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After 9 months of maintaining, I'm loving life! 2014 is a rocking year!!!

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 so far in 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!
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 so far in 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!




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Member Since: 12/8/2007

SparkPoints: 94,111

Fitness Minutes: 69,893

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 116 - 124 range.

Current Challenge Commitments:
- Fall 5% challenge - Awesome A team
- BLC26 - 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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BARBIE176
11/26/2014 1:06:10 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Just stopping by to share a Thanksgiving quote with you by ¯ Todd Stocker:

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”

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FORZACHANDMATT
11/16/2014 7:50:22 AM

Thanks so much for the spark goodie (sorry it's so belated) and the kind words!



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BARBIE176
11/14/2014 1:42:59 AM

emoticon for your support and the goodie! I am doing good and keeping too busy! Have an emoticon Friday! I plan to have an emoticon Friday watching my grandson play round two of the state playoffs in football! Go Jerry! Go Lancers! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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BARBIE176
10/30/2014 2:21:49 PM

emoticon emoticon just stopping by to share some positive mojo by Stephen Richards:

“You are essentially who you create yourself to be and all that occurs in your life is the result of your own making.”

So, dream big and make your life emoticon ! Happy Thursday. emoticon emoticon



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BABYTUXXY
10/29/2014 2:03:41 PM

Thanks for stopping by and wishing me a Happy A Day



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