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This is my real life - not a practice round!

So much for the back story. I'm in this to improve my quality of life and hopefully to look a little better. I'm changing things up a little. Forget not using the scale. By ignoring it, I'm not making the kind of progress I need to make....that is , NO PROGRESS.

So, BACK TO monthly WEIGH-INS TO KEEP ME ACCOUNTABLE!!
(I'm leaving the rest of my 'whys' / history below, in case you're suffering from insomnia, or in case it might open the door to dialogue between us.)
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So much for the back story. I'm in this to improve my quality of life and hopefully to look a little better. I'm changing things up a little. Forget not using the scale. By ignoring it, I'm not making the kind of progress I need to make....that is , NO PROGRESS.

So, BACK TO monthly WEIGH-INS TO KEEP ME ACCOUNTABLE!!
(I'm leaving the rest of my 'whys' / history below, in case you're suffering from insomnia, or in case it might open the door to dialogue between us.)

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Back in the Spark world again, and I realize how much I have missed this supportive community. My life is still a little crazy. I work in Social Services and travel throughout the state quite a bit. Both daughters live in town and they have their own sweet families so I'm able to play with my grandbabies some - 3 so far, with another due in September. I'm in a long term relationship with a wonderful man who is my best friend and cheerleader! I have a lot to live for, but without making significant changes in my lifestyle and making better choices, my health will suffer.

After being absent for a couple of years, I have added a few pounds. This is the place I really need to be connected with to ensure my focus on health and getting rid of fat becomes a reality. This lifestyle change is really needed. Turning 60 this past October made me realize that I really don't need to play around at this any more.

My previous fitness program was intense and provided virtually no weight loss results. I have realized that counting calories may work for some, but not for me. I heard someone recently say that "weight loss is not a math equation, it is a science experiment!" There are many factors that affect weight, and I think hormones play a huge part. So, I promise to quit doing the same thing and expecting different results.

My new plan is to follow the SANE method based on "The Calorie Myth" by Jonathan Bailor. This is a Science based program that is based on the research of thousands of scientific studies. I plan to follow these 5 steps:

1 - Eat SANE foods (10 servings of non-starchy veggies per day, high quality lean proteins, whole food fats, and low-fructose fruits).
2 - Gradually, safely and sustainably exercise as many of my muscle fibers as possible for 10 - 20 mins once per week and to do interval exercises once per week.
3 - Get 8 hours of sleep per night.
4. Stay hydrated
5 - Do something to restore myself - like yoga, dance, stretching, walking, etc. each day.

Okay, that's it for now. My goal weight is 152 lbs. A sort of random number, but when I weighed that I felt good. I wanted to get back to my original weight, but 7# 6 oz. is not possible!



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Member Since: 10/18/2009

SparkPoints: 20,128

Fitness Minutes: 24,547

My Goals:
6,000 steps per day through March 2016; Move to 8K per day in April; 10K in May.

Complete eccentric exercise 1 x per week.

Eat healthy, sane food every day.

Celebrate life in a thoughtful, healthy way.


My Program:
1) Remember how I felt that snowy day! Confident, capable, alive.

2) Set at least one long-term goal for myself by 3/17/16. Increasing my steps is good for the short term, but I need to make sure I have a big goal in addition to losing weight.

Personal Information:
I live in Northwest GA - a beautiful community.
The best part of my life is being a Mom to 2 beautiful daughters and Gabby to 5 beautiful grands.
SEC Football is the greatest, and there is NO team that can compare with my UGA Bulldogs - GO DAWGS!

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SHARON10002
2/18/2016 11:33:56 PM

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Is it possible to stay positive and happy in our stressed out world? Let’s face it, life usually does an abrupt turn just when things seem to be going well and we’re cruising down the straightaway. This week we've been looking at tips for gaining control, and staying on the positive course on the highway we call life. Here’s today’s suggestion:


Take A Break and Do Something Fun

Just as driving fatigue can set in without our conscious knowledge, so can the fatigue of the everyday grind wear us down not only physically, and emotionally, but spiritually. Have you ever gone out to run an errand, and come out to start your car to go home only to find your car won’t start? Just as your car’s battery depletes its reserves over time, the everyday grind of our lives can totally deplete our battery without our knowledge, and before we know it, we’ve got a dead battery.

Whenever you are beginning to feel stressed out or over-whelmed, “Take Five” and do something fun. Right there and then - not later - because we all know usually later never comes. Think of it as pulling off at the rest stop - rather than having to wait an hour or more for AAA to show up. Been there, done that, many times . . . I’m just sayin’ . . .

We all have our own ideas of fun, so pick something from your fun ideas grab bag, and do it. Work on that crossword puzzle, read a chapter of a book you’ve been reading, put on some feel good music and dance. Do something that you thoroughly enjoy doing. Set a timer if you feel you need to, or not . . . Go with the flow for a bit. You know as well as I do, that you’re not going to just chill out for the rest of the day - give yourself a break. You can then return to what you were doing, or whatever is next on your list with a whole new renewed sense of vigor, energy, and purpose. Ladies, start your engines!
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It's almost Friday! Let's take a break and get revved up for the weekend. Hope to see you at Happy Hour later!



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2/16/2016 11:25:04 PM

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Is it possible to stay positive and happy in our stressed out world? Let’s face it, life usually does an abrupt turn just when things seem to be going well and we’re cruising down the straightaway. This week we'll look at tips for gaining control, and staying on the positive course on the highway we call life.

Your Mind is Limiting Your Growth

Many of our limitations are a product of our own thinking. You can be aware of them or not. Sometimes we put to much weight (no pun intended) on the belief, and they become way overblown out of proportion in our own mind, and then we become self conscious of what people may think, and we're off listening to our own self defeating critic. Do you remember doing this recently?

The truth is, if you don’t mind and don't remain focused on it, you won’t become the unconscious obstacle in your own life. It makes it easier to just take another step, and get yourself moving forward again, and motoring down that highway of life on the journey to your next destination.
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Hope your Wednesday is as wonderful as you are!



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SHARON10002
2/15/2016 11:50:06 PM

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Is it possible to stay positive and happy in our stressed out world? Let’s face it, life usually does an abrupt turn just when things seem to be going well and we’re cruising down the straightaway. This week we'll look at tips for gaining control, and staying on the positive course on the highway we call life.

Approve of Yourself

This can pose a big obstacle in personal growth. You may have all the right tools to grow, and be doing all the right things, but you just can’t seem to get there. You may be setting up your own obstacles and sabotaging the success you are so desperately trying to achieve. These can be conscious or subconscious, so you can see why you may not even be aware of it.

So you need give yourself “the go ahead” to allow yourself to be who you want to be. This is for you, and you have the final say in this area. You don’t need approval from others. This is your life - not theirs. Although you are "under construction", giving yourself approval will help you navigate the twists and turns, and avoid the potholes in life.
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2/11/2016 11:26:53 PM

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HAPPY FRIDAY!

Nobody knows the truffles I’ve seen. . .

I eat chocolate with my wine so that I’m not drinking wine on an empty stomach.

Everyone thinks a girl’s dream is to find the perfect guy. Pfft . . . .
In reality, every girl’s dream is to get thin by eating chocolate.

Anything with raisins in it would be 10 times better with chocolate chips instead; For example, a box of raisins.

If dark chocolate is less fattening, eat your chocolate with the lights out. Problem Solved!
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Thanks for dropping in to say Hi, and hope to see you later at Happy Hour.



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2/10/2016 11:38:37 PM

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Chocolate makes everyone smile!
A piece of chocolate in the mouth is worth two on the plate.
Some like it hot - some like it cold. I like “it” to be chocolate.
Chocolate is to women what duct tape is to men - it fixes everything.
Love makes the world go round, but chocolate makes it worth the trip.
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Hope your Thursday is terrific!



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