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First Goal Complete--Lost 30 pounds!





One year later--Jan. 2013 54 pounds lighter



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I have an office job and have noticed that I have been gaining a couple of pounds per year. As the years go by, the pounds add up. It is now time for a slimmer/trimmer me.

I originally joined SparkPeople back in 2009. I have been reading articles but was not 100% ready to commit start
losing weight and permanently keeping it off. It is 2012, and I am now ready!

It is now 2013, and I am 54 pounds lighter and maintaining! Life is good! Happy 2014!
I have an office job and have noticed that I have been gaining a couple of pounds per year. As the years go by, the pounds add up. It is now time for a slimmer/trimmer me.

I originally joined SparkPeople back in 2009. I have been reading articles but was not 100% ready to commit start
losing weight and permanently keeping it off. It is 2012, and I am now ready!

It is now 2013, and I am 54 pounds lighter and maintaining! Life is good! Happy 2014!




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Member Since: 6/23/2009

SparkPoints: 43,004

Fitness Minutes: 50,454

My Goals:
My goals are to have more energy and feel good!

Weight loss goal is a
total of 85 pounds
broken out into 3 goals--
30, 30, and 25. 1 year later have lost 54 pounds and feel great at this weight. At this point, I have decided to stay at this weight. It is now maintain time.


My Program:
I am using the Nutrition Tracker to monitor what I eat. Using the activity tracker to track exercise--cardio 7 days a week and strength training 3 days a week. Drinking 72 oz. of water per day and
trying to get enough sleep.

Personal Information:
I am from Gorham, NY, which is located in the Finger Lakes region of New York state.

Other Information:
I am a Cost Accountant for a manufacturing firm. In addition my husband and I own (and husband manages)
Indian Pines Farm Market located in Penn Yan, NY.

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KALANTHA
12/23/2014 7:52:41 PM

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For Christmas

May you have joy
in the mad rush
of preparation;

May you know peace
in the tiny margins
of time around
the busy days;

May you have star-shine
in clear night skies
for looking at;

May you have silence
now and then;

and, above all –

beyond all else –

May you have love
to give
and to receive.

(Elizabeth Searle Lamb)

Merry Christmas!

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KALANTHA
12/22/2014 2:18:47 PM

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Never Quit.

If you stumble, Get Back Up.

What happened yesterday No Longer Matters.

Today’s another day, so get back on track, stay on track, and move closer to your dreams and goals.

YOU CAN DO IT!

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KALANTHA
12/21/2014 9:48:29 AM

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Recipe for a Merry Christmas

To a cup of tradition, time-honored and dear,
Add a generous portion of holiday cheer,
Combine with the memories of Christmases past,
Then sprinkle the mixture with joy unsurpassed.
Add a dash of good spirits, stir fondly until
You set it to rise in the warmth of good will.
Pour love over all in generous measure,
And garnish with laughter and heartwarming pleasure.

~ Barbara Burrow ~

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KALANTHA
12/20/2014 9:44:57 AM

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This Holiday Season, give yourself the gift of self-motivation:

1. Review your reasons for wanting to be healthier.

2. Think about how you felt when you began your new healthy lifestyle. You remember . . . tired, low energy, lots of aches and pains, miserable, embarrassed, etc. and pay close attention to the smallest changes in your body. Think about how far you’ve come so far.

3. Challenge yourself . . . the try some new, healthy food options; a new form of exercise; walk farther; run faster; whatever. Just make sure the challenge you set is realistic for you.

4. Set up reminders to keep yourself on track – they can be sticky notes taped to your computer monitor, automatic text messages/emails you send yourself, or anything else that will keep your goals front and center in your mind.

5. Surround yourself with others who are positive and motivated.

6. Read success stories or watch them on video.

7. Learn as much as you can about healthy lifestyles. In this case, education CAN be free! There is a ton of good info on this site or in your local library. Knowledge is POWER!

8. Just Get Moving! Once you start, you’ll want to keep going.

9. Keep a record of your progress. Seeing concrete evidence of your improvement will motivate you to do even more/better.

10. Help others when you can.

Keep going!

You are SPARKTACULAR!

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KALANTHA
12/17/2014 9:40:12 AM

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“Regardless of what came before or of what has yet to come, what matters most right now is how I choose to respond to the challenge before me. Will I lie down or will I fight? The choice is mine and I choose to finish strong.” (Dan Green)

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