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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: 109,659

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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    Thanks for dropping to cheer me on to celebrate my Capital A day!! It's totally Awesome!! Thanks for your the support! πŸ‘‰Let's do this Awesome A Team! πŸ‘ˆ
    27 days ago
    Good Morning - Thanks for the Note on my page...
    30 days ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
    Hi from one challenge leader to another, wishing you and your team a successful challenge.

    emoticon Joyce (Casual Travelers)
    30 days ago
    WOOHOOOO Let's KNOCK OFF this SUMMAH Challenge !! Being the CL for the "AWESOME A's" I KNOW you are extremely busy !!

    I am the ML For the Dawggies,,,, it takes quite a bit of time to organize and use the info from the Vet Records onto the spreadsheet, but the team definitely benefits,,,, and it's FUN to learn so MUCH !

    Let's see if our teams go HEAD TO HEAD as we have in the past !! TO THE SUMMAH !!!! WISHING you the BESTEST on making ur 5% ! I am GOING For it ! I DID make it in both the Wintah and Spring Challenge, though the Spring Chal it was JUST BARELY So I NEED to KEEP on TRACK !

    TY For being a LEADAH !
    38 days ago
    I am really enjoying being a new leader for the 5% Challenge. I look forward to learning so much from all of you!
    40 days ago
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