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I turned 50 in September and decided I should re-lose the 30 pounds I gained and lost over the past few years. My last serious attempt at dieting was low carb (Curves). I lost the weight but didn't have enough energy to exercise. I really like the Spark approach and think it's going to work much better. I have one daughter who left home this summer and two step-kids who have given us five wonderful grandchildren. Hubby and I RV lots (plan to go full-time next summer), golf, fish and play ...
I turned 50 in September and decided I should re-lose the 30 pounds I gained and lost over the past few years. My last serious attempt at dieting was low carb (Curves). I lost the weight but didn't have enough energy to exercise. I really like the Spark approach and think it's going to work much better. I have one daughter who left home this summer and two step-kids who have given us five wonderful grandchildren. Hubby and I RV lots (plan to go full-time next summer), golf, fish and play dogsports (flyball and agility) with our three cairn terriers.




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Member Since: 9/18/2006

SparkPoints: 5,630

Fitness Minutes: 1,787

My Goals:
Lose 30 lbs so my clothes fit me again. Also much more healthy and able to run around with my dogs.

My Program:
Monitoring calories in and following the Spark exercise program. Walking/running three times a week with my two energetic terriers. Doing strength training at home twice a week. Also play golf, and participate in flyball and agility with the dogs at least one weekend a month.

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CLAUDIA_G
2/5/2007 8:10:41 PM

Hi Karen!

I just read your todays blog and I noticed that you are starting to take up running...that is awesome! I love to run, you should come and check out Road Runners forum.. There are runners of all stages there, I find them to be such a motivational bunch. Especially right now that I have a knee injury and have to limit my running milage. I injured my knee due to playing soccer.
Congrats on all the weight that you have lost! Keep up the awesome progress!


Claudia



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COWPUNKMOM
1/16/2007 2:27:38 PM

Hey, are you ever doing great! I agree, this place is awesome, and I can't believe it is free.



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GEORGIASTITCHES
11/17/2006 8:55:58 AM

Hi Karen,
Thanks for your email.
I just got back from 2 days in Brandon - I work remotely for a company there.
I am doing quite well. I have lost 4 pounds and seem to be holding steady. Your 8 pound loss is wonderful, and I find I fluctuate quite regularly, as most people, particularly women, do.
I was stuck at 3 down for quite awhile, but this morning another pound was gone - yippee!
I am still on Phase One of SB and was able to stick with it in spite of 2 restaurant visits in Brandon. I didn't have my doggie with me to force me out for a walk, but I went anyway. Consistent exercise is the key, as well.
Keep up the great work, and yes, let's keep in touch and motivate each other.
Georgia




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SCHNOOTIE
11/10/2006 7:54:02 AM

Hi Karen! I am glad you joined the Dog AGility Enthusiasts! And your loss is great. Isn't SP a terrific place? I can't believe that they even made it free, so everyone can do it.
Well, gotta feed the dogs. Have a great day!



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GEORGIASTITCHES
11/8/2006 10:00:16 AM

Karen,
Congrats on losing 2 pounds a week - that is really awesome and not unhealthy at all. WW recommends 1-2 pounds a week if you are doing everything correctly.
I must be doing something wrong since I am not losing anything. I have been running and walking alot and my husband says I am just building muscle, but I only half believe that. I am going to give South Beach a try and see how it goes. Wish me luck!
Keep up the great work!
Georgia



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