SCHNOOTIE
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My name is Ute, I live in Upstate New York with my husband, my two dogs and a cockatiel. Our twin girls were born in 1992. Sarah is finishing up her Graphic Design Diploma, and lives in the area. Julia finished her MPA Diploma in Spring 2016 and moved to Germany for a year or two.
I have been a Spark Member since 2006 and always enjoy the support from my fellow Sparkers. My main focus is to use the tools here to help me lose the excess weight that might lead to health problems down the road, and take pressure off my knees. My favorite pastime on Spark are the 5% Challenges, and helping to lead the Shooting Stars as their Motivational Leader (ML).

2017 Springl 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Strength Training:
Body Weight Exercises, light dumbells, rubber bands
Minimum 55 minutes, 7 days per week.
Sources: Deck of Cards Workout, 1 Minute Crunch Sessions

Cardio:
Minimum 20 minutes 7 days a week
Deck of Cards Workout, 1 Minute Crunch Sessions, Walking outdoors, Youtube: Step Aerobics Videos, Zumba Workout DVD's, Yoga, Chair Workout Videos on days my knees are acting up.

What will I eat?
Simple.... I love to eat, and I have been my most successful by just tracking everything I eat daily, sometimes before, sometimes after. I incorporate everything I love into my meals and snacks, since I will be changing my habits for the rest of my life, not just for a few weeks. It has to be attainable and realistic.


Member Since: 10/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 18,907

My Goals:
Top Goal is to not develop any of the modern world illnesses that are looming on the horizon, as far as they can be prevented by making good choices.

Aging gracefully and still be able to touch my fingers to the floor when I am 75.


My Program:
2017 Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment

Strength Training:
Minimum 10 minutes, 7 days per week.
Sources: Spark Bodyweight Exercises, Spark Videos, Youtube: Sarah Beth Yoga

Cardio:
Minimum 20 minutes 7 days a week
Walking outdoors, Step Aerobics, Deck of Card Workouts, Youtube: Step Aerobics Videos

Yoga/Stretching: 10 min 7 days a week
Sources: YouTube Videos, Spark Videos



Personal Information:
I am German, living in Upstate NY. My family consists of hubby (found in bar in 1991), twin girls (found in hospital in 1992), labrador (found at backyard breeder in 2001), oodle (found at friends house in 2002), cockatiel (found in parking lot in 2008).


Other Information:
I love life, Jesus, dogs, lavender and spreading the cheer wherever I go. My favorite bible passage is Psalm 91.




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    Live in appreciation of all the amazing miracles that life offers everyday, and of the miracle that you are. Pallavi Kapoor
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    Learn to love listening with your whole heart, without trying to fix others. Angela Treat Lyon
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    2 days ago
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    What we do with what we have is much more important than what we have. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    3 days ago
  • v LOISLEL
    Thank you so much for the surprise Goodie. Right now, I'm wishing for a Waterpik. LOL I hate flossing.
    4 days ago
  • v LOISLEL
    Thank you so much for the flowers for Chad. They've done everything they can medically. He has pneumonia and his lungs are getting hard. He has a kidney infection. He has a bacterial infection in his blood. His heart is so weak they can't even but in a tracheae. He never regained consciousnesses. The only thing that can save him is a spectacular miracle. I feel so sorry for my sister-in-law. He's her last living relative. He has a 6 yr old son. Thank you so much for thinking of him.
    4 days ago
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