KARBIE18   41,841
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The best reason ever to get back on track...my new granddaughter Kaleigh!





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Me, at my wedding 13 years ago - 170 pounds



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"Build the habits and the results will follow!" ~Jonathan Roche

After decades of struggling with my weight, I discovered SP, and lost almost 50 pounds. I've been maintaining the weight for several years now, but have found myself feeling a little complacent recently. Until the last week or so, my weight hasn't changed, and my clothes continued to fit, so it's been hard to push myself. But I'm feeling a little sluggish, my pants are a little tighter, and at my last doctor appointment, I was diagnosed with prediabetes. So now, with a new granddaughter to ...
After decades of struggling with my weight, I discovered SP, and lost almost 50 pounds. I've been maintaining the weight for several years now, but have found myself feeling a little complacent recently. Until the last week or so, my weight hasn't changed, and my clothes continued to fit, so it's been hard to push myself. But I'm feeling a little sluggish, my pants are a little tighter, and at my last doctor appointment, I was diagnosed with prediabetes. So now, with a new granddaughter to motivate me, I plan to take the very best care of myself. Starting tomorrow, I begin tracking my food and exercise again, so I can get myself in the best shape ever. Thin is not necessarily healthy!

April and a 1/2 GOYAAM Action Plan

Fitness
250 total fitness minutes per week, which will include at least 3 interval workouts per week.


Nutrition
-Recommit to drinking at least 9 glasses of water a day.
-Squeeze in veggies and fiber wherever I can.
-Dessert only once a week. (Still not consistent with this one.)

Focus
-Use my timer. Alternate active/still activities.
-Meditate at least 4 times a week, on the days I don't do yoga.
-Read from the Motivation Manifesto every night.
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Member Since: 1/15/2008

SparkPoints: 41,841

Fitness Minutes: 69,248

My Goals:
I just want to feel healthy, and confident. I want to be strong enough emotionally that I can face life's challenges without turning to food.

My Program:
Lifestyle Changes:

-Portion control
-Water, water, water
-Reduced "bad" carbs
-More protein
-More fruits & veggies
-Some form of exercise most days. (Never skip 2 days in a row.)

Personal Information:
I live in the middle of nowhere, in Central Illinois.

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I teach junior high special education. It's quite a challenge and a big source of fuel for my emotional eating. However, it's incredibly rewarding, and the vacations aren't bad!!!

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TEENY_BIKINI
2/10/2013 6:10:34 PM

Happy Love day!

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KICKSTART1405
1/27/2013 3:56:03 PM

Yay! Glad you found me! :) I hope you consider joining my new Spark Team - Kickstart Your Fitness with a direct link to the Official Facebook Page in the image found on the Team Page.

And never forget...

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TEENY_BIKINI
12/15/2012 1:27:15 PM

Thanks for being a great friend. Hope you are having a great holiday season!!

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JMARIES51
12/8/2012 8:49:23 PM

Hi Karen,
Thank you for the Spark goodie. It is so nice to see you Sparking once in awhile. I hope you are doing good and staying healthy. And 2013 is going to be THE YEAR for me! hugs, Joann



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TELERIE
12/7/2012 4:21:33 AM

Thanks for remembering me! I'm still alive, struggling hard at work and dealing with life while getting small doses of exercise and healthy food, but I really miss my Spark friends and will get back once work calms a little over Christmas. Changes being made now that might make me a less stressed person in a month or two. emoticon



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