MAKING-PROGRESS   10,477
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Starting place Jan. 2012. Looking forward to a time when I actually like photos of me again!








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I have struggled with weight and motivation issues for years. I always felt that making healthier choices was too hard. But the truth is it is no harder than living with my bad decisions: Never happy with the ways clothes fit, avoiding special occasions and photos, not being able to enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family...always being sad and embarrassed.

After years of abusing my health, my body finally cried "uncle". Now I MUST get my act together. I consider ...
I have struggled with weight and motivation issues for years. I always felt that making healthier choices was too hard. But the truth is it is no harder than living with my bad decisions: Never happy with the ways clothes fit, avoiding special occasions and photos, not being able to enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family...always being sad and embarrassed.

After years of abusing my health, my body finally cried "uncle". Now I MUST get my act together. I consider this a fresh start. I am ready to take steps toward my long term goals. I will progress as best I can as my body continues to recover and grows stronger each day.

Every journey begins with the first step. The key to success is consistently taking steps toward my objective. No matter how slow I go, or how long it takes, I will be better for the effort.


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Member Since: 4/21/2014

SparkPoints: 10,477

Fitness Minutes: 3,514

My Goals:
Like seeing photos of myself again.

Feeling fit/able to enjoy activities around the property.

Stay focused on Heart Healthy eating habits.

Exercise every day.

Make workouts consistently longer/harder as I am safely able to.

Eat meals "on-time" or have a healthy snack if I am delayed. If my body knows what to expect it will keep my metabolism revving :-)

Get up and DO Something every 1/2 hour. Sitting for prolonged periods shuts down "the burn".

My Program:
Summer 5% Challenge

Exercise:

Walking 1.5 mi. 3X week

Resistance training 3X week.

Get up and move every 1/2 hr.


Diet:

Follow Spark People food plan and only stock the house with healthy choices.

Eat at regular intervals to optimize my metabolism.

Personal Information:
After years of letting myself go, starting and stopping programs, letting frustration and depression lead me to make bad decisions...I am now ready to make lifetime changes. Little steps forward every day. Forgiveness for days when I don't do as well. Always moving in a positive direction.

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DAISYBELLEKIA
7/27/2014 7:13:01 PM

A glow getter award is something you get when you have a Spark Activity Tracker. You set the number of steps you want to achieve in a day, and the Spark activity tracker keeps track of it. It's basically a pedometer, and I wear it attached to my shoe.

As you go through the day, you can tap on it and it will show how much you've walked and how far you have to reach your goal using little lights.

It has a circle of green lights on top, and when you tap on it the lights begin lighting up. Once you've reached your goal, the entire circle lights up and flashes, indicating that you've reached our goal for the day.

Each time that happens, you get a glow getter award.



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STEPBYSTEP1955
7/25/2014 7:23:37 AM

Thanks for commenting on the picture in my gallery. I used Google to search for weight loss images then when I found the picture that I like, I saved it to my computer then went to imagechef.com and use their editing program to create the picture you see on my page. Hope this answer helps. Enjoy your day andyour weekend.



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BLUEJAY1969
7/24/2014 12:45:54 PM

Honestly I don't know how I got my SparkStreaks to show LOL. I went to edit my SparkPage and just clicked the show each thing! Thanks for the welcome!
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/21/2014 3:42:51 PM

I want you to embark on the truth of loving yourself because when you love yourself and when you appreciate yourself, you will make healthy changes in your life for healthy reasons.
-Steve Maraboli
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Hi! Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog, "A Non-Scale Victory At The Grocery Store." Have a great day!





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REBECKY441
7/21/2014 1:24:29 PM

Thank you for commenting on my blog.
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