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5% Winter Challenge
1. Exercise Commitment - I haven't been exercising consistently AT ALL. My goal is to become consistent (even if a medical condition make consistency in anything hard - it's TIME to figure this out!!). I know that I'll start slow but my plan is to build up. I should be able to start with 15 minutes at least 5 times per week and build from there; I'd also like to add ST. I haven't started back with that in a couple of years since having my hip replaced (what have I been thinking?:-). I'll do ST 2-3 times per week. Again, I'll start out slow and build.
2. Nutrition Plan - As hard as it is for me to exercise consistently, eating healthy is even harder! I just changed my goal in SP to show me how many calories to have daily in order to lose 5% of my weight in 8 weeks, and it was definitely lower than what I had planned to start off with. I normally start higher and slowly taper down. I don't know yet when the challenge will start, but I'd better begin tracking and tapering now:-) I think that between this lower number (which I think will be a good jumpstart for me) and dealing with the medical condition, I really do need to do better at planning, so that I don't have so much to think about. Sigh. My plan is to taper down to my "goal" calorie amount and work on plans to stick to that amount for 8 weeks. I will track what I eat, even if it's on paper instead of in SP.
3. Update Spark page - Done!
4. Win Today checklist.
5. Win Tomorrow checklist.
6. Motivation.
7. Triggers.
8. Strategies.



My Weight-Loss Journey
2009/09/01 274 (my scale was 258 had to adjust per new scale)
2010/01/31 266 (250 adjusted per new scale)
2010/02/28 261 (on new scale!) -5.0 pounds
2010/03/31 257.8 -3.2 pounds
2010/04/30 252.8 -5.0 pounds - good considering a week of vacation where I did bad!:-)
2010/05/31 252.0 -0.8 pound
2010/06/30 248.4 -3.6 pounds
2010/08/31 249.6 Time to get serious!
2010/09/30 242.2 -7.4 best month on SP!
2010/10/31 238.6 -3.6
2010/11/30 236.4 -2.2
2010/12/31 231.4 -5.0
2011/04/19 239.2 Yikes! So I begin again...
2011/07/28 Total hip replacement surgery - new life!
2011/08/15 243.4
2012/03/09 262.0 I have to face it to change it!
2012/06/30 268.4
2012/07/30 267.5

2013/01/14 274.0
2013/05/15 271.4 I will NOT give up!
2013/12/01 262.0

2014/01/01 265.0


Member Since: 3/9/2009

My Goals:
I didn't do very well in 2013 - I had a pretty major medical condition come up that affects me daily. I'm adjusting to how it affects me; now I am determined to work within the framework it puts me into and figure out how to be healthy / lose weight instead of just trying to survive.

My overall goal for 2014 is to lose 10 pounds per quarter, or 40 pounds this year.


My Program:
Baby steps - they DO work!

I am joining the 5% Challenge Team to help me get engaged within SparkPeople again and to jumpstart healthy habits.



Personal Information:
I love to quilt, target shoot, and do genealogy research. I also love to hike - but can't do so much with this extra weight. Motivation to work hard to get it off!:-) And I have no excuse now since I had my hip replaced!


Other Information:
Roll, Tide, Roll!

"In Him I live and move and have my being."

"I am strong"





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  • v LITTLEGUYSMOM1
    Thanks for the goodie and the encouragement! I was so happy to see the scale move this week. Best wishes to you this week too!

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    841 days ago
  • v PEGTIGER
    More snow in our area than expected and it caught a lot off guard. Sure is pretty. Hope you weren't caught out in it. Our schools closed at 10:30 and I came straight home.
    How are you doing with your tracking? Hope it is going great for you. I need to add more consistent exercise.
    847 days ago
  • v FITGRANDMA145
    Thank you so much for the goodie, it was encouraging and it was so nice seeing the notice in my email.

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    847 days ago
  • v PEGTIGER
    How are you doing with your tracking. I have 3 good days done. I hope to make it a new streak and keep it going as long as I can.
    Bundle up, another cold blast coming tomorrow. Several schools around me have delayed opening 2 hours. Our school will probably open on time.
    848 days ago
  • v DRROON
    Hi, Karen:
    Thanks SO much for the Sparkgoodie! I'm afraid I just got to it today as we've been a tad busy with new additions to our household -- just adopted TWO dogs from our local SPCA, one a senior, the other a young pup. We've been a tad...busy trying to house-train the wee one. But thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement. I really do appreciate it. Stay strong -- and have a great week! emoticon emoticon
    848 days ago
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