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I joined the 5% 2015 Summer Challenge. I commit to at least 500 minutes of cardio exercise weekly, along with additional strength training. I will get at least 10,000 steps in 5 out of 7 days. I will stay within my calorie range daily. I have been working with a different nutritionist, and my food plan is based on her recommendations. I am eating much more protein daily, and am seeing some good results. I will support my team by logging my fitness minutes and LTGL points daily, weigh-in on ...
I joined the 5% 2015 Summer Challenge. I commit to at least 500 minutes of cardio exercise weekly, along with additional strength training. I will get at least 10,000 steps in 5 out of 7 days. I will stay within my calorie range daily. I have been working with a different nutritionist, and my food plan is based on her recommendations. I am eating much more protein daily, and am seeing some good results. I will support my team by logging my fitness minutes and LTGL points daily, weigh-in on Saturday's, and check in with my teammates daily through group posts and their blogs, offering encouragement where I can. I look forward to a successful 8 week challenge!!!

I have been a member of Spark People since March of 2010. My commitment level has varied from day/week/month, but I have continued the journey. I know that losing the weight is just part of the equation. Every day is about making better choices than the day before, and choosing the healthiest option available. Also, trying to find the balance and keep it all in moderation.

I hit my initial goal weight in early 2011, and then revised it to the middle of my normal BMI. I was within 9 pounds of the revised goal, when I had some injuries that side-lined me. Replaced some old unhealthy habits with some new unhealthy habits, and packed on the pounds over the next year. Then came 2013. I was exercising like a fiend, at least 4000 calories per week in cardio alone, and staying within calorie range. The weight just kept piling on. After my doctor ran a bunch of tests, an auto-immune disease was diagnosed. I worked with a nutritionist, my doctor referred me to, for a few months to help with a manageable eating plan. I am committed to getting back on track by eating healthier, living a more active lifestyle, and regular exercise. So my mantra is "One choice at a time." I can do this!!!
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Member Since: 3/18/2010

SparkPoints: 219,105

Fitness Minutes: 129,989

My Goals:
5% Challenge:
9.1 pound loss by 08/22/2015

Minimum 500 minutes of cardio exercise weekly including: walking; water aerobics; Senior Fitness Classes; and yoga.

Strength training 2x to 3x per week




My Program:
Use the Nutrition Tracker to input all foods eaten

Drink a minumum of 10 glasses of water daily

5 Cardio sessions per week (currently walking 3 days and gym at least 3 days a week)

Strength Training at the gym 2 x per week

Personal Information:
My name is Margie ( hard g) I was born and raised in Montana. My husband was in the military so I have lived in several states throughout the years, and have been in southern California since 1991.

Married with two adult children and two granddaughters.

Other Information:
Hobbies:
Reading (anything historical, political, or thrillers such as Tom Clancy or Robert Ludlum)

Counted Cross Stitch

Computer Games

Music:
Pretty much everything goes here. Classical, country, hip-hop, rock. I have music on all day rather than TV

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SILVERWITCH59
6/24/2015 7:05:38 PM

Thanks for stopping by :)



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JMCADE
6/24/2015 3:25:43 PM

emoticon Welcome to the Casual Travelers of the 2015 Summer 5% Challenge. I am the WL (weight leader) for the team and am looking forward to the next 8 weeks. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Joanne



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WHYTEBROWN
6/23/2015 11:02:20 AM

Hey,

I just wanted to stop by and say emoticon for your continued support!! You've been such a emoticon help to me on this journey!! I have really appreciated all your encouragement!! emoticon SO MUCH!!

emoticon ,
Chal



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SADIEDOLORES
6/22/2015 10:33:52 AM

THANK YOU FOR MY SPARK WATER BOTTLE, I WILL DRINK IT NO PROBLEM.



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HELEN_BR
6/21/2015 10:56:28 AM

Thanks for the birthday wishes! I celebrated and whooped it up!! Loved all the attention on Spark. It was great and made my day.

Also thank you, leaders, for all the work you do on the challenge!

Hugs,
Helen



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