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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!

Now I've maintained in my goal range since the beginning of 2014, learning my limits and enjoying my new healthy lifestyle and body! Goals are now to keep improving - to run longer and faster, and to be stronger! I love training for new challenges!

Member Since: 12/8/2007

Fitness Minutes: 106,210

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:
- Spring 5% challenge - Awesome A team
- BLC30 - 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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  • v MILMOM2000NEW
    Wanted to stop by and see if you were still with us! :) My name is Nikki Lynn and I'm the NEW Team Leader for the SP Class of Dec 2007! :) I'm hoping we can get our team back up and running hard! :)

    Interested? I know that I'm SO much heavier than when I started in 2007 and would LOVE to support from others to get healthy again!

    Hope to hear from you on the team page! :)
    7 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon Just stopping by today with a quote by Buddha:

    "Health is the greatest gift, contentment the greatest wealth, faithfulness the best relationship."

    Here is wishing you health, wealth and great relationships! emoticon and stay focused emoticon emoticon emoticon
    12 days ago
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    Thanks for the goodie! The Challenge was most enjoyable!

    14 days ago
    emoticon On your emoticon Capital A Day. Hope you had a Blessed one!!

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    18 days ago
  • v AURA18
    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched...
    but are felt in the heart. ~ Helen Keller
    ☻/?˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ?˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ *˚ .? 。Thanks for visiting my page
    /▌*˛˚? •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Spark on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ *˛ ˚♥* ✰。˚ ˚?。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★? We are a super awesome team
    21 days ago
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