seems like we have not connected in forever. You were my first Spark Friend you know, so you hold a special place in my heart. Plus I still just love, love, love your berner quilt!!! You knew that though. What are you working on lately? I'd love to see your beautiful work. And how are your little cuties? Bet they are big cuties now LoL.
    1382 days ago
    Hello! Just stopping by to see how you are doing. I hope all is well for you and that you are still moving forward in reaching your goals. I've been offline quite a bit with a health issue that is ongoing. But I think of you and all my Spark Friends and hope things are fine.
    Take care & God bless!
    1387 days ago
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