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8-24-2013 Me before going out for dinner





9-7-2013 Me right before my 1st 5K race.





This is me on my birthday in 2004, I would love to get back into this shape and dress!



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Hi, I am Janette, and I am 54 years old. I have been on SparkPeople, MyFitnessPal and some other sites and groups for a year now. I live with my boyfriend and his son that is 9 years old, in Escondido, CA. I have a 7 yr old Beagle/Terrier dog named Cali that I have had since she was a small puppy. And we just recently got a black lab/boxer named DD that is about 1 yr old. I started My Fitness Pal on Mother's Day Weekend, 2013 at 170 Lbs so I have been doing this for almost a year now. My ...
Hi, I am Janette, and I am 54 years old. I have been on SparkPeople, MyFitnessPal and some other sites and groups for a year now. I live with my boyfriend and his son that is 9 years old, in Escondido, CA. I have a 7 yr old Beagle/Terrier dog named Cali that I have had since she was a small puppy. And we just recently got a black lab/boxer named DD that is about 1 yr old. I started My Fitness Pal on Mother's Day Weekend, 2013 at 170 Lbs so I have been doing this for almost a year now. My weight has been bouncing up and down a little bit all that time, but basically slowly going down. On 12-31-13 I was at 151.6 Lbs, and on 3-31-14 I was at 145.7 Lbs. On April 1, 2014 I started the Dash Diet at 144.8 Lbs. And today, 4-23-2014 I am at 147 Lbs, so the lowest I have got so far is 144.8 Lbs. 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.

My Goals for 2014 are:

1: To get down to some where around 140-125, 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 15 mins daily, right now I have injured my oblique muscles so I can't walk them on the leash right now. But I should be starting Physical Therapy soon and hopefully I will be able to start walking them by leash again shortly.

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 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, I usually do it monthly.

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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JMAHNKEN Hey all, I am fine! But the bf went to Canada, and his ex went to the hosp. So I have to get the kid from school and watch the kid probably for the week. So I might not be on much.
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Member Since: 5/13/2013

SparkPoints: 53,043

Fitness Minutes: 53,918

My Goals:
To feel better health wise.

To look healthier again.

To get back into some of my favorite clothes.

My Program:
In May I started to count calories for the first time in my life and I am trying to exercise for at least 30 mins everyday.

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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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OCEANLUVER
9/15/2014 9:17:18 AM

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Good Monday morning to you!
Have an awesome week!
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9/14/2014 10:04:40 PM

The minute you think of giving up,
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Think of the reason why you held on so long.
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~You "ALWAYS" Have A Choice ~
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Choose what is best for you!!
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JMAHNKEN
9/14/2014 3:11:33 AM

thanks so much



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9/13/2014 9:13:46 PM

Hey Pal!

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Not all of my Spark Buddies blog, so I wanted to take a few moments today to visit everyone. Please know that you are not alone in your journey and that by having you as my Spark Buddy I am committed to providing you with support and a listening ear.

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Challenges are what make life interesting,
Overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

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JMAHNKEN
9/10/2014 12:18:52 AM

Thanks so much ladies! All my best to you all always.



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