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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: 42,170

Fitness Minutes: 36,241

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"

Summer 2014 5% Challenge - WRJ&G team
Starting Weight: 164.9 pounds
Target Weight: 156.7 pounds (5%)
By When: August 16, 2014
Ending Weight: 147.5 pounds (10.55%)

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SUSANELAINE1956
8/18/2014 11:56:52 PM

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blogs. I have never done well at yoga in the past, but a friend in my water aerobics suggested this class. It is designed for ladies over 40 and is just what I needed. I've been going twice a week for 2 months and have improved my balance quite a bit. I'm very happy with the class. emoticon



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CLAYMACT
8/18/2014 7:38:46 PM

KateLJM, thank you for your comment on my page. I appreciate the affirmation.



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IFDEEVARUNS2
8/18/2014 4:59:29 PM

Wow, that would be a neat trick! No way I can find one, though. Anti-gravity sounds like fun. On the plus side, I'm starting to enjoy the aqua jogging, even doing it now that I'm back to running a little.



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BROOKLYN_BORN
8/18/2014 7:01:59 AM

Thanks for your comment on my blog and the friend add. I've just added you back. Congratulations on your successful journey. I look forward to following your progress to goal.
Nice to have your own treadmill. Starting slowly is smart. I always tell people how my first attempt at "running" lasted 30 seconds. That was nearly 30 years ago.



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RUTHIEBEAR
8/17/2014 9:05:37 AM

I admire your determination - you are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week!
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A dream doesn't become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work.
Colin Powell

You are putting in the sweat, determination and hard work, making your dream into a reality! Stay strong - you not only CAN, but are doing it!

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