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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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MADMANSMAMA87
11/10/2014 2:04:29 PM

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SOME MONDAY MOTIVATION

A GREAT Attitude Becomes a GREAT Day
Which Becomes a GREAT Month
Which Becomes a GREAT Year
Which Becomes a GREAT Life:)
- - UNKNOWN - -



Gorgeous,

Always remember that you CREATE your world!
Choose to be a role model of strength, of kindness & of greatness!
Be someone that others are drawn to for all the right reasons!
Never forget that a POSITIVE attitude will ALWAYS result in a POSITIVE life!
Stay Fabulous, Darling!!!

Jes

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MADMANSMAMA87
11/6/2014 2:46:28 PM

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The best kinds of people are warm and kind,
They are always there and they never mind.
The best kinds of people smile and embrace,
They support you with strength and grace.

The best kinds of people love and cherish,
They lift you up when you're near to perish.
The best kinds of people share your joy,
To laugh with you, to joke and enjoy.

The best kinds of people stand up tall,
No matter how hard they fall.
The best kinds of people are honest and true
The best kind of person, my dear, is you.


My good friend, Pattie, shared this poem with me & I had to pass it along!!! :) :) :)
Thanks so much for being one of the 'BEST' kind of people, My Friend!!!
I truly value & cherish your support & your friendship!!!
Hugs,

Jes

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SPARKFRAN514
11/5/2014 11:50:54 PM

"If you made a list of all the things you could be thankful for, the list would undoubtedly be longer than your misfortunes." Catherine Pulsifer, from Many Blessings

its "Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our thanksgiving." W.T. Purkiser



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11/5/2014 1:42:17 PM

Happy Wednesday, Gorgeous!!!
Hugs,

Jes
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11/1/2014 9:42:49 PM

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"Fitness to me isn't about a crunch or push up;
It's about taking YOUR power back!!!"
- - Jillian Michaels - -


Sweetheart,

Be Strong. Be Persistent. Be POWERFUL!!! YOU are worth the time, the energy & the sacrifices it takes to LIVE a healthier lifestyle!!! Love YOURSELF enough to make yourself a TOP priority on your list!!! YOU are IMPORTANT - - YOU are WORTHY - - & YOU deserve to be the HAPPIEST, HEALTHIEST & FITTEST version of YOURSELF that is possible!! Don't just dream about it - - MAKE that dream come TRUE!!!

Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

Jes

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