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A Swift Kick

A Swift Kick


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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: 211,744

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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    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.
    330 days ago
    Bootcamp might last forever. LOL.
    331 days ago
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    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.
    333 days ago
    Spring ... can't come soon enough for me!!!
    336 days ago
    "Nothing worthwhile comes easily. Work, continuous work and hard work, is the only way to accomplish results that last."
    ~~Hamilton Holt
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    341 days ago
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