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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: 189,103

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 blog!! I agree with the "poor Charlie" sentiment. It always seems to be something with him. I feel bad when I call him and he approaches with his head hanging low. It's like he just expects bad stuff.
    196 days ago
    Thank you for the commiseration/encouragement! As always, you are so wise and insightful, Donna. Glad you're on my team!!
    199 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. You are right that I am very motivated to follow doctor's orders. I DO NOT want to sit in a wheelchair for six weeks again.

    I wouldn't mind going for jury duty though I don't mind not going either. This month my life is less scheduled and, because of the holiday, there are fewer possible jury duty days.

    Now, if only I could say my eating was not being affected by the extra stress. emoticon
    204 days ago
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    It is in the moments of decision that our destiny is shaped.- A. Robbins

    Life is filled with decisions and often times the difficult ones involve change. And although change means leaving our comfort zone and working out our problems so we can move forward in continual growth... it can make for learning who we are, an interesting and inspiring journey. Trust in the process. Embrace this part of life, and life will embrace you back•¨¯`💕

    210 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Thanks for commenting on my blog. It had crossed my mind that Molly was off the hook for a bit. I do walk her around the block but John does a walk with the two dogs later in the day. (Probably a plus for John too). We learned that I can't come even just to ride in the car because the dogs worry a lot about my whereabouts. I am trying to still maintain my 120 daily fitness minutes. Walking is just a very small component of that time now.

    If I am not healed or at least well on the way, I will most likely have a stress fracture and be in the boot a whole lot longer. By the time I saw the doctor, I believed I had healed a bit so that was encouraging. I already feel I've had some improvement after two full days in the boot and that is even more encouraging.

    Wouldn't you know Tony was the cause? He's a troublemaker even as he sleeps. LOL!!

    Enjoy this fabulous day. It sounds like the weather will take a nose dive after this. I don't mind -- makes it so much easier to have to take a break from walking.
    219 days ago
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