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My "Why" Statement:

I want to lose weight so that I feel better and look better and I want this more than I want to sleep in and eat whatever I want whenever I want.

I will be RESOLUTE on sticking with the things that work, e.g. tracking (interesting fact, I've been tracking my food and exercise for 922 days and counting).

I will be RENEGADE by limiting sweets and finding healthier options.

This song and video by X Ambassadors inspires me to do the best that I can with what I have.

"Renegades" by X Ambassadors

Run away-ay with me
Lost souls in revelry
Running wild and running free
Two kids, you and me

And I said hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Renegades, renegades

Long live the pioneers
Rebels and mutineers
Go forth and have no fear
Come close and lend an ear

And I said hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Renegades, renegades

So, all hail the underdogs
All hail the new kids
All hail the outlaws
Spielbergs and Kubricks

It's our time to make a move
It's our time to make amends
It's our time to break the rules
Let's begin...

And I said hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Hey, hey, hey
Hey, hey, hey
Living like we're renegades
Renegades, renegades

Video: youtu.be/1u-niluB8HI

INFO about me...

I am 57 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 (RA), which sometimes makes it difficult to exercise but I know that I always feel better afterwards. Sometimes you just have to push yourself to get going and once you're going, the pain often goes away.

I've been married for 33 years and counting. We had one 18-year-old cat named Ogoni who died last March and no kids by choice.

I'm close to my family. I have dinner and play Scrabble at my Dad's house every Friday night and visit with my 4 younger sisters regularly.

I'm a music-a-holic especially alternative-rock and classic rock.

I love reading. My favourite genres are mysteries, romantic suspense and YA fantasy and sci-fi novels.

I also love reading cookbooks and fitness books.

I love exercising to DVDs and have over 200 workouts. My favourite forms of exercise are strength training, dance, kickboxing, hiking and swimming.

I love native art and most of the art in our house is of the native sort.

I used to love gardening until my RA took a lot of the joy out of it so now all my gardens are in pots. I usually grow various herbs, tomatoes and geraniums.

I enjoy cooking when I have the time and I love trying new recipes and I have a filing cabinet drawer full of recipes plus two shelves on the bookshelf filled with cookbooks. I typically cook all my meals for the week on Sundays so I don't have to cook after work, which I hate doing.

I hate being cold and have told DH that more than anything, I want to become a snowbird when we're retired (live somewhere warmer than Canada during the winter months). In the meantime, I go to the Caribbean with my dad for one week every February.

I have a wonderful job working for wonderful people. I'm the Admin Secretary for our municipal water and sewer maintenance department.

Member Since: 9/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 151,222

My Goals:
To lose 10 pounds by the end of 2017.
To read a book a week in 2017.

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. I have no kids by choice but 13 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'd rather listen to music than watch TV. However, that said, I LOVE the Masterchef shows and the new TV show, Lethal Weapon.

Other Information:
Favourite colour: red (then blue, purple, fuchsia and orange in that order)
Favourite book: The Stone Angel by Margaret Laurence
Favourite movie: Benny & Joon
Favourite band: Green Day
Favourite season: Spring
Favourite number: 8
Email: bkwerm@gmail.com

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    I am working on my next blackout! Bingo is a Blast, love the variety of things to do! How about you? Are you feeling lucky this week? Take care, and stay strong and focused. You got this!
    184 days ago
    I am only an honorary cat in the team, and can not add my efforts in the relay with you, but I am here to encourage you to do one for the team!

    I challenge you to do one exercise for the Indigo Shuffle :), If you let me know what you did, challenge me on my page and I will match it!

    Hope you're having a great weekend!


    Stay strong and focused on your new healthy lifestyle!

    You are strong, focused, and clever as a cat.

    You got this!

    Go Panthers!
    191 days ago
  • v MAGICAL13
    emoticon This friendly Phoenix is soaring by with a message . ... emoticon . stay strong emoticon and never give up.....you can do this emoticon emoticon
    192 days ago
  • v AGNES13
    Water balloons incoming. Splash or duck and do 10 squats
    193 days ago
  • v REBBUL67
    emoticon Water balloons incoming. emoticon Splash! or duck and I challenge you to go in and do as many exercises as you can for the Indigo Shuffle :) emoticon

    Send more balloons flying. emoticon
    193 days ago
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