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Hi, I am Janey. Welcome to my Spark Page.
Currently a member of the Spring 5% challenge, an eight week adventure that takes 12 teams "around the world". These 8 week fitness challenges have helped me to maintain my weight and good attitude for over one year now! Thank you SPARK PEOPLE!

Nutrition Plan - My weight is hovering in maintenance at 140. My LAW (lifetime achievement weight) is 135. I set the LAW after a "bad" diet in 2011, got me down to 140, but sadly my body looked nothing like 140 had 20 years earlier!?! Now, after 3+ years with Spark, 140 is looking so 25 years ago! WOOHOO! The LAW of 135 is an overall Spring goal. I will track my food and fitness daily for the eight week challenge.

I follow the problem solver diet. "The problem solver food pyramid is based on the leader nutrient formula, targeting the foods that give you everything you need in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals daily. The problem solver food pyramid provides the essential metabolic energy that everyone should eat daily." taken from The Dieter's Dictionary and Problem Solver, an A to Z guide To Nutrition, Health, and Fitness, by Victoria Zak and Peter Vash, M.D., M.P.H.
Each challenge, I choose an area to work on for me. This has taught me about my relationships with food and also the fact that eight weeks is NOT eternity. This challenge I have chosen to again tackle SUGAR. My goal is to limit my refined sugar to 10 teaspoons a day.

Fitness Plan - Yoga minimum 20 minutes per day. Cardio work out 5x per week at least 60 minutes (vary walking and cycling). Strength training 3x per week at least 20 minutes (continuing Ab workouts, I will still NOT believe that woman on The Marie Osmond Show, who said we were not supposed to have attractive abs over 50!).

My triggers for food are when the cookies, muffins, bread, come out of the oven. I love to bake. The easy answer is to NOT bake, right!?! My current answer is to remake every recipe I see into a healthy one or not make it. I work with "kitchen time" as a barometer for success. Bake the batch of fat free muffins, save out two and either freeze or give away the rest.

Spring 2016. A new year and a new challenge. Given just 24 hours a day, I take half for rest and "me" time. I am most interested in how I divide up the other 12 hours. I give two each to food and fitness, leaving eight hours to learn new attitudes and habits, form and deepen meaningful relationships, work to stay calm and focus on my goals. I am positive Deepak and I can do this!

Member Since: 1/21/2012

Fitness Minutes: 119,234

My Goals:
Eat Heart Healthy.

Be a Good example of healthy living to others.

Spring 2016 Goals

Continue my Yoga practice daily.

Connect with my Spark Team on a daily basis

Track my refined sugar. Daily goal 40 grams.

Play "urban survivor" and eat out of our cupboards and garden to save money and live healthy.
There are no stores on our island!

My Program:
Currently a member of the Spring 2016 - 5% challenge.

Care for my Mind, Body and Spirit so that I may better care for others.

Personal Information:
I live in the Wild West part of our Beautiful state of Oregon, which happens to be on the east side of the state.
I am happily married to Dave, my best friend. Our blended family includes four children, 11 grandchildren (each so successful in their endeavors), five dogs (i know) and one cat. My best work to date; taking care of my elders.

Other Information:
Dave and I love to ride our bikes and enjoy everything outdoors. We love our Mhuck, a truck transformer.
We love to improve on our 1939 Diesel Repair shop and home, Dads Ranch.

We are Currently shopping for a light weight 2 person canoe. I'll row and Dave will catch the fish!! Woo HOO!

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  • v CAROL_31649731
    Mini-Challenge this week: "Be a Mindful Eater"

    emoticon emoticon The way you eat your food is directly linked to how much you eat. If you eat on autopilot (grabbing breakfast as you're headed out the door, eating lunch while working at your desk, or having dinner in front of the TV), it just doesn't register how much you're actually consuming.

    Being a "mindful eater," you're concentrating on the flavor of your food & savoring ever bite. Eating slowly allows your body to register fullness sooner and fully enjoy what you're eating. And "mindful eaters" tend to stress less about what they are eating period.
    47 days ago
    emoticon for stopping by my HOUSEWORK blog... My back is sore today so the No Housework Holiday was fun to do. But to be honest, given the choice of playing or cleaning house...You Know which one I choose. A spotless house is a sign of a person who needs therapy. Have a great weekend...and enjoy.
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    48 days ago
    thanks for the sweet goodie. I've been swamped the last couple of days. Hope you are enjoying the week. We've gone from spring to winter and back to spring again. Interesting weather...sometimes the temps differ 30+ degrees from morning to evening.
    49 days ago
    Don't get discouraged! You get a fresh start this week! emoticon
    53 days ago
  • v CAROL_31649731
    emoticon emoticon Janey, it can be so discouraging when "it" inches upwards instead of downwards. There are so many other ways to see progress that don't involve that awful scale. I gained, too, but trying to focus on that. GO CHAMPIONS!!!
    53 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/2/2016 4:41:45 PM
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