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April 24, 2015
Well here I am, another year has passed. I have been back on SP for 2 weeks now and things are going well.

"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
Christopher Reeve




April 14, 2014
Just keep running this play until I get it right.



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I am updating my page per ...
April 24, 2015
Well here I am, another year has passed. I have been back on SP for 2 weeks now and things are going well.

"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."
Christopher Reeve




April 14, 2014
Just keep running this play until I get it right.



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I am updating my page per instructions from SparkCoach. I started my latest journey with SP on February 4, 2013. Although I have been losing SLOWLY, still I have lost 13 pounds. I am not in this as a race, I have learned to be content with eating better and exercising and feeling healthier. With that said, I do want to lose the last 12 pounds, so I continue......

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It is time to update my introduction! I first joined SP in January, 2009, but did not really get into it until July of 2009. I lost 23 pounds by the end of October that year. Unfortunately, I put my back out by raking leaves without pacing myself. (I guess 2 straight days of raking for 4-5 hours is not really good for you) Since that time 3 years ago I have managed to put back on the 20 pounds. My husband and I are retired and have been on several vacations. We love it, but I have managed to lose my motivation and have been making poor nutrition choices. I decided to do the South Beach diet because I know I can lose weight on this dies, and I know that I feel better avoiding the bad carbs. Today is February 4, 2013, the beginning of a new commitment for me.
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Member Since: 1/3/2009

SparkPoints: 92,810

Fitness Minutes: 59,565

My Goals:
Very simply: I want to feel comfortable in my body.

My Program:
I am tracking my food and staying between 1200-1350 calories a day.
I am going to aerobics and strength class 3 days a week. In June I got the Spark People Activity Tracker and I am now in the 10,000 steps a day club, so a 3-4 mile walk is a daily activity for me.

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My husband and I are semi-retired, (we keep busy and work flexible part time jobs). We love the Patriots and traveling. We enjoy being on the beach, or hiking in the mountains. We have 5 children and 6 grandchildren. We feel blessed to have such a good life and such a wonderful family.

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"Decide what you would become, then do what you have to do."

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MTN_KITTEN
2/7/2016 5:48:51 PM

Let's put those re-learned lessons to use in 2016.

Thanks for making my blog a "Voted Feature".
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ALFBUNDY
1/1/2016 5:37:41 PM

I live in SUNRISE. That's on the EAST COAST, in Broward County.

That's a nice wedding song. Ours was "Just The Way You Are"; & we also used "I'll Always Love You"; by Taylor Dayne.
The words to that song are really beautiful!





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ALFBUNDY
12/31/2015 1:06:36 PM

HAPPY NEW YEAR! DON'T FORGET TO STOP BY MY HOUSE ON SUNDAY TO HANG OUT W/"TOMMY BABY" & ME! emoticon

LET'S GO PATS!!!! emoticon



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QUEENOTHEFOREST
12/30/2015 9:28:27 AM

Hi Cate, Thanks for the visit to my blog today. I am with you on the conservative approach to joint healing. Let's hope we both get through this without surgery. I told myself yesterday that losing another 10 pounds would be a really big help for my knee.

We are going to Florida in February for the first time. In a little RV with our dog. We hope to visit state and federal parks and natural areas and walk a lot and maybe sample some different cultures and foods. Any tips from you would be most welcome. We don't have an itinerary yet so we are wide open. Have a healthy New Year



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ALFBUNDY
12/3/2015 10:03:32 AM

How SWEET! Thank you for the GOODIE!

My sympathies on your recent loss. You had a very difficult task.
Hope you are doing O.K.



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