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In January 2011, when I first whispered, "I declare 2011 to be the year of ME," I really had no idea where that statement would lead. But with great help from SparkPeople (the focus on the whole person, the support of Spark Friends, and the many tools), the weight I had resigned myself to taking to my (probably early) grave is gone.

As a first step, I set a goal to lose 50 pounds, just to see if I could actually pull it off. Focused effort has paid off in ways I never dreamed ...
In January 2011, when I first whispered, "I declare 2011 to be the year of ME," I really had no idea where that statement would lead. But with great help from SparkPeople (the focus on the whole person, the support of Spark Friends, and the many tools), the weight I had resigned myself to taking to my (probably early) grave is gone.

As a first step, I set a goal to lose 50 pounds, just to see if I could actually pull it off. Focused effort has paid off in ways I never dreamed possible. Those 50 pounds went away, so I set new goals that will result in 75 pounds gone when I'm done remaking myself. I closed out 2011 on December 31 at 154 pounds and a BMI of 24.9! That put me 9 pounds from my goal and in the healthy BMI range for the first time in over 2 decades.

As a plus, DH suggested we train together to run a 5K in the Spring. I so looked forward to that, even with my arthritic knees. Unfortunately, DH developed hip trouble that kept him from training, so when the day came, he jogged partway with me and walked the rest.

That race seemed to help nudge me out of a fitness slump so I could continue toward my goal. On May 19, I declared victory on the weight-loss front. As I approached that goal line, I realized I'd better have an outlet for my energy and determination, or I would get hit with the letdown that comes after accomplishing a hard-fought battle. So I've tackled decluttering my house as a follow-on and am using techniques I learned (or relearned) at SP to make headway.

December, 2012 update: I hit my six-month maintenance goal a few weeks ago and rejoiced that I have never maintained a weight loss for six months in my decades-long yo-yo history. I set a December goal to exercise each day in some way, stay within my calorie range daily, and track food and fitness each day.

May, 2013 update: Hit my one-year maintenance goal! That's longer than I have EVER kept the weight off.
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Member Since: 2/14/2011

SparkPoints: 150,260

Fitness Minutes: 82,241

My Goals:
Met my weight loss goal (75 pounds gone) 5/19/2012

Met my 1-year maintenance goal 5/19/2013

Next goals:
1.5 years in maintenance (11/19/2013) - Success!
2 years in maintenance (5/19/2014)

My Program:
- Cardio at least 4X each week
- Strength training minimum of 2X/week
- Yoga 2X/week
- Work on 6 hrs of sleep each night
- Track, track, track


Personal Information:
I'm married to a wonderfully supportive husband and am owned by one very snarky cat.

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MONPETITCHOU
4/21/2014 5:31:06 PM

Thank you so much for the welcome! Have a great week!



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SHARON10002
4/18/2014 6:38:15 PM

emoticon H - Have some chocolate today.
emoticon A -All work and no play can make you a basket case.
emoticon P - Putting all of your eggs in one basket is never a good idea.
emoticon P - Paws and reflect on how green your grass actually is.
emoticon Y - You have to break out of your shell to find out who you really are.

emoticon E - Every bunny loves somebunny some time . . .
emoticon A - A cute little Easter bonnet can tame the wildest hare.
emoticon S - Some (chocolate) bunny is waiting for you.
emoticon T - There’s no such thing as too much chocolate!
emoticon E - Everybunny needs a friend who is all ears.
emoticon R - Remember to keep your paws off of other people’s jellybeans or chocolate.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
4/16/2014 9:27:00 AM

"Above all else, do NOT quit! The universe always bows to persistence.
The empowering approach is to see your physical challenges as assets, because overcoming obstacles forces you to develop discipline, determination and character.
These traits will carry over to other areas of your life and make you a stronger person.”
-Tom Venuto
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "I'm Not A Quitter Anymore." Have a healthy day!



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KANOE10
4/5/2014 9:55:43 AM

I am glad that you are having a downward trend as well. There is no doubt that during the winter it is harder to get motivated. I did not want a new higher range to develop..but it was easy to coast for awhile at the high end. I appreciate your support on my reboot.



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HOSPICERN6
4/1/2014 2:27:40 PM

Thank you for your kind words of welcome to the mindfulness and meditation team. I look forward to meeting new friends on my journey. Namaste!



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