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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: 35,693

Fitness Minutes: 32,682

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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NELLJONES
7/18/2014 9:30:52 AM

Kate, the old old WW program was strict in what we could eat, and used the terms "legal" and "illegal" for food. I still think in those terms because it's easy. They had lists of food that were illegal until you got to your goal, then you could have them back. I still have an illegal list because, like you, some foods just set up that craving, so best not start.



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JAMBABY0
7/17/2014 3:32:08 PM

thanks for the birthday wishes



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REALTYLADYLISA
7/17/2014 12:36:14 PM

Hope you are doing well on the BL Challenge...just stopping by with a thought for the day and some encouragement from one of the LOVELY LIMES!

The only way you get that fat off is to eat less and exercise more.
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I've realized that I'm more important than food is. I love a big slice of pizza, but I love myself more. Being thin is about changing the way you think about yourself. It's about saying that you deserve to be healthy.
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CONFIDENTLY_FIT
7/16/2014 8:04:09 PM

You are welcome for the core tips! Let me know how it goes!




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