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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: 51,524

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.

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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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CINDYAST
12/9/2014 10:01:53 PM

Thanks for the "Elf" goodie, he has been dutifully passed along to others to enjoy! Have a wonderful rest of your week!




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12/8/2014 3:42:07 PM

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12/7/2014 10:27:58 AM

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"Dry Bones" a short, very readable blog about the importance of good hydration by Richard Simmons:

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KATIE5668
12/3/2014 12:34:56 PM

Hi..hope you are feeling better.
Today I get to dance with the dentist!
I am hoping he will yank this tooth out and end my pain!!
Love your background ,,tis beautiful.

Drink your liquids and get lots of rest!
Take care of you!

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11/30/2014 10:14:52 AM

How are you doing? Compliments of the Season.



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