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Reached - September 2016

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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: 121,152

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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    Congratulations on your 3 years of maintenance!
    43 days ago
    Aww!! Thanks so much for the goodie & the note. You made my day!
    61 days ago
    HI HI HI HI !!! How are you doing and the emoticon (Or as we say "P emoticon A's? Its been an interesting challenge for us so far,,,, and all in all, we are BEYOND Pleased with our standings. WAY more so that the boys and gals are having FUN FUN FUN, but as the CL you know exactly how to keep your team excited !!

    HUGS !! From Diane,, ML , Dawggies team
    85 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by my page to wish me well on my Capital A Day, Alie! It sure brightened up emoticon a dull rainy day emoticon to hear from so many of my teammates! I hope that you didn't suffer to much damage from the recent storm thorough your area.
    94 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/17/2016 9:03:24 PM
  • v KURTZIE1998
    emoticon Stopping by to check in,from one 5% challenge leader to another, I am ML.on Casual Travelers. I see you are also on BL challenge, I am on the Dragons and just became ML for them. I hope you got safely through the storm, reading your page I see your in South Florida.

    Wishing you and your teams a very successful new week. Hugs
    102 days ago
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