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It's My Time: DON'T DELAY-2014

12-30-13 "Improve the present time without delay. If you delay more time is lost -- DO IT NOW!" (quote from my pastor's sermon on 12-29-13) It is time for me to get serious and stop rationalizing and thinking that I will lose this weight some day. THIS YEAR (2014) is the year and TODAY is the day - I need to keep that in mind every day this year. I WILL be in Onderdland this year!!


Oct, 2009 - I have struggled with my weight all my life. I actually had reached my goal ...
12-30-13 "Improve the present time without delay. If you delay more time is lost -- DO IT NOW!" (quote from my pastor's sermon on 12-29-13) It is time for me to get serious and stop rationalizing and thinking that I will lose this weight some day. THIS YEAR (2014) is the year and TODAY is the day - I need to keep that in mind every day this year. I WILL be in Onderdland this year!!


Oct, 2009 - I have struggled with my weight all my life. I actually had reached my goal weight for a short time, then got pregnant with my 3rd child. That was 20 years ago. I have been yo-yoing ever since. I am now over 100 pounds above my goal. I realized this week that it has been 20 years of diet after diet with no success. I NEED to stop fooling around and take this seriously and have a healthy lifestyle not a yo-yo lifestyle. I have two granddaughters. I want to be around to see them grow up. I am over 50 years old and it is way past time to really get serious about losing weight. I had a goal of being at my weight loss goal for my 30th anniversary and 50th birthday, but failed. I don't want to fail again.

From "My Goals" when I first joined SparkPeople:
My first small tiny step towards my total weight loss is to lose 15 pounds by the end of 2009. - didn't make it.

2/19/2011 I am starting anew and ready to make it this time. I have been active on SP, but my weight hasn't changed much. So I need to figure out what is broke and fix it.

1/3/2012
I lost 20 lbs by Aug 2011 and gained back 10 lbs by the end of the year. My daughter will be married on Aug 11th and I want to lose 50 lbs. I know I can do it IF I stay on track with both my eating and exercise. Exercise isn't the problem - my snacking is.

I chose for my background today of Winnie-the-Pooh stuck and his friends helping him. This has always been a favorite story of mine. Thanks to all my SP friends for their encouragement and support. I will REACH my goal.

1/1/12 = 231.2
2/1/12 =Goal Weight: 224. Actual: 222.75
3/1/12 =Goal Weight: 217. Actual: 219.5
6/1/12 =Goal Weight: 196 Actual 228.75
6/22/12 Well I didn't make any of the upper goals again. :(
8/11/12(daughter's wedding) =Goal Weight: 219.5 - didn't make in fact gained - actual weight 237.5 on 8/14

2013 -- I had a rough fall and just below at my heaviest. This year I WILL stop this yo-yo pattern and begin a healthy lifestyle. I have stopped focusing on the 149 goal weight. My big goal now is to reach 199. To do this I need to lose 4-5 pounds a month. So doable. ------ 12/30/13 Again I didn't make it. I did have a 5 lb loss for the year.

5% Challenge Commitment:
I will do the workouts given to me by my trainer -- strength training 4 x's a week and cardio every day. I will follow my PT's nutrition plan and watch the calories and portion sizes. On my Team page I will record my daily exercise and Living the Good Life Points, and on Saturdays I will weigh in and record it. I will check in with my team daily and leave a comment on the Discussion Board. I will read and comment on blogs as I have time. Signed....
--2/13/13 Winter
--9/29/13 Fall
Cardio: min 30 a day on elliptical
Strength: 2-3x's a week, private trainer 2x's a month
--12-31-13 Winter
--6/14 Summer
--9/2/14 Fall




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My Goals:
2014 GOAL - Be at 225 by Dec 31, 2014

Long Term:
Achieve and maintain :
A) BMI ......... 24
B) Weight ...... 150 lbs

Monthly:
A) Weight .... lose 5-6 lbs

Weekly:
A) Go to Balance Fitness at least 2 times a week
B) Do at least 5 days of cardio and 3 days of Strength training

Daily:
A) Practice portion control
B) Drink at least 8 cups of water
C) Blog
D) Log food/exercise
E) Exercise for at least 30 min.
F)Eat minimum of 3 servings of freggies a day


My Program:
NUTRITION:
1. Eat between 1400 and 1700 calories daily
2. Lean protein & high fiber freggies diet
3. Daily log ALL food I eat

FITNESS:
--Cardio: minimum 30 a day on elliptical
--Strength: 2-3x's a week, private trainer 2x's a month
--Work out at the gym and do the workouts personal trainer has given me.
--Do some workouts at home using DVD's --Walk...walk...walk.


Personal Information:
I am 55. I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I am happily married to a wonderful Christian man.

I have 4 children. (1 boy and 3 girls) The 3 oldest are married. I have 7 grandchildren - one is in heaven. My youngest daughter still lives at home. I homeschooled & graduated all 4.

I have done daycare for 29 years. I am a Colorado native. I love to quilt, sew & read.

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I love to sew, quilt, cross stitch and read.

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MADMANSMAMA87
9/22/2014 9:35:56 PM

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MONDAY MOTIVATION

Most obstacles melt away
when we make up our mind
to walk BOLDLY through them.
- - Orison Swett Marden - -

Here's to a fabulous week, Sweetheart!!!
Keep Pushing - - You ARE Worth It!!
Hugs,

Jes

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PEPPERMINT125
9/20/2014 5:47:08 PM

Carrie, Just catching up on Cloverleaf Chatroom and saw you are starting two new businesses. Best of luck with your ventures and Cloverleaf luck with the Fall Challenge as well.

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MADMANSMAMA87
9/19/2014 1:37:59 PM

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JES' FRIDAY FOCUS

If the WHOLE world was blind..
How many people would YOU truly impress?
- - UNKNOWN - -


Always remember that it's what's on the inside that matters the MOST!! You can be the most attractive or fittest person in the entire room but good looks alone can never make up for an ugly soul or a cold hear!! Eventually we all get old, we all grow wrinkly & we all get gray - - Remember to nourish more than just your body on this journey to better health!! A good heart, a beautiful mind & a caring soul will NEVER go out of style!!!

Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

Jes


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9/18/2014 6:02:02 AM

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SOME THURSDAY TRUTH

It's NEVER too late to start over.
If you aren't happy with YESTERDAY,
Try something DIFFERENT today!!
Don't Stay Stuck - - Do BETTER:)
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I Hope You Make Today Ridiculously FABULOUS, Friend!!!
Let Go Of The Past - - It's BEHIND You For a REASON!!!
Live In The NOW & Embrace THIS Very Moment!!
Your Life Is Your Message To The World - - Make It Beautiful:)
Hugs,

Jes

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SPARKFRAN514
9/16/2014 8:26:54 PM

Life isnít about waiting for the storm to pass its about learning how to dance in the mud puddles . And watch for the rainbow

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