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I'll let Tessa's photo stand in for me for now. She is the "fashion model" of the family.





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It's not about the weight - it's about my life

Hello, fellow Sparkers

Isn't it fun checking out people's pages? Wish I had some pictures, but I've been avoiding cameras for years...

As a "skinny kid" for 30-ish years, it was pretty tough to change habits when the onset of age and a sedentary job started changing things. Then, for the next (almost) 30 years, things went - well - uphill, until I was well over 100 pounds overweight. Now, contemplating the *next* 30 years, I've come to the conclusion that I'd ...
Hello, fellow Sparkers

Isn't it fun checking out people's pages? Wish I had some pictures, but I've been avoiding cameras for years...

As a "skinny kid" for 30-ish years, it was pretty tough to change habits when the onset of age and a sedentary job started changing things. Then, for the next (almost) 30 years, things went - well - uphill, until I was well over 100 pounds overweight. Now, contemplating the *next* 30 years, I've come to the conclusion that I'd better do something so I'll be able to take care of the kids in my old age - I have nine (fur) kids, and it's just too danged hard to lean over and clean out the blasted cat boxes!

I'm getting closer to 60, and thinking about what things will be like as I get along in years. I do not intend to spend those years hauling myself around from one doctor's appointment to the next, huffing and puffing all the way. I want to be one of those slim & trim, grey-haired old birds who is self-sufficient and independent, who works in her garden, volunteers actively in community groups, who does day trips with the local hiking club and walks rings around the cocky young foks.

Wouldn't it be a kick to play frisbee again? Guess I'll have to find some other wiry old birds to flock with....
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Member Since: 4/15/2011

SparkPoints: 25,931

Fitness Minutes: 6,765

My Goals:
Long-term: I need to lose 120 pounds to get my BMI into "normal" range.
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As of October 2011
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Get off this flippin' plateau!!!!!!
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My tracker is set to my nearest short term goal, so the horizon isn't so far away...
(Thanks to a plateau, I totally missed my Sept 30 goal of 245 - sigh)

Punx Phil Team goal commitment is 225 by Feb.
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As for non-scale goals - there's a lot. Someday I may blog a list...



My Program:
As of October 2011
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Adding in resistance band workout videos on ST days

As of Sept 2011
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Track calories daily;
Stay within SP's designated calorie range (more or less)
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Cardio 3 days/wk: 3-4 miles Leslie Sansone walk- at-home (45-65 min)
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Strength 3 days/wk:
"100 pushups in 6 wks" program (doing wimpy counter-high pushups)
plus
35-40 min with Andrea Metcalf or Erin O'Brien vids, using 3 lb weights
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7th day - trying to get in the habit of doing a yoga session, but that's spotty so far...

Personal Information:
Pacific Northwest, USA

Other Information:
I have a dial-up connection - I think it may be the last one on the planet - so I may not be blogging and posting a lot, 'cuz it's sloooooooowww. (But you never know where and when I might be lurking... )

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MYBABYBEARS
6/21/2011 9:19:18 AM

Thanks for the goodie! I love them! I like your REAL picture!
Much better than the old man!
How are you doing with your journey?
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MYBABYBEARS
6/15/2011 11:26:58 PM

You are not going to believe this! When I was a young child my grandfather had a picture of a cartoon content looking old man hanging in his garage. I always remember looking at it. When he passed on that picture went to my father who hung it in his garage. It was such a quaint picture. I told my parents years ago to put that in the will for me. I didnt ask for anything else. This year for my birthday they gave it to me! I was SO happy. (Then I found out afterwards my brother wanted it too! But he never told them. Oh well)
The picture you put up for me on your page reminded me of him.
Thanks for the memories...



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MYBABYBEARS
6/13/2011 5:04:26 PM

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I LOVED what you wrote on my blog, especially the Freud reference! Lol! You had me cracking up and I love to laugh!
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LADYJANE35
5/27/2011 8:45:04 AM

Oh and don't feel bad about dail up...I don't have the internet :) or own a computer. I have to go to the library or use mine at work!



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LADYJANE35
5/27/2011 8:43:40 AM

Thank you for the comment to my blog! I do have a great Hubby :)
Hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend!



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