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A New Beginning - 2015

1-9-15 2014 was a tough year physically and emotionally. By the end of the year I had hit the wall and was at my heaviest ever. I saw a naturopath and was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. No wonder I didn't have much strength and had a tough time losing weight.

Well now there is hope and I am ready for a new beginning.


Old introduction texts....
12-30-13 "Improve the present time without delay. If you delay more time is lost -- DO IT NOW!" (quote ...
1-9-15 2014 was a tough year physically and emotionally. By the end of the year I had hit the wall and was at my heaviest ever. I saw a naturopath and was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. No wonder I didn't have much strength and had a tough time losing weight.

Well now there is hope and I am ready for a new beginning.


Old introduction texts....
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 exercise and eat according to my doctor's instruction. 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
--12-31-13 Winter
--6/14 Summer
--9/2/14 Fall
--1/9/15 Winter




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Member Since: 10/7/2009

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My Goals:
2015 GOAL - Be at 199 by Dec 31, 2015

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 2-3 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 5 servings of freggies a day


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

FITNESS:
--Cardio: 15- 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 an in my 30th year as a daycare provider. I am a Colorado native. I love to quilt, sew & read.

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

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MADMANSMAMA87
1/7/2015 5:09:34 PM

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Keep On Moving, Grooving & Rocking Your Way to FABULOUS, Doll!!!
YOU are WORTH the time, the effort & the sacrifices it requires to live HEALTHIER!!!
NEVER Give Up On YOU!!!!
Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

Jes
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SNUZSUZ
1/6/2015 8:52:49 PM

How did you get the "Proud to be a Cloverleaf" picture? I'd like to have that on my page too:)



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MADMANSMAMA87
1/6/2015 2:28:16 PM

We are SOOOO happy to have you with us again as a Clover!!! :) :) :) :)
Let's rock off our 5% together this winter!!! We got this!!!
Stay Positive, Stay Focused, Change IS Coming,

Jes
Cloverleaf Motivational Leader

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YOYONOMORE1
1/6/2015 1:03:41 PM

Thanks for your encouraging words on my Monday blog. Hope you have a great week.



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MADMANSMAMA87
1/4/2015 8:37:13 PM

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Because it makes you feel confident
Because it helps you get stronger
Because exercise helps combat depression
Because you'll feel proud of yourself
Because you have goals you want to reach
Because you'll feel bad if you don't
Because you want to move forward, not backward
Because it burns more calories than not working out
Because it improves your heart health
Because you want a great butt
Because it prevents diabetes
Because you want to be a good example to your kids
Because you want to feel good in your clothes
Because it reduces your risk of cancer
Because your body was made to move
Because you want to be an athlete
Because you want to look better
Because it lifts your mood
Because you want to stand taller
Because it reduces back pain
Because it feels good
Because it makes you feel accomplished
Because you spend most of your day on your butt
Because swimsuit season is always coming
Because strong is the new skinny
Because dieting only works so much
Because it strengthens your bones, too
Because it helps you lose weight
Because it allows you to eat more food
Because it's the best way to spend "me" time
Because it helps you de-stress
Because it's cheaper than therapy
Because you want a strong core
Because you want to take care for yourself
Because you take pride in your body
Because it strengthens your legs
Because it helps your clothes fit better
Because you want to push yourself
Because you are capable of more than you ever imagined
Because moving your body feels good
Because it keeps your mind sharp
Because it helps you beat belly bloat
Because it helps you sleep better at night
Because it gives you energy
Because you want to stay healthy as you age
Because you want to look younger
Because you want toned arms
Because it improves your balance
Because it burns off last night's dessert
Because it boosts your immune system
Because sweat is sexy
Because you want to live longer
Because you want to get better at your game
Because you want to catch someone's eye
Because exercisers earn more money
Because you're more likely to eat better when you exercise
Because you want to shave time off your running pace
Because you want to breathe easier
Because you want to see the scale drop
Because exercise improves your sex life
Because you are worth it
Because being fit makes everything in life better
Because you promised yourself that you would
Because you deserve a better life
Because it'll help you drink more water
Because you want to do real push-ups
Because it reduces your health care costs
Because you'll miss fewer days of work
Because you want to create a new future for yourself
Because it'll help you like what you see in the mirror
Because it makes clothing shopping more fun
Because you want to look and feel incredible
Because exercising can be fun
Because it'll give your skin a glow
Because it's a good way to spend time with your friends
Because it'll help you prevent the middle-age spread
Because it reduces your blood pressure
Because you don't want to let yourself go
Because you don't want to squeeze into an airplane or rollercoaster seat
Because it strengthens your spirit
Because it's a cheap way to entertain yourself
Because you'll be able to reward yourself
Because you need a reason to wear those new workout clothes
Because you're tired of being tired
Because not working out is not going to get you very far
Because it's a great way to spend time outside
Because you made a commitment to yourself
Because you're tired of starting over
Because there will always be another wedding, vacation or reunion
Because you're not a quitter
Because it improves your cholesterol
Because it boosts your metabolism
Because it prevents age-related muscle loss
Because if you can do this, you can do anything
Because a fit body is a healthy body
Because it beats sitting on the couch
Because everyone has at least 10 minutes to spare
Because you want to be stronger than your excuses
Because not working out isn't working out for you
Because the only workout you ever regret is the one you skip

Keep Pushing For Greatness, Clover!!!
YOU are WORTH it!!!
Hugs,

Jes
Cloverleaf Motivational Leader



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