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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.

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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: 89,363

Fitness Minutes: 93,577

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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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW
3/13/2014 10:29:15 AM

I am sorry to hear about Collage Video, I know how you liked that store. Please let me know when sign up starts I think I will get a notice but you never know. Are you interested the BTS? They just opened registration to new members yesterday. Hope your post travel cold is gone and you are feeling better. emoticon



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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW
3/11/2014 11:16:53 AM

I was just thinking about the BLC and coming back to the Warriors the other day. I miss you guys, too. When does this round end? The next round will be BLC25? Any idea when it starts?



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LADYJ6942
3/11/2014 9:47:03 AM

Thank you for checking in. I'm a live and kickin'. Still enjoying the new job, still struggling to get into a new routine but since we've adopted a new dog it is getting better.

Hope all is well with you.



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LIVINGLIFENOW
3/9/2014 5:34:15 PM

Thanks for stopping by I hope to come back as an warrior next round miss you guys.



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GLASSART43
3/2/2014 12:27:04 PM

emoticon Joanna for the birthday wishes. Sounds like your warm vacation was a success - glad to see you back!

Marianne



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