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How many times have I tried to lose weight? Goodness only knows. And I've lost plenty. But I haven't kept it off...until now. This time will be different. This time I'll not only lose the weight but I'll keep it off, too. This is it!


$10 into a savings account for every week that I stay on program; this will go toward my new wardrobe;
Teapot with infuser and tea at -5 lbs...Done! March 8; chose to put equivalent funds into savings for new clothes ($30)
Mani/Pedi at -10 lbs
Yarn for a new spring scarf at -15 lbs
New Wii workout game at -20 lbs.
Hair cut and color at -30 lbs
Yarn for a knit tank at -40 lbs
New wardrobe at -50 lbs

Member Since: 8/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,702

My Goals:
Taken from my Spring into Spring 12-Week Challenge post from the Vegetarian/Vegan Team board:

1. I will drink at least eight glasses of water per day.

2. I will track my food each day and will maintain a calorie intake at the lower end of my calorie range a minumum of five days per week, and will stay below the high end of my range seven days per week.

3. I will exercise daily, walking when weather permits. I will also use my Wii Fit Plus and workout DVDs on a daily basis; because I'm currently doing my own exercise challenge - using a different exercise DVD each day and then blogging about it here on SP - this is not an unreasonable goal. Piggybacking on this, I will look for opportunities to increase my activity level each day by: parking further away from entrances; walking around the inside perimeter of my building when I get up to use the restroom; and so on.

4. I will take time with my appearance each day, as this boosts my confidence and helps

My Program:
No program, just healthy, reasonable eating. SparkPeople's Nutrition Tracker makes that incredibly easy!

Personal Information:
My name is Shannon. I live in Ohio with my daughter, Lizzie, my dog, Bear, and my cat, CJ. I'm a knitter, gardener, and librarian. I love to cook and bake and try out new recipes, and wish there were maybe 48 more hours in each day so I could do all that I want.

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    Hi! Just wanted to let you know I've really enjoyed your fitness DVD reviews. I'm a librarian too and I've used your reviews to make some library purchases. Keep up the great work!
    2889 days ago
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    Hi! Chanak: Thanks for adding me as your friend. :) I never thought that I want to be a hottie at an age over 40. In my mind, I'd like to look like I am still 28 forever. Losing weight would definitely help us look younger. Cheers!!! Hope you have many good nights sleep ahead. emoticon
    2894 days ago
    Thanks for adding me as a friend! I was just reading through your rewards "system" and you have really great ideas! I will have to incorporate something like this into my program to keep me motivated.

    2900 days ago
    You are so very welcome and I have more where that came from if you ever need them. I am a huge fan of affirmations and try to have one in my repertoire everyday to repeat throughout the day. Thank you for the wishes on parenting. We just got a 17-year old boy today so now I have two babies to nurture! As much as you can nurture a 17-year old boy anyhow.

    So what is this veg challenge you are doing? Are they ongoing?
    2901 days ago
    Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog and for your encouraging and supportive comment!! Hope you are having a great day!
    2903 days ago
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