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I've decided that if I lose 15 pounds in 2014, I will reward myself with a subscription to People Magazine and if I don't lose 15 pounds, I'll hire a personal trainer.

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I am 53 years old and I started at 264 pounds in 1998 and have been trying to get down to 150 pounds since then.

I have rheumatoid autoimmune disease, which sometimes makes it difficult to exercise, but in 2009, I exercised 253 days and in 2010, I exercised 344 days! Now ...
I've decided that if I lose 15 pounds in 2014, I will reward myself with a subscription to People Magazine and if I don't lose 15 pounds, I'll hire a personal trainer.

INFO about me...

I am 53 years old and I started at 264 pounds in 1998 and have been trying to get down to 150 pounds since then.

I have rheumatoid autoimmune disease, which sometimes makes it difficult to exercise, but in 2009, I exercised 253 days and in 2010, I exercised 344 days! Now some of those days were only 10 or 15-minute exercise sessions but the point is that exercise is doable even when you're sore and most of the time, it actually makes me feel better!

Unfortunately, I gained 6 pounds other the course of the year.

And, then in 2011, I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees and wasn’t able to do as much exercise as I did in the past two years. But, I did some physio on my knees and by the end of 2011, I was exercising more days than not even with some kickboxing. Woohoo!

I exercised a total of 144 days for the whole year and lost the 6 pounds that I gained in 2010. I did that with a combination of Weight Watchers at the beginning of the year and with the support of the Awesome A Team on the 5% Challenges on SparkPeople in the latter part of year. And, I only gained 1 pound over the Christmas holidays with their help as well!

In 2012, I found the BLC challenges and my wonderful Amazon Warriors team and with their help, I lost another 11 pounds from September 2012 to April 2013, which puts me at my lowest weight since 2008!

In 2013, I exercised 325 days and lost 11 pounds.
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Member Since: 9/8/2007

SparkPoints: 88,493

Fitness Minutes: 92,702

My Goals:
To lose 15 pounds by the end of 2014.

To read a book a week in 2014.




My Program:
To follow the SparkPeople program.

To exercise for a minimum of 30 minutes a day 5 times a week incorporating strength-training along with cardio.

To drink 6 cups of water a day.

To limit junk food/bad fats.

Personal Information:
I live in Ontario, Canada with my husband, named Jake and my cat, named Ogoni. I have no kids by choice but 11 nieces and nephews, whom I love and spoil. My birthday is May 12, 1960 and I've been married to Jake since March 24, 1984.

I'm an Administrative Secretary for our local municipal government. I work in the section where our guys repair watermains and sewers and I'm the only woman in our section and I LOVE it!

Other Information:
Favourite colour: red
Favourite book: The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
Favourite movie: Uncle Buck
Favourite season: Spring
Favourite number: 8
Email: bkwerm@gmail.com


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Member Comments:
SEATTLE58
6/28/2014 12:48:41 PM

Oh wow, I'll have to look that up. Thanks for the info.! Sounds interesting for sure!



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SEATTLE58
6/28/2014 11:31:14 AM

Thanks Joanna, for commenting on my sore knes. I have to ask you what a TENS machine is. Also, I can't take tylenol for pain because of having liver troubles. So I do take Tramadol which my Rheumy prescribed and that takes some of the edge off. I feel the same with the arth. gel he prescribed too. I take hand warmers on my knee every day. Especially at night so I can sleep. I have one on right now. Good luck to us to keep on keeping on the best we can! emoticon



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SEEMAINE1
6/18/2014 3:18:09 PM

Thank you so much for the goodie! I'll post on the thread today! Hugs!



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FITMAMAOF1
6/12/2014 12:25:35 PM

Thanks for your support and encouragement!



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SUNPANTHER
5/24/2014 3:22:56 AM

Thanks Joanna. Still coughing up a storm, but hanging in there. Thanks for the goodie and for noticing my absence. xx



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