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I retired from a job that was a 24 hour a day 7 day a week hassle and am now finding time for myself. I enjoy reading, walking, cruising and enjoying the grand kids. Went back to work at a school and am enjoying the work, but need to rework my program to account for the triggers that are there.

Update (September 11, 2016) I am getting back on track with my weight again and have decided that this number is not as important as how I feel and what I can do. I also figured out that I need to really start taking care of myself. I need to make all those annual doctor appointments and keep them. I am going through the process now. Dermatologist (need to have basal cell removed from my nose), eye check up, medical check up and dental appointments. I have been very lax with this. But unexpected serious illnesses for some of my friends has made me more aware that just because I think I feel good and am fine is not necessarily so. So not only do I eat better and get in some exercise, I need to make and keep those appointments!

Update (June 13, 2015). Found out yesterday that we have a new grandbaby on the way! Even more of an incentive to get my routine down and get healthier!

Update (November 28,2014) So it's been almost a year and I a happy to say that I am maintaining. But that is not my goal. I need to drop at least 20% of the weight I put back on after we lost the kiddoes. My heart and head was not in it then, but I am now ready to make another push. So here is to a better 2015 and a December of staying on track.

Update (December 27, 2013) Got a little off track this last quarter of the year, but did not gain. Am setting up my program to get the last 15 pounds back off and will begin immediately. Awaiting the arrival of twin grandchildren and need to be ready to be of assistance to dd and be a better me.

Update (July 14,2013) I have completed the Spring to Summer 5% Challenge and am in the middle of BLC22. The Summer 5% Challenge begins on July 27th and I want to keep the momentum going. I am steadily losing weight and am feeling much better about myself. Eating is getting better and I am getting the strength training in also. I want to be in the midst of a solid streak when school starts up again in early August so that I don't backslide like I did last year. I am feeling much more confident about it.

Update (December 1, 2012) These last few months have not been pretty at all. I went back to work thinking that I needed to be more active on a daily basis and I love my job and the people in the office, but I have not done well with maintaining my commitment to eat well and exercise. So here and now I am recommitting to being better to myself. I put back on 15 of the 40 pounds that I lost. I will NOT make excuses for myself, but just restart the program with small steps to get everything back under control. A special thanks to my BLC and 5% Challenge teams for their attempts to keep me in line!!! Here's to a new start.

Update (June 2012) I am getting the routines back down and am using the BLC and the 5% Challenges to help me get back to maintenance. I will exercise a minimum of 60 minutes 5 days a week and track all the food I eat.

Update (April 2012) Ok so life has thrown some major curve balls over the last year. I have gained 10 pounds in the process. It stops here as I get me life back in gear, Going to get back to my goal of 125 and start the maintenance learning curve again. Thanks to all my friends for their support during the past year.

Update (September 2011) I am struggling a little with maintenance. It is hard right now to find the right balance of calories and exercise to keep everything in check. But I will keep working at it until I can figure it all out.

Update (April 2011) I have hit the 120 pound point and am happy here so I am going into maintenance mode. Now the challenge comes to see if all I have learned will stick. I will remain a sparker, because I feel the need to remain accountable and I like all my friends here.

Update (February 2011) I am now 6 pounds from my goal weight. I am not sure that I even need or want to be that low, but I want to try it and see how it works. If it doesn't stick I can be happy where I am. Everything fits well, I just need to tone up. We'll see what happens in the next 8 weeks and go from there.

Member Since: 3/5/2010

Fitness Minutes: 155,137

My Goals:
Lose 20 pounds and figure out maintenance.

Make the necessary changes to get back on track and then make them consistent.

My Program:
1. Cardio at least 30 minutes 7 days a week
2. Strength 3 times a week
3. Post every bite, lick, taste
4. Stay in calorie range daily
5. Post to challenge threads daily
6. Chat on team threads daily

Personal Information:
I live in Pasadena , Texas with my husband Mike. We have 3 children all living close by. We have 2 grandsons (one who recently passed on April 20,2011),another born on 6/22/2011 and a granddaughter(who also went To the Lord on March 30th 2012). We now have Emerson and Easton who joined us on 1/6/14.

So life got out of control and am getting it back together.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading, dancing and listening to music. But most of all I enjoy my grandchildren. They keep me active.

I am working on changes to my lifestyle.

I am committing to getting more exercise and eating better using the 5% Challenges and the BLC Challenges.

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    Always believe that something wonderful is about to happen!

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    19 days ago
    Hi and thanks for the warm welcome to the Rowdy Rebels!

    A little about me: My name is Hilary. I live in beautiful Manhattan Beach, California (near the beach in LA). I am a mom of two kids, ages 5 and 3, and they keep me on my toes. I am home with them part-time (Tuesdays are farmers' market days, and Thursdays are adventure days over the summer) and I also work for myself in the tech industry. I feel so fortunate to be able to have a mix of mom time and professional time every week.

    I recommitted to Spark in April 2017 when I realized my weight was climbing out of control, and have lost about 11 lbs since then. Looking forward to making it 20! This is my second 5% challenge, and I am also a part of the Scarlet Dragons Biggest Loser Challenge team. I love the challenges because they help me make friends and keep me motivated. I also love posting to, and reading other people's posts on, the friend feed. However it's also a challenge of me to keep up with the team along with everything else going on in my life ;)

    As for exercising, I am excited to be a new runner -- finished my first 5k on June 24! I also enjoy dancing and other group fitness classes, biking, walking, yoga, and I am learning to enjoy strength training too. In non-fitness activities, when not playing with my kids, I love to read, cook, bake, entertain, knit and needlepoint.

    I am so thrilled to be a part of the Rowdy Rebels and will do my best to check in every day. Don't settle, be a rebel!

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    30 DAYS from now
    you’re either going to be
    by how much you’ve IMPROVED
    in how you look, feel and perform.
    OR you’re going to regret
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