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Vision statement: To live a long life, to look and feel better around others and feel better about myself, to make long term changes to have a more productive and enjoyable life. I can do this by being more active physically through exercise activities and opportunities like bike riding , swimming, and walking nature trails. Visit parks and walk at a pace where my heart rate isn't going wacky, having a sexy body and remembering, "...the body is the temple of the Lord...". Also, to learn not to be self-critical when things go wrong but to pick up the pieces and move on. To remember laughter and venture in the great outdoors to lift spirits, to find hobbies that promote healthy habits and to seek comforts outside of food. Most of all, celebrate life and embrace its treasures.

Member Since: 4/29/2010

Fitness Minutes: 24,167

My Goals:
To track and stay within calorie limits.

Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

Read the Bible each day.

Get 10+ fitness minutes a day.

Read inspirational quotes each day.


My Program:
try to exercise(cardio) at least 30 minutes a day--if I get more then I'm ahead. walk or do a low-impact aerobic workout.
added--swimming

go on nutrition page-track calories on a self-made plan guideline of what I have in the fridge and cabinets. Eat lots of fruits and vegetables

Do not skip meals-weakness

Drink plenty of water more than eight glasses to curb appetite.

weigh in at least 1x a week



Personal Information:
I'm a mother of two adult children and its difficult to feed everybody an individual meal--I'm always busy and sometimes find it hard to maintain fitness and dietary levels but so far so good-

I've been working on self-help books dealing with weight loss

Also, writing a journal to keep track of weight loss journey--including successes and upsets


Other Information:
would like to be thin again but will take a long time to get back to that--positive note: will give me a long time to establish good habits

dreams to ride a bicycle again without the tires going flat and to run a marathon of some sort

April 29 2010-285 lbs.
May 12 278 lbs.
June 20 267 lbs.
july2010 261.5
gained some and lost some throughout 2010
Jan 1 2010 279 lbs.

April 15 2011 283 lbs. I fell but need to get back up again It has been a year and I gained some and lost some but I need to get back on to learning this new life with spark. It has helped but really am looking for extra motivation.

Oct 8 2013 281 lbs began again.
Nov 11 2013 269.2 lbs.
Nov 25 264.5 lbs. Goal1 met perfume from bath and body works. Check
all in one month!!!

weigh 267.5 in june2014
261.5 october 2014
259 Jan 7 2015
259 aug 2015 at least I haven't gained


My Community Journal:
I really need to make a change.



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  • v BBLESSED32
    Happy Monday Melissa emoticon emoticon Ready to get your game on? emoticon emoticon
    19 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Our new Mantra~ emoticon

    My body is a marvelous machine and when I take care of it, It meets my every expectation! emoticon emoticon

    19 days ago
  • v SIMPLY_JAE
    “Everyone has inside them a piece of good news. The good news is you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is.”
    – Anne Frank

    20 days ago
  • v SIMPLY_JAE
    Do Less - Unknown

    Wise words for when we are caught up in doing more...

    Do less thinking,
    And pay more attention to your heart
    Do less acquiring,
    And pay more attention to what you already have

    Do less complaining,
    And pay more attention to giving
    Do less controlling,
    And pay more attention to letting go

    Do less criticizing,
    And pay more attention to complimenting
    Do less arguing,
    And pay more attention to forgiveness

    Do less running around,
    And pay more attention to stillness
    Do less talking,
    And pay more attention to silence.
    21 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    emoticon emoticon As I was visiting working my spark challenges, I read so many comments concerning regaining the weight after reaching goal weight.

    This concerns me, my friends, as I too have regained some weight. Even though I hadn't reached my goal weight. I had slipped into depression and had stopped exercising. I do know the reason behind my weight gain.

    I would like to point out that this is not a diet, it is a way of life. It is not something you do to fit into that special dress or to look good for your daughter's up coming wedding or your reunion. This has to be a new learned way of eating healthy for the rest of your life and exercising regularly. I cannot stress it enough that this must become a life style for you it YOU WANT to remain at your healthy goal weight.

    Once you get to your goal weight, you may want to discuss with your doctor on how best to increase your calories for weight maintenance. Yes, I said increase your calories. You will slowly increase your calories just a little, in order to maintain that new you. But you must continue to exercise in order not to regain weight.

    Again, I cannot stress this enough that you need to talk to your doctor or even a dietician. Losing weight and exercising is a great way to get in shape, but there is so much more to maintain that new found health.

    I want all of you to be Happy Healthy and Fit.....read, research and talk to fitness experts, doctors and dieticians.
    Love
    Jill
    22 days ago
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