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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. And, I will fit into the brand new size 18 jeans I've had for two years!

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I am 54 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, ...
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. And, I will fit into the brand new size 18 jeans I've had for two years!

INFO about me...

I am 54 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: 97,909

Fitness Minutes: 102,704

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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DEDICATED2HIM
12/22/2014 11:41:37 AM

a Very Merry Christmas to you Joanna. Thank you for being faithful wiht the threads you are in charge of. I'm really sorry that I never got into the habit of doing the weights...I really wasn't clear on how to do it. Have you been doing them or have they just fizzled because I didn't pick up the slack? What do you want to do at this point.? Let them be idle until someone comes along who can do them? Or do you want me to give it another try?

Good job getting that much of your house cleaned. I have trouble just putting my laundry away. Need to do that today too.

Have a very merry Christmas.
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SEATTLE58
11/25/2014 12:31:55 PM

Thank you for the Happy Birthday wishes and your sweet note. I really appreciate it and I hope that you have a good day too.



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CHRISPYLEE
11/16/2014 2:35:04 PM

Hi Joanna! Thank you for always checking in on me and for sending your encouragement!
You are a great spark friend! emoticon emoticon

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IMAGINE_IT
11/6/2014 4:14:55 PM

emoticon for stopping by my Blog and the Birthday goodie...and emoticon for your support and encouragement. I so appreciate you. emoticon



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MELWOW1
10/31/2014 9:58:27 PM

Thanks for the goodie! I have just been having a tough week.



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