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8-24-2013 Me before going out for dinner





Me crossing the finish line at my first 5 K, Sept 2013





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Hi, I am Janette, I turned 55 years old in April 2015. I have been on SparkPeople, MyFitnessPal and some other sites and groups since May of 2013, so for 2 yrs now. I live with my boyfriend and his son that is 10 years old, in Escondido, CA. I had a 7 yr old Beagle/Terrier dog named Cali that I got when she was a small puppy. But she passed away in Nov 2014. Toward the end of 2013 we got a black lab/boxer named DD that was about 1 yr old at the time. The boy named her "DD" for "Dancing ...
Hi, I am Janette, I turned 55 years old in April 2015. I have been on SparkPeople, MyFitnessPal and some other sites and groups since May of 2013, so for 2 yrs now. I live with my boyfriend and his son that is 10 years old, in Escondido, CA. I had a 7 yr old Beagle/Terrier dog named Cali that I got when she was a small puppy. But she passed away in Nov 2014. Toward the end of 2013 we got a black lab/boxer named DD that was about 1 yr old at the time. The boy named her "DD" for "Dancing Dog" as she dances around a lot. And in Nov of 2014 we got a puppy that was just over one yr old that is a Dutch Shepherd mix that was already named Jamaica and we decided to keep that name. I started My Fitness Pal and SparkPeople on Mother's Day Weekend, 2013 at 170 Lbs so I have been doing this for over 2 years now. My weight has been bouncing up and down a little bit all that time, but basically slowly going down. On April 1, 2014 I started the Dash Diet at 144.8 Lbs. The lowest I have got so far is 140 Lbs. But I have bounced back up a bit right now. I will probably keep going until I am around 130 Lbs or so. I ran my 1st 5 K in Sept 2013, something that I would have never thought of ever trying before I started this journey. I had a goal to get at least a part time job and I accomplished that the end of Jan 2015, I am back in the Financial Services industry. In Feb I did my 52 hrs of continuing education at Kaplan College, and April 2nd I took my Life, Accident, and Health Insurance test and passed to get my license for it.

My Goals for 2015 are:

1: To get down to some where around 130-125, I will decide as I get closer to my goal just exactly where I feel comfortable at. I want to get back into the red dress in my picture from 2004 and look good in it.

2: To work to get completely off my blood pressure medicine if possible. I was already able to just recently get it cut in half twice, so I am almost off of it. And if that is the best I can do I am okay with that.

3: To lower my weight and cholesterol level to hope it helps with my gallbladder and gallstone issue, which I have already done.

4: Eat more whole foods and less processed foods daily, which I am already doing now too.

5: Playing with or walking my dogs for at least 20 mins daily.

6: drinking at least 8 glasses of water each day, which I have already been doing.

7: getting at least 8 hours sleep nightly, which I have already really be trying to do.

8. exercising for at least 10 mins daily, which I have already been doing a lot more than 10 mins.

9. stretching every day, which I am doing even more of now to help my Scoliosis and oblique muscle issue.

10. Walking one more step every day, which I usually do.

11. weighing myself and logging it in at least once a month, I usually do it daily.

12. measuring myself and logging it in at least 4 times a year.

13. Checking into the site for at least 5 mins daily, I usually am on the site several times a day for way more than 5 mins each time.

14. And the Last one is to have a very Happy and Healthy New Year! This is the one that I have to work at the most, lol.
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Member Since: 5/13/2013

SparkPoints: 84,100

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My Goals:
To feel better health wise.

To look healthier again.

To get back into some of my favorite clothes.

My Program:
In May 2013, I started to count calories for the first time in my life and I am trying to exercise for at least 30 mins everyday. In April of 2014 I started the DASH Diet per my doctors.

Personal Information:
I am from San Diego, Ca. But I am now living in Escondido, Ca.

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I like walking and playing with my dogs.

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