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Blackcoral Ocean Sunset aka Ocean


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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: 27,603

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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    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!
    1741 days ago
    Have missed you. Long time no hear from you or you from me. Did that sentence make sense? Hope you are doing alright. Let me know what you are working on.
    Did you make the carpenter's star that is on your page? It is beautiful!! Sure is a popular block nowadays.
    Well, dinner needs to be cooked so I need to supervise my dh. LOL
    You stay well and trim and let me hear from you, okay?
    Piece and blessings,
    2009 days ago
    Thanks for the hints on my blog! emoticon
    2091 days ago
    Thank you for the hostess gift. it was sweet of you!
    2094 days ago
    How are you doing? I haven't been on SP much the last few months...but I think of you EVERY SINGLE TIME I look at my beautiful quilt!

    I hope all is going well with you! Sophie says "Woof!" ♥

    2114 days ago
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