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I've been a member of Spark since Aug. of 07, although I didn't start using it until Jan. of 08. I lost 33 lbs. and maintained it for over a year. When I turned 50 I looked and felt the best I had in years.
Life got busy and I slowly gained it all back plus some extra. I've been struggling to get back on track for over a year. I do well for a few days and then I fall off the wagon. I can't seem to find and keep my motivation.
Over the years of losing and not learning how to ...
I've been a member of Spark since Aug. of 07, although I didn't start using it until Jan. of 08. I lost 33 lbs. and maintained it for over a year. When I turned 50 I looked and felt the best I had in years.
Life got busy and I slowly gained it all back plus some extra. I've been struggling to get back on track for over a year. I do well for a few days and then I fall off the wagon. I can't seem to find and keep my motivation.
Over the years of losing and not learning how to maintain I've learned that I have to do exercise I enjoy, eat some of the foods I like, and not try to be perfect.
I'm going to try again to get this weight off. I felt so much better and better about myself when I was thinner. I'm not going to make promises that I will reach certain goals by specific dates. That has worked for me in the past, but not lately. I don't want to break any more promises to myself so I'll take it slow.
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Member Since: 8/7/2007

SparkPoints: 232,448

Fitness Minutes: 95,135

My Goals:
*lose body fat
*gain muscle
*fit into all my smaller clothes
*lose 50 lbs.
*lower my cholesterol to under 200-goal met 197
*learn to maintain

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Lose 5 lbs.: iTunes, goal met 12-17-13
10 lbs: make up goal met 3-6-14
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My Program:
-pack my lunch/snacks for work
-Cardio 5-6 times per week
-stay between 1200-1500 calories
-strength train 3 times per week
-pay myself $1 each time I exercise & $1 for each day I stay within my calorie range




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I'm from Iowa. I have 3 children & 2 step children. My son just graduated from high school. I married a wonderful man 3 yrs. ago. We have 3 dogs.
I teach elementary special education.

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"Think little goals and expect little achievements. Think big goals and win big success." - David Schwartz

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TEENY_BIKINI
8/30/2015 9:52:24 PM

Thanks so much for the goodie! Hugs

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8/17/2015 1:03:39 PM

Thanks for visiting my triathlon blog. I had a great day, thanks for the support!



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8/15/2015 8:29:00 AM

Have a great weekend!

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CGARR442
8/8/2015 11:07:45 PM

Thanks for the sympathy. I am so frustrated right now. I keep telling myself that I'm doing good for my body but it is so easy to just give up when nothing seems to be accomplished from all the hard work. That is what happened during my last gain.



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