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Welcome to my Spark Page. I'm Dana and I'm ready for a change. I've been down this road before and was successful. Unfortunately, I let myself regain the weight I had lost. Now I want to have a healthy lifestyle and become more active. I want to be able to enjoy life with my husband, children and granddaughter who was born on May 30. I plan to be around for a long time to watch Claire grow up.

Member Since: 7/10/2011

Fitness Minutes: 23,490

My Goals:
Run a half marathon in December 2011-Done 12/4/11

Lose 35 lbs by 3/2012

160 - 9/16/11 Done
150 - 11/30/11 Done
140 - 2/11/12 Goal
135 - 3/16/12 Goal

My Program:
Summer 5% Challenge Commitment:

8 weeks = 8 lbs

1. Exercise for 45-60 minutes everyday for the next 56 days by: running 4x week, cross training 2x week, walking on rest day. Work core and upper body 3x week.

2. Follow Bob Harper's The Skinny Rules limiting calories to 1200-1400 daily eating as clean as possible. Increase fruit and veggie intake to at least 7 per day.

3. Check in with Team members daily and post to discussion board everyday.

4. Read and comment on blogs as much as possible offering support and encouragement.

Personal Information:
I turned 51 this year and have really felt the effects of growing older. I am married to my best friend for 27 years. I have 3 wonderful grown children. My daughter (ESKAMO2) and son-in-law live in NY (a long way from TX). My son lives with us in Dallas. I have a beautiful granddaughter named Claire. She is my new inspiration.

Other Information:
In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching movies and trying new recipes.

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    Dana - Thank you so much for the jeans! I was really excited to go shopping and get a new pair until I discovered ladies jeans are now more spandex than denim - they're so body hugging that they look gross and feel uncomfortable IMO. A spark friend suggested men's jeans cuz shockingly those are spandex free! But for now I'll just wear the pair you sent me cuz those look normal. Thanks again.
    1983 days ago
    How are you doing Dana?
    1986 days ago
  • v ANNEMAC5
    Nice to hear from you, good luck with your new job.
    We should see Marisa on Friday for a couple of days, all is well
    Anne :)
    1987 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my news feed. Sorry I haven't been around it has been a busy time. My husband and I just bought our first house and made the move to West Plano! So far we love everything about it! We moved right next to some great running trails so it has helped me get to the wonderful 140!

    I hope everything is going well with you! I see you are a grandma now, that is so very exciting!

    We should get together for some Christmas shopping again!
    1989 days ago
  • v ESKAMO2
    Thanks for the fun 3 weeks :) I'll miss you :(

    (And next time we'll eat better ;) )
    2000 days ago
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