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Joined the 2014 Fall 5% Challenge! It starts soon and I am really excited!! I need to be consistent. I need to lose this weight because it saps my energy and strength trying to lug me around!! I also have found some of my old clothes that were stored that I really love and they'll never fit me till I get under 150 and some not till considerably smaller! I might find some I can already get into. I'm down to a sz 12/14 !! I'm headed for 115 pounds and if I'd really been working these ...
Joined the 2014 Fall 5% Challenge! It starts soon and I am really excited!! I need to be consistent. I need to lose this weight because it saps my energy and strength trying to lug me around!! I also have found some of my old clothes that were stored that I really love and they'll never fit me till I get under 150 and some not till considerably smaller! I might find some I can already get into. I'm down to a sz 12/14 !! I'm headed for 115 pounds and if I'd really been working these past couple of years, I think I should have been there by now!!! Or a heck of alot closer than this!! So, help me if you can and kick my tushie daily!!
Gotta do this and nobody can do it for me! Gotta "make it happen"!!!!
. Gonna work my butt off to make at least 5% if not more! Gonna walk 20-30 minutes each day, and get in some workout when walking isn't possible. I will get to the gym 3X's/week for circuits & use the treadmill when I cannot get out and walk or have a walking partner. I will keep to my nutrition tracker. I have asked DH to do more cooking from "The Spark Solution) b/c I really don't like to cook and he does. Gotta be consistant and persistant to a fault!!! CLOVERLEAFs are awesome!! I want to be a good teammate and will check in with my team as often as possible. I will weigh in every Saturday morning and post it, and I will track my nutrition and fitness daily, post exercise minutes and LTGL daily to my team and help bring in my wonderful CLOVERLEAF's to the top 3 each week!! ( Can you tell I'm a bit competitive??)

Scale is dusted off....(I weigh every Sat.)
Exercise clothes and gym bag are ready to go.
Water bottle ready.
Exercise plan is in place.
Diet consisting of lean meats (or some kind of good protein), lots of freggies and fiber and try harder to drink water. Will cook & eat Chef Meg's recipes as often as possible.
Will track daily andvisit with my team daily.
I want to lose this weight for the following reasons:
1) health
2) Get back to the weight I should be!
3) Being barely over 5', I should be much lighter for optimum health and well-being.
4) To wear nicer clothes and look better in them!
5) To save my knees and hips and back!
6) To feel normal and confident again!

I am fortunate that I really have no "trigger" foods. That is to say, if I DO eat a "no-no" food, it doesn't get me off track. I will mindfully eat said "no-no" food (a small amt.) and stay right on track beyond that. I don't throw in the towel for the day or week, etc. That's one of the best things I have reaped from SP over the last few years. ( I have lately, however, been caing to my sugar addiction, so will be working diligently on that, too. So here's the update! If I start to sound lazy or gripey, kick my tush!!!
You gals and guys are the best!!! Thanks SPARKGUY for creating this fabulous place for all the great people here!!
Here I go in the 2014 Fall 5% challenge. Gonna work harder, do my best to be consistent and keep at the lower end of my calorie range! Have plans for better movement. I have a hefty goal in mind this time, so pray for my success!!! I'm getting rid of this 5% this time! At Least! Let's do this, my SParky friends!
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OLDERDANDRT is breathing easy with temp @ 65F today! Yes, it's cloudy & there may be a chance of a shower, but that's fine! Ahhhh! Y'all stay safe & healthy & happy! ((HUGS))
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Member Since: 11/18/2008

SparkPoints: 64,822

Fitness Minutes: 47,578

My Goals:
Lose at least 5% of my weight throughout these next 2 months.
Exercise EVERY day, even if it's only my QF's.
Walking 1 - 2 miles daily (& more if the opportunity presents itself.)

My Program:
Counting calories and staying within my range, and following the Spark Solution meals & recipes. They are good and they are so much better that the "standart American diet"!!!
Getting my fruits and vegies.
Drink water and green tea (after my coffee)
Exercise every day.

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Originally Uniontown, Pa....now Hickory, NC . Love critters, gardening, walking and trying out a new recipe now and again.

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Babysit my DGD when I have to be the one to pick her up from pre-k while her big sister is in third grade and her parents work. She is the love of my life! 4 years old!
Have a 23 year old DS living at home and a DH. Also, have my 15 year old beagle mix (Bruno) who is my shadow.
I love SP!! AND I love all my SPark friends!!

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SCOTMAMA
9/16/2014 2:13:52 PM

Thank you for reading about my weird facial swelling. And as the first 3 comments all mentioned food allergies, or some other type, I went back and added another paragraph to my blog. When the tongue swelling started I went to an allergist and got checked for all the stuff, everything under the sun (and moon) -- I'm allergic to nothing! I think it is stress related, and other than keeping myself zonked out on tranquilizers or anti-depressants, what am I to do?

It started when my husband, Steve, was dying of stomach cancer back in 2001. It has started becoming more frequent of late. Yes, I have had prescriptions and over-the-counter medication prescribed by doctors, but the swelling continues.

But I will survive -- perhaps it is mind over matter. Love you for your concern and support, you are a true friend.
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MADMANSMAMA87
9/16/2014 1:49:53 AM

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"It ALWAYS seems IMPOSSIBLE
until it's DONE."
- - Nelson Mandela - -

"Even if you fall flat on your face
you're still moving FORWARD!!!!"
- - Victor Kiam - -

"Go for it NOW!
The future is promised to no one."
- - Wayne Dyer - -

Here's to a Terrific Tuesday, Jayne!!!
Stay Positive, Keep Focused & Make Today Marvelous!!
You're Worth It!!! :D :D :D :D
Hugs,

Jes

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SCOTMAMA
9/14/2014 12:21:52 AM

Jayne, you are such a Sweetheart -- yes, I wish the company could have been YOU coming to talk and look. It would have cheered me up immensely. Why don't you move down the street from me? We could walk together and keep each other on the straight and narrow.

It was cool enough to sit on the patio (on our new table and chairs) and I made crab puffs which they had never eaten before. It was a combination of cooking I learned in Japan and combining it with how they make the crab puffs in the Chinese restaurant we go to. I even bought the orange sauce to dunk them in. Then we had salad and a chicken/broccoli casserole inside with cookies and coffee for our dessert. Wonderful evening and I think we all enjoyed it.

I'm back to my old self again. And did I tell you I think my rental home that I had for sale has an accepted offer on it? Now to see if it passes the inspection on Tuesday -- keeping my fingers crossed. No reason it wouldn't pass, but one never knows.

And Tuesday the tile guy is coming to give us an estimate on changing George's shower over to tile, then he'll be happy too.

Hugs and have a good relaxing sleep tonight. Eve



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SCOTMAMA
9/13/2014 1:16:10 PM

My new motto just went to heck! Go read the new blog I just wrote, and you'll see how I "really" felt last week. Yesterday was a really BAD day, I was close to tears -- had to do something to pull me out of it.

PS. My rental house has had an accepted offer. Inspection will be on Tuesday, so we'll see how all of this goes. Hopefully everything will sail right along smoothly and the sale will consummate on Oct. 15, just in time for me to celebrate my birthday on Oct. 19th.

Love you, my friend -- take care~ Eve



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MSLZZY
9/12/2014 3:10:53 PM

The snow was in the western part of the state. All we had was rain and that is just fine by me. The snow can wait for a few months, not that it will.



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