25,000-29,999 SparkPoints 26,788

Harley - my furry four-legged feline baby!


Fruit Salad



Interact with HIKESHAPPY
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment

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"

Read More About HIKESHAPPY - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 4)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
My Ticker:
 current weight: 307.4 
Login to Leave Comment
    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!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    877 days ago
    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.
    882 days ago
    Thank you so much for the goodie, it was encouraging and it was so nice seeing the notice in my email.

    emoticon emoticon
    883 days ago
    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.
    883 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
    884 days ago
Member Comments (824):  < Previous12345Next >Last >>