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I will do ST/PT 3-4x/wk, walk at lunch 5 days/wk. I will follow the clean eating life style. I will record my daily exercise and Living the Good Life Points, and on Saturday mornings I will weigh in and record it. I will check in with my team daily and leave a comment on the Discussion Board. I will read and comment on blogs as I have time.

GOAL: Increase strength/endurance/ muscle, lose inches, and lose 9.5 more #...Strengthen my back and legs.

A friend (KADYDIDI) from our quilting guild introduced me to SP. I joined in August 2008, but didn't get around to doing this page until January 2009 when I signed up for the New You Bootcamp Challenge with my second daughter. I have struggled with weight issues for a while (since before the birth of my youngest-now 36). I want to get healthy, which includes losing some weight to help out my arthritis in my back, neck, and feet. I had bilateral total knee replacements almost a year ago. I herniated 3 discs in my lower back causing some nerve damage in February 2010 and am still trying to rebuild my strength. I was eating slow carb, but hit a plateau-so, I switched to clean eating and hope to lose a few more lbs.

Member Since: 8/31/2008

Fitness Minutes: 58,954

My Goals:
To weigh in the normal range on BMI.

To eat to fuel my body.

To swim 4-5 days a week.

To do weight training 3 days a week.

My Program:
I go to PT, walk, and will go to the pool again as soon as I get my cast off.

I eat protein, veggies, complex carbs and fruit 3 meals/day, 7 days a week.

Personal Information:
God has blessed me with 3 children (2 daughters-1 son)and 4 grandchildren (3 g-sons, 1 g-daughter), one great grandson, and Spark People. My team mates so far have been great! I was also blessed to have Christian parents who have gone on to be with the Lord and have 3 great sisters-one a marathon runner (not me!) and one aunt who is 102 (for a few more months).

Other Information:
In my spare time, I quilt, study Japanese language, do an online class, go to Bible study, sing in the village choral group, teach English to Japanese children and adults, and swim! I also enjoy my beautiful view of the ocean.

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    Hi Mary! Looks like you are still doing the challenges - me too! I managed to get to Onederland a few weeks ago so I am feeling pretty good about the relative success I have had with the challenges (at least I have lost over 5% total)! 😃
    12 days ago
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    Just stopping by to say hi and hope you and the Firecrackers are making a bang it in the challenge. Starfish need to push it, but not giving up!
    13 days ago
    Wait! You're in FL? I guess I missed that...I'll be there in a couple of days myself, but leave soon after for TN, then back to FL for 10 days before I return to Germany.
    15 days ago
    emoticon Just a quick hello from a fellow 5% challenge leader!

    emoticon EL for the Spirited Under Dawgs
    15 days ago

    Choose to raise your awareness to a level where you won't be distracted or deterred by the meaningless, superficial noise you encounter. Commit to the goal of making progress today and enjoy the experience of pushing yourself forward no matter what obstacles fall in your path. -Ralph Marston

    WTG on your weigh in... have a healthy weekend! emoticon emoticon
    15 days ago
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