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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: 84,410

Fitness Minutes: 55,775

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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ELYMWX
4/4/2014 11:58:02 AM

Yeah, I dislocated my right shoulder cycling back in January - I hit a patch of black ice and went right down. It was doing fairly well for the first six weeks, but has gone downhill in the last four weeks, and I'm waiting on a Sports Med consultation and on an MR Arthrogram. My physiotherapist & I believe, based on the symptoms that I have a tear in my Supraspinatus tendon and a second tear in the Labrum.



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2/19/2014 9:18:50 AM

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“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” ~Mark Victor Hansen



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