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Hey everybody! Let me first give a shout out to my sister who encouraged me to get back on Spark people and start blogging again. I agreed to do so, because honestly, I like to have a following...sad but true! At any rate I think this will give me a great opportunity to journal my thoughts, down falls and successes as I begin ONCE AGAIN my weight loss and maintenance journey. You see I once was a fluffy girl, but thanks to gastric sleeve surgery, a great support team and of course the great Lord above, I am now a "little less" fluffy (give or take a few pounds). My goal now is to just maintain, learn to live a healthier lifestyle and blog my journey along the way. I have been a spark people junkie in the past, but lost my spark mojo. So here I go again...maybe third time really will be the charm. BTW my sisters and I are all working together to share in this weight loss journey. I will refer to them often in my blogs. These are the wonderful ladies in the picture. I am the FAT one to the right of the skinny sister (pre gastric surgery). So that's my story. I hope you'll follow me on this crazy ride!

Member Since: 1/16/2010

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My goal is to lose about 5 pounds and then maintain. My goal is also to learn to live a healthy lifestyle with the help of Spark People and my support team!

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I am working with a nutritionist who is my accountability, friend and confidant.

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This years motto-"Lean and mean in 2015". Well maybe just lean, not mean.

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  • v DEBORAH2180
    Thanks for posting on my blog! As for your question on what I am doing to build up jogging speeds and distances... I use the treadmill to mark my goals. I start out with walking to warm up. Then I go to speed 3.0 until it feels comfortable. Then I increase until I feel comfortable again. I am now up to 3.6 miles per hour. Sometimes, I will go to 4.0 and try that pace until I tire out, then drop to slightly above where I was comfortable with and then I find that speed easy. Other ways to increase is to do sprints (speed 5.0 or higher) for 30-45 seconds then do 60-90 second walks. Do this in 8 or so repetitions.... Another training method I use is to either jog on a slight incline or walk on a high incline just to build leg muscle. I still have yet to do an official 5k race...I definitely want to this year!
    987 days ago
  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the Teachers Learning to Lose team! Looking forward to getting to know you. Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

    Krys + team leaders
    987 days ago
  • v MBLIFE24
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! Wishing you much success in your upcoming week in regards to your goals and plans!
    988 days ago
    thanks for the friend add!
    990 days ago
    Hey sis! Thanks for coming and walking with me yesterday! I loved it! I'll come your way next time, or we can meet in the middle. Just say when! Love ya! emoticon
    991 days ago
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