PJGOOD123   6,531
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Starting over...I know what to do, need to stick with it this time.

Starting over...taken Feb. of 2013

My 1st 5K - 52mins., 9/24/11. I felt good then and then quit. Can't do that again.

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Pamela's Progress

I'm a 60+ gal who wants to live healthy and have an active, energetic life.
I'm a 60+ gal who wants to live healthy and have an active, energetic life.



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 Pounds lost: 0.4 

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Member Since: 5/29/2011

SparkPoints: 6,531

Fitness Minutes: 2,119

My Goals:
Living healthy is the goal. To do that, food needs to be there to provide energy and not be my best friend. My weight loss will be more of a head game than anything else. I want to make lifestyle changes that are permanent.

Short-term Goal:
10 #'s by 7/19--On target!
20 #'s by 8/12--My birthday--Done on 8/7; 5 days ahead of schedule!
30 #'s by 10/16--30.4 lbs. on 10/3--11 days ahead of schedule! Woohoo!
40 #'s by 12/25
50 #'s by 3/4
60 #'s by 5/13
70 #'s by 7/23

Mid-term Goal: Exercising minimum of 4 days a week by 9/1/11.

Long-term Goal: 70 #'s by 5/13/2012 and exercising 5 days per week.

My Program:
My doctor gave me great advice. "I want you to eat healthy." I try to prepare most of my food from scratch, no fads or taboo foods, eat three meals and a couple of snacks a day, buy only those things that I know are good for me. If I can eat 250 calories less a day and increase my activity by 250 calories burned, I will lose 50 lbs. in a year. Simple and doable!

Personal Information:
I live in the Northwest, have two daughters--one in Alaska and one in Texas. They each have a little boy. I have to be a long distance Grandma and that is hard on a limited budget.

Other Information:
It is only one step, one day at a time. Give thanks for today, forget about yesterday, and don't worry away tomorrow.

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8/14/2014 10:35:09 PM

Hi Pam! I saw your question on the "treadmill interval workout" about your Bowflex Treadclimber. I am 63 and had thought about purchasing such a machine for in home use.

However, I do have a "Y" membership and when I went there, I asked one of the ladies who man's the desk and helps people get acclimated to the machines if she knew about this Bowflex Treadclimber. She did. And I asked her what she thought about it. Her comment to me was that many people find it very hard on the knees and very hard to do, and that it is something that will take time to get use to doing.

That being said, I decided not to purchase the machine but to continue using the "Y" membership that I have.

I don't need to have issues with my knees because I am using the treadmill there and walking doing the incline and starting to do intervals. Although the fastest I can walk is 4 mph right now. I do not run nor jog. It's just too much on the knees.

Hope this helps you.

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5/11/2013 6:08:27 AM

I hope I'm posting this comment in the right place (I'm new). Concerning your question about the treadmill, if you are having trouble reaching 30 minutes then your heart rate may be too high. I don't know if you're familiar with heart rates and what yours should be.
I keep mine at about 80% of my maximum heart rate but yours may need to be lower until you get used to the exercise you're doing. So you may need to reduce the intensity of your exercise to reach 30 minutes (that's what I would do). At the gym I go to there is no A/C and my heart rate soars. I just lower the speed and incline on the treadmill as needed. Here is the address to the American Heart Association to learn about heart rates. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealt

By the way, I think 30 minutes is a really good goal.

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