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Taken at Ocean City, NJ on boardwalk, Our 75 mile ride finished!!!

9/1/12 51 mile bike ride to Philadelphia Art Museum. Prep ride for MS City to Shore 9/29

10/12 Hiking Hawk Mountain Sanctuary with the grandkids


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Since about age 14, my weight has been a yo-yo. Before that, my elderly neighbor would refer to me as "beanpole." My pod has certainly filled out! Every time I get within striking distance of a normal BMI, I start to put the weight back on. I discovered Spark People when I was in an upward spiral in May 2010. Update: Finally achieved this in October 2011 and what is even more amazing, have stayed at "normal".
8/1/12 Have been consistent in slowly losing weight, need to get 6 more pounds off to get to MoM statis. Thank you friends for your encouragement in this journey.
9/9/17 Since 2013 we have lost my aunt, my brother, and 3 of our remaining parents, and cleaned out and sold 2 growing up homes. .Simply put, I lost my motivation. My husband and I have both retired in the last 8 months. We did a mission's trip to Alaska where we flew around the peak of Mt. Denali. My motivation battery has been recharge. The Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck and 100 Day of Dieting by Linda Spangle have been very helpful to me.

Member Since: 5/13/2010

Fitness Minutes: 44,286

My Goals:
-To lower my cholesterol.
-To not need by BP medication.
-For my BMI to be in a healthy range. Achieved this the first time 10/21/11. I LOVE MY SCALE!
- Live in 130Ville

My Program:
-Enjoy the journey of becoming more healthy

Exercise goals:
-Run a 5K - done 7/31/11
-Run a 10K - done 9/3/11
75 mile MS:City to Bike Tour 9/24/11 - done
-Run a 12K - 10/22 - done
-Run/walk a half marathon in 2012 - DONE!!!! 11/17/2012
Be able up bike up Trythall Road Hill and Hill Road Hills without stopping
-Exercise 1000 minutes/month in 2012 (able to do 8/12 months in 2011)
2013: Continue to work on improving my time on 5K
Compete in a Marathon Relay April 2013
8/17 Have been walking with my husband and biking. We even did a 5K together in July.

Rewards: When I leave the 140ville, I will celebrate. When I stay in the 130s, I will really celebrate.

Personal Information:
Married to my best friend for 43 years.
Mother of 2 daughters, both married to wonderful men.
Grandmother to 1 granddaughter and 4 grandsons ranging in age from 2 to 16.

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In my 20's I was living a hippie lifestyle. I told God I didn't think he existed, but if he did, I would make a deal: "You leave me alone and I'll leave you alone." I am so thankful He didn't keep His end of the bargain. I had an aunt to die, which made me think about what would happen when I die. Became a believer in Jesus Christ at age 23.

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    I was thinking of you today! I miss you so much, how are you doing? emoticon
    1509 days ago
    Thanks so much for the cocoa! This has been the coldest winter in recent years and it will be enjoyed! I know you are cold too. Just remember, two months until spring! You made me smile about the birds... Gary will put our leftover toast and crumbs from his cereal. Darn if Tyler [our dog] doesn't think it is for him and before I know it, he has wolfed it all down! Stay warm my friend!
    1515 days ago
  • v DEBSZOO74
    Hi Sharon,
    The Fit2Feast challenge is something I found on Spark. The main idea is to exercise 10 minutes each day during November. I decided to give it a try, since getting started is usually the hardest part and end up doing more than the 10 minutes.
    How are you? Do you have special plans for Thanksgiving?
    1594 days ago
    Thank you!!! I am beyond excited! It's funny but I haven't thought about BMI in months. Every time I checked before, I was always disappointed to find I was still so far away..... I've been doing fabulous since I began my new eating and ST plan almost 6 weeks ago. Every pound I've lost is a direct result of both. The scale has finally become unstuck and I've been dropping steadily. Yesterday, out of the blue, I got an email about BMI and I thought. "hmmm.... I wonder how close I am now?" I was SHOCKED to see I was already there! I'm still roughly 16 pounds from goal so I didn't expect to see it yet. My DH and I celebrate our 25th anniversary on Nov 18 and I will be 20+ pounds less than I was when we celebrated our 20th. I can't wait to compare the pics side by side! Heck, I can't wait to compare my BLC23 Day One and Week Six pics!! I honeslty thought I would be overweight the rest of my life. I didn't like it but I had resigned myself to the fact. Now I have no doubt in my mind that I will be at goal by December 31, 2013, if not before! My DH are going to Antigua in February to celebrate our 25th and I am so excited to be able to wear a regular bathing suit, not one with tummy control in it! I'm also excited to pull out clothes I haven't worn in 20 years! I wish everyone I know, who has been struggling with WL, could experience what I'm feeling now! Everyone who has struggled for years deserves to feel this great about themselves!

    Oh... btw, your posts did show up. SP must have been messing with you. :-)
    1599 days ago
  • v 5KGRANNY
    Sharon thank you for the jack-o-lantern. We sure miss you on the team. I'm so impressed with your bike riding.
    1622 days ago
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