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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!

Maine 10-2010 (looking back at the month I started Spark)


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New Year, New Me!

3-YEAR LONG TERM GOALS for 2017-2020
1. lose 100 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 2017:
Lose 25 pounds from today, 1/16/17 to 5/16/17

Action Plan:
1. Fitness:
a. Do water aerobics 2 times per week to include a strength training component
b. Strength training 2-3 X per week
c. Increase daily steps

2. Diet:
a. Eat 3 nutritionally balanced, healthy meals per day to include at least 4 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 60 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:

Starting weight: 1/16/17 249.6
Goal by end of 2017: to lose 50 pounds

Other Weight info:
4/30/09 284.8 lbs - my 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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    Thank you so much for your comment on my blog. Sometimes I have to fake my confidence and enthusiasm until I make it. I'm definitely a "fake it till you make it" kind of person, but it really does work for me.

    Thanks for being so supportive. It really helps!!
    1072 days ago
  • v FIT_TERI
    Hi Susie,
    Good to hear from you! I am glad you enjoyed the holidays....I did as well. Lots of fun with family and friends. Time to get back in gear though!

    Here's to a great 2015 for us both!
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    1078 days ago
  • v ANNIE1114
    Thanks for stopping by my Spark page, Susie. I am with you on trying to get in shape the new year. Keep me posted on your progress and I will do the same. I have been doing Spark Coach and they provide good suggestions and information. I just need to work on being more consistent with my nutrition.
    1081 days ago
    Hi Susie! I was reading "It Starts with food" and some other motivation book written for athletes.

    I'm interested to see how your Dr. H program works!! Yay, Happy New Year!!
    1081 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by! emoticon
    1081 days ago
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