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I joined SP in April 2006. I really am determined to make a lifestyle change. I want to feel and look healthy. Not only is weight loss a physical change, but mental as well.
I joined SP in April 2006. I really am determined to make a lifestyle change. I want to feel and look healthy. Not only is weight loss a physical change, but mental as well.



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Member Since: 4/4/2006

SparkPoints: 0

Fitness Minutes: 4,371

My Goals:
I would like to lose around 100 pounds. Feel energetic and body parts stop aching.

My Program:
I am going to track my food intake. Once I figured out the food tracking to customize to what I eat daily. It has been an eye opener. Trying to be more consistent on exercising. Get out of negative self-thinking.

Personal Information:
I live in Mesa Arizona. 1 dachsund named Schotsie.

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6/18/2009 11:36:08 PM

Welcome tom Spark Mesa. Team We are having a rally th 27th at Red Mountain Park from 9am to 11am. Wear your sparks shirt if not come comfortable. Bring cool water and a snack for yourself. We are going to play games etc and spread the spark, GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER . wE'LL POST PICTURES ONLINE TO sPARKS TO SEE IF WE WIN ANYTHING. bUT WE ARE ALL WINNERS HERE ANYWAY SINCE JOINING SPARKPEOPLE. tHIS TEAM IS CLOSE. bRING FRIENDS TOO iT'LL BE A JOY! Again welcome aboard! , PATTY

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3/9/2009 4:36:57 PM

hi! I saw your comment about swimming being boring. I used to think so too, until I actually tried to improve my swimming.
I take swim lessons, both private and group, every other week. That makes it more of a challenge, because someone is actually looking at my progress.
Swim workouts can be hard to find, especially if you can't swim 1600m yet! I like the ones I found on beginnertriathlete.com. The routines are 400m, so they take me (a slow swimmer) about 20min to complete. There are programs for beginners as well as more advanced swimmers.
You can also create your own workout using common swimming drills, like the catch, pull or kick drills.
Then there are the different strokes, besides freestyle, that can take a long time to master, and the drills for each of them. Right now I only focus on freestyle and backstroke, but if I ever get bored I could try breastroke or butterfly, as well as any of the non-competitive strokes.
Water aerobics is also an option, a lot of women at my gym take water fitness classes regularly and when there isn't a class they do the same type of routines in the water themselves.
Anyway, I know you left the comment a long time ago, but maybe you'll be inspired to swim!

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1/23/2008 7:49:45 AM

I noticed we are both suffering with OA. I would like to encourage you to keep going. I have added you to my friends and hope you will feel free to write me anytime you need a friend.

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9/27/2007 12:49:22 PM

Welcome to Wacky Walkers team.

We are having a small challenge, to "burn Calories". All you have to do is keep track of the calories you burn each week, how you did it, and then post it on Sunday. Go to the Thread "Challenge 2". We are keeping track of the total calories for the team. Its fun to see how much we as a team burn.
And stop by the "grab a cup and chat" to talk about whats going on today or anything else on your mind.

See you and Happy walking.

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9/27/2007 12:22:19 PM

Welcome to Wcky Walkers!

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