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"I did the best I could with what I knew.
...Now that I know better, I do better."
..............Dr. Maya Angelou

2010 - to all my dear sparkfriends - I hope I've encouraged you half as much as you've encouraged me! Life is changing and I'll not be sparking much - keep up the good fight, the journey continues...







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Hi -- I've taken 65 pounds off over ...
"I did the best I could with what I knew.
...Now that I know better, I do better."
..............Dr. Maya Angelou

2010 - to all my dear sparkfriends - I hope I've encouraged you half as much as you've encouraged me! Life is changing and I'll not be sparking much - keep up the good fight, the journey continues...







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Hi -- I've taken 65 pounds off over 6 years and am settling in to the idea of maintaining this weight loss. It's highlighting that the habits I found success with to lose weight are the same habit that will set me up for success in maintaining it. For me, those habits are journaling, working out, water, enough sleep and time to think about meaningful, short term goals - usually done while watching tv w/DH in the evenings.

Lightbulb moment! It's not really about maintaining the weight, it's about maintaining the HABITS that maintain my weight!

The passions in my life include piano, horses (dressage), family, running, and wellness/fitness.
The values in my life are defined by Christ.
The majority of my days are spent behind a desk coding software.

Here's to life!

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MY MANTRA: I choose to be fit...

My Mission Statement:
I embrace a lifetime of focusing on habits that will sustain a healthy weight. These habits require energy, commitment and focus to sustain. I accept this.

..... * * * * * GOYAAM! APR 09 PLAN * * * * * .....
1 - Use Nutrition Tracker faithfully and stay in range
(1800-2400 cal, 90-150g protein)

2 - 80 oz water every day, minimize diet coke.

3 - Use Fitness Tracker faithfully - 400'/wk, min 30'/day
Each week:
----foam roller and movement prep' 6 days/week for back health.
----2-3 Strength Training sessions
---- 1+ runs
--------Whatever other to fill in 400 minutes...

Why I'm working out this month...
...Get rid of flab!

........................2009 GOALS...........................
___ Run 650 miles.
___ Run a 5K in under 30min
___ Find a balance btwn lifting and running
....................4/20/09--The last couple times I've run, my back's grumbled big time. Plan: Focus on the weight lifting/stretching/massage for 3 months and try again...

___ Achieve and maintain a weight of 145-150
....................Achieved in Feb

___ one 5k every month above freezing :)
...not until I figure out how to keep my back sound...
nope--May 16 - Jim McIntire 4-Mile Run
nope--June 12 - Katie Poirier Memorial Run (first 10k!)
GOAL: July 18 - Hermantown Summerfest 5k
GOAL: July 24 - Carlton Daze 5k
Aug 8 - Kristin Burkholder 5k
Aug 18 - Festival 5.1k
Sept 19 - Bangin' in the Brush Trail Race, 6.6 miles
Sept 26 - Cloquet River Run (5k)
Oct 24 - Pumpkin Run & Walk (5K)
Nov 1- Pine Valley Run, 5.5k trail
Dec 5 - Bridge to Peace 5k

........................2008 GOALS..............................
DONE Run our local 5K in July...
.....and I'm having so much fun w/5Ks on my way to running a 10K!
.....July 25 - 33:48, 3rd place (50-59)
.....Aug 9 - 32:21, 2nd place (50-59)
Sept 3rd - threw my back out (pinched nerve? SI Joint issue?)
___ Achieve a healthy BMI - reached Sept 08!
........................2008 EOY GOAL........................
DONE--Complete 9 weeks of CORE to rehab my back...
DONE--BDA journal challenge (blog about working out at 7am) to support this - FINISHED 12/28 AND MORNING WORKOUTS ARE NOW PART OF THE ROUTINE :-)
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ADVANTAGES OF EFFECTIVELY MANAGING MY WEIGHT: Jan2009
~ I like being fit and strong and injury-free.
~ I am fit - ahtletic, lean, calmly & joyfully disciplined.
~ I train, compete & perform confidently, achieving goals in all areas of life.
~ I�m content with my choices in eating, exercise and my life because they allow me to be happy in my own skin.
~ I�m empowered to make my own choices and not be swept along just trying to hang on.
~ I see muscle definition in the mirror and am motivated by my own body to keep working at this.
~ I�m at a healthy BMI (Unbelievable � achieved mid-Sept! And as dr.Beck would say �Believe it!�)
~ I have a reliable eating plan and am free of the panic that I'll get too hungry or gain weight.
~ I have energy to spare.
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My weight loss ticker reminds me of where I've been (heaviest in 2002 - 6 years of losing a bunch, gaining a little, losing a bunch, etc). I'm happy at a healthy BMI (154) and my weight's settled down to between 145-150. So I guess that's my goal weight. I chose the tortoise cuz consistently steady, even if slow, gets me there for sure!
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My Goals:
2008 - run a 5k - DONE 7/25!
get to a healthy BMI
DONE 9/18!

CORE Performance through 12/31/08 - DONE - Finished Phase 2, 12/30

2009 - Find a balance between strength training and running.
***Oct: Found it - it's CROSSFIT!

My Program:
my strategy: eat really well, move to challenge my body within it's own limits and enjoy well-deserved rest!

Journalling my food continues to be a long-term skill for success.

Personal Information:
Home: Cloquet, MN
Age 51
Height 5'6"
Weight History
2002 - 213#
2004 - 162#
2007 - 181#
June '08 - 169#
Sept '08 - 152#
.............Healthy BMI!!
Feb '09 146#
June '09 155#
July '09 153 #
.............Healthy BMI again!!!


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GODZDESIGN95
3/5/2013 4:20:02 PM

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JUDI_CUTIE
7/28/2011 12:44:58 AM

Hi Beck,
I have been following a chain of spark friends, looking at a blog, visiting someone who comments, then going to someone who gave that someone a goodie... So HELLO! I hope you are doing well.

My eating has not been great lately, but I am just not in the mood to work on this. I hope my mood changes soon. I see that you had a comment here from Rachel (SERIOUSLIM) who is one of my good friends on the Beck team these days. The "generations" of Spark people and Beck people keeps on rolling along!

So, I hope your summer has been good and that you are feeling well. Take care.
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5/27/2011 11:57:16 AM

Hi Beck, i notice that i am following your days on the threads and that our answers are often similar.
we each have our own challenges and need to stay focused on our health as well.
All the best and good luck with your trainer!



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