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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: 204,542

Fitness Minutes: 81,418

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
1/14/2015 4:58:12 PM

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CATTUTT
1/13/2015 6:20:10 PM

Sounds like some rest is just what you need right now. Hope you're able to keep the crud from getting a good hold!



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CATTUTT
1/12/2015 2:28:07 PM

I got to take the pup for a short walk. It's slushy and gross outside and she wasn't interested. HOpe you're having a great Monday!



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FORZACHANDMATT
1/11/2015 12:01:25 PM

Thanks so much for the soup spark goodie (it helped me get better quickly) and the kind words. Hope you are having a great weekend! (Sorry this thanks is so late).



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CGARR442
1/10/2015 9:36:04 PM

I am trying to make myself rest :) It's hard when you finally start meeting goals and getting sick sidelines you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



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