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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: 200,689

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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    Thank you! Hope your labs come out well. emoticon
    239 days ago
    You've definitely kept your weight off longer than me. For a while, I was only checking my acct once per month for the last two years. I'm picking up my velocity though. I'm going to be spending more time on here blogging and I'm going to go through the Team challenges list and try to complete them all, because I never have. Weight loss is needed for me but more than anything I just want to be more tuned into healthy choices hoping that the choices I make will have positive results.

    Glad you're doing well. Have a great week! emoticon
    239 days ago
    You know, my daughter has a tracker but it does not sync with ours. Oh well. My little granddaughter(7) is making her steps-w/o a fitbit of course. My older granddaughter has one but it won't sync with her computer.
    You know I should get one for Erik, the way he walks around the hospital 4X weekly he might be doing pretty well himself. emoticon emoticon
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    240 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I know you can hit 4 million. I had 5 million steps -- close to 6 million actually and was surprised that the average wasn't even a million. I know my dog walks have a lot to do with that. I wonder how many million steps Molly achieved in 2015.

    Maybe I should put the Flex on her now that I have the Charge HR.
    240 days ago
  • v JANET552
    Tony knows all the warm napping places!
    248 days ago
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