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My Weight Loss Journey

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: 90,522

Fitness Minutes: 94,807

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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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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PERFECTVELVET
5/22/2014 5:38:54 PM

Thanks for your support, Joanna! emoticon And yes, it would be so much easier to lose weight if we didn't have to eat!



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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW
5/15/2014 10:35:07 PM

"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

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! Hugs!




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FUSIONFITNESS3
5/15/2014 8:00:11 PM

"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

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! Hugs!



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SEATTLE58
4/27/2014 3:48:09 PM

Thank you for the goodie and the Congrats for the month of April. I really appreciate it. As far as my SP page the house and the pretty flowers are a photo that I found and loved online, so not our place. Most all the photos that you can see in my album of photos, are of our house, yard,e tc. Wow, I would love to own that house and yard on my main page! Ya, that would be me! Thanks again Joanna! You are a super great chum of a buddy! emoticon Especially with this nicer weather coming, although we could get snow flurries tomorrow! It's only 38 degrees right now, with a very strong wind. Not the best for walking out there. I'll try to get on my recumbent bike, but my right knee is so full of OA pain, but they say that the biking is supposed to be good for it, but I don't know when a person has this much pain. I'll see how it goes. Have a super good week ahead!
Hugs, Karen



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