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I joined SP on March 31, 2013

I'm starting over.....again.

I am hard-wired to be a prodigal who wastes my health, wealth, time, and life on extravagant junk that destroys me. But I seek to change my ways, and, thereby, change my life, moment by moment, choice by choice, hour by hour, day by day.

I don't want to be a prodigal anymore!

Little choices + honesty + consistency + time = Success!

Member Since: 3/31/2013

Fitness Minutes: 20,620

My Goals:
Long Term---

*Normal Blood Pressure (100/70)
*Normal A1C (below 5.7)
*Freedom from medication
*BMI of 23
*To be fit and strong
*Live a simplified, grateful life

Short Term---


*Lose 5% of my weight


*Lose 2-5 pounds (consistent weight loss each month)


*Weigh only once per week
*150-300 intentional fitness minutes/week (cardio & ST)
*ST x 3
*Cardio x 5-6


*Stick to meal plan:
Each meal = 3 oz. protein, 2 starches/whole grains, 2 veggies/1 veggie & 1 fruit (breakfast = 1 fruit or veggie), 1 calcium souorce, 1.2 fat

*8 c. water
*8 hours sleep
*Regularly moving throughout the day + 30-60 fitness minutes

Live simply each day by...

*decluttering one area of my home for 15 minutes
*doing the most important things first
*Saying "no" to things I simply do not need in my life

My Program:
balanced meals (stick to food plan/no junk)
45 carbs max at every meal
water, water, water
intentional exercise
support system
eliminate excesses in my life

Personal Information:
*happily married, with three adult, married children, two grandsons, a granddaughter, and two dogs

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  • v MAWMAW101
    Hello! How you doing? emoticon

    9 days ago
    I saw your message about the fitness minutes being inaccurate, they actually are inaccurate! I asked on the message board and we are only allowed 120 minutes a day, so if you do 300 one day and only 60 the next day your total would only be 180 minutes instead of 360. That kind of means they expect you to do the same amount of fitness minutes a day not allowing for rest days. The limit was installed because people were cheating on fitness minutes I guess, although I am no sure how I would do that if it is recorded on my Fitbit. The world is a strange place now!
    18 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon September emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    September brings fall, with the leaves falling, changing to colors of red,
    orange, gold, yellow, and brown. It brings cooler temperatures, shorter days,
    as we start to wear long-sleeved shirts, bring out the sweatshirts we've had
    packed away for months, and the jackets we wished we did not have to wear
    for awhile. We smell fall in the air, as we the pick the vegetables from
    the gardens, & the plants we bring in before the frost.
    We see flocks of geese traveling to warmer weather, and enjoy watching
    the children playing in the leaves, as they laugh, smile, & have fun.

    emoticon These are just some of the things September brings to me. emoticon
    emoticon emoticon What are some of the things it brings to you? emoticon emoticon
    19 days ago
    Welcome to the FBI team!! I love your user name, and I look forward to getting to know you better as we support each other on this journey!!
    20 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Most of us try to avoid hills, but what's so good about flat?
    Think about it..flat tires, flat hair, flat returns, and -the ultimate-flat-lining.
    Life happens on the hills. They're opportunities to prove to yourself that
    you're stronger than you ever imagined. If you never attempt the ascent,
    you will never know the the thrill of swooshing down the other side.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a Great Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    20 days ago
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