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Jo (Joanne3281) and I doing the jump shot at the Richmond Marina.

It's not how far you have to go. It's about how far you're gonna go. (July 16, 2010 - 278 lbs.)

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This is gonna be the year....

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 current weight: 583.0 

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Member Since: 1/2/2010

SparkPoints: 5,424

Fitness Minutes: 564

My Goals:
I want my life to be irrefutable evidence that God's exists and loves His creation immeasurably.

But specific goals would be helpful, right? Mmkay.

1) Drink 80 oz. of water daily. And not in one sitting that would have me peeing my pants.

2) Limit rice to 1 cup per meal and twice a day at most. (Seriously, this is a huge first step for me.)

3) Cardio (walk) at least 30 minutes three times a week.

4) Get to the gym for strength training and equipment use at least once a week. (No fear, no fear... gulp!!!!)

5) Journal at least every other day. (Spiritual and emotional health are important, too, you know.)

My Program:
As a "free spirit" in need of structure, I'm half-resistant to and half-desperate for a program to be accountable to. As a broke girl, I'm gonna have to wing it and create my own. LOL! So here goes:

1) Fitness Fun Fridays with Joanne, Jenn and Amy. About a month ago, my three fellow thick pinay friends and I started to get together to just walk on Fridays. For me, I lacked the motivation to get out there and work out on my own. And to find and venture to fun destinations to keep me motivated. The Lord blessed me with these ladies who helped get me past some of that. I hope we can keep doing it or figure out another day to make it work when the school year starts.

2) Using a measuring cup to limit my rice. Washing my plate immediately after the first portion and brushing my teeth.

3) No soda unless it's absolutely my only beverage option and I'm dying of thirst. (Easy peasy.... I don't like soda much anyway.)

I'm tempted to come up with more but this

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Member Comments:
2/25/2012 8:14:59 AM

Hi, Len - thanks for your visit! I know that the internet, including SP, can be a real time bandit! That's why I do "spring cleaning" of my teams every once in a while and try to limit how much time I spend here. It's great to hear from you - and that you've made some good progress. Take the exercise thing slowly - it's little bits with consistency that make the difference, but you know that.

And yes, I'm still Nordic walking on Saturdays with friends when our schedules allow. Otherwise, when I'm on my own, I like to run. It's been too cold for a couple of weeks but spring seems to be springing, so I'm looking forward to getting back to it. I have some winter weight to lose! Will be starting the 5% Challenge in March. Let me know if you're interested!

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1/1/2011 8:39:09 PM

Happy New Year to you! Brightest blessings for 2011 to be the happiest & healthiest year EVER! I'm so glad that we're SPARK FRIENDS & that we're on this journey to better health & happiness together!
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12/25/2010 12:45:59 PM

Yuletide Greetings:

Bright blessings to you & yours for the happiest of holidays ever!
Love, Dawn

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10/15/2010 7:36:59 AM

Thanks for the rainbow! Have been thinking a lot about HOPE lately! No, not yet back to my maintenance range - I have been consistently maintaining at about 10 pounds over! I hope to get a few of those off by the end of the year.

Hope to see you on SP more often...


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10/14/2010 5:34:06 PM

Thanks so much for your comment!! Let me know if you ever need anything :D

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