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Looking forward to 2014

Well, I am still working 0n those changes I need to make to succeed at losing this ex-weight. Good thing I'm not a quitter! One day at a time, one meal at a time, I know I can do this. Sparks has been a great tool, now just to consistently use it and it will all work out. I've met some great friends on here and look forward to the new year.

Well, I am still working 0n those changes I need to make to succeed at losing this ex-weight. Good thing I'm not a quitter! One day at a time, one meal at a time, I know I can do this. Sparks has been a great tool, now just to consistently use it and it will all work out. I've met some great friends on here and look forward to the new year.





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Member Since: 5/4/2006

SparkPoints: 48,803

Fitness Minutes: 42,714

My Goals:
My goals are to stay in my calorie range each day.

For the winter months, my goal will be to do 30-minutes cardio or strength daily, weights on M, W, F, and toning work T, TH, S. I will change this as the weather warms up outside.

My Program:
My calorie range is 1200-1550. I'm working on adding more veggies to the menu, fruits aren't hard to add.

Personal Information:
I'm a 12-year widow from North Dakota. I have two daughters, ages 36 and 24, and one 9-year-old grandson. I am an at-home medical transcriptionist for the last 21+ years. Some favorite crafts have been quilting and wood craft painting, but they seem to have been taken over by dancing since I've become single....and the dancing is a good aerobic workout besides! I'm really enjoying life these days and am so thankful for the good health I have and am now trying to make it better by lightening the load! Hopefully I'll be dancing for lots of years yet.

Other Information:
I have a hard time sticking with things long-term including things that make me feel better, i.e., exercise and losing weight. So I am going to take the approach of making it through this one single day, each day, to reach my goals. And with God's help, and all you wonderful Sparkers, I will be successful!!

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Member Comments:
JHOPPER
7/21/2014 10:05:45 PM

Thanks for the spark goodie - can always use more fruit!! I agree, would be awesome to meet in person one day. If your travels ever bring you this direction, be sure to let me know!



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HEALTH4LYFE
7/20/2014 9:36:38 PM

Thanks for the support and comment on my blog. I really do want to get to my goal, but more importantly, I want to remain there. PLEASE fell free to kick me when you think I need it and don't let me wander too far. That's usually a sign I have taken an unhealthy detour.
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HEALTH4LYFE
7/2/2014 9:31:55 PM

Thank you for your goodie, and the support you send me. I am sure I am eating. Sometimes I do have to force myself to have more. I eat so many more veggies than I used to. Previously I used to eat more fruit, but it is generally higher in sugar (natural) and calories. My uncle, who is a retired physician, told me I could eat around 1100 calories a day. I try not to advertise it too much because it is below what SP recommends, but he knows all about my health and I trust him. You are also doing phenomenally! Let's finish this round strong as we enter the homestretch.
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HEALTH4LYFE
5/29/2014 9:48:29 PM

Thanks for the goodie and words of encouragement. Enjoy having you back from your trips so you can focus on you and we get to spend more time with you!



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REAL_FOOD
5/25/2014 6:37:20 PM

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog. Yes, I think the sugar is the main thing that is at work here. It's both what is making me feel lousy (headaches from the withdrawal) and what's making the scale move. I'll be interested to hear what happens if you do add back some of the items you've been passing on.

Nice to hear from you! Hope all is well and you're enjoying the (finally) spring weather!

Lori



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