MARITIMER3
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March 11 - down 33 lbs., 9 lbs. to go. Working hard, but these last pounds are sticking like glue. I've added swimming and a new virtual walk on the treadmill to try to budge them.

February 1, 2017 - down 31 lbs. Since May 2016; big push to lose final 11 lbs. and reach goal of 150 lbs. Ramping up exercise.

October 23/16
Woo Hoo! Back from train/cruise vacation and down 1.6 lbs. O.9 lbs. to go to reach my goal of 165 by the end of the year... let's set a new goal... 160 lbs. by January 1... I can do it... I WILL do it!

My next goal will be to lose the "final 15" during 2017. I'm gaining confidence that I can do it!

A very special thank you to my Spark Friends for your encouragement, cheering me on, and for the pushes when needed.

Gail


April 16/16

I joined Spark People in January, 2011, to lose weight before my son's April wedding.

Since that time, I've lost weight, regained it, lost again... you get the picture. Spark People doesn't offer any magical solutions. It offers good advice on nutrition and exercising. It offers a network of teams, challenges and wonderful friends.

Even though I haven't reached my goal, I believe that Spark People has helped me break the pattern of gaining weight each year. I plan to follow this program for the rest of my life, and to gradually reduce my weight.








Member Since: 1/17/2011

Fitness Minutes: 105,023

My Goals:
My husband and I love to travel, and I want to be able to walk, climb, explore and enjoy new places with him.


My Program:
- track all food, water and exercise, as follows:

- eat NOTHING directly from the container; e.g., cereal, chips, nuts

- 8 glasses of water/day

- 5 or more fruits and vegetables/day

- lean protein every meal, eating meat, poultry, fish, eggs, cottage cheese, legumes

- eat mindfully, avoiding high sodium foods

- include afternoon and evening snack in daily meal plan

- in the summer, much of my cardiovascular exercise is working in the garden, walking and cycling. In the winter, I swim and use the treadmill

- ST including resistance band, medicine ball, stability ball, floor exercises and free weights





Personal Information:
- born 25/09/43 in Nova Scotia, live in Southern Ontario

- wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, friend

- reader, gardener, traveller, volunteer

- cat lover

- active in my church (Anglican)



Other Information:
Weight loss goals:
- 178 lbs. by June 30/16
- 170 lbs. by Sept. 30/16 - actual 167.2 September 18/16
- 164.6 lbs., November 2/16
- 162.4 lbs., November 18/16
- 160 lbs. by Dec. 31/16 - 159.9 lbs. December 9/16!
ACTUAL WEIGHT 1 JAN 2017 = 157.2 lbs. 34.9 lb. loss in 2016!
Long-term goal 150 lbs. by June 30/17




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  • v LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    Thanks for commenting on my blog today. I feel better and believe me I will be more careful about taking my vitamins. Funny how we can get in new routines and forget what works. Maybe it is just getting forgetful. I hope not.
    15 hours ago
  • v ALIHIKES
    Thanks for you comments on my blog! Apparently many of the early archaeologists were like Luther Cressman in their soil removal practices. They did not realize that soil strata could be dated, and of course radio carbon dating was non-existent. So they focused on removing artifacts and taking them back to universities for study.
    18 hours ago
  • v MINIMOE1
    Thanks for the comments on my photos. Little kids and baby animals have a real affinity - Ariel would love our calves and kittens. Taking her to a petting zoo would be fun.
    Sometimes the idea of living in old houses is better than the reality, but I do love our old homestead, with its cracked plaster and sloping floors. There always seems to be a project or two waiting in the wings.
    23 hours ago
  • v -POOKIE-
    Oh we pretty much always stick to it.

    I write my shopping list from the planned ahead meals.

    I make the right amount to eat at each meal, unless purposefully batch cooking to freeze, I don't just cook a pan and serve some, I just cook the weighed amounts to begin with.

    Only times I switch things are days when suddenly the weather is boiling and we had something heavy planned, or a lovely light salad and the next ice-age arrived early and we don't want it!! I plan ahead for days we are going out, and just don't buy food for those days, or if plans change, I have a stock of freezer meals I can grab.

    It takes discipline, but it saves so much money shopping to a list, and really helps with losing weight as well, as I can plan a heavy special dinner I know is coming, and plan a light lunch, or simply planning the correct calories and carbs for a full day, making sure it all balances out.
    6 days ago
  • v ALIHIKES
    Thanks Gail for your comments on my blog. I love trilliums! they grow in Oregon in the wetter parts of the state, but we don't get them here in the high desert. It's about an hour's drive for me to get into the lush green parts of Oregon where the ferns and trilliums grow! I didn't know they were the state flower of Ontario, they are among my favorite wildflowers!
    10 days ago
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