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I've reached the age where extra weight is indeed dangerous. When work and stress diverted my attention, I gradually put on many of the pounds I had worked so hard to lose. But there is no getting around it, I can't afford to stay "overweight". My DH begged for us to get a treadmill with our tax refund. With the (valid) excuse of sensitive joints and a back back, we purchased a Landice L7 with orthopedic belt. I'm giddy! The treadmill reminds me of how I lost my weight so successfully ...
I've reached the age where extra weight is indeed dangerous. When work and stress diverted my attention, I gradually put on many of the pounds I had worked so hard to lose. But there is no getting around it, I can't afford to stay "overweight". My DH begged for us to get a treadmill with our tax refund. With the (valid) excuse of sensitive joints and a back back, we purchased a Landice L7 with orthopedic belt. I'm giddy! The treadmill reminds me of how I lost my weight so successfully before -- it's like an old friend. So after the installers left, I started up the machine and walked a 12-minute hill program with max incline of 3 degrees and max speed of 2.8. It's not much to those of you training for marathons, but I knew it was the smart way for me to acquaint myself with this new treadmill. I wasn't winded, but I could feel the incline in my legs. So week 1 will be gentle conditioning. At most I will do a session in the morning and one in the evening. I'm looking forward to 30 minutes in the morning and 30 minutes in the evening - and true progress on the scale!

Just think: getting that treadmill made me think how I would track my progress. Silly me, I already belonged to this wonderful site! So as imperfect as my beginning may be, I am beginning and tracking, for I know that my competitive nature will remind me of my old winning ways.

It's great to be back!

I guess it's time for a new photo of me as I am as I begin the 2014 Summer 5% Challenge.
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Member Since: 7/1/2009

SparkPoints: 37,896

Fitness Minutes: 33,882

My Goals:
To reach a healthy weight of 140 or below by 10/15/14.

To attain healthy cholesterol levels by 1/01/15.

To eat 25 grams or more of fiber a day.

My Program:
I am beginning a treadmill program, and a modest strength training program. And now that I have retired, it's time for me to try out the Tai Chi DVDs on my shelf if I can't find a local class.

I praise myself every time I change to a new BMI, every 5 lbs lost or 5% lost from my original WW start weight of 190.8 on 3.03.09 or my SP SW or challenge SW, and when I have to switch wardrobe. There's usually some milestone to celebrate!

I weigh in daily on Wii Fit Plus. I love the mornings it says I am 20 years old!

SUMMER 2014 5% CHALLENGE
Exercise Commitment:
30 min/day, cardio intensity to vary per Polar Training Plan, with ST on 2 days ("Rest" days for Cardio)

Diet Commitment:
Stay within SP 1250-1750 calories per Precision Nutrition guideline
Drink 8 glasses of water a day
Eat 5 fruits/veggies daily

Personal Information:
I live in Joppa, Maryland. Mariner Point Park is a hop and a skip away for a pleasant walk.



Other Information:
"Life is full of adventures. We just don't get to pick all of them."

“Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.”

2014 "If Only" goal: Run a 5K without exceeding Maximum Heart Rate

2014 "Take That" goal: Develop "Michelle Obama Arms and Shoulders"

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WALLAHALLA
7/31/2014 11:22:17 PM

emoticon Way to turn up the heat by Sparking in July!



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BLAZINGSWORD
7/31/2014 9:22:47 PM

Thanks for the explanation of the leg press. Yes, that is a real big workout. Keep up the good work. You are doing wonderful! emoticon



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SUPER_CIARA
7/30/2014 3:55:15 AM

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I drink far more than 2 cups of coffee a day. I love coffee and tea both and my pills make me thirsty so I'm always drinking some kind of beverage so that's why I had to add in the water to keep from drinking too much caffeine. Here's to a successful and healthy Wednesday. HUGS to you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon



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OSHI19
7/29/2014 6:18:40 PM

Thank you! I will definitely check SparkGuy's 10-Minute Fitness team program.
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OSHI19
7/28/2014 12:09:50 PM

Wow!! emoticon I love your page. You are an inspiration!!
I'm new to SP and need help with everything; but mostly with my food choices emoticon !! emoticon



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