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Time to Take Care of Me

Hi, I'm a 57 year old physical education teacher from the Canadian prairies. I've let injuries and the business of raising a family interfere with my personal health and fitness. It's time for a change. I've been a SparkPeople member since August 2009. But I really didn't get serious until January 2010. I'm going slow and taking my time. It took me 25 years to do the damage. I know I won't repair it overnight but I am encouraged by my small successes so far.

It's well past time ...
Hi, I'm a 57 year old physical education teacher from the Canadian prairies. I've let injuries and the business of raising a family interfere with my personal health and fitness. It's time for a change. I've been a SparkPeople member since August 2009. But I really didn't get serious until January 2010. I'm going slow and taking my time. It took me 25 years to do the damage. I know I won't repair it overnight but I am encouraged by my small successes so far.

It's well past time that I should update my page. My 2 year anniversary is coming up in September. So far I've lost 35 pounds for good and I've lost and gained the same 10 pounds over and over for most of the past winter. I'm working at overcoming some nagging injuries. I've quit running and I'm cycling, rollerblading
and walking to get my daily cardio. I'm also lifting weight 3 times a week. That's going pretty well. I've been eating better too. I've just begun the Summer 5% challenge. I'm hopeful that I will break that plateau and finally ditch that pesky 10 pounds by the end of the challenge. Then I'll have 35 more pounds to reach my goal. Maybe it will take another 2 years, (I hope not!) but I think I can continue to deal with a slow and steady loss just as long as it stays lost! Time will tell. In the meantime I'm going to continue to enjoy life and take care of me.

Update: January 17, 2014

I'm starting the Winter 5% Challenge tomorrow. I've done a few before, had some success and then fallen off the wagon. I'm almost back to where I was when I joined Sparkpeople. I really need to buckle down and stick with it. In addition to the challenge, two of my colleagues and I have formed a group to keep each other on track. We'll meet weekly. I am determined to lose it for good this time around. I'd say wish me luck but what I really need is fortitude and will power.
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Member Since: 9/8/2009

SparkPoints: 85,076

Fitness Minutes: 56,130

My Goals:
I want to be fitter and thinner. I want to lose 75 pounds. I've re-set my goal to October 15,2014.


My Program:
I'm trying to stick to a 1310- 1660 calorie diet. I'm aiming for a minimum of 400 minutes of cardio a week and strength training 3 days per week. I do Zumba once a week for 60 minutes.

Personal Information:
My name is Laurie. I have been a teacher for 30 years. I currently teach physical education at a middle school in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Other Information:
I'm a voracious reader. I collect quotes. I play ringette on an over 30 ladies team. I've always loved to be active. Now I need to work at balancing my calorie intake with my energy expenditure. So far so good!

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CAYLAISDONE
6/25/2014 12:07:04 PM

Thanks for stopping by my page and taking the time to comment. And I see you're a fellow Canuck! emoticon

I have to say, I'm kinda loving our team!



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5/26/2014 11:03:59 AM

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Happy a great holiday, gorgeous! Hugs.



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TEENY_BIKINI
5/22/2014 11:25:00 AM

"'You've been busy! All that householder stuff you're doing mean you're getting ready to sell? lol"

Oh, my hope is to downsize. That is my 3-year plan. I would be happy with an apartment with a patio, near a park in a cute little town. That's the dream. The dream is also to have less stuff to maintain. As I get older, I more aware of how I "want" to spend my time... You know? Anyway, the challenge is to not make this joint so nice that I don't want to leave :)

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JUNEPA
5/19/2014 10:58:45 AM

Nice to hear from you. I have been off Spark for a while but am ready to get back on board. Life is good. Busy time of year for you, and then some summertime for you and the grandgirl !!



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SPAMUNDY
5/15/2014 9:34:13 AM


"BEAUTIFUL WOMAN AWARD"

You are the recipient of the Beautiful Woman Award!!

Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the page of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out!

Again, Congratulations Beautiful! Hugs!



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