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Hi, Everyone..My name is Cheryl and I'm from Eastern Kentucky..Lived on a farm most of my life and enjoyed the hard work and open spaces of farm life.

I retired Sept. 1, 08 at age 52. Before I retired I made a promise to myself, some way I was going to try again and this time succeed at weight loss and work hard to get it done, and keep it off.

I feel like I have been on a diet all my life, and have tried every weight loss program, with some success, then turn ...
Hi, Everyone..My name is Cheryl and I'm from Eastern Kentucky..Lived on a farm most of my life and enjoyed the hard work and open spaces of farm life.

I retired Sept. 1, 08 at age 52. Before I retired I made a promise to myself, some way I was going to try again and this time succeed at weight loss and work hard to get it done, and keep it off.

I feel like I have been on a diet all my life, and have tried every weight loss program, with some success, then turn right around and gain every pound back, plus more.

This time was going to be different, I made up my mind... I was going to do it ....with a promise ..and my mind set ....and the help of my friends ...and the Lord ...I am once again on my way.....to a Happier and Healthier me.
Spark People makes it a lot easier..I am very competitive, and when I notice everyone was working hard and racking up all these fitness minutes, I knew I had to get moving at something, I just didn't know what.

I found spark people in May 09, but I was unable to actually start my journey until July..so thats when I really started my JOURNEY OF LIFE

I added a friend who inspired me, she enjoyed hiking, so I said..I can do that..but I have to learn to walk first. I started my Journey I weighed 251 lbs., at one point I had reached 263 lbs. I could barely walk to the mailbox and back with out gasping for breath.

July 20th I started walking, 1/2 a mile at a time/ out my back door.
I kept walking until I could achieve 5 miles a day.
Then I started incorporating hills in to my walks.
I made a daily goal rain or shine, snow or frost, 120 minutes a day walk, hike, or golf,,what ever I could do to get in 120 min. of walking a day.

1/1/2010 I had lost 50 lbs.
5/2/2010 I have lost 70 lbs.
8/30/10 I have lost 74 lbs

I am still achieving my daily goal, I also have a part time job, 4/10, at a KOA Camp ground, ..I love it..most all the work is fitness related, landscaping, heavy cleaning, mowing, weedeating, digging ditches, and planting trees, painting, this coming spring I will be cutting out a walking trail for the campground .... it's within 3 miles of my home, so I can walk to work, get my work done and walk back home if I like. Today..5/13/2010 while at the KOA ..I worked and walked almost 20 miles, mowing, and weedeating.. talk about burning the calories.

I strap on my trusty pedometer and my IPOD and take off with my little buddy Sam..when I'm not working, we hit the hills or the trails or I meet some of my friends at my favorite golf course, while everyone one else rides in a cart I grab my clubs and take off walking, Sam loves to locate my golf ball for me.

I must say ..Thank You..Spark People and all My wonderful Spark Friends who encourage me every step of the way, have helped make this Journey of Life possible. My family and my friends, and the Love of God, I dedicate my Journey.

Thank the Lord for the Blessing

Cheryl / Looseingit

p.s.
I am Sunday School Teacher In a small country church , for a small group of 1st,2nd, and 3rd graders.. nothing like teaching children about the Love of Jesus.


263/ highest

Starting weight
with SP
7/21/09 -251
8/31/09 - 18lbs
9/28/09 - 23lbs
10/26/09 - 32lbs
11/29/09 - 41lbs
12/28/09 - 49lbs
1/25/10 - 54lbs
2/22/10 - 58lbs
3/29/10 - 63lbs
4/26/10 - 66lbs
5/29/10 - 73lbs
6/ /10 - 73lbs
7/ 10 - 73lbs
8 / 30/ 10 - 74 lbs
9/ 30/10 - 74lbs
10/31/10 74 lbs
11/30/10- 74 lbs
12/31/10 -74lbs
1/30/11-74lbs
Stuck but still walking

Update: 7/21/2015
I decided to quit my part time job in order to help out my Mom and Dad. Mom is 82 and Dad is 83. They live on a farm in rural Greenup Co. A few head of cattle and 16 rental properties scattered around Greenup Co. Sure keeps me hopping, they both go with me and Dad has taught me so much this past year. I'm very Grateful to have the opportunity to be able to help them almost daily.


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Member Since: 5/21/2009

SparkPoints: 79,075

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My Goals:
Some of my goals..
To achieve to be active, healthier and happier
Active daily
drink water
eat veg/fruit

climb the water tower hill 7/31/ 2010

8/1/2010 New Challenge goal weight by Thanksgiving 2010 -plateau still hanging on

New goal- trade bad habits for Healthier ones
1. No eating at the TV or computer. done
2. Kitchen is shut down after supper. done
3. Limit cafeine. done
4. Eat 5-6 small meals a day.
5. slow down
6. New plan ...breaking a plateau with more veggies and protein, serving size matters. 12/10
Dont ever give up!!

Take a walk with the Lord everyday

My Program:
What I am doing to meet goals...
Praying
Eating right
Walking /Hiking
Golfing
Jogging a little
Making daily goals
Getting motivation from my Spark Friends

Personal Information:
I am from ..
Carter County
Retired State Gov. 08

1st 5 K - 5/29/2010-
1 st 10 K Thanksgiving 2010 Turkey Trot
2011- Relay for Life




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And I love.. Going to Church
Love teaching children about the Lord.
Singing In our Church Chior
Psalm 23:1 THE LORD is my shephard; I shall not want









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FROSTY99
8/24/2015 12:45:53 PM


LOSE FAT, NOT MUSCLE

According to a Gallup poll, fifty-six percent of Americans want to lose weight. Most of us know that muscle burns more calories than fat, so when you are trying to lose weight, you want to lose body fat while preserving the muscle you have. Lifting weights while you are losing weight is not an option, it is a requirement. According to a Penn State study, when dieters don’t pump iron, twenty-two percent of their weight loss comes from losing muscle. So if you lose twenty pounds without lifting weights, almost five pounds will be muscle. Upping your protein intake is important and Columbia University researchers found that protein intake plays a significant role in preserving lean muscle mass during weight loss. Preserve your muscle as you drop body fat.




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FROSTY99
8/23/2015 9:53:50 PM

Know your limits, but never stop trying to exceed them.
~Author Unknown

Hoping you have an awesome week.



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8/22/2015 7:55:51 PM

The Cake Of Friendship


Preheat the oven of love
With plenty of secrets and hugs

Mix in giggles and laughs
That make your sides split in half

Bake with the love and care
And all the things you both should share

Decorate with the frosting of trust
This is really a must

Enjoy the cake do not eat it fast
Just like your new friendship make it last.



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8/21/2015 9:40:13 PM

A goal without a plan is just a wish. –Antoine de Saint-Exupery, writer

The weekend is upon us-now is the time to make your plan for the coming week. Each day we must work to keep moving towards our goal because we have a plan.




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8/20/2015 5:07:33 PM

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway. –Emory Austin, motivational speaker

I do believe we make our own music-it is up to us to make it happy and uplifting to keep ourselves motivated and moving. Tap those toes and hear the beat!

Happy Thursday my friend. The weekend is nearly here.



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