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I joined SparkPeople while eating a dunkin' stick. Quite an auspicious start. I'm not sure how I found SparkPeople - I think I may have seen it mentioned in an email I subscribe to. So I thought I'd check it out, look around, not super-serious. You know, no committment, I didn't have to give too much info to sign up, and hey, it's free.

The first thing I did was start tracking my food. I've never been very good at that, but this was nice because a lot of food was already in ...
I joined SparkPeople while eating a dunkin' stick. Quite an auspicious start. I'm not sure how I found SparkPeople - I think I may have seen it mentioned in an email I subscribe to. So I thought I'd check it out, look around, not super-serious. You know, no committment, I didn't have to give too much info to sign up, and hey, it's free.

The first thing I did was start tracking my food. I've never been very good at that, but this was nice because a lot of food was already in the system, so I just had point and click. Day one: Huh. I went over on calories (not a surprise), and wow, I went over on carbs. First discovery: I eat a lot of carbs! What are carbs? I always thought pasta = carbs. Turns out carbs are in a lot of food besides pasta.

After several days of going over, I found that I really wanted to stay within my numbers. I actually kept myself from an evening snack one day so that I wouldn't go over. This is not normal behavior for me.

What about weight? Was I loosing any weight? I lost 2 pounds; that isn't much, but still, I felt good about it. Then I weighed myself mid-week. Why do I torture myself with the scale? You guessed it, I gained. I didn't give up though. I just thought, I need to be a little more serious about watching what I eat (and how much). I told myself, even if I didn't lose, I was drinking way less pop and way more water than I did before, and that's healthy, even if the scale didn't make me happy.

Exercise is important too. I have been trying to do hi-low aerobics with my daughter. We only do about 10 minutes at a time, but it's good. It helps. I can feel it, and we have a great time. My daughter doesn't really need to lose any weight, but exercise is still good for her, and we laugh, and really enjoy that time.

I found a great recipe here that my family liked too; I can't wait to make it again! There is so much information and so many things to explore on SparkPeople, it's a fun adventure - I never said THAT about a diet plan!

So anyway, thats the story of my SparkPeople beginning. Good luck to all those who give it a try.
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Member Since: 7/15/2010

SparkPoints: 43,287

Fitness Minutes: 49,331

My Goals:
CURRENT GOALS:

Post a loss 2 weeks in a row. I DID IT!! 3/11/13

Do 2 pushups. I was NEVER able to do a pushup. i AM REALLY PROUD TO SAY I DIDI THIS TOO! 3/9/13

Get back down to 155.

ULTIMATE GOAL: 145
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History:
My main goal is to lose 49 pounds.

Small Goal: Get below 200.
Reward: A new pair of earrings.
**GOAL MET 8/30/2010 **

Next goal: 187 (lost 10% of my body weight)
Reward: New clothing
** GOAL MET 11/1/2010 ** Purchased a new pair of dress pants

Goal: 183.5 - Halfway to main goal.
**GOAL MET 11/15/2010** Giving out Spark Goodies today to celebrate!

CELEBRATED STAYING WITH THE PROGRAM THIS LONG BY BUYING A CHRISTMAS DRESS! **12/3/2010**

Goal: Down to 174 - out of the obese bmi.
** GOAL MET 1/24/2011**.

Goal: 168 - 40 pounds lost
**Goal Met 3/14/2011
Reward: New Tennis Shoes

Goal: 159

My Program:
BE CONSISTENT.

Make small changes.

Record what I eat.

Record exercising.

More fruits, veggies.

BELIEVE IN MYSELF.

Personal Information:
Wife, mother, grandmother, sister, Christian, with a full-time job outside the home.

Other Information:
Family and God are my priorities. I am just learning to make myself a priority too. I enjoy photography and baking.

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PIXIE-LICIOUS
3/25/2015 3:45:59 PM

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance.
The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
-Arnold Bennett
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I am turning over a new leaf, thanks to the support of my Sparkfriends! I appreciate your comment on my blog, "Coming Out Of Hiding." Have a healthy week!



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3/16/2015 7:41:49 PM

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Add some "SPARKLE" to your fitness activities.




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LITTLEBJANET
4/11/2014 8:34:05 PM

Hi Janet,
Happy Spring! I'm so glad it finally feels like winter is over. It was one for the record books! Thanks for stopping by and giving me a goodie. I definitely am using my walking shoes. I have a new granddaughter and she is going with me in her stroller. emoticon emoticon

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SMARGED
10/21/2013 9:50:02 AM

Hi, my friend! Thanks for stopping by to encourage me!! I think I'm going to need a lot of that! LOL!!

Have a great week, Janet, filled with blessings and happiness!! emoticon

(I just realized I have 5 friends on SP named Janet! Obviously a great name!)



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STR458
8/5/2013 3:55:56 PM

we are same I started at 210 now 159 !!!! Stress Busting & 10-Minute Daily team mates

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