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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: 200,697

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 JANET552
    Thanks for stopping by my birthday girl blog. We just take things day by day right now.
    215 days ago
    Hmmm...Depends on the bootcamp.

    I would love to finish a Sparkpeople one. At the moment I am not exercising though due to some health problems I'm having. I'm due to having surgery at the end of the week and I hope that it will help me get back to where I feel normal again so that I can take up some exercise.
    218 days ago
    Bootcamp might last forever. LOL.
    219 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my cardinal painting. I just looked through the Facebook pictures of the others who were in my class and there is not a single one that doesn't look like a cardinal. They are all very good. I blame all my troubles on the barn board. I just didn't understand the challenges it would pose as to drying compared to canvas. But, I know so little and the whole point is just to learn. I did that so I'm happy enough.
    221 days ago
    Spring ... can't come soon enough for me!!!
    224 days ago
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