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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 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.

Member Since: 8/7/2007

Fitness Minutes: 121,555

My Goals:
*lose body fat
*gain muscle
*fit into all my smaller clothes
*lose 50 lbs.
*lower my cholesterol to under 200-goal met 175
*learn to maintain

Lose 5 lbs.: iTunes, goal met
10 lbs: make up goal met
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My Program:
-Cardio 3-4 times per week
-stay between 1250-1650 calories
-strength train 3 times per week
-pay myself $1 each time I exercise, $1 for each day I stay within my calorie range, $1 for each pound lost

Personal Information:
I'm from Iowa. I have 3 children & 2 step children. I married a wonderful man 7 yrs. ago. We have 4 dogs.
I just retired from teaching elementary special education for over 30 years.

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

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  • v JAZZID
    Hi there ... In reference to your comment on my blog re: the "Body Groove" series.. The beauty of this workout is that "you don't have to know how to dance!"... it's based on "movement"... moving the way your body feels ... no judgment ... no pressure... just taking in the music and moving with it. I really love it... a very unique concept; and because all the workouts are really short you don't feel like you are working out, even when you do 2, 3 or more of them... it's just fun!

    I hope you try them out and if you do, please let me know how you like it!

    Enjoy your day!!! emoticon ~ Dee
    90 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/27/2017 1:40:08 PM
  • v PURPLE0906
    Thank you so much for the bracelet. I received it on Saturday and am wearing it. I will always remember him. He was a very special person. He also passed on the same day my Dad did.

    Hope you have a wonderful week.

    91 days ago
    Thank you so much for the bracelet! I got it in the mail today. Wearing it now. What a sweet remembrance of our friend. Thanks again
    96 days ago
    emoticon For taking the time to support me as I take off to make my goal!!

    ...:::see you 'round the Spark, Laura
    98 days ago
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    Comment edited on: 6/25/2017 4:16:28 PM
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