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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: 34,365

Fitness Minutes: 30,924

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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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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MARVEEME
8/4/2013 9:52:18 PM

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I'm back. Not as frequently blogging as before, but tracking!
Many Blessings to YOU!



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LITTLEBJANET
1/31/2013 8:55:02 PM

Thanks for the visit and cup of hot chocolate. It's very cold today so that's a warm-up. Hope you are doing great!



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