Down to 137 lbs!!!
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I am a 49 year old Mom and Meme. I have been here at Sparkpeople since April 14. I have lost 11 lb so far. But what I have gained is so much better.
I am breathing better. I could barely walk up my stairs before, now I am walk/jogging 4 miles a couple of times a week!
I sleep better, eat better, and just feel better!
I have signed up to do a 5 K Color Run in September, so my goal right now is to train for that. It is not timed, but I would like to finish well for my own competitive self. :)
Ok, so been away for a year.....what a mistake!!!!! I put on so much weight! More then I had lost. So here I am, back to start over...
Today is day one, of the rest of my lifestyle change. I did it before and I will do it again.
Challenge: I have a very difficult time breathing, because I have COPD. Not an excuse, just a challenge.
Goal: Lose weight and improve health, breath better, and have more energy.
My 5% Fall Challenge goals:
I will prepare and cook my meals at least 5 days a week.
I will exercise for at least 60 min.per day for 5 days a week.
I will eat at least 5 freggies per day.
I will work at eating 25 grams of fiber per day.
I will drink at least 8-8 ounce glasses of water per day.
I will stay in my caloric limit everyday.
I will continue walking at least 3 days per week.
I will continue with my Zumba classes.
I will do my best to encourage and motivate my team mates and those around me!
I am working on improving my diet, less sugar and carbs, more protein. I am also trying to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. This was a struggle at first, but seems to be getting easier.
I intend to work out as much as possible, at least 10 min a day.
I go to a Zumba classs twice a week, so I only need to come up with 1 day of cardio on my own. The other days, strength training.
I live in Northeastern Maine.
I love to craft! My mind is constantly going over things I can make! We have WAY to many craft stores in my area!
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| current weight: 169.0
ColleenConquers changed her name to Nevr_A_Quitter ... did the 'mostly' conquered part hopefully, no now it is time for a name that fits where i wanna be now and for the rest of my time here, and that is Nevr_A_Quitter, and that i stay and maintain this new lifestyle forever !! so now i wanna be Nevr_A_Quitter .. hope you are having a wonderful and spark'tacular year !! hugs !!
507 days ago
Happy Valentine's Day, Beautiful!!!
590 days ago
"As with ANY journey,
WHO you travel with
can be MORE important
than your DESTINATION."
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Thanks for being a part of my journey!!!
I appreciate your friendship & value your support so VERY much!!
YOU are FABULOUS!!!!! :) :) :)
606 days ago
I love it when I hug someone
& just as I'm about to let go,
they hug me even tighter.
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Happy National Hug Day, Sweetheart!!!
Sending Many Hugs Your Way Today & Everyday!!!
Thanks For Being SUCH a FABULOUS Friend!!!
613 days ago
"There is INSIDE of YOU
ALL of the potential to be WHATEVER you WANT to be;
ALL of the ENERGY to do WHATEVER you WANT to do.
IMAGINE yourself as you would like to BE,
Doing what you WANT to do,
& each day, take ONE step towards your DREAM.
Though at times it may seem too difficult to continue,
HOLD on to your DREAM.
& one morning you WILL awake to FIND
That you ARE the person you DREAMED of,
DOING what you WANTED to do,
Simply because YOU had the COURAGE
To BELIEVE in YOUR potential
& to hold on to your DREAM."
- - Donna Levine - -
Believe in YOURSELF & know that you already have inside of you ALL that you need to become anything & everything you hope to be, want to be & dream of being!! You are stronger than ANY obstacle; You are capable of overcoming ANY hardship; & You are POWERFUL beyond measure!! Acknowledge YOUR potential & OWN it - - YOU are FABULOUS!!!
Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,
615 days ago