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Slow but Steady Wins the Race

I am the queen of weight loss without a doubt. Oh yes, I have lost hundreds of pounds over the years and still find myself back at my heaviest weight. How can that be? I am tired of continually regaining the weight which I have lost and need to make some permanent life style changes.
The journey has begun!!! I committed to improved healthy eating habits, joined a gym for the first time in my life, and signed up with Spark People for motivation. Already it's proven to be quite a ...
I am the queen of weight loss without a doubt. Oh yes, I have lost hundreds of pounds over the years and still find myself back at my heaviest weight. How can that be? I am tired of continually regaining the weight which I have lost and need to make some permanent life style changes.
The journey has begun!!! I committed to improved healthy eating habits, joined a gym for the first time in my life, and signed up with Spark People for motivation. Already it's proven to be quite a journey. First day at the gym I learned that when I hit the wall it doesn't mean to stop but pushing through the wall brings results. I have learned that childhood experiences don't have to define who I am. No they don't. Having always been unable to do any situps I just accepted that I have weak abdominal muscles and I just am not built to do sit ups. Here 40 plus years later I learn that I can do situps. Really!!!
I am looking forward to learning what other barriers wait to be broken.

September 2013
Approximately 1 1/2 years after joining Spark I believe it's time to seriously overhaul my Spark Page with a renewed commitment to the journey I have begun here.
The first year found me highly motivated with a continuous weight loss, eagerly learning what I could, not only learning but acting on what I learned, becoming fit, and staying the course. The last 6 months have continued to give reason to celebrate as I recognized non scale victories such as fitting into the size 14 capris I bought the summer before in order to challenge myself, taking over hand me downs from my "skinny" sister which I've never been able to do in my life, and completing my first ever 5 km run for a cause running the entire race. However this journey isn't only about successes, important as they may be.

Realistically there are challenges and struggles along the way. What we do with these challenges and struggles is what's important. These last six months have found me up 10 pounds from my lightest, committing to what I know I need to do and then derailing myself just as quickly again. I had lost 70 pounds in total but am now back to 60. Wanting to loose another 30 lbs to reach my initial goal I have some serious work to do to begin a loosing streak once again. So today I embrace "the slow but steady race" to my goal weight with a renewed commitment and determination to reach my goal by my second anniversary at Spark. My Spark page needs to reflect that goal and so I am revamping my page.

January 2014
So the fall has passed, a new year has begun and I am not anywhere nearer my goal. As a matter of fact I have gained another 20 lbs and now have 50 lbs to loose to reach my goal weight. I can choose to be discouraged and consider the last months such a waste of time because of all the hard work it'll take to get back to where I was or I can recognize the things I have learned from the last months making me stronger for the healthy lifestyle I want to live each day for the rest of my life.
"Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. The make mistakes, but they don't quit." -Conrad Hilton-
I've made mistakes, I'm taking action, and I'll keep moving towards my goal.
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Member Since: 3/25/2012

SparkPoints: 51,521

Fitness Minutes: 43,546

My Goals:
1. Eat healthy foods within my recommended caloric range daily

2. be physically active on a daily basis.

3. reach one-derland once again by Feb. 2015.
good bye 220s-
good bye 210s-
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4. Participate in my 3rd "Run for Water" 5 km in May 2015.





My Program:
1. track my nutrition daily

2. track my fitness daily

3. attend aqua spinning classes 3 times a week at ARC
(M,W,Fr)

4. attend strength training classes 1 times a week at ARC)
(Th)

5. Treadmill at ARC 3 times a week at ARC (T, Th, Sa)

6. Plan my menu the night before at minimum if not for the whole week.

7. Read all labels to make informative choices about healthy foods and portion control.

8. Weigh in once a week.

9. Stay connected with Spark Friends who encourage and motivate me.

Personal Information:
British Columbia, Canada

Other Information:
Though I enjoy knitting, crocheting, scrapbooking, photography, card making, and exploring new hobbies I find I have less time for them as I spend more family time with my young nieces and nephew. They're only young once and I don't want to miss the opportunity to build relationships with them. Over the last year activities with them have changed from a more sedentary nature to swimming, biking, canoeing, walking and hiking. Enjoying the active life with the kids now.

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Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy New Year!
May you be blessed this holiday season!
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12/23/2014 7:41:41 PM

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For Christmas

May you have joy
in the mad rush
of preparation;

May you know peace
in the tiny margins
of time around
the busy days;

May you have star-shine
in clear night skies
for looking at;

May you have silence
now and then;

and, above all –

beyond all else –

May you have love
to give
and to receive.

(Elizabeth Searle Lamb)

Merry Christmas!

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KALANTHA
12/22/2014 1:59:21 PM

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Never Quit.

If you stumble, Get Back Up.

What happened yesterday No Longer Matters.

Today’s another day, so get back on track, stay on track, and move closer to your dreams and goals.

YOU CAN DO IT!

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KALANTHA
12/21/2014 9:38:24 AM

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Recipe for a Merry Christmas

To a cup of tradition, time-honored and dear,
Add a generous portion of holiday cheer,
Combine with the memories of Christmases past,
Then sprinkle the mixture with joy unsurpassed.
Add a dash of good spirits, stir fondly until
You set it to rise in the warmth of good will.
Pour love over all in generous measure,
And garnish with laughter and heartwarming pleasure.

~ Barbara Burrow ~

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KALANTHA
12/19/2014 3:59:24 PM

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This Holiday Season, give yourself the gift of self-motivation:

1. Review your reasons for wanting to be healthier.

2. Think about how you felt when you began your new healthy lifestyle. You remember . . . tired, low energy, lots of aches and pains, miserable, embarrassed, etc. and pay close attention to the smallest changes in your body. Think about how far you’ve come so far.

3. Challenge yourself . . . the try some new, healthy food options; a new form of exercise; walk farther; run faster; whatever. Just make sure the challenge you set is realistic for you.

4. Set up reminders to keep yourself on track – they can be sticky notes taped to your computer monitor, automatic text messages/emails you send yourself, or anything else that will keep your goals front and center in your mind.

5. Surround yourself with others who are positive and motivated.

6. Read success stories or watch them on video.

7. Learn as much as you can about healthy lifestyles. In this case, education CAN be free! There is a ton of good info on this site or in your local library. Knowledge is POWER!

8. Just Get Moving! Once you start, you’ll want to keep going.

9. Keep a record of your progress. Seeing concrete evidence of your improvement will motivate you to do even more/better.

10. Help others when you can.

Keep going!

You are SPARKTACULAR!

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