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Overcoming to press on in 2014

But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Phil. 3:13b-14

"One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve." - George Allen

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But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Phil. 3:13b-14

"One of the most difficult things everyone has to learn is that for your entire life you must keep fighting and adjusting if you hope to survive. No matter who you are or what your position is you must keep fighting for whatever it is you desire to achieve." - George Allen

The fight of 2014:
Last year was a rough year filled with changes, stress, and transitions. The result was going back to undesirable eating patterns, losing motivation to WO, and putting on over 30#. That puts my current weight close to what it was when I first started SP. Now is the time to learn from the experience, set all the failure aside, and fight to press forward.
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Targets for January: lose 4#, put in 40 miles to build up running endurance again, Bodypump for ST 3X week, total 1000 mins. WO
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Summary for January: lost 2.2#, put in 43.25 miles, no Bodypump or ST, did increase WO's and achieved 1035 mins.
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Targets for February: lose 4#, put in 45 miles, total 1350 mins. WO, start doing Bodypump 2X week, follow squat, biceps, and plank challenges for the month
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Summary for February: no weight loss only 2# fluctuation, put in 20.75 miles, total 970 minutes, didn't do BP, increased to 240 squats with barbell, 1.5 minutes plank and 4 sets of bicep reps.
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Targets for March: lose 4#, put in 50 miles, total 1500 mins. WO, continue to increase plank challenge, start doing BP 3X week.
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Summary for March: lost 4# (WooHoo!), put in 27.5 miles (low because of knee injury), total 1610 WO minutes, stopped plank challenge (shoulder was bothering),did bodypump 3X weekly.
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Targets for April: lose 4#, put in at least 1 mile a day, aim for 50 miles total, total 1750 WO mins., continue doing BP 2-3X week.
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No summary for April since I spent half o the month dealing with upper respiratory infection.
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Targets set for May: lose 4-6#, put in at least 1 mile a day, aim for 50 miles total, total 1500 WO mins., build up Bodypump to 2-3X week, keep daily averages at least at 4 veggies, 2 fruit, and water 9 glass average.
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Summary for May: lost a couple of pounds (almost down to where I was before had to stop doing WOs), put in 61 miles, total 1135 WO minutes, did not do bodypump at all, daily averages were 3.9 veggies, 2.35 fruits, and 10.16 glasses of water.
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Targets for June: lose at least 4#, put in at least 2 miles a day, aim for 80 miles total, target a total of 1750 WO mins., start doing BP 2-3X week, increase daily averages to at least 5 veggies and water up to 10 glass, maintain average of 2 fruit daily.
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Summary for June: weight fluctuated within a 4 pound range and ended the month about the same place I started, put in 81.25 miles, total 1599 WO minutes, did not do bodypump at all but began to build up ST endurance, daily averages were 4.4 veggies, 2.23 fruits, and 10.3 glasses of water.
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Target focuses for July: lose at least 3#, put in at least 2 miles a day, aim for 90 miles total, target a total of 1750 WO mins., start doing BP 2-3X week, increase daily average of veggies to at least 4.6, maintain averages of water at 10 glass and 2 fruit daily.
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My Goals:
For 2014 my goal is to take off the 30# put on last year. The plan is to target eating more veggies and increase WO's. I will look for some 5ks to run, do at least one 10k, and possibly a half-marathon.

Highest weight before SP: 178 lbs.
Weight when started SP: 166 lbs.

Final goal: 126 lbs.
Progress goals:
160 lbs.- 11/17/07
155 lbs.- 12/27/07
150 lbs.-4/18/08
145 lbs.-8/30/08
140 lbs.-12/13/08
135 lbs. -2/7/09;8/22/12
130 lbs. - 9/13/12
127 lbs. - 9/18/12
159.4 lbs. - 10/23/13, refocus!
162 lbs. - 1/1/14, close to when I originally started SP!
157.7 lb.s - 3/31/14

My Program:
Current daily journal plan:
*Start each day reading/learning from God's Word
*Cardio at least 3X @ week - at 30 minutes
*Strength Train 2-3X@ week
*Water at least 64 oz. daily
*Eat 4-5 servings veggies daily
*Sleep at least 7 hours



Personal Information:
I have 15 adorable grandchildren, 12 grandsons & 2 granddaughters, plus an adorable foster granddaughter. DH and I are currently living in IL for a year.

Other Information:
I have officially retired from accompanying HS choirs.

Weight loss progress:
February 1 '08: 153.6
March 1 '08: 152.8
April 1 '08: 151.2
June 1 '08: 147.4
September 1 '08: 145.4
October 1 '08: 142.8
November 1 '08: 141.4
December 1 '08: 144.2 (up after the holiday)
January 1, 2009: 139.6
February 1, 2009: 136.4
March 1, 2009: 134.0
April 1, 2009: 134.6
May 1, 2009: 131.6
June 1, 2009: 132.0
July 1, 2009: 136.0
Oct. 1, 2009: 136.4
Dec. 1, 2009: 136.0
Jan. 1, 2010: 134.0
Jan. 1, 2011: 142.4(this is not where I want to go!!)
Jan. 1, 2012: 138.0
Aug., 22, 2012: 135.0 (again, finally!)
Sept. 1, 2012: 133.4
Sept. 18, 2012: 127 - establishing maintenance range
Oct. 23, 2013: 159.4 - time to refocus!
Jan. 1, 2014: 162 - restart
Feb. 1, 2014: 159.8
April 1, 2014: 157.8
Sept. 11, 2014: 155 - started 2nd BL challenge

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EBPOOKIE
12/24/2014 8:33:38 AM

You can do this! You are a daily success story becauseΒ you had the courage to start, the strength to endure, and the resolve to finish



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My Christmas wishes for you

May your tree be trimmed with love and laughter your cares release
A family that lights up the room and on top the star of peace
May your home be filled with joy, friends, and hearts of sharing
A feast of hugs and smiles all filled with the spirit of caring
A reaching out to those in need as joy to the world we sing
It’s not about getting but giving lighting up each Christmas heart
Sweet as a candy cane hug these wishes to you I impart.

Have a safe and Merry Christmas!

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MOTOGIRL2
12/22/2014 12:47:26 AM

Stopping by to say hello from a fellow Pink Panther. I love that you have set so many goals for yourself. You will be great in 2015! Michelle



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12/21/2014 10:44:11 PM

Looks like we're in the same boat. I've gained steadily over the last couple years and am now higher than when I started Sparks. emoticon
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