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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: 36,033

Fitness Minutes: 32,802

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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LYNNIERN
7/23/2014 9:31:07 PM

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BLAZINGSWORD
7/23/2014 2:49:40 PM

I found this link trying to see how much a sweet potato has with regards to magnesium. You could try using this to fine tune. Just a thought. I happen to come by it on the internet when I was searching. Hope this helps you.

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BLAZINGSWORD
7/23/2014 1:24:46 PM

Hi Kathy! Thanks for the suggestion about using the Wisk for the poison ivy. Do you just wash the skin with it and pat dry? That's what I am thinking. Have a great day! emoticon



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XRSIZE16
7/23/2014 9:08:23 AM

How'd the strength training go? I'm heading over to a Zumba class tonight. Do you think Zumba involves strength training because it has so many bodyweight exercises or am I just deluding myself?
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N2IT4LIFETODAY
7/23/2014 7:51:08 AM

Thank you so much for you kind words on my blog about my mom. I am lucky that my siblings and I don't have any disputes over mom. I have two brothers and they respect my decisions concerning mom. They have been surprisingly supportive. Mom and I hashed out our issues long ago. I guess at times things still surface. But I won't let that interfere with what we have now. Thank you so much for your kindness and concern.
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