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After one year (2013) of being active again on Spark, I lost over 70 pounds, attained my final weight goal and am in the best shape of my life. This time I've gotten it right! Lifestyle changes, not just diet!

Through successfully maintaining in (or close to) my goal range for over three years, I learned about my limits and to enjoy my new healthy lifestyle and body! I've picked up a few pounds over the last year though, so my focus for the rest of 2016 is to get them off and return to goal range.

Member Since: 12/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 121,069

My Goals:
*As of 12/17/12: Lose 50 pounds, start eating better, improve physical conditioning, be able to go hiking and other outdoor activities as well as keep up with my grandsons.
*Updated goal 7/6/13: Lose total of 58 lbs.
*Final Weight goal: Lose a total of 70 lbs.

Progress updates:

*1/12/13 - 10 lbs. lost.
*2/2/13 Completed the January Fitness Jumpstart Challenge.
*3/2/13 - 20 lbs. lost.
*3/2/13 Completed the 28 day Bootcamp challenge.
*4/6/13 - 30 lbs. lost.
*4/17/13 Completed the 5K for Rookies program, and ran my first official 5K!
*4/20/13 Completed Winter 5% Challenge - lost 16 lbs. (9.2%).
*5/25/13 - 40 lbs. lost.
*7/6/13 Completed Spring 5% Challenge - lost 10 lbs. (6.5%).
*7/27/13 - 50 pounds lost!!
*9/14/13 - 60 pounds lost!!
*9/21/13 - Completed Summer 5% challenge - down 10 pounds (7%).
*12/7/13 - Completed Fall 5% challenge - down 11 pounds (8.2%).
*12/21/13 - Lost 70 pounds! Reached final goal!

My Program:
Fitness program:
I will do cardio exercise (running) 3 times per week. I'll get back to doing regular strength training 2-3 days per week, Iron Strength workout or Bootcamp videos.

I will follow my SP recommended diet, tracking all food eaten every day, and staying in goal maintenance ranges.

Weight: Maintain weight in 120 - 126 range.

Current Challenge Commitments:
- Summer 5% challenge - Awesome A team
- BLC31 - Powerful Prism Panthers

Personal Information:
I live in South Florida, Eastern time zone, am married to a wonderful man, also a Sparker. Our daughter is married and lives about 4 hours drive away, with her husband and our 3 grandsons.

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Commitment is the key to anything worthwhile...if it's not important enough to commit, it won't happen.

Back in December 2012 when I made the commitment to get serious about this health thing, I didn't really know what it would take, but I made it a priority and stuck with it!

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    Alie, I get that airport walk thing. I actually hoped for longer transit times to walk but on our trip home the only walking I got was going from gate 83 to 82. Lol. I just need more time in a day!
    1 day ago
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    Thank you for stopping by and for reminding me to check my sparkmail!

    I am delighted to be part of the Awesome Team!

    Really look forward to this challegne after these holidays!

    Bonne année // Happy New Year
    13 days ago
    emoticon In 2017 May your successes be many, your days be filled with happiness and that difficulties be few! emoticon
    Happy New Year!
    15 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon “Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go;
    Ring out the false, ring in the true.” - Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Wishing you a Happy and Safe New Year's Eve and a blessed and healthy new year! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    15 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    Hi Alie
    Happy New Year babe.
    The only time we hit London now is when I need to travel down to the hospital for a check up which will only be twice a year or so now emoticon

    Hope you enjoyed your stay and that the natives were friendly- they usually are to's the other natives they're not fussed about LOL
    15 days ago
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