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I joined the 5% Winter Challenge. As a member of the Awesome A's (yea back on the team) I commit to at least 300 minutes of cardio exercise weekly, along with additional strength training. I will stay within my calorie range daily and will be sticking closely to the "Spark Solution" 2 week diet and a plan based on more veggies than meat. 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 ...
I joined the 5% Winter Challenge. As a member of the Awesome A's (yea back on the team) I commit to at least 300 minutes of cardio exercise weekly, along with additional strength training. I will stay within my calorie range daily and will be sticking closely to the "Spark Solution" 2 week diet and a plan based on more veggies than meat. 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 a few weeks ago. He feels a lot of the weight issue can be explained by that. I start seeing a nutritionist on Jan 28th 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: 175,364

Fitness Minutes: 106,896

My Goals:
5% Challenge:
9.4 pound loss by 03/15/2014

Minimum 300 minutes of cardio exercise weekly

Strength training 2x 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 3 days a week)

Follow the SP Strength Training plans 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.

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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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MERRYMARY42
7/28/2014 5:58:51 PM

Thanks Missy, a real fun thing to do, Mary



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REBECKY441
7/16/2014 9:15:51 PM

Thank you for taking time to comment on my blog Staying Safe. There are so many others who vote blogs as the "Feature Blogs" that are just about beautiful pictures or loveliness... and we all need to think about our safety as a primary goal... no matter what we are doing!! Charlene was my 'wake up call' on how I look at my small town.
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BETRHO48
7/16/2014 10:43:18 AM

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog.
Hope you have a really awesome day!
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LUNORZAHRA
7/3/2014 11:27:31 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog and for the encouragement. Hope your spark goes well. emoticon



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MICKEYH
7/1/2014 12:06:01 PM

Hi there, thanks for stopping by my resent blog and your kind comment! Yes, healthy life style is our life assurance.
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