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September 20, 2016 Time to get serious about getting this extra weight off. Permanently. No excuses!

12/31/2013 Ready for a NYE dance!

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Today is my 60th (GULP!) birthday. I've been enjoying weekly balance/flexibility classes and can tell a positive difference. I also enjoy the twice weekly strength training classes I've been participating in, and am ready to add something else on a consistent basis. The cool thing is, after MANY years of searching for a workout partner, I've not found just one, but am adding a second one! That has made a world of difference for me.

I will evaluate my goals monthly to see if I need to make any changes, and to reward my successes.

3-YEAR LONG TERM GOALS for 2016-2018
1. lose at least 75 pounds
2. make fitness a natural part of my week
3. make healthy food choices a natural daily activity
4. allow for guilt-free treat days

SHORT TERM for 2016:
Lose 10 pounds from today, Oct. 20, 2016 to Dec. 31, 2016

Action Plan:
1. Fitness:
a. Do water aerobics 2-3 times per week to include a strength training component
b. Balance & Flexibility or Strength training classes 2-3 X per week followed by walking for 30-45 minutes

2. Diet:
a. Eat 3 nutritionally balanced, healthy meals per day to include at least 5 vegetables and fruits daily, a low fat protein per meal
b. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily

3. Emotional/Mental Health:
a. Plan meals and schedule workouts
b. Sleep ~ Get 7-8 hours per night!
c. Daily positive self-talk.
d. Daily spiritual reading.
e. Weekly Spark interaction
f. Evaluate my goals monthly to make any necessary changes
g. Chart weight weekly on Monday mornings, and chart fitness minutes on the Progress Calendar that I keep on my desk; chart weight monthly on Spark

Member Since: 10/10/2010

Fitness Minutes: 27,412

My Goals:
Work toward losing 10 pounds, reward myself then move forward to the next 10 pounds.

Evaluate my goals regularly to make necessary changes.

300 fitness minutes weekly

Make nutritional choices including at least 8 glasses of water daily, 5 or more fruits and veggies daily.

Plan meals and schedule workouts

Get 7-8 hours sleep nightly.

Daily prayer and positive self-talk.

My Program:
I will strive to make a healthy lifestyle a natural way of life.

1. Make healthy food choices a natural daily occurrence with allowances for guilt-free treat meals during special occasions and vacations.

2. Find fitness activities that I enjoy and do them consistently; a sedentary lifestle is not an option.

Personal Information:
My name is Susie. I'm a 59 year old, retired teacher, from Missouri. I've been blessed with a strong faith, a good family and many friends, all of which are important to me.

I've been overweight since I was a child. I will never give up on changing that!

Other Information:
October, 2016 Goal: to lose an ave. of 1 pound per week for the rest of the year! That's 10 pounds by 12/31/2016.

Starting weight: 10/20/16 XXXX
Goal by end of 2016: XXXX pounds

Other Weight info:
4/30/09 284.8 lbs
highest weight

10/10/10 274 lbs
when I joined Spark

10/10/11 221.0
53 pounds lost
1 year Sparkversary!

10-1-12 228
10-2-13 251.6
10-1-14 254.9

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  • v KRYS210
    Welcome to the 10K Steps a Day team! Looking forward to getting to know you. Spark research has shown that people who use the threads and posts tend to lose more weight on average than those who do not. So what are you waiting for? Start posting and get your weight loss going!

    Krys & team leaders
    32 days ago
  • v ANNIE1114
    Thank you for the Spark Goodie. I hope that you have a happy, healthy Halloween.
    35 days ago
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    Today is National Angel Food Cake Day! Who knew? LOL. Anyway, thought it would be a good day to stop by and say thank you for being an angel of a Spark Friend! emoticon and blessings, Leisa emoticon
    55 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    Wow Susie,

    I have always wanted to go to Hawaii and hope to travel there in the very near future. I will certainly be glad when you post the pictures.

    I understand what you were saying about getting our bodies in shape as we are getting older. I was talking to my friend about this same thing these morning. I too would like to travel with ease without all the weight. I will keep pushing until I get where I want to be on my lifestyle journey.

    I hope the jet lag subsides quickly. Have a great rest of the week.
    68 days ago
  • v GODSCHILD2_2011
    emoticon ,

    Just stopping by to wish you a wonderful weekend!

    73 days ago
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