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I Started SP the end of Jan. 2009. Briefly, I have always had some issues with my weight. I had had some success with diets, most notably WW where I was able to get down to 138 very briefly and settled into 143 comfortably. My lifetime WW weight goal was 153 which was easily bypassed at that time.

Sadly, I made the huge dieters mistake of thinking of it as something with a beginning and an end and once I was no longer tracking all my food and exercise I fell back into old habits.

So in the years after WW I struggled just to keep from zooming totally out of control.

When I found SP in Jan. I was determined that this was not a diet. A beginning yes....the first day of the rest of my life sort of thing....but no end....this is a healthy lifestyle quest and it has to be habits that last forever. So at this point, I haven't met my weight goal quite yet....I have met a lot of fitness and appearance goals and I have met myself metaphorically and I really like this new friend.

Member Since: 1/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 234,787

My Goals:
Revised goals:

15K steps a day.

5 Million steps in 2016

streak at least a mile a day run.

Streak plank it!

My Program:
1 Drink at least 8 glasses of water /day
2-Measure and track all food- increase sv of wh. grains & fish.
3-ST with spec attn to core.
4- stretch with spec attn to IT band.

Personal Information:
My name is Donna, 64 yr old retired cardiac nurse, married for44 years to my best friend. Husband and I worked together on a private railcar (our retirement dream job) for ten years. Now we're retired again. LOL

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  • v LEE519
    Thanks for the kind words and encouragement!
    158 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I have a feeling Tony would demolish his tray of greens in short order and still be staring forlornly into the crate at mine. He is such a funny boy. I don't ever seem to have as many stories about the dogs as I do about him. emoticon
    161 days ago
    It's been a long time. Yes, my daughter is a big girl now. She just turned 9 years old.
    We were feuding about my healthy eating choices and since I buy the groceries she was hungry for a few days refusing to eat but we're finally settling in and it's good for me to compromise. We're all learning together. And even better- it's a lifestyle change right? That means we stick together.
    178 days ago
  • v JANET552
    The project for craft night was fun. I am very happy with my end results. They appeal to the minimalist in me. That said, you should see what someone with an eye for color can produce!!
    182 days ago
  • v MPOTTER22
    Thank you so much for commenting on my blog. Support from people like you give me the motivation to keep moving forward!
    195 days ago
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