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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 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......

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.

Member Since: 1/3/2009

Fitness Minutes: 67,304

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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    The wedding pix are of me & my husband. It was our 16th anniversary Friday, Nov. 27.
    479 days ago
    Please add me as a buddy :) your blog is very inspirational. I have been very down with health issues, which now leads me here. I have to keep positive to make this work and stay strong. You look to be the spirit i could use!♡
    479 days ago
  • v ARAZA30
    Best wishes to your journey
    481 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Are you ready for the ride of your life? Then get on the train and keep on riding the health n fitness routine....

    You can't spell CHAlleNGE without CHANGE!!!
    I may not see it yet, but a new me is right around the corner!
    Here we come Monday watch out for the candy emoticon
    Hope your Monday starts with a smile emoticon
    516 days ago
  • v SHANTRA7
    Hi Cate ! For me to attempt 10,000 steps @ home, I just put on some music and start stepping in place or marching in place or jogging in place. I get my kids involved , we get silly and dance around. If I'm watching t.v., I get up and walk during the program and during the commercials. Wishing you all the best.
    531 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/11/2015 11:02:01 AM
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