Reached - September 2016
There's no such thing as running too slow!!
I want to go skiing this year!!
GEMLADYONE is a SparkPeople Motivator!
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.
*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.
*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!
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
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.
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!
Secrets of Success
| current weight: 18.7 over
In 2017 May your successes be many, your days be filled with happiness and that difficulties be few!
Happy New Year!
20 days ago
â€œRing 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.â€ - Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam
Wishing you a Happy and Safe New Year's Eve and a blessed and healthy new year!
20 days ago
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
Hope you enjoyed your stay and that the natives were friendly- they usually are to visitors...it's the other natives they're not fussed about LOL
20 days ago
To the Merriest of Holidays- My Friend! May you and yours have the Happiest of Days!
26 days ago
My dear friend, Alie,
Celebrating your THREE years maintaining a healthy weight and lifestyle! Hoping for endless more to come
Amazing achievement! Cheers to you
44 days ago